Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes For The Win!

Keto pumpkin streusel crumb cupcakes
 

Ohhh pumpkin how I love thee. And since I suspect you do too, I thought I’d share my recipe for Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes. Because as far as I am concerned you just can’t have too many low carb pumpkin treats. 

If you’re both a fan of pumpkin and coffee cake then these little low carb pumpkin crumb cupcakes are for you and make sure you also check out our large collection of Keto Cakes recipes for even more delicious keto-friendly treats.

Imagine a keto cupcake that features the best of pumpkin spice and the most delectable topping of streusel in one delicious treat. Not only is each cupcake packed with pumpkin spice goodness but it’s a breeze to make. 

Having a keto pumpkin cupcake is an automatic way to ensure portion control. Which makes these a smart choice while counting your keto macros. 

These pumpkin cupcakes are low carb, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free and keto-friendly. I mean what’s not to love???

Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

keto pumpkin streusel cupcakes
keto pumpkin streusel cupcakes

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Is pumpkin keto-friendly? Why yes, in fact many people doing keto enjoy pumpkin recipes. Keep in mind that the pumpkin puree used is spread out throughout the entire recipe and therefore makes it doable. And don’t make the mistake of using pumpkin pie filling since pre-sweetened and therefore loaded with sugar. 

My recipe for keto pumpkin cupcakes features streusel topping because this girl thinks that the best part about a coffee cake is yummy streusel crumb. Who’s with me on this? 

Can you make these low carb pumpkin cupcakes without the streusel topping? Sure but not sure why you would deprive yourself. LOL, just saying.

Can you use less streusel topping? Sure just use half of the ingredients in the streusel topping recipe. I won’t judge you for this. I promise. 

My keto pumpkin streusel crumb cupcakes are made with a combination of both super-fine almond and coconut flour have a hefty dose of pumpkin spices.

Can you make these pumpkin cupcakes with coconut flour alone? Well, not this recipe but you can use my recipe for Keto Streusel Coconut Flour Coffee Cake and this way you you can enjoy a pumpkin cupcake that is also nut-free.

Easy Keto Pumpkin Cupcakes

One bite of these low carb pumpkin streusel cupcakes, and you will have to agree that eating this way is a delicious breeze. If you are feeling deprived while eating keto, you and I need to talk so pull up a chair. 

I am a firm believer that with the right recipes you can master a ketogenic diet and reap the benefits of reducing your carbs and entering into a state of ketosis.

What’s neat about these keto pumpkin streusel cupcakes, is that they can be enjoyed any time of day. Have them as a meal for a quick breakfast or when you want a keto snack.

Why not make two batches and freeze one? While one is in the oven you can make the other. This way you are armed and ready to face pumpkin season.

Freezing these cupcakes is a great way to plan your snacks or meal. I usually let mine defrost overnight in the refrigerator but I’ve also let it sit on the counter and in less than an hour they are ready to eat.  

Keto Pumpkin Recipes

Because I’m such a fan of pumpkin recipes, I’ve created a few here for you. These include pumpkin cakes, cupcakes, coffee cakes, and breads. There is sure to be a few you will want to try during pumpkin season.

Keto Baking Essentials

I thought I would share some of my favorite Keto Baking tips  as well as my go-to baking ingredients and some kitchen utensils that I turn to often when baking keto. 

Let’s start with my sweeteners of choice. If you’re a monk fruit fan make sure use our Lakanto link and get a discounted price. Or if you prefer Swerve, the erythritol blend,  then please consider shopping via our Amazon Store link. Doing so will help with the cost of running the blog.

The Keto Diet Goes Mainstream

Honestly, I must tell you how much I love how mainstream it has become to do a low carb ketogenic diet. Gone are the days that it took endless hours to find a decent resource.

You can now find countless low carb keto recipes that are worth trying and an array of solid good advice to make low carb keto not just a diet but a lifestyle. My go-to place for the science aspect is of course Ketogeniccom.

They have a wealth of information to assist you. It’s my hope that you will visit their amazing site and continue to come to our blog for easy low carb keto recipes.

Consider joining our Private Facebook Group where others are joining us and also combining their Christian Faith with that of a ketogenic lifestyle. 

Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A delicious​ keto pumpkin streusel cupcake recipe. Enjoy a low carb cupcake that features pumpkin and a streusel crumb topping. It's like a mini keto pumpkin coffee cake.

Ingredients

Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcake Batter

Keto Streusel Topping

  • 3/4 cup of almond flour (I used finely milled)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup of sugar substitute (I used Swerve)
  • ½ cup cold butter sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line your muffin pans with 16 cupcake liners.
  3. Streusel topping: In a small bowl, combine the sugar substitute, almond flour, coconut flour, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice. To the dry ingredients add the thinly sliced cold butter and cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  4. Cupcake batter: In a large mixing bowl, softened butter, sugar substitute until light and fluffy.
  5. To this add the eggs.
  6. Next add the pumpkin puree. Mix until fully incorporated.
  7. Lastly add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  8. Add the batter in spoonfuls to the cupcake lined muffin pans.
  9. Add one tablespoon of streusel topping per cupcake.
  10. Bake cupcakes for 20 minutes or until the crumbs are lightly browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 198 Total Fat: 20.7g Saturated Fat: 11.3g Cholesterol: 43mg Sodium: 6229mg Carbohydrates: 2.8g Fiber: 1.1g Sugar: 0.7g Protein: 2.5g

10 Comments

  1. Delicious! I found that when I made it, there was a lot of batter left over after making the 16 cupcakes. I did make 18, and couldn't decide if I should make more cupcakes or fill the 18 I had made to the top of the tin. I did opt to do that. I also had a lot of streusel mix left over as well. However, it was delicious and I will make it again.
     
  2. Is there a particular sugar sub you used? I have Splenda and stevia and would prefer to use the Splenda but it says it’s 2 g of carbs per half a tsp. Afraid the 1 3/4 cups of it may add up to a lot of carbs. Thanks!
     
    • Hi Shannon, I personally like to use Swerve. But splenda should be ok. Are you sure you are not using the Splenda Bake? Because that's a combination of splenda and sugar. I made this mistake when I first began baking. It was so frustrating to see. Here is some information regarding Swerve and why it's my sweetener of choice: Swerve is the name brand of Erythritol it's unlike other sugar alcohols has a 0 % impact on blood sugar. (unlike Xylitol and Malitol) It is completely safe to eat on a keto diet and you do not need to count the carbs in your Net carb count for the day. Erythritol is only 0.2 Calories per gram. It is listed as 25 grams of carbs by difference. In the US at least, anything that is not protein or fat when tested is automatically listed as a carb by difference. Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is 90% processed in the small intestine. The human body cannot derive energy from erythritol (hence the low calorie count), and it has 0 glycemic impact and load (no insulin response). https://swervesweet.com/videos/swerve-and-carbohydrates
       
  3. Oh thank you so much! I just realized the Splenda DOES say “mix of Splenda sweetened & sugar” so thank you for pointing that out. Thankfully I didn’t open it yet so, I will return it and look for some swerve because that sounds absolutely perfect! Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it. Looking forward to making these so I can stop eying the ones from Dunkin Donuts I can’t touch haha. I’ll be sure to leave my feedback afterwards!
     
    • It's a little sneaking on their part but I'm glad I was able to assist you. Splenda does have one that doesn't include sugar, but you need to read the label carefully. The only downside of Swerve is that it's a little pricier. I hope this helps. Do leave us your feedback afterwards.;)
       
  4. Do you put the streusel on top before baking?
     
  5. These sound SO delicious! I also LOVE coffee cake. Wondering if you used mini cupcake pan or regular size to get 16.Peace...
     
    • Hi PattySue, This recipe actually make 16 regular sized cupcakes darling. You might want to also check this recipe. Enjoy in good health! https://www.fittoservegroup.com/2018/09/12/keto-pumpkin-streusel-coffee-cake/
       
  6. Hi I was wondering if I was to make these as a cake, what size pan/dish & cooking time would you recommend? Thanks, the recipe sounds wonderful I am anxious to try it!
     

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