Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Muffins
- Cinnamon Roll Muffins:
- 1/2 cup golden flax seed meal
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup granular erythritol (or equivalent sweetener)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp mild oil (grapeseed is good)
- 1 tsp vanilla or vanilla butter nut flavoring
- Cinnamon Topping:
- 1/4 cup granulated erythritol (or equivalent sweetener)
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 7 drops cinnamon oil
- 1/4 cup powdered sweetener
- 2 tsp butter melted
- 2 tbsp water, or less
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 33mins
Adapted from 247lowcarbdiner.blogspot.com
In a medium bowl, mix the flax meal, coconut flour, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate small bowl, bet the eggs. Stir in the water, oil and vanilla. Add more water to thin the batter if necessary, as coconut flour can vary. The mixture should be thick, but spoonable, not pourable.
In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients: granulated sweetener, melted butter, cinnamon and cinnamon oil.
Line mini muffin cups with papers. Spoon the batter into the cups. Pour about 1/2 a teaspoon of the cinnamon topping over each muffins. Use the spoon to make X shaped "cuts" into the batter to allow the topping to settle inside. Bake the muffins in a cupcake appliance or at 325 degrees until the tops are lightly browned and the middles are set (10-13 min). Remove and cool while preparing the glaze.
Fill a very small bowl with powdered sweetener. Stir in melted butter. Thin with water to the stage where the glaze will pour from a spoon. Drizzle the glaze over the muffins. Makes 12 small muffins (my Babycakes machine makes muffins which are larger than traditional mini- muffins, so you may get more.)
You can add nuts to these if you like. Also, I used a favorite flavor--Vanilla Butter Nut flavoring. I think it makes my baked goods taste like pound cake. Not all natural though, so you may prefer straight vanilla. Use whatever sweeteners you like best. I am pretty sure most any low carb sweetener, even liquids will do in the batter. I happened to have Swerve for the granulated. For the topping and glaze, it is probably more important for texture to use the bulkier sweeteners called for.
These are a bit more trouble than most of my muffins, but they are so worth it!
12 servings 92 calories 3 g protein 8 g fat 1.1 g net carb