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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Low Carb Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

I created this recipe from a 'regular' one. My husband calls it 'low carbing' them. These don't always work out very well but this one turned out fantastic! I figure there are about 4 carbs per muffin when all is said and done. I ate one warm from the oven and they are really good but if you wait until the next day, they are even better! I think it gives the almond flour time to meld with the cream cheese.

2 C Almond flour
12 packets of Stevia or the equivalent of 1/2 C sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Mix these together in a bowl then add:
2 eggs, beaten - less 2 Tbl beaten egg to be used in the cream filling
1/4 C olive oil
1/2 C cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream cheese filling:
6 oz. cream cheese 
8 packets stevia or 1/3 C sugar equivalent
2 Tbl beaten egg
1 tsp. Vanilla

Cinnamon streusel:
1/4 C almond flour - next time I might just used regular flour since I didn't really like the way this part turned out.
6 packets of stevia or 1/4 C sugar equivalent
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbl cold butter

Strawberries cut into small chunks.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Layer the ingredients into the muffins cups. This will make about 12 muffins. First add about a tablespoon dollop of batter. Next put about a teaspoon of cream cheese filling. Then top with a few strawberry chunks and a bit of streusel. Repeat one more time and pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

I think there are about 5 grams of carbohydrates per muffin.


  1. when you say cream for the batter, do you mean heavy whipping cream?

  2. Nutrition information app. 12 muffins come out to 10 carbs per muffin, 3 fibers, for 7 net carbs each. I used heavy whipping cream.

  3. How much splenda would I use instead of packets?

    1. Splenda is a chemical. Please don't use it. Buy some stevia and use that :)

    2. I completely agree. How do you feel about stevia?

  4. sticks to the pan and no nutritional information

  5. Paula,
    Most muffins do stick to the pan which is why I always use paper cups. Sorry I did not say that in the instructions. Also, no, I did not put the carb count on this recipe. Basically there are carbs in the 2 cups of almond flour and whatever sugar substitute you choose. So 52 grams for the whole recipe. About 5 grams of carbs per muffin.

  6. There is actually about 11g of carbs per muffin, but that's still pretty low for a muffin. :)

  7. I came up with 12 total carbs-10 net carbs. More than I was thinking. But DELICIOUS! And great for a special treat.

  8. how long will these stay fresh and can I freeze them to keep them for longer?

  9. I might be sending this text for second time.
    I use truvia instead of Stevia.
    Did you really mean to use two topings on top of each other, of the cake Mix + fruit + cheese+ Streusel?

  10. How much stevia in drops/liquid should be used instead of packets? Or how much coconut sugar in exchange? Although I'd rather use stevia

  11. I made these this morning and they were so good! I’m sad I had to cut the recipe in half because i didn’t have enough almond flour!
    I did use flour for the crumble and it was good! In the first bite I didn’t get any cream cheese and I remembered that I’m not that fond of almond flour but once I got the cream cheese in my bite, I was in love! They’re so good!

    Do you mind if I share on Pinterest?

  12. I only put one layer of each in, making 18 smaller muffins and baked them for 18 min.