Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins

By Gabby

Forget the flour and cut the carbs! These tasty no-flour muffins have a dash of cinnamon, pumpkin spice and nutmeg for incredible flavor, with only 4g carbohydrates.

Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins
photographer: Nikki Sheriff
Ingredients
  • 8oz. Cream Cheese

  • 2 Large Eggs

  • 1/4 C Xylitol (Natural Sweetener)

  • 1t Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 3T Vanilla Whey Protein (heaping)

  • 1/2T Cinnamon

  • 1/4t Pumpkin Spice

  • 1/4t Nutmeg

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. With an electric mixer, beat the ingredients until you have the consistency of a pancake batter.

  3. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 C of batter into each cup.

  4. Place into preheated oven and bake for 15 min. Don't be tempted to over cook them, they will get too dry.

  5. Turn oven off and leave the tins in the oven to cool for at least 20 minutes.

  6. They puff up as they bake, but will fall while cooling, that is what you want.

  7. Remove from tins and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

  8. Serve cold with sprinkled cinnamon on top.

  9. Optional Garnish:

  10. A dab of sour cream with lemon zest

  11. Fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, peach, apple…you get the idea) with freshly ground nutmeg.

  12. These would be great with a cup of coffee and good conversation with friends.

  13. Enjoy!

  14. You can reduce the calories by using reduced calorie cream cheese. That is the main contributor. Just make sure it doesn't add sugar.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
1
Yield 8 muffins
4g Carbohydrate
4g Protein
127 Calories (muffin only)

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24 replies

Liorascs
Liorascs 2014-05-22 23:46:59 -0500 Report

Tried these this evening. I did not have xylitol so I used 2T Splenda and 1T sugar free english toffee Davinci syrup. Turned out so nice. very custardy in the middle. Will make again.

jenswan
jenswan 2013-08-29 17:36:26 -0500 Report

If I sub Truvia or Swerve for the xylitol (which is toxic to dogs) how much shoujld I use? Also, I bet these would be good with other flavorings such as almond extract.

Paulalynn
Paulalynn 2013-07-18 11:40:46 -0500 Report

While you may be reducing calories using "low fat" products (cream cheese) you should be reminded that ALL low fat products will raise the carbohydrate number. I suggest we stop using low fat. It is a misnomer for the public. Stick to whole it is better for you in the long run. I have been successful in reducing my weight and maintaining good numbers with this approach. I do understand that this disease affects everyone differently. I think if you are not having great success to try to eliminate the "low carb" and maybe add a nice brisk walk to compensate for the added calories.

cakez
cakez 2013-03-07 11:44:17 -0600 Report

So, there is no flour in this recipe?? It just seems that you need something to bind it together. I'll have to try it!

kim_renshaw
kim_renshaw 2013-03-03 16:18:37 -0600 Report

I just made these muffins and they are great! I substituted Splenda for the Xylitol and I used Body by Vi instead of the vanilla whey protein because that is what I had on hand and they turned out so, so, so good. Some days a girl just wants and donut and this definitely filled that void because there are no donuts for me. Thanks for the recipe!

Edie
Edie 2009-07-09 05:57:22 -0500 Report

I have copied off the recipe to take to the store with me today to get what I need and make these with my brownies,cookies and pizza today. I am making alot of goodies for us today and then doing the laundry at the same time. That way I get my chores done at the same time as getting some goodies.
I'll send some with Bill to work so as to get something before he starts his day. Always leaves with out breakfast may be this will help.

apanda
apanda 2009-07-07 12:06:54 -0500 Report

I make these all the time and when I do, I always make a double batch and refrigerate. I get the whey protein at GNC. I use Spiritien (I think that is how you spell it). It comes in sugar free and it comes in several different flavors. I have made the raspberry flavor, the vanilla flavor and also the banana flavor. It really gives these little muffins such a nice added flavor. They taste sort ofl ike cheesecake. I love them! Thanks again for posting Gabby. This has turned out to be one of my favorite recipes here.

Edie
Edie 2009-07-07 09:59:46 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby this one if being printed off and going in my note book for future use. I love this one and will use it more than once.

apanda
apanda 2008-11-23 13:44:58 -0600 Report

I made a double batch of these today and they are wonderful. They are light and fluffy in texture, sort of souffle-like. I substituted Spiru-tein for the Whey Protein powder. Spiru-tein can be found in single serve packets at GNC. It is actually a soy protein powder. One packet costs 1.99 and is enough to make on batch of muffins. It comes in flavors as well as plain vanilla. I made vanilla and banana. I also subbed Splenda for the Xylitol. They are very yummy and low in carbs! Great for any time of the day as a healthy snack. I will make these again.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-08-08 13:58:01 -0500 Report

xylitol is availabe at your local health food store. If you can't find it, or don't want to pay for it, I would reccommend using raw sugar. You need something with the body in it, not just the sweet.
You can also pick up Whey from your grocer in the section that has the protein and power bars, or a vitamin shop, or health food store.