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Keto Gingerbread Muffins


Gingerbread is a classic holiday flavor. It is full of spice and sweet caramel tones from the molasses. With these Keto Gingerbread Muffins you can get all those same classic Christmas flavors in a much lower carb version.

The holidays can be the hardest time stay on track with healthy eating. While I personally think it may not be a horrible thing to relax a bit during this time of year, it also isn’t bad to try and minimize processed carbs and the super sugary treats that are common this time of year.

The holidays are also crazy busy for most of us. Between holiday shopping, family and work gatherings, friends, and events time is short. Having something that is ready to grab and eat on the go is perfect for those busy holiday mornings. All while enjoying this Christmas favorite flavor.

Speaking of the flavor, how do you get Gingerbread with much less sugar? Well, gingerbread is mostly spice and molasses. To keep the carbs lower, I upped the spice and lowered the molasses, which contains most of the carbs. I highly recommend not skipping the molasses. Yes, it has some  carbs and sugar. But it is also high in some important minerals.

So give these these Keto Gingerbread Muffins a try. They are full of sweet Christmas flavor without so much sugar. They are sweet enough to be a holiday dessert, but not too sweet for a quick holiday breakfast.

Tips to Make Sure this Recipe Turns Out Great

  • Don’t omit the molasses. Blackstrap molasses is what adds most of the carbs to this recipe. But it also adds a ton of flavor and some valuable minerals. If you are trying to keep your net carbs down you could cut the molasses in half and keep much of the flavor.
  • Mix the batter well. One of the great benefits of gluten-free baking is not worry about over-mixing things. When you over mix gluten baked goods can get tough. So feel free to mix until the batter is smooth and free of lumps.
  • Let them cool fully before taking the liners off. If you don’t, you will have a crumbly mess to deal with!
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Items You Will Need

  • A stand mixer. Yes you could make this recipe by hand, but your arm will get very tired. I use the ever-popular Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer. This is by far the most popular stand mixer and, in my opinion, is well worth the money. You can buy one here.

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  • Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener. This is my favorite sweetener for this recipe. It is a golden-colored sweetener similar to a very light brown sugar. It adds just a hint caramel flavor to items. You can buy it here!

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5 from 3 votes

Keto Gingerbread Muffins

The Keto Gingerbread Muffins are a great on the go breakfast during the holiday season. They are full of cinnamon, spice and all things nice. Enjoy a guilt-free low-carb version of this holiday favorite flavor.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 143kcal


Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses or yacon syrup
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract optional


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add all of the dry ingredients to the bowl of your stand mixer. With the paddle attachment, stir at a low speed until combined well.
  • Add all of the wet ingredients and continue to mix with the paddle attachment. Stop the stirring and scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula once or twice. Mix until a smooth batter has formed.
  • Scoop the batter into lined muffin tins, filling them about 3/4 full. I prefer parchment paper liners or silicone liners as they tend to stick less.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool completely before trying to remove from liners.


Though it adds a small amount of carbs to each muffin I would highly recommend not skipping the blackstrap molasses. It is what gives the muffins their true gingerbread taste. But if you are trying to keep the carbs lower opt for the yacon syrup.

*Nutrition does not include the Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener which adds a negligible amount of calories, but contains sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohols are technically carbohydrates, but are not processed by the body. Therefore, they are not typically included in net carb counts.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.2g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 11.4g | Saturated Fat: 6.2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg

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