Just for springtime these keto lemon blueberry muffins are just what you need. Only 2g net carbs per muffins in a blueberry muffin with a touch of lemon. Moist, fluffy recipe made with almond flour for the best texture in these keto muffins that the family will love!
My favorite muffins are my blueberry muffins recipe. I make them at least once a month. But, due to spring recipes, I thought why not add a hint of lemon flavor to them. Whoa! Keto friendly lemon blueberry muffins are amazing and moist. The sweetness of the blueberries along with the tangy flavor of lemon pair together perfectly.
How To Make Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins
First, you need to cook your blueberries. Some people just add blueberries into their desserts but that doesn’t serve the blueberries justice to me.
In a small pot add blueberries on a medium heat. Continue stirring because as they darken and burst they can start to stick. Once water starts to release continue stirring for 3 minutes. Next, add in sweetener and xanthan gum mix. Now watch, the blueberries will thicken and start to coat your spoon. Remove from heat and add a little extract.
Place that to the side then add all your ingredients of your dry mix together. Melt your butter, not too hot then mix in eggs, lemon extract and liquid monk fruit.
Combine dry and wet ingredients. Carefully, add blueberries and fold in very easily. Swirl them to avoid turning the batter blue/purple.
Bake for 25 minutes and allow to cool completely.
Helpful Recipe Tips
- Do I need to cook the blueberries? No, you don’t have to but I highly recommend it if you want that classic blueberry flavor in desserts that you’re use to.
- What extract to use? I suggest blueberry extract but if you’re cooking the blueberries you will get a good blueberry flavor already. In that case, vanilla extract can be used in place because the blueberry extract I always order. And I make blueberry desserts often!
- Add lemon juice? I don’t add actual lemon juice due to the nature of almond flour and coconut flour. There’s no gluten so with the blueberries already being water based adding more water wouldn’t be the best option. But, you can test it and see what I mean! Check recipe below and I will give an icing using lemon juice.
How Many Carbs In Blueberries
Yes, blueberries are keto friendly. Berries are one of the few fruits we can continue to have. An entire cup is only 17g net carbs and that’s a lot of blueberries! There isn’t even half of that in this recipe.
Lemon & Blueberry Recipes You’ll Love
Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- 40 grams Fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon Keto sweetener
- 1/4 teaspoon blueberry extract
- 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 2 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sweetener
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1/2 teaspoon liquid monk fruit
- Start making the swirl first. Gather all your ingredients beside the stove so they are in close reach. Mix the sweetener and xanthan gum together first this prevents clumping
- Place blueberries in a small pot on medium heat and move them around. They will begin to darken and some burst so to avoid sticking keep stirring
- Water will begin to release allow to simmer about 3 minutes. Add the sweetener mix and keep stirring until it thickens. Once thicken remove from heat and stir in extract. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350°F and melt butter
- Mix all dry ingredients together
- Grab cooled butter, then beat in eggs, liquid monk fruit and extract
- Combine dry and wet ingredients
- Lightly fold in blueberries, make a swirl dont stir and change the entire color of the batter
- Place in baking cups and bake for 25 minutes. Cool 15 minutes then serve
Helpful Recipe Tips
- Do I need to cook the blueberries? No, you don't have to but I highly recommend it if you want that classic blueberry flavor in desserts that you're use to.
- What extract to use? I suggest blueberry extract but if you're cooking the blueberries you will get a good blueberry flavor already. In that case, vanilla extract can be used in place because the blueberry extract I always order. And I make blueberry desserts often!
- Add lemon juice? I don't add actual lemon juice due to the nature of almond flour and coconut flour. There's no gluten so with the blueberries already being water based adding more water wouldn't be the best option. But, you can test it and see what I mean!
Lemon Flavored Icing
- 2.5 TB allulose sweetner
- 1 TB heavy cream
- 1 tsp lemon juice