Chocolate chips, cinnamon, and that irresistible aromatic banana flavor – there’s no need to wrestle with other options, just reach for these low carb banana muffins! Psst–no bananas necassary
Looking for more keto bread recipes? Try this keto banana bread, keto zucchini bread or these keto pumpkin muffins!
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These low carb banana muffins are the miracle of the muffin world. They’re sweet, yet low carb. Fruity, yet fruit-free. Light and fluffy, yet void of flour. There’s richness and depth from the chocolate chips and an aromatic kick from the cinnamon. They’re moist and nutritionally balanced.
Seriously, all the things you never thought a muffin could be.
Try these keto banana muffins today and you won’t be able to see any other muffins!
- Almond Flour (fine grain): I love Bob’s Red Mill or Trader Joe’s almond flour in all my keto flour recipes, as they’re both SUPER fine grain, which will give these gluten free banana muffins the most flour-like results.
- Psyllium Husk: Use NOW Foods for best results. Others can turn your baked goods a blueish-purple hue.
- Erythritol: My favorite keto sweeteners are Lakanto and Swerve–they’re both erythritol-based, but can be used as a 1:1 swap with table sugar. Most other brands are 70% as sweet and need to be adjusted.
- Banana Extract: While banana extract doesn’t have any nutritional value, it also doesn’t have any added carbs. Score! Meanwhile, a medium banana can rack in as much as 28 grams of carbs! Which do you prefer?! I’ll take mine extracted, thank you very much!
- Sugar-free Chocolate Chips: Optional, but a delicious upgrade! Not all sugar free chocolate chips are created equal–I prefer Lily’s (they come in milk AND dark!).
- Cinnamon: Fun fact, did you know cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels?
When + How to Eat ‘Em
Enjoy these muffins as keto desserts, with your morning coffee for keto breakfast, or as a keto snack when you’re craving something sweet. Really, is there ever a wrong time to eat keto banana chocolate chip muffins?
Freezing Your Low Carb Banana Muffins
Double this recipe so you can have a home-baked banana bread muffin any day and any time you please. Freeze them individually (not touching) on a baking sheet. After an hour or two, they should be frozen enough that you can pop them into a Ziploc freezer bag altogether without them sticking together later.
- Swap chocolate chips for other mix-ins like keto nuts, or freeze-dried keto fruits (raspberries or strawberries).
- Turn this recipe into a loaf of bread by pouring the keto banana bread batter into an 8″ bread loaf pan, and baking it for 45-55 minutes.
- Make a streusel topping. Copy the streusel on my keto blueberry muffins, or my keto pumpkin bread.
- Have leftover extract? Consider adding it to keto pancakes or keto cinnamon rolls!
More Keto Bread Recipes
Keto Banana MuffinsPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 1 1/4 Cup Almond Flour (note 1)
- 3 Tablespoons NOW Powdered Psyllium Husk (note 2)
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Granular Swerve or Lakanto (note 3)
- 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter cooled
- 2 Eggs
- 1 1/2 Teaspoon Banana Extract
- 1/2 Cup Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (note 4)
- Prep. Preheat oven to 375 F and line a muffin pan with muffin liners.
- Mix. In a medium bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. In a second medium bowl, combine the almond milk (1/4 cup), melted butter (2 tablespoons), eggs (2), and banana extract (1 1/2 teaspoon) with an electric mixer. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and combine using the electric mixer, occasionally scraping down the sides, until everything is well incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips (1/2 cup) using a rubber spatula.
- Pour + Bake. Evenly distribute the batter into your prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips (1/2 cup) on top, and lightly press to adhere. Bake for 24-26 minutes. Enjoy!
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- Use fine-grained almond flour for the most "flour-like" texture. I've had the best results with Bob's Red Mill, Trader Joe's, or Costco brands.
- I ONLY recommend using NOW Psyllium Husk Powder, as other brands will absorb liquid differently, and throw off the ratio of wet to dry. (They can also turn your baked goods blue-ish purple).
- Swerve + Lakanto are equally as sweet as sugar and were used when measuring this recipe. If you're using a different brand Erythritol, know that it's 70% as sweet, so adjust accordingly.
- Lily's chocolate chips (super inexpensive at Walmart!) are my go-to here.
- Nutritional information is based on 1 muffin if you make 6 muffins from this recipe:
Yay! So happy your enjoyed Lorna ???
Can we use real banana instead of extract? If so, how much? Ty!
Hi there! I don’t use bananas to help keep the carbs down. But if you’d like to use one, I’d try leaving out the almond milk and only add it if you need more liquid to pour the batter into the muffin pan. Let me know how it goes!
SO yummy! My family love these muffins as well!
Glad you all enjoyed Kira!🤩
Love this recipe so much I highly recommend this to everyone!
Hi Amanda! Thank you! Hope you enjoy as much as I do! 😋
So delicious and will be making them again very soon! Thank you so much!
Yay! Let me know how it goes Amanda, Enjoy! 🥰
These have such amazing flavor! Love the low carb!
So glad you’re here! Us low carb-ers need to stick together! Hope you find lots of inspiration here. 🥰
Easiest muffins I have ever made!!!! So tasty and moist. They are the perfect gestational diabetes snack. Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome, Sandra! So glad you liked it! 😍
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YES!! This muffin is a crowd pleaser!!
Yay! Glad you liked it, Erin! 😍
Who doesn’t love muffins!? They are my favorite kind of breakfast!
Indeed, Catalina! Muffins are great for breakfast. Enjoy! 😋
I’m definitely making this again! Delicious muffins!
Yahoo! So glad you liked it, Toni! 🥰
These muffins were such a delicious and yummy recipe. I made these for our weekend and everyone loved them! Such a huge hit and we absolutely love them. Definitely making these again!
Yay! Thank you, Beth! I’m so glad you all liked it! 😍
I am so in love with your banana muffins! This is my go to snack especially when I am working at home. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Highly recommended!
So glad you loved it, Ayessa. Enjoy! 😋
Mine burned within 15 minutes which is unusual for my oven. The muffins tasted good on the inside but were very dry. I noticed there is no oil or fat added in the recipe. Could this be why they are a bit dry?
I’m sorry to hear that, and I’m really surprised they burned after 15 minutes. I’ve never had that happen, but you can try tenting the muffin pan with foil. As far as the muffins tasting dry– which brand of psyllium husk did you use? Each brand absorbs liquid differently, and NOW is the only product I recommend. Hope this helps! And happy to continue troubleshooting with you!
It may very well have been the psyllium husk powder I used which was what I had, not the WOW brand. It was actual powder as opposed to small flakes.
Yes, that’s the one ingredient I’m incredibly brand specific on– it’s so weird how each product absorbs liquid differently, and it really makes a huge difference in how moist/dry baked goods turn out! At least NOW is easy to find, hope you enjoy the texture more next time, and thanks for letting me know!
Banana and chocolate is such a classic combo and these low carb muffins look delicious.
Yay! Hope you give these a try Dannii!😄
These are DEFINITELY miracle muffins! So delish and satisfying!
Yahoo! So glad you liked it Elizabeth!😃
My husband is on keto diet. He loves banana muffins. I will definitely make him this. He will be so pleased. Thanks!
Awesome Natalie! Let me know how it goes!😁
These turned out great! I made another batch just to freeze so that this can be quick breakfast on the go when school starts!
Great idea! Thanks for giving these a try!🥰
Looks delicious and healthy! The perfect dessert!
Thanks Joaco! Hope you give it a try!😄