Coffee and Cinnamon Low-Carb Muffins. (Updated)

This morning my baking instinct kicked in again and I was craving for some muffins. Low-carb ones that is. Obviously getting fresh muffins, much less low-carb ones, at 6am would be more than difficult. So I went out to the nearby Tesco Express and bought myself two packs of almond meal. I scored the recipe from here. The last time I baked it they looked plain so I decided to add in Instant Coffee and a healthy dosage of Cinnamon which smelled lovely at 7am in the morning! When I first bit into it, I did not think they were sweet enough so I spread Peanut Butter and No-added Sugar Jam on it. After a while I was looking at the naked muffins and decided to dress up them up. So I made some chocolate frosting and dipped it in coconut.

Now which do you think looks nicer?

Recipe for “Chocolate frosting” after the jump…

To achieve the “Chocolate frosting”, I was determined to make it as low carbs as possible.

1. Heat 125ml Half Fat Thick Cream (low in carbs VERY high in fat) in a saucepan over low heat and keep stirring.

2. Add in 7 heaped tbsps Splenda and 1 tbsp Vanilla Essence. Keep stirring

3. Remove from heat before it boils and using a whisk, stir and add 25g chocolate (I used Lindt 99% Cacao, extremely bitter) at the same time.

4 . Stir mixture until it cools and thickens.

5. Dip top of Muffin into cooled Chocolate mixture

6. In a bowl filled with dessicated coconut, dip the chocolate topped muffin in bowl. Shake off excess.

7. Leave aside to cool.


4 thoughts on “Coffee and Cinnamon Low-Carb Muffins. (Updated)

  1. Dressed is best! How did you make the low carb chocolate frosting tho? Is there a recipe you can share? The muffins would be great with your cinnamon addition with Splenda and cinnamon sprinkled atop too!

  2. Hey Pink Bowl Baker. Thank you for your comment and visiting my site. I have placed up a recipe for the simple chocolate cream. Hope you enjoy and yes I will bear in mind to sprinkle Splenda and cinnamon on the top the next time, kind of like Snickerdoodle Muffins.

  3. Hey Sarah, thank you for the comment. I read your blog religiously! And yes, after frosting those muffs, they do look like cupcakes now. Killed two birds with a stone. 😉

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