If you find yourself craving for something sweet while on a low carb diet, these keto chocolate chip muffins are all you need. These muffins are full of gooey chocolate chips that are truly addictive.
Everyone in the family will surely love these muffins, including those who are not on a low carb or keto diet. Made with Greek yogurt that’s combined with baking soda, the muffins turn out fluffy, which are similar to the real thing.
Plus, these keto chocolate chip muffins from Jennifer Blanz who has been cooking low carb and keto for the past 10 years, are so easy to prepare and require only a few ingredients.
There is some debate over whether or not Greek yogurt can be eaten if you are following a keto diet. The yogurt is higher in protein than regular yogurt because it’s strained after the fermentation process. The full fat versions are higher in fat too because it’s more concentrated.
The problem is that it is actually quite high in carbs. A 7 oz. tub of one brand for example contains 6g of carbohydrates.
This recipe however uses 8 oz yogurt for 12 muffins so eating one muffin is not really going to increase your carb intake that much. Actually each muffin contains only 2 grams net carbs.
All in all it depends on which level of carbs you find keeps you in ketosis. And if you are following a low carb diet that is not as low in carbs as the keto diet then it’s probably not so much of a problem.
Jennifer says she has used sour cream for this recipe instead of Greek yogurt and the muffins have turned out just as well. In fact if you are concerned over the amount of carbs in Greek yogurt then full fat sour cream would be better to use as it is lower in carbs.
The one difference is in the calories if you are concerned about that. Sour cream is a lot higher in calories than Greek yogurt however if you have your macros (fat, protein and carb ratios) right then you should not need to count calories. That’s the beauty of the keto diet.
Related reading: Low Carb vs. Low Calorie Diet for Weight Loss
Zero Carb Sweetener
For the zero calorie, zero carb sweetener she uses Monkfruit Sweetener because when you taste the muffins you wouldn’t know they didn’t contain regular sugar. Monk fruit tends to have less of an aftertaste than some of the other sugar alternatives.
Related reading: 4 Best Natural Low Carb Sweeteners
Low Carb Chocolate Chips
To keep the muffins low carb you need to use sugar free chocolate chips. Lily’s Dark Chocolate Baking Chips are sweetened with stevia and give just the right chocolate taste to the muffins.
Of course you can use whichever brand you have to hand. Just make sure they are low carb and free of artificial sweeteners and other unhealthy additives. Researchers have found that artificial sweeteners make you crave sugar and can cause weight gain.
More delicious muffin recipes for you:
Keto Chocolate Chip Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
- 2 1/2 cups almond flour
- 8 ounces Greek Yogurt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup granulated sweetener like Lakanto monkfruit sweetener
- 1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt
- 3 large organic or pastured eggs, beaten
- 2 tsp. natural vanilla extract
- 1 cup Lily’s sugar-free dark chocolate chips
- Set the oven to 400°F (200°C) and place muffin cases in a 12-cup muffin pan.
- Spray the liners with good quality cooking spray.
- Combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, and sweetener in a large bowl,
- Add the beaten eggs, then the Greek yogurt and the vanilla extract. Mix all ingredients well.
- Fold in the sugar-free chocolate chips.
- Spoon the batter into the muffin cases or use an 1/4 cup ice cream scoop.
- Bake for about 20 minutes and test with a wooden cocktail stick. If the stick comes out clean then they are done.
Here’s a video of how to make these delicious keto chocolate chip muffins.