Low Carb Muffins
Heat oven to 350 °F
Butter or spray with baking spray a 6 cup muffin pan
3/4 cups almond meal (9 net carbs)
1 ½ tsp. baking powder (3 carbs)
1 ½ Tbsp. cinnamon (1.7 net carbs)
½ tsp. salt ( 0 )
The recipe I found calls for 3 packets of Splenda. My DH has an allergy to all the artificial sweeteners, so he requested that I leave out all the sweeteners. You may not have this problem.
3 eggs, beaten ( 0 )
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil ( 0 )
1 dash pure vanilla extract ( 0 )
1 cup chopped nuts .. I use either pecans or walnuts ( 4.65 net carbs)
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix in beaten eggs, oil, and vanilla well. Add the nuts and stir until blended. Pour batter into each muffin cup, dividing evenly. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes until golden brown. ( NOTE: Not all ovens are the same. My oven bakes them in 10 to 12 minutes.. Don't ask me why! So I would suggest keeping an eye on them and when the look a little dry on top, test them with a knife to see if it comes out clean and if it does, take them out. ) I seldom let them cool more than a minute or two. I use Pam Baking Spray or Baker's Joy on my pan and they just pop out. I cool them on a paper plate. Then I store them in a large ziploc.. but they don't last long.. The midnight strolls of my sweet DH see to that.. ;o)
They are quite good served with whipped cream. We sometimes put them in a bowl and pour Silk Vanilla Soy milk over them. Wonderful!
When I add the carbs and divide them by 6 ... I come up with a net carb of 3.06 carbs per muffin.
Even with the addition of 2 Tbsp. of granulated sugar ( 33.06 carb)... after dividing it all out into 6 muffins there will still only be 6 carb in each muffin. I think I will make a batch using the sugar for me.. ;o)
My husband loves them. They fill a big hole in snack department.. ;o)
Looks like we're going to have more rain this afternoon and while I am totally tired of all the dreary day blues that I get when there is no sun for a while... we really need the rain. So.. I will turn on every light in the house and enjoy it.. ;o)
Have a great day..