Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Do try this keto pumpkin chocolate chip muffins recipe if you’re craving chocolate chip muffins while on the keto diet. They are so very delicious. And, it’s perfect this Fall season when everyone seems to be making something out of pumpkins.

Pumpkin has a lower amount of carbs and plenty of fiber, so it’s safe to eat if you’re on a low carb diet. These keto pumpkin chocolate chip muffins from Sarah of Cjs Keto Kitchen are baked with pumpkin pie spice and other keto-approved ingredients, such as almond flour, avocado oil, and natural sweeteners.

Loaded with sugar-free chocolate chips and pumpkin spice flavor, they are the perfect low carb breakfast or snacks this fall season.

Is pumpkin keto-friendly?

You might be wondering if pumpkin is low carb enough to be included on a keto diet and the answer is yes. But like everything else you may have to watch how many portions you have.

Compared to other starchy vegetables they are low in starch. By the way, pumpkins are actually a fruit, a botanical berry to be precise, and not a vegetable. So, that’s why they lend themselves to desserts like pumpkin pie and muffins.

A cup of raw pumpkin contains 8 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber so net carbs amount to 7 grams. As there is only 1/2 cup pumpkin in this recipe each muffin contains very few carbs from the pumpkin.

Related reading: What Are Net Carbs And Why Are They Important?

Recipe notes for keto pumpkin chocolate chip muffins 

Sarah uses pumpkin puree from a can in this recipe. Make sure its plain and does not contain spices as they are going to be added in the recipe. You don’t have to stick to the quantities given. If you prefer one spice over another then by all means add more of it and less of another that you don’t care for so much.

The addition of 2 teaspoons salt may seem like a lot but pumpkin is quite bland and Sarah finds it helps to offset the spices and sweetener.

Chocolate chips

You can use whatever sort of chocolate chips you like so long as they are sugar free and sweetened with a natural sweetener like stevia, erithritol or inulin. They can be dark chocolate, medium or white. Lily’s have brought out some with pumpkin spice apparently so you could add even more delicious spice with those.

As the chocolate chips tend to sink to the bottom of the muffins while baking it’s a good idea to sprinkle some on the top before baking them. You don’t want to overbake them if you want to keep them nice and moist.

If you don’t care for pumpkin muffins you may like to try this recipe for Keto Chocolate Chip Muffins. They are made with Greek yogurt and sour cream so are entirely diffferent. Alternatively check out this low carb Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe.

If it’s all things pumpkin spice you like then why not try this Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bread Recipe  For a selection of low carb and keto pumpkin recipes check out these Healthy Pumpkin Recipes.

Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 3 cups organic almond flour
  • ½ cup sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup pumpkin, regular plain
  • 4 organic/pastured eggs
  • ¼ cup organic sour cream
  • ½ cup natural zero carb sweetener
  • ¼ cup avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Redmond Real Sea Salt

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325°F/162°C and prepare your muffin trays with liners. Use a natural cooking spray to grease them or use silicone liners.
2. Place all wet ingredients and sweetener into a medium bowl. Mix well using a hand mixer.
3. Add all dry ingredients apart from the chocolate chips. Mix well with the hand mixer.  Taste and adjust the spices according to taste. Add the chocolate chips and fold them in keeping some of them for topping later.
4. Scoop the muffin batter into the prepared muffin tins filling the liners. Top with chocolate chips.
5. Bake for about 25 minutes until done. Do not overbake.

Here’s Sarah’s video demo on how to prepare these keto pumpkin chocolate chip muffins:

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