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These gluten-free keto cinnamon swirl protein muffins are grain-free, made with Keto Chow, and is the perfect protein-packed low carb muffin recipe complete with a coffee cake crumble on top. 

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In our family, we’re not only gluten-free, but we try to eat mostly grain-free and sugar-free as well.  Breakfast can be a challenge but whipping up a batch of these easy sugar free cinnamon muffins make it super easy to have a healthy protein-packed breakfast on the go without a sugar crash one hour later!  Win!

Be sure to add this super-simple recipe to your weekly menu, and keep reading for the recipe!

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What is Keto Chow and where do I get it?

Keto Chow is a certified gluten-free and sugar-free meal replacement shake.  I’ve tried a LOT of protein powders and shakes throughout the years.  And when I say a lot…. you’ll be hard pressed to find a protein powder I haven’t tasted.  And Keto Chow the BEST tasting I’ve tried.  It comes in so many flavors and is customizable to your personal nutrition needs!  And it’s hubby approved.

The best place to buy Keto Chow is from their website directly—so click on through and browse around to see if Keto Chow may be a good choice for your nutritional requirements. 

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Can I use a different protein powder?

Sure!  But it will change the nutrition and likely the consistency of the muffins.

If you’re looking for a good option, check out this post of 8 gluten-free protein powders rated by price and taste!

Ingredients for Gluten-Free Keto Cinnamon Swirl Protein Muffins

These gluten-free cinnamon muffins are made with just a few simple ingredients and are super speedy to whip up! 

ingredients for Gluten-Free Keto Cinnamon Swirl Protein Muffins

With the exception of the Keto Chow most of these ingredients can be found at the grocery store—but I prefer to buy my Monkfruit Sweetener at Thrive Market.  This recipe also uses almond flour.  My favorite brand of almond flour is Anthony’s super-fine almond flour.  It makes such a smooth baked good!  The best deal on this almond flour is on Amazon.

Click here to learn more about how Thrive Market saves me money on groceries and a promotional link to save $20 on your first order!

The base of the keto cinnamon cream cheese muffins are:

For the cinnamon swirl, you’ll need:

For the crumb topping you’ll need:

*You could sub in your sweetener of choice: Swerve is certified gluten-free, or you could use coconut sugar if you aren’t concerned about keeping the gluten-free cinnamon muffins recipe keto.

Tools Needed for Gluten-Free Keto Cinnamon Swirl Protein Muffins

You’ll need an oven, an electric mixer, and silicone muffin trays.

These will be hard to whip up by hand, you’ll definitely want to use an electric mixer.  I have a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and used the whisk attachment.

This cinnamon cream cheese muffin batter can stick—I highly recommend using silicone muffin trays for a clean bake and easy removal from the muffin molds.

I also use avocado oil spray to make sure the muffins come out cleanly.

How to make Gluten-Free Keto Cinnamon Swirl Protein Muffins

Step 1: Make the muffin batter

mixing batter for muffins
  • Soften the cream cheese and butter and whip them until will mixed with your stand mixer or hand mixer.
  • Once well incorporated, add 1 scoop of Snickerdoodle Keto Chow, and slowly mix until incorporated. Then repeat with the second scoop.
    note: Keto Chow is very fine and will poof if you mix it quickly!
  • Add the vanilla extract and the eggs 2 at a time and mix until well incorporated before adding the second eggs.

Step 2: Mix up the cinnamon swirl

  • In a small bowl, mix the sweetener and cinnamon for the swirl.

Step 3: Mix up the crumb mixture

  • Melt the butter
  • Once melted, add in the almond flour, sweetener, and cinnamon and mix until crumbly

Step 4: Assemble the muffins

gluten free protein muffins in muffin tins
  • Spray the muffin trays with cooking spray and fill each muffin space half-way with mixture
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon  swirl evenly in each space
  • Fill the muffin tins with the remaining muffin mixture
  • Top each muffin evenly with the crumb mixture
gluten free muffin before baking

STEP 5: Bake the muffins

  • Bake the muffins on 350 for 25-28 minutes (depending on oven temp)
    note: these muffins will WAY puff up while cooking.  It’s fine, they’ll shrink back down as they cool.
  • Let cool before removing from the silicone liners.
  • Enjoy!
  • I like to top mine with butter!
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Keto Cinnamon Swirl Protein Muffins

These gluten-free keto cinnamon swirl protein muffins are
grain-free, made with Keto Chow, and is the perfect protein-packed low carb
muffin recipe complete with a coffee cake crumble on top. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 26 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

Muffin Mix

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter (softened)
  • 2 scoops Snickerdoodle Keto Chow
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon Swirl

  • 1.5 tsp monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Crumb Topping

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp butter (softened)

Instructions
 

Make the muffin batter

  • Soften the cream cheese and butter and whip them
    until will mixed with your stand mixer or hand mixer.
  • Once well mixed, add 1 scoop of Snickerdoodle Keto Chow, and slowly mix until
    incorporated. Then repeat with the second scoop.
  • Add the vanilla extract and the eggs 2 at a time and mix until well incorporated
    before adding the second eggs

Mix the cinnamon swirl

  • In a small bowl, mix the sweetener and cinnamon
    for the swirl.

Mix up the crumb mixture

  • Mix all ingredients with the melted butter until it forms a crumb-like consistency

Assemble and bake the muffins

  • Spray the muffin trays with cooking spray and
    fill each muffin space half-way with mixture
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon  swirl evenly in each space
  • Fill the muffin tins with the remaining muffin
    mixture
  • Top each muffin evenly with the crumb mixture
  • Bake the muffins on 350 for 25-28 minutes (depending on oven temp)
  • Let cool before removing from the silicone
    liners.

Notes

*these muffins will puff while cooking–as they cool they will shrink back down–let cool completely before removing from the liners
**Buy Keto Chow through this link and use promo code GFKC20 for 10% off your order!
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cinnamon swirl muffins in basket and with butter

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