Cinnamon Spice Keto Muffins Recipe


 

This week I made the most delicious Cinnamon Spice Keto Muffins for breakfast. They’re also gluten free and super healthy, so that’s a plus!

They made for great “low carb meal prep” with a whole batch of muffins I could easily grab for breakfast in the mornings. πŸ™‚

Cinnamon Spice Keto Muffins Recipe

This recipe uses a product (an ingredient) I thought I didn’t like… until I came up with a creative way to use it, and realized I actually LOVE it!

To be clear upfront though, I DO NOT LIKE PILI NUT BUTTER.

Why then, you ask, have I scraped so many jars clean over the last few months?! πŸ™‚

Cooking with Pili Nut Butter - Gluten Free Keto Recipes

The truth is, I just don’t like it “straight” like other nut butters or even just regular almond butter or peanut butter. I discovered though that it’s one of the BEST nut butters to cook & bake with, because Pili Nuts are softer and more oily than other nuts, making gluten free keto recipes turn out way less grainy and super moist!

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* Note: our coupon code for an exclusive discount is: LOWCARBTRAVELER – save that in case you ever want to order anything from the Pili Hunters website.;)

Lion's Mane Pili Nut Butter - Fall Spice Flavor

For this recipe I used the new Fungi Fuel Lion’s Mane Pili Nut Butter. I avoided that one for a long time because it sounded gross -lol. It turns out it’s more like pumpkin spice flavor – not a mushroomy flavor like you’d imagine.

And also because I read up on the benefits of Lion’s Mane!

Pili Nut Butter Recipes - Keto Pumpkin Spice Muffins

My all time favorite gluten free, keto friendly low carb recipe makes DELICIOUS waffles and muffins – and pancakes too. This is the same recipe I used this time with a few slight variations. See the original recipe here

I used the “fall spice” flavored Fungi Fuel Lion’s Mane Pili Nut Butter plus added chopped Pili Nuts for a delicious nutty muffin with a soft buttery crunch!

Cinnamon Spice Low Carb Muffins Recipe

Cinnamon Spice Keto Muffins Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Fungi Fuel Lion’s Mane Pili Nut Butter, room temperature
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 2 TBSP Melted Butter or Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 TBSP Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Optional: 1/3 cup (62 grams) of Pili Nuts, chopped

Keto Muffins Recipe - Gluten Free, Low Carb Baking

I used Granular Swerve as the sweetener in my recipe because it measures the same as sugar and leaves NO aftertaste in my low carb recipes. If you use a different sweetener, you’ll want to use the equivalent to 1 TBSP of sugar.

You can use ANY kind of nut butter in this recipe. The Fungi Fuel Pili Nut Butter has a nice “fall spice” flavor to it already though, so if you use a plain nut butter you’ll have to add your own flavoring and spices.

Directions:

It helps if your eggs are not TOO cold, to prevent the melted butter or oil from clumping on you, and you definitely want your nut butter to be room temperature. I usually whisk my eggs first and set them aside on the counter while preparing everything else.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Stir together the first three ingredients until smooth. Add the other ingredients. Mix well. If you’re adding in the Pili Nuts for a nice buttery crunch, you can break those up easily by hand or using a measuring cup, then simply fold them in at the end.

Pili Nut Keto Recipes

Use a silicone muffin mold, grease a muffin tin liberally or line a muffin tin with muffin papers.

Dip out a heaping 1/4 cup of batter for each muffin. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Check after 10 minutes. Depending on the size of your muffins, they could take 10-18 minutes. They are done when a toothpick comes out clean.

Just as mine came out of the oven, I mixed a little Cinnamon and Granular Swerve together and sprinkled that over the hot muffins for a nice sweet topping:

Cinnamon Spice Low Carb Muffins

I took what was left of the Swerve/Cinnamon mixture and tossed it in a small bag of Pili Nuts to enjoy for a snack later. πŸ˜‰

Cooking with Pili Nuts - Low Carb Recipes

Using the exact recipe above, my Cinnamon Spice nutty keto muffins came out to only 1.25 net carbs each with perfect LCHF macros. πŸ™‚

Easy Keto Recipes - Muffin Macros

They came out nutty, super moist – and absolutely delicious! ♥

Moist Gluten Free Muffins - Keto Friendly Low Carb Recipe

You can make them with or without the nuts, or use less if you prefer, but I really loved that my muffins were chock full of nutrient-rich Pili Nuts – making them a nice filling breakfast or even a quick snack to grab on the go.

Pili Nut Muffins Recipe

I’m a little intrigued with this Fungi Fuel Lion’s Mane Pili Nut Butter. Like I said, just the name of it alone had me scared of it at first – lol.

It’s not an overpowering “Pumpkin Spice” flavor, and in fact you could easily add more nutmeg and cinnamon to enhance the flavor when baking with it.

Pumpkin Spice Pili Nut Butter

I was thinking those muffins would be even better with raisins in them, but of course those aren’t low carb. Then I realized… this same recipe would probably make a PERFECT zucchini bread!

That’s what I’m going to try next…

Using the same recipe: a beautifully browned, super moist Cinnamon Spice Zucchini Bread. What do you think?! Stay tuned, I’ll let you know how it turns out. πŸ˜‰

I have a lot of fun coming up with creative ways to use Pili Nuts and Pili Nut Butters in recipes and easy low carb dinner dishes. They are extremely nutrient rich and VERY low carb, making them a perfect addition to any keto kitchen.

Plus I love knowing the passion & purpose that goes into bringing these super foods to our kitchens. Read: Why I Love Pili Hunters to get a REAL feel for the quality & value of these products.

A lot of people LOVE pili nuts for snacking, and they DO make a great healthy snack. But consider all the ways you can incorporate them into your recipes for even MORE enjoyment.

For example, I’ll add them in when I’m making low carb cookies:

Pili Nut Cookies - Keto Recipes

They are lower carb, higher fat and more nutrient rich than any other nuts – plus buttery soft and delicious in ANY recipe.

Pili Nut Recipe Ideas

The same recipe above can be used with the Original Pili Nut Butter to make the BEST low carb blueberry muffins. Just add fresh or frozen diced blueberries to the ingredients.

Pili Nut Butter Recipes

I love baking with Pili Nut Butter. πŸ™‚

Note: it is very rich in magnesium!

Gluten Free Keto Blueberry Muffins

The Original Pili Nut Butter makes the BEST low carb blueberry waffles too. Simply add diced blueberries and cook in a waffle iron instead of a muffin tin. πŸ˜‰

Keto Waffles Recipe for Gluten Free and Low Carb Diets

The pili nut butters are oily and rich, making your low carb recipes super moist – instead of grainy and dry. Of all the nut butters I’ve tried with this recipe, the Pili Nut Butter definitely came out the most rich and the most moist!

Best Keto Waffles Recipe

You’ve seen me cook with Pili Nuts quite a bit I know. My all-time favorite being to add Spicy Chili Pili Nuts or the original Coconut Oil & Himalayan Salt Pili Nuts into riced veggies – like cauliflower rice, or riced broccoli & cauliflower:

Keto Dinner Ideas

That makes it so easy to create a fast healthy meal, and of course adds those healthy fats & nutrients you really need.

This is one of my favorite Pili Nut Recipes:

Cauliflower Rice Recipe

I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor of the new Fungi Fuel Pili Nut Butter, and especially in these super low carb nutty “cinnamon spice” muffins. πŸ™‚

Cinnamon Spice Keto Muffins

Both the waffles and the muffins are GREAT for your low carb meal prep. You can pop the waffles in the toaster for a quick breakfast on weekday mornings, or warm up the muffins with a little butter for a delicious (and very filling!) already-made breakfast.

Keto Meal Prep Ideas and Quick LCHF Breakfast Recipes

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They’re also available on Amazon but they do have some GREAT sales on their website right now AND we have a coupon code (above) that works on the site – but not on Amazon. πŸ˜‰

Like I said, I’m going to try using this same recipe to make a cinnamon spice zucchini bread next. I have a feeling it’s going to turn out fabulous! A warm slice of that smeared with salted butter sounds SO good, don’t you think?

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. Both the Pili Nuts and the Pili Nut Butter pair VERY well with dark chocolate! MY favorite is to mix the original Pili Nut Butter with dark chocolate, then add chopped Pili Nuts – for a nutty, delicious, healthy fat bomb. ♥

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6 Responses to Cinnamon Spice Keto Muffins Recipe

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Anne,

      Those look good. πŸ™‚ I would replace the milk with half & half or heavy cream. Then simply put all the ingredients into the free MyFitnessPal recipe calculator based on your brands/amounts and the number of servings you make out of the recipe. That’s the best way to log the macros accurately!

  1. Janene Shaw says:

    OMG! I’ve been so bored with everything I’m eating lately! I’m making these muffins this weekend, and I forgot about all your other delicious recipes! My pill nuts came yesterday and I’m excited to eat again! Thanks!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Awesome, Janene – I hope your muffins turned out delicious! I still think this would be an ideal recipe for keto zucchini bread. πŸ˜‰ I need to try that next!

      Enjoy your muffins & pili nuts. πŸ™‚ *cheers*

  2. Kim Smyth says:

    Ok, while these look great, I’ve never heard of pili nuts, so could I sub walnuts and cashew butter instead?

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