Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownie Muffins

Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownie Muffins | low carb, keto, LCHF, grain free, gluten free

CM (my other half – affectionately referenced as “Cookie Monster”), came home yesterday, saw the Spiced Hazelnut Muffins with Orange Cream, took a huge bite and asked, “why isn’t this chocolate?” In his mind, every sugar free dessert should be a low carb peanut butter brownie based dessert.

Okay, good point. Mind you, he literally asks this about every recipe that I make, so I should really learn to just not have him try something unless chocolate is involved (he doesn’t really like non-chocolate dessert items). Live and learn.

So today, for him, I made this batch of chocolate hazelnut muffins with peanut butter cream. He said I should call them “brownie muffins,” and so they shall be named. 

Some notes on these low carb peanut butter brownie muffins:

  • Peanut butter and chocolate is clearly one of the best combinations out there, therefore, low carb peanut butter brownie muffins are kind of an automatic win.
  • If you wanted to bake these in a pan, instead of in muffin cups, to make regular low carb peanut butter brownies, increase the cooking time by about 5 minutes (but check them, as each oven is different).
  • You could easily sub the hazelnut flour (ground hazelnuts, really) for pretty much any other nut – pecans, walnuts, peanuts, almonds.
  • Baking these for slightly less time (maybe 2-3 minutes less) will yield a fudgier, denser middle. To get these results, check muffins after 15 minutes, and then every minute after, pulling them when the tops are juuuuuuuust starting to set up.
  • I have a theory that you could replace the coconut manna and cocoa powder with melted sugar free chocolate, but I haven’t gotten around to testing it yet. I’ll keep everyone fully updated.
  • You could also use full-fat coconut cream in place of the yogurt/skyr in the frosting – I’d use less than 1/4 cup, though. Start with 2 tbsp and mix thoroughly, then slowly add more in until you get the consistency you want.

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Brownie Muffins | low carb, keto, LCHF, grain free, gluten free

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Brownie Muffins

Yield: 6 muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Calories per serving: 244

Fat per serving: 20.8g

Carbs per serving: 4g net

Protein per serving: 9.3g

Fiber per serving: 4.5g

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Brownie Muffins

Ingredients

    For the muffins:
  • 3/4 cup hazelnut flour (finely ground hazelnuts)
  • 1/4 cup coconut manna/butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 drops of liquid stevia
    For the peanut butter frosting:
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp plain quark, skyr, or Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 5 drops of liquid stevia

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 6 wells of a muffin tin or use a silicon one. Either way is fine!
  2. Put the cup of hazelnuts in a food processor/blender and grind until fine.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add ground hazelnuts, cocoa powder, coconut butter, vanilla, and stevia. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add in eggs one at a time, completely mixing each in before adding the next.
  5. Distribute evenly into the muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
  6. While the muffins are baking, blend peanut butter, hot water and stevia. Slowly mix in quark until a creamy frosting forms.
  7. Once muffins are pulled from the oven, let cool for 10 minutes before topping with the frosting!
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Sugar Free Peanut Butter Brownie Muffins | low carb, keto, LCHF, grain free, gluten free

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Brownie Muffins | low carb, keto, LCHF, grain free, gluten free

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Brownie Muffins | low carb, keto, LCHF, grain free, gluten free

7 thoughts on “Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownie Muffins

  1. Just found your blog and LOVE it.

    One small thing: the BEST BEST combination is chocolate and hazelnut. The Italians have it right. Second is peanut butter + chocolate 🙂

    Thanks for the recipes, the blog ,etc.!

  2. Hello! I don’t buy coconut except for coconut flour, and I saw on a paleo site that any nut butter can replace coconut butter if you don’t/can’t use it. Is that true? It also said ghee could replace coconut butter if in baked goods. Let me know, I would love to eat this recipe!

    1. Hi again!! Yup, nut butters can certainly replace coconut butter!!

      Ghee can replace coconut oil, but probably not coconut butter in this, as the coconut butter provides some structure as well as fat.

      I hope this helped!

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