Keto Snickerdoodle Muffins (low-carb, dairy-free + paleo)

The perfect keto treat! Low-carb ketogenic snickerdoodle muffins with crackled tops sprinkled with cinnamon “sugar”.

I’ve never forget the first time I had a snickerdoodle. I was in high school and as soon as I had my first bite, I regretted not knowing about the cookie sooner, almost cheated out of a snickerdoodle-free childhood. Didn’t seem fair that I should only find out about the delicious treat at 15 years old.

Making up for lost time? You bet!

These keto snickerdoodle muffins have all the keto classic ingredients – almond flour, coconut oil, monk fruit or erythritol, and cinnamon, nothing you wouldn’t expect in a keto muffin. Except, I added Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts to the batter!

No one would ever be able to tell that there’s over 2 teaspoons of hemp hearts in each and every single muffin. By adding them, I bumped up the fiber of the total recipe by 11 grams, and the protein by 35 grams.

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Unsure of what hemp hearts are? I use them a lot in my cooking, so I should explain if you’re new around here. Hemp hearts are the heart of the hemp seed, without the shell. About the size of a sesame see, they deliver a slightly nutty taste to your recipes. You can incorporate them into recipes like I’ve done in these keto muffins, or sprinkle on yogurt, add to a rocket fuel latte, or make keto fat bombs with them!

OKAY, let’s get to the recipe!

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Keto Snickerdoodle Muffins
Recipe type: Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Keto
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Serves: 12
The perfect keto treat! Low-carb ketogenic snickerdoodle muffins with crackled tops sprinkled with cinnamon “sugar”.
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C) and place 12 muffin liners in a 12-count muffin tin.
  2. Place almond flour, erythritol, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt in a large bowl. Mix until combined.
  3. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk eggs, melted coconut oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Then, add the egg mixture to the almond flour mixture and stir until fully combined. Then, fold in the hemp hearts.
  4. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin tins and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until the tops are golden.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the cinnamon sugar topping by placing the coconut oil in a small dish and combine the erythritol and ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Once the muffins are done, one muffin at a time, brush the top with coconut oil before placing it overtop of the cinnamon sugar bowl and sprinkling it with the cinnamon sugar. Lightly shake of excess and repeat with remaining muffins. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to a month.

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Makes you want to jump into this keto muffin batter!

Keto Snickerdoodle Muffins #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet

And don’t forget to add the hemp hearts!

Keto Snickerdoodle Muffins #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet

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  1. I’m new to Keto, and am allergic to almonds, what do I do with recipes that use almonds?

    • Is it just almonds that you’re allergic to, Jennifer? For this recipe, you could swap out almond flour for coconut flour. You may have to use a bit less coconut flour, because it’s more absorbent than almond flour, so just add a little at a time.

  2. I have hemp seeds, can I use them or must I do something with them in order to make them work in this recipe? Thank you

    • Hi Carol, good question! Are your hemp seeds shelled? If so, you can use them as they are just the same as hemp hearts. Otherwise, you’ll need to shell them first. I hope that helps!

  3. I don’t have hemp hearts. Can I substitute ground flax meal or just omit?

    • Hi Virginia! You can use flaxseeds or any other types of seeds you have on hand!

  4. Can’t wait to try these!!! Thanks @healthfulpursuit

    • Sure thing Patrice! Let us know how they turn out!

    • Hi Janice! Sure thing! Be sparing with it, though, since I already find these to be fairly sweet.

  5. These are so delish! My non-keto husband loves them too. I was wondering what the bake time and temp would be if you wanted to do this as brownies instead? Thank you so much for this recipe!

    • Hey Karen! Keep the temperature the same, but you might increase the cook time from 20 minutes to 30-35 minutes. Check every five minutes to make sure it’s cooked all the way through.

      • Thank you, Leanne. I did 40 minutes and they came out perfectly!

        • Hi Karen! Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Hi, do these make 12 regular size muffins or 12 mini muffins? Thank you.

    • These make 12 regular size muffins, but we’ve had people make mini muffins from this recipe before!

  7. I was loking for a recipe to use up my hemp hearts and tried this one last night. These are delicious!! I used confectioner’s Swerve for the batter and granulated Swerve for the topping. They are so good! No aftertaste, so moist but not soggy. A real winner that even non-keto eaters will love. I might make a cream cheese icing and call them cupcakes. Thanks Leanne!

    • Absolutely! Thank you so much for telling us about your experience!

  8. Do you use granulated or confectioner’s Erythritol in this recipe? Which one works best? I have both.

    • This recipe calls for granulated Erythritol – thanks for reaching out!