These keto pecan pie muffins are perfect for your fall keto recipes. They’re sugar free, grain free and are incredibly easy to make!
Fall is in a matter of days and the pumpkin spice has already been broken out. Apple spice Oreos are back on shelves and pecans have fallen off the trees.
A long time ago, if I remember correctly my grandmother loved pecans. I am kidding I knew she did. Ironically one of her last few sentences was her telling my uncle she was looking for a nutcracker.
She would have me, my brothers and cousin cracking pecans for here. Now, we were able to eat them of course she wasn’t cruel. But, what was that bitter tasting brown stuff stuck in the pecan?
I think about the bitter taste every time I eat one.
Keto Pecan Pie Muffins
Of course you know keto pecan pie is sticky. The syrup does this adding that stick to your teeth element. I wanted to bring the same stickiness to these muffins.
This recipe was adapted from a paleo blogger by the name Jay’s Baking Me Crazy. Because they are paleo coconut sugar is ok. You will notice the strong brown tint to the original muffins. Not to mention they also use molasses.
I didn’t use either. What? Would you like me to kick you out of ketosis?
See coconut sugar isn’t typical sugar but it’s still sugar. And molasses, well just a little wouldn’t hurt but I opted not to use it.
Instead what I did was use my best friend monk fruit along with sugar free maple syrup. This combination didn’t produce the most desirable stickiness. The lack of a leavener such as baking soda helped keep them dense. So you get a dense muffin with the syrup stickiness in the crumb.
It worked…a little.
In the end if you’re craving a pecan flavored dessert these are a decent option. Instead of the hard labor of a full pecan pie you can whip these bad boys up in under 10 minutes. So, they are sugar free, keto friendly and quick and easy to make?
Why have you not told me your thoughts already?
per muffin, makes 7
Net carb 2g