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Keto Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Muffins
Chocolate chips & Peanut butter might just be the best combination in the world.
Seriously what would go better with a hot cup of coffee than chocolate chip peanut butter muffins?
They are good anytime. Breakfast? Yes. Dessert? Definitely. Even a our newly picky teen like them and that is quite an endorsement because all of a sudden that girl doesn't like food that she has loved for her entire life.
There are easy to make. You just mix and bake, and you have like a Reece's PB cup but in a muffin. ( Brenna is rolling her eyes because she is a peanut butter cup connoisseur.) But I think they are like her favorite treat in muffin form.
The whole family will love this treat.
The easiest way to stay Keto is: Always have good food available.
I love food.
I have been doing this Keto thing for about 2 years now, and it never ceases to amaze me how much really great Keto friendly food there is - all the kinds of things that I love to eat anyway.
We like muffins around here:
And I am sure that there will be more soon. I know because I am the one who gets to decide.
Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
Obviously chocolate chips are a tremendously important ingredient in chocolate chip peanut butter muffins.
You have a few choices of chocolate that are "sugar free" and some are much better than others.
Hershey's makes sugar free chocolate chips but I would not recommend them because they are sweetened with maltitol which not only causes about half the insulin response of regular sugar, but also has a laxative effect - it actually says the laxative part right on the label.
We use Lily's chocolate chips because they are sweetened with stevia. They taste like chocolate chips should taste, they're very Keto friendly, and they are well tolerated, even by sensitive bellies.
Another other great stevia sweetened choice is LUV Mini Keto Chocolate Chips.
And Peoples Keto Sugar Free Large Chocolate Chips are also quite good. They are vegan and non-GMO if that is important to you, but they are a little more pricey.
If you would like to know more about which Keto friendly sweeteners are best for you, we have more info in our sweeteners post.
Recipes Tip: Muffin Tins
You will see a lot of muffin recipes that say "grease the muffin tin." I think that should be a last resort - like if you really just need some Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins right now and the store that sells muffin liners is closed.
I use muffin liners for the same reason that I use parchment whenever I make cookies - There is no sticking and minimal clean-up.
If you bake your muffins in a metal muffin tin, they will stick, and be a gia-normous pain in the posterior to clean.
Another good option is a silicone muffin pan.
We have a fancy molded silicone pan that we use sometimes and I think it may be impossible to stick a muffin to that pan. Plus it is easy to clean with the sink sprayer. Or try to jam it in the dishwasher like ahem...some people do around here.
I like to eat muffins hot right out of the oven. Break them in half and butter um up a bit.
I would definitely recommend you eat at least one of them this way - I mean really there needs to be some perks to being the cook.
These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins are great once they have cooled too.
So if you would like to take them to an event like a pot luck or a grab-n-go breakfast they are great for that.
And, you can reheat by putting them in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.
The Chocolate PB muffins will keep in an air tight at regular room temp for two or three days.
Unlike other low carb muffins that have cream cheese in them and need to be refrigerated, these keep well at room temp.
You can also freeze them.
As with other bread, you will want to tightly wrap each muffin in plastic wrap or put them in a zip-lock and ensure that the air is squeezed out of the bag before freezing. Sounds like a pain to me but people always ask about this sort of thing.
And Now, Here's the Chocolate PB Muffin Recipe.
Low Carb Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Combine all the dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a large mixing bowl and stir.
- Add in the peanut butter and almond milk and mix thoroughly
- Add eggs and again mix thoroughly
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- put muffin liners in a 12 well muffin tin. (you could also grease the muffin tin instead of using muffin liners if you are brave)
- Bake for about 15 minutes at 350°F.
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