This recipe is posted as a courtesy to those following a variety of low-carb and ketogenic diets (not necessarily Meal Plans designed by me). This recipe may or may not be appropriate for you.
One of my young adult sons hasn’t had muffins since we both went low carb almost 2 – 1/2 years ago, and really felt like ones with chocolate chips in them. He thought I could start with the recipe for my Low Carb Dark Chocolate Raspberry Scones but after I thought for a moment of all the recipes I have accumulated over the years, I knew the perfect one to adapt! It had lots of egg and sour cream and real butter and was a perfect ‘start’ to transform to low carb! The original recipe that I’ve had since 1998 comes from a friend of a friend of mine from New Zealand, named Syrrh.
Low Carb Dark Chocolate Chip Blackberry Muffins
3 cups almond flour, sifted
1 scoop of unflavoured whey isolate protein powder
1/2 cup of Truvia® sweetener (or low carb sweetener of choice)
3 eggs, beaten
3 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 cup full fat sour cream
1/2 cup 80% dark chocolate, cut into small chunks
12 blackberries (or ripe raspberries)
Preheat oven to 360° F and line a dozen muffin tins with paper baking cups, spray well with coconut oil baking spray.
Chop up the chocolate.
Melt the butter over a low heat.
Beat the eggs in a small bowl. Measure out the sour cream.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium size bowl, then add the beaten egg and sour cream.
Fold everything together with a spatula until uniformly moistened.
Add the chocolate chips.
Fold in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
Fill each of the 12 paper lined muffin tins with batter.
Poke a hole in the center of each with a clean finger and insert a blackberry.
No need to push them down too much.
Bake in preheated 360° F oven for 20 minutes, until slightly browned on the top.
Remove the muffins from the oven, and place on a wire cooling rack for a few minutes. Turn off the oven and allow it to cool a bit.
After about 10 minutes, remove each muffin and place it on another wire cooling rack that is set over a baking sheet, then place the baking sheet with the rack of muffins in the oven (which has been turned off) for about 10 minutes, to ensure the bottoms are fully set.
Remove from the oven after 10 minutes and serve the muffins with fresh butter.
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