Low Carb Muffin Tops

When I worked at a coffee shop called Uncommon Ground in Medford, Wisconsin when I was in high school. It was the best job ever! It fueled my love for baking and taught me a lot of tips on how to save time in the kitchen. The only problem was the part where I got to take home all the extra muffins and cinnamon rolls… I ate so many muffin tops it was unreal! Which inspired me to write this recipe! The muffin tops are the best part anyway. I highly suggest getting a muffin top baking pan!

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Low Carb Muffin Tops
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 11⁄4 cups blanched almond flour, or 1⁄2 cup coconut flour
  • 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1⁄4 cup (1⁄2 stick) unsalted butter or coconut oil, softened, plus extra for the pans
  • 1⁄3 cup Swerve confectioners
  • 3 large eggs (6 eggs and 1⁄4 cup unsweetened almond milk if using coconut flour)
  • 1 teaspoon raspberry extract
  • FILLING
  • 3⁄4 cup (11⁄2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 ounces cream cheese or mascarpone cheese (3⁄4 cup), softened
  • 3⁄4 cup Swerve confectioners’-style sweetener or equivalent
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon raspberry extract
  • chocolate drizzle
  • 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve confectioners’-style sweetener
  • 1⁄2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon raspberry extract
  • special equipment
  • 12-well whoopie pie pan or muffin top pan
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease a 12-well whoopie pie pan (or muffin top pan).
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the our, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until blended. In a separate bowl, beat the butter, sweetener, eggs, and extract with a hand mixer until smooth. Stir the wet ingredients into the our mixture. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, lling each well about two-thirds full. Bake for 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a pie comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan.
  3. Meanwhile, make the filling: Using the hand mixer, cream the butter, cream cheese, and sweetener in a medium-sized bowl. Add the cocoa powder and stir well. Add the heavy cream to thin it out a little, then add the extract and mix to combine. Set the lling aside.
  4. To make the chocolate drizzle, place the cream, sweetener, and chopped chocolate in a double boiler or in a heat-safe bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Heat on low, stirring, just until the chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the extract. Taste and add more sweetener, if desired.
  5. To assemble into whoopie pies, place one pie at side up on a plate. Place 2 tablespoons of filling on the muffin top, then top with another muffin top. Repeat with the rest of the pies and filling. Drizzle the chocolate over each whoopie pie.
  6. Store extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Notes
Nutritional Information:
615 calories, 60g fat, 12g protein, 9g carbs, 4g fiber
 

TESTIMONY OF THE DAY

A FANTASTIC message from Jason who is pain free and off many medications for his Cerebral Palsy!
 
“Yesterday was day 27 of my ultra low carb (nutritional ketosis) of eating less than 25g of carbohydrates per day and more than 85% of my total calories from saturated fat. All of my health biomarkers have improved so well that my doctor is having a hard time believing the actual numbers. I’m totally pain free and have cut my medications for the cerebral palsy by more than have the dosage.
 
I haven’t had a panic or PTSD episode in over a month and it is so nice to have a steady stream of energy throughout the day and not worrying about the insulin spikes. Most of all, I was able to literally sit in my office all afternoon yesterday (it was beautiful weather) and I achieved complete lucid awareness or oneness with reality without the use of caffeine or Modafinil lol. It really is amazing when you are finally on the path to true health because many of us don’t know what true health feels like until we are there. Thank you to Dr. Dominic D’Agostino for his ongoing research on nutritional ketosis and for Maria Wojcik Emmerich for writing her awesome book “Keto Adapted.” In the near future, I’m going to be buying five e-copies of her book and giving them away on here. Seriously, if you have cerebral palsy, autism or any neurological, or psychological disorder, consider giving the ketogenic lifestyle a try.
 
Much love,
Jason”

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 15 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of "Keto.". Click here for Keto. http://amzn.to/2EfrECi Click here for our new Keto Courses: http://keto-adapted.com/school/

27 Comments

  • Peggy says:

    Just wondering what the nutrition facts are for the muffin tops – I don’t see them listed. Thanks

    • Linda M. says:

      Hi Maria. I am using your book ‘The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse’. It seems that the carbs are reported as net carbs and not total carbs. Can you clarify?

      • Maria Emmerich says:

        They are total carbs minus erythritol. Erythritol carbs don’t count as they are not digestible. 🙂

  • Lise G. says:

    Bonjour Maria ,
    Un très gros merci , de nous donner encore la possibilité , de pouvoir prendre vos recettes si délicieuses,
    low glucides et si simple a fair .
    Vous avez maintenant un grand succès avec vos livres et votre magasin.
    Sincèrement BRAVO , pour vos compétence .
    Mon mari a réussi a baissé son diabète aux au acceptable , avant ca oscillais de 15 a 17 , pas normal.
    J, apprécie vos recettes et vos conseils , je ne peu pas m’ offrir vos livres en anglais .
    Alors j’ espère que votre site comme celui la , va continuer longtemps .
    Bonne journée et ” MERCI ” encore .
    Lise

  • Tina says:

    Is that 1 and 1/4 cup Almond flour or a typo and it’s 1/4 cup Almond flour?

  • linda says:

    Maria, any reason regular muffin pans wouldn’t work – fill them only part way full? I have enough baking supplies and limited kitchen space….

    But these sound delicious!

    Thanks for all you do

  • Oh my gosh does this ever look delicious!

  • Nancy says:

    Is the calorie count of 615 per muffin top?

  • Darlene says:

    Looking forward to trying this recipe. A question: I have to prep for a colonoscopy soon and have to take Dulcolax and Miralax which I would never take otherwise. Also have to mix it with Gatorade, rather than water, because it contains electrolytes. Do u know of any other fluid I could use? 😟

  • Nancy says:

    This is a more personal cry….I’ve been eating Keto for over 6 months now, but I am unable to really downsize the belly/mid section !!! I usually pick a recipe for a.m., lunch and then p.m.??? Not so sure what I’m doing wrong ~ any quick suggestions, or direction I could go?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Make sure your macros are right. Use the keto calculator at the bottom of the page. Also, going dairy and nut free can help too.

  • Nancy says:

    Also, could I use muffin pan and cut in half, then fill?

  • Jen says:

    Thank you for this lovely recipe! I tried it this morning and my kids even liked it- they’re a tough crowd!
    I had frozen blackberries, so I used those in place of the raspberry extract and made mini muffins, sliced in half, with the filling and chocolate drizzle.
    This is a great way to curb the chocolate craving sugar-free, guilt-free and low carb!

  • Dekky says:

    Maria Emmerich, thanks for the article post.Really thank you! Great.

  • Denise Siri says:

    Hi Maria, Love your coconut recipes! Do you pack your coconut flour or lightly scoop, sift? I tried your bread, but it didn’t rise well and the batter was more like cookie dough. I know I did something incorrectly….Thank you

  • Jen says:

    Hi Maria! I really appreciate your site and cookbooks (:

    I would love a Keto recipe book that is FODMAP friendly (eg no cauliflower or broccoli)

    and… also one that doensn’t use any processed sweetener alternatives (eg SWERVE) would be divine too (:

    Thanks for your consideration!