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Keto Double Chocolate Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Rich and indulgent Keto Chocolate Muffins are a decadent treat that will make your low carb lifestyle easy to stick to. These almond flour and coconut flour chocolate muffins are only 3.5 NET Carbs per muffin making them something you can indulge in any day of the week.

Low Carb Chocolate Muffins

Aren’t chocolate muffins something you see in a bakery and are instantly gravitated towards? If you are a chocolate lover like me then you know what I’m talking about. The good news is that you can make your own delicious decadent keto chocolate muffins at home. 

Muffins in general I find to be a great on-the-go snack, you can grab one on your way out to work, school, or even just when running out to do errands. Living an on-the-go lifestyle is hard to do while on keto or a low carb diet, so it can be challenging to always make sure that you have food you can eat when you are leaving the house.

If you are a muffin fan, check out our Keto Blueberry Muffins, Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, and Low Carb Banana Nut Muffins. I like to give you guys choices when offering ideas and suggestions.

Are Chocolate Muffins Healthy?

As you know regular muffins are not always the healthiest option. When going to Dunkin Donuts it’s actually fewer calories and less fat ordering a donut instead of a muffin. But again, when baking at home, especially baking low carb, YOU are in control of your ingredients and you can make them healthy. 

Using ingredients like almond flour and coconut make your sugar-free chocolate muffins a healthy muffin. 

If you get a chocolate chip muffin from Dunkin Donuts you are getting over 500 calories per muffin, that’s almost half of my allotted calories for the day. Our sugar-free chocolate muffins only have 177 calories per muffin. Now that’s doable!

Are Chocolate Muffins Keto?

Keto Chocolate Muffins recipe

We talked about the calorie comparison between regular chocolate muffins and our keto chocolate muffins, now let’s compare the net carbs. 

Dunkin Donuts chocolate chip muffins have over 80 NET Carbs per muffin. That’s enough to knock you out of ketosis or put you into diabetic shock.

Our Keto chocolate chip muffins have only 3.5 NET Carbs per muffin. That’s honestly not even a choice in my opinion. Clearly you want to stick with a healthy keto chocolate chip muffin instead.

What Ingredients are Low Carb Chocolate Muffins?

Keto Chocolate Muffin ingredients
  • Almond Flour – The base for our chocolate muffins. Use superfine almond flour, not almond meal. 
  • Coconut Flour – 2 tbsp of coconut flour. 
  • Cocoa Powder – I like to use Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder. 
  • Baking Powder – Always make sure to use fresh baking powder, otherwise, the muffins will not rise properly. 
  • Almond Milk – ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk.
  • Low Carb Sweetener – I chose to use powdered swerve because I liked the way it dissolved. 
  • Eggs – 4 eggs. 
  • Vanilla – Vanilla is pretty much in all of my baked goods. 
  • Butter – 1 stick of butter melted, you can use coconut oil if you have a dairy allergy. 
  • Lily’s Chocolate Chips – Lily’s is my go-to but you can use any other sugar-free chocolate chips.

Almond Flour vs Coconut Flour for Keto Chocolate Muffins

You can make low carb chocolate muffins with almond flour, coconut flour, or a combo of both. I chose to use a combo of both, which has been the way I’ve made most of my muffin recipes lately. 

Almond flour and coconut flour quantities are not interchangeable. You need far less coconut flour than you do almond flour due to the dryness of coconut flour. When baking with coconut flour you need more liquids and extra eggs because it’s extremely absorbent. 

Baking with both almond and coconut flours takes some time to get the hang of but once you master it you will have keto and low carb baked goods with a great fluffy texture. 

I hope you really enjoy these easy keto chocolate muffins with coconut flour and almond flour.

Sweetener Options

Sugar-Free Chocolate Muffins

Low carb sweeteners are all the rage now and you have quite a few to choose from but it seems like everyone has their own favorites they like to stick to. For me, I like to use either Monk Fruit or Swerve in all of my baked goods. 

For these keto chocolate muffins, I chose to use Powdered Swerve, in fact lately the last few muffin recipes I made I used powdered swerve. I like the way it dissolves and you don’t have to worry about any grittiness.

Butter vs. Coconut Oil

We used 1 stick butter in this chocolate keto muffin recipe but you could absolutely use coconut oil instead

Using coconut oil is a great way to make these almond flour chocolate muffins dairy-free. Be sure to use refined coconut oil and not extra virgin coconut oil. Refined coconut oil doesn’t give you the strong coconut taste the way extra virgin does. 

Use the same amount of coconut oil as you would butter. I used 8 tbsp of butter, so use 8 tbsp of coconut oil.

Can I Substitute the Eggs?

I haven’t tried using any egg replacer in this low carb chocolate muffin recipe, but if you have an egg allergy here are a few things I have researched that are good egg replacers. 

  1. Flaxseed Meal – For each egg needed substitute with 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water. Let the mixture thicken for a few minutes and then add to the batter. 
  2. Chia Seeds – For each egg needed substitute with 1 tablespoon chia seeds + 3 tablespoons water. Let the mixture thicken for a few minutes and then add to the batter. 
  3. Nut Butter – For each egg needed substitute with 3 tablespoons of your favorite nut butter, such as almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter. Use a nut butter with no added sugar.

Tools to Use

We don’t need a lot of tools to make keto almond flour chocolate muffins with chocolate chips. Here is what you need: 

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon and Rubber Spatula
  • Muffin Pan 
  • Paper Muffin Liners or Metal Muffin Liners 
  • Cookie Scoop 
  • Cooling Rack

How to Make Keto Chocolate Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Let’s learn how to make keto chocolate muffins with chocolate chips from scratch. Follow these easy and fast steps: 

Mixing the Batter

STEP 1: Start with the batter. In one bowl we want to mix our dry ingredients. Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, powdered swerve, and baking powder.

Stir all ingredients together, making sure to get all the lumps out, even the tiny ones. Once it’s all mixed up, set aside.

STEP 2: Now in another bowl add the eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and almond milk. Whisk the wet ingredients together until completely whisked.

STEP 3: Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk together until fully combined.

STEP 4: Gently fold in ½ cup chocolate chips using a spatula.

Baking the Muffins

STEP 5: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

STEP 6: Place the muffin liners into the muffin pan, and gently spray the liners with a little bit of cooking spray. It helps the almond flour chocolate muffins from sticking to the liners.

tray of muffin liners and bowl of batter

STEP 7: Use a cookie scoop and start scooping the batter into the muffin liners. You should get about 16 chocolate muffins.

STEP 8: Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips on top of each almond flour chocolate muffin.

Baking tray filled with uncooked muffin batter before baking

How Long to Bake Chocolate Muffins?

STEP 9: Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. I suggest checking them in 20 minutes and testing the muffins with a toothpick.

Keto Chocolate Muffins baking in the oven

Add on extra baking time if you find they are not quite ready.

Freshly baked Keto Chocolate Muffins

Best Tips for Sugar-Free Chocolate Muffins 

Here are a few tips I came up with on how to make the best Keto chocolate muffins: 

  • Don’t overmix the batter.
  • Fill each muffin tin about ¾ full.  
  • Remove the muffin cups from the pan and let cool on a cooling rack.
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips. 
  • Replace the butter with refined coconut oil for a dairy-free option.
  • Wrap each muffin with aluminum foil then place it in a Ziploc bag and put it in the freezer for 1-2 months. 
  • Sprinkle with Powdered Swerve after the muffins are cooked for some extra flare.

Making Moist Keto Muffins

Because these almond flour chocolate muffins also have coconut flour which is a dry flour you want to make sure your muffins are moist. Using the melted butter, or coconut oil will help ensure they stay moist, and also using eggs will help the chocolate chip muffins be moist. 

If your coconut flour chocolate muffins are a bit too dry, then try adding one more egg to the batter next time. That should help to keep them moist.

Coconut Flour Chocolate Muffins

Why are my Keto Muffins Dense?

If your sugar-free chocolate keto muffins are too dense it’s probably because there’s too much liquid in the batter or there is too much leavening, meaning that you added too much baking powder or soda.

Not Sweet Enough

If you find that your batch of keto chocolate chip muffins is not sweet enough, it’s an easy fix. Just add a little bit more sweetener based on your tastebuds. I found that 1 cup of powdered swerve was sweet enough for my family, but you can up it to 1 ¼ cup if you like it sweeter.

Keeping Them from Falling Apart

Let your coconut flour muffins completely cool before eating them. If you try eating them when they are hot or still warm they will fall apart.

Variations of Keto Chocolate Muffins

Easy Keto Chocolate Muffin Recipe

There are a few ways you can change up our keto chocolate muffins. Look below for a few ideas.

Chocolate Chips

I chose to make our keto chocolate muffins more of a double chocolate keto muffin. I added Lily’s Chocolate Chips to the batter and in my opinion, it sealed the deal! 

You can use different sugar-free chocolate chips instead. I recommend using ChocZero, Lakanto Chocolate Chips, or Bake Believe Chocolate Chips. All of these are keto-friendly options and are all delicious. 

If you want to leave out the chocolate chips all together you can do that as well.

Adding Nuts

Nuts and chocolate go great together! You can add some chopped:

  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Almonds 
  • Pistachios 

Just be aware that adding nuts to the keto chocolate muffins will add a bit more carbs to each muffin.

Make Them Mini

Mini sugar-free chocolate muffins are a great idea! Cook them in a mini muffin pan and you will end up with about 30 mini muffins. 

I love making mini keto almond flour chocolate muffins and giving them to friends in a little gift basket. 

MIni chocolate almond flour chocolate muffins won’t take as long to bake as regular sized muffins do. Check them after 10 minutes.

Other Diets This Recipe is Good For?

Keto Chocolate Muffin split in half
  • Gluten-Free: Finding gluten-free muffins can be a challenge so I’m happy to share this almond and coconut flour chocolate muffin recipe with you. 
  • Dairy-Free: Unfortunately the butter in these keto chocolate muffins doesn’t make them dairy-free. But replace the butter with coconut oil and now you have a dairy-free chocolate keto muffin.

How to Serve Chocolate Muffins?

This Keto chocolate muffin recipe is a great breakfast idea, especially if you are heading out the door. You can eat almond flour chocolate muffins with your morning coffee, or try it with our Keto Smoothie. 

If you want to make an assortment of keto muffins then try making some Blueberry Muffins, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins, or some Banana Nut Muffins.

How to Make Ahead and Store 

Almond and coconut flour chocolate muffins are a great make-ahead recipe. They can be put into an airtight container or Ziploc bag and kept in the fridge for up to 1 week or stored on the counter for a few days. 

If you want to warm them up slightly then place in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. If you used foil lines make sure to remove them before placing them in the microwave.

Can You Freeze Chocolate Muffins?

Freezing your low carb chocolate muffins is totally acceptable. Wrap each muffin in aluminum foil and then place it in a Ziploc bag and put it in the freezer. They will stay fresh for 1-2 months. 

When you’re ready to eat one of your almond flour chocolate muffins, pull it out of the freezer and place it on the counter to let thaw. Or pop in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.

Keto Chocolate Muffins

Low Carb Muffin Recipes

If you’re in the mood for some other Keto-friendly muffins, check out our:

Keto Banana Muffins recipe

All of them are Keto-friendly and low carb, and will have your friends raving!

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Keto Double Chocolate Muffins with Chocolate Chips


  • Author: Stephanie Parlegreco
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 Muffins (1 Muffin Per Serving) 1x
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Rich and indulgent Keto Chocolate Muffins are a decadent treat that will make your low carb lifestyle easy to stick to. These almond flour and coconut flour chocolate muffins are only 3.5 NET Carbs per muffin making them something you can indulge in any day of the week.


Ingredients

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  • 1 ¾ cup almond flour 
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour 
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup almond milk
  • 1 ¼ cup powdered swerve 
  • 4 eggs 
  • 2 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 stick butter, melted 
  • ¾ cup lily’s chocolate chips (divided ½ cup +¼ cup)

Instructions

Notes

3.5 NET CARBS PER MUFFIN

Don’t overmix the batter.

Fill each muffin tin about ¾ full.  

Remove the muffin cups from the pan and let cool on a cooling rack.

Gently fold in the chocolate chips. 

Replace the butter with refined coconut oil for a dairy-free option.

Wrap each muffin with aluminum foil then place it in a Ziploc bag and put it in the freezer for 1-2 months. 

Sprinkle with Powdered Swerve after the muffins are cooked for some extra flare. 

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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