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I went against my rule and I baked!  I have not done any keto baking in almost 3 years. Why? you ask, (as I was an AVID baker before keto), because I had no control.  I would eat it all, as I did preketo, because it was ‘keto’.  Also, the sweeteners brought back that instant craving for sugar!  I lived for that sweet taste.  One taste and all my cravings for sugar and carbs came back.  So, I avoid sweeteners all together.

I saw this recipe on Keto Daily’s Facebook page.  I always watch their videos for ideas and inspiration!  They also have a website with all their recipes.  Even though the original recipe does have sweetener in it, it caught my eye and I thought I could modify it.

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Berry Muffins

Adapted from Keto Daily

(I cut the recipe by 1/3)

1/4 cup Coconut Flour
3  Eggs (room temperature)
4 tbsp Butter (Melted)
1/2 cup Fresh Raspberries
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tbsp Whipping Cream
Pinch of Salt
1 scant tsp Baking Powder
1 scant tbsp Lemon Juice
1/8 tsp Xanthan Gum

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF

2. In a large bowl combine coconut flour, salt and baking powder.  Set aside.

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3. Add eggs*, vanilla, lemon, cream and butter. Beat on high speed for a couple of minutes, until well combined.

*The video I watched on their Facebook post stated that the eggs must be at room temperature to avoid the ‘eggy taste’.

4. Add xanthan gum, beat an additional minute

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Look how nicely it thickens!  Amazing!

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5. Add berries and fold, gently.

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6. Scoop evenly in muffin tins, I topped with a few extra berries, and bake for 30-40 mins.

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or until toothpick comes out clean and tops are slightly browned.

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Allow to cool completely before trying to remove from paper cups

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Just look at those!  They are a thing of beauty!   My God I miss baking!

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I was really impressed with these muffins.  I’ll be honest, I didn’t have high hopes.  That’s why I only made a third of the recipe. I find keto baking to be a flop, most of the time. Also, with omitting the sweetener, I wasn’t sure how it would go.

It even looks like a muffin inside!

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They are delicious!  Nice and light, delicate texture. They don’t taste ‘coconuty’ at all, which I find many things with coconut flour do. Also, letting the eggs reach room temperature really worked, they are not at all eggy.

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I assume most people would like it with the sweetener, but I found them sweet enough with just the berries.   I will definitely be making these again, next time I will try blueberries, perhaps add a touch of cinnamon.  I think I will also try a savory version adding cheese and garlic.  I think with this unsweetened base the possibilities are endless!

Thanks to Keto Daily for sharing this great recipe!  Check them out!