Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

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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 keto pumpkin 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 streusel muffins that features the best of pumpkin spice and a delectable topping in one tasty treat. Not only is each cupcake packed with pumpkin spice goodness but their 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???

Be sure to also check out our keto pumpkin recipes for more delicious low carb options. 

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Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

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

You see I am a firm believer that with the right keto 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, dessert or when you need a little snack to tie you over before your next meal.

 

keto streusel crumb topping
keto streusel topping

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.  

What’s great about having a keto pumpkin treat in a cupcake, is that it gives a portion-controlled option. Making these a smart choice while counting your macros. 

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? 

These pumpkin cupcakes are made with a combination of both super-fine almond and coconut flour and are loaded with the fall spices we all love.

How To Make Keto Pumpkin Cupcakes

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These pumpkin cupcakes are made with a combination of both super-fine almond flour and coconut flour. The almond flour needs to a blanched variety because you won’t get the same results with almond meal. Substituting for an almond meal will result and very dense cupcake. 

In addition to the almond flour, it uses some coconut flour to help absorb some of the moisture from the pumpkin puree so that it’s not soggy.

As far as spices go, these cupcakes are also loaded with the flavors of fall we all love. I am generous with the number of spices and these pumpkin donuts are no exception. Feel free to substitute the spices listed for food-grade essential oils a couple of drops is all you need. 

I’ve also added a tablespoon of psyllium husk powder, which is simply fiber. That little bit of extra fiber gives them the perfect crumb texture and it helps in maintaining the structure of these cupcakes. 

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Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes Tips

The following are some questions I’ve been asked about this recipe and so I thought I would address them below. 

Is pumpkin keto-friendly? Why yes, in fact, many people doing keto enjoy pumpkin recipes. Keep in mind that the amount of 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 it’s pre-sweetened and therefore loaded with sugar. 

Can you make these low carb pumpkin cupcakes without the streusel topping? Sure you can. Although, I don’t know why you would deprive yourself of the keto streusel topping? Since it’s totally low in carbs and keto-friendly. LOL, just saying.

Is it possible to use less streusel topping on these cupcakes? Of course, you can. Just use half of the ingredients in the streusel recipe. I won’t judge you for this. I promise. 

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 can enjoy a pumpkin cupcake that is also nut-free.

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Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

Yield: 20
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

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line your muffin pans with 20 cupcake liners.
  3. Make the 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. If you choose to add the pecans stir them in at this time. Set aside.
  4. Make the cupcake batter: In a large mixing bowl, softened butter, sugar substitute until light and fluffy.To this mixture add the eggs one at a time being sure to mix well. .
  5. Next add the pumpkin puree. Mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Lastly add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, psyllium husk powder, salt and spices.
  7. Add the batter to the cupcake lined muffin pans.
  8. Add one tablespoon of streusel topping per cupcake.
  9. Bake cupcakes for 20-25 minutes or until the crumbs are lightly browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

This recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days or frozen for three weeks.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 210 Total Fat: 20.7g Saturated Fat: 11.5g Cholesterol: 45mg Sodium: 6229mg Carbohydrates: 3.5g Net Carbohydrates: 2.4g Fiber: 1.1g Sugar: 0.7g Protein: 2.5g
This post and recipe was originally written on October 11, 2017, but has been since updated for even better results. 

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13 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…

     
  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!

     
  7. Carole Varga

    I made them cutting the butter in half in the batter, my whole house smells so delicious! Where do I find the updated recipe?
    Thank you Carole V

     
  8. Love this recipe! Great for fall! I substituted flax seed for psyllium husk (since I didn’t have any); equal amounts. Thanks for the great recipe!

     

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