Healthy Strawberry Muffins are lemony and fluffy with sweet bits of fresh strawberries throughout. Perfect for mornings on the go!
Once these Keto muffins are cooled, a delightfully fresh and bright lemon icing is drizzled over the top. The sugar free glaze brings together all the flavors of the strawberries and lemon and truly puts icing on the cake (no pun intended).
Gluten free muffins are a staple in my home. Because they freeze so well, they are one of my favorite things to meal prep. Whether it's for a low carb snack or for mornings when I just don't have time to cook, Keto muffins are the perfect answer.
I enjoy taking a day out of the month to make some of my favorite Keto Muffins to keep on hand. If you love this idea, try these Blueberry Muffins, Snickerdoodle Muffins, Chocolate Zucchini Muffins and Mock Apple Muffins. They are breakfast game changers and the kids will love them too!
With strawberry season in full swing where I live, I just had to seize the moment and create a recipe using those sweet and delicious berries. And boy, was I glad I did! Give them a try because you're going to fall in love with the lemonade factor that has been added to these amazing Keto Strawberry Muffins.
What's in Keto Strawberry Lemonade Muffins
- Almond flour
- Monk fruit/allulose confectioners
- Oat fiber
- Sour cream
- Heavy cream
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Muffins
To Make the Strawberry Lemonade Muffins
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Add the almond flour, oat fiber, baking powder and salt to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
In a separate bowl, add in the eggs, sour cream, butter, vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest and mix until well combined. Add in the monk fruit/allulose and continue mixing.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until everything just until combined.
Then fold in the chopped strawberries. Be a little gentle with the batter at this point. You want the strawberries well incorporated but not mushed.
Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick, when inserted, comes out clean. Allow them to cool while you make the icing.
To Make the Sugar Free Lemon Icing
Add in all the icing ingredients and whisk until combined. Start with a tiny bit of the heavy cream and add a little at a time, until you get the consistency of icing.
Drizzle the icing over the cooled muffins and allow to set before serving. Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for several days or freeze.
How to Freeze Strawberry Lemonade Almond Flour Muffins
If you have leftover strawberry muffins or if you've made them in advance of needing them, they will freeze beautifully if you follow just a few steps. First, you must allow the muffins to cool completely. You can even place them in the fridge to ensure they are cooled.
Next, wrap them individually with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic is touching as much of the surface of the muffin as possible. For this reason, you may decide to glaze them after they have thawed. It's not necessary but as with anything you freeze with glaze, some of the glaze may stick to the plastic.
Are Strawberries Keto? What are the Carbs in Strawberries?
A lot of people wonder if strawberries are Keto because they have natural sugar. The truth is almost everything you eat has some trace amounts of natural sugar, even most green veggies.
So the key to eating fruit on Keto is to find those fruits that are lowest in sugar and highest in fiber. Berries are perfect in that way, which is why in small amounts, strawberries are just fine on Keto.
One way to eat berries on Keto is to incorporate them into recipes where you aren't eating a lot at one time. For instance, this Strawberry Keto Muffin recipe uses one cup for the whole recipe and the net carbs in ½ cup of strawberries is only 5 grams.
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Is Oat Fiber Keto? Is Oat Fiber the Same as Oat Flour?
Oat Fiber is a key ingredient in this recipe, because it gives a more traditional texture. The Oat Fiber that I use is made by Lifesource Foods and I highly recommend it. They grind it to a very fine powder and has a very mild flavor.
Oat Fiber is not the same as Oat Flour, which is made from grinding oats. Oat Fiber is made from grinding the outer husks of oats and is pure insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber doesn't dissolve in water and isn't broken down in the digestive tract, so it has zero net carbs.
More Recipes Using Oat Fiber
- Blueberry Muffins
- Coffee Crumb Cake
- Coconut Lime Cupcakes
- Cheddar Jalapeño "Cornbread"
- Fluffy Pancakes
- Rosemary & Kalamata Olive Focaccia
- Lemon Cupcakes
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
More Keto Strawberry Recipes
Out of all the berries, I have to admit strawberry is my favorite. They are so sweet and juicy and make some of the best low carb desserts. Check out some of these Keto strawberry recipes.
- Strawberry Meringue Cookies
- Strawberry Ice Cream
- Strawberry Cupcakes
- Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce
- Strawberry Coconut Cream Mousse
- Strawberry Cream Tart
- Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake
Tips for Making the Best Strawberry Gluten Free Muffins
These Strawberry Lemonade Keto Muffins are so east to make. But baking with almond flour is slightly different than baking with gluten. Here are a few of my best tips to make sure your muffins turn out great every time:
Silicone is your friend
Let them cool
While I love the taste of muffins with almond flour, with the absence of gluten, you they can crumble on you. The way to prevent that is to allow them to cool for at least 15 minutes in the pan before transferring to a cooling rack.
How to give muffins a fluffy texture
Almond flour is fairly dense and can make whatever your baking rather dense. That is the reason I love to add just a little Oat Fiber. You just won't believe the difference in texture it makes.
Add them to your next breakfast buffet
If you need a sweet treat to add to your next buffet, you can make these Strawberry Keto Muffins in mini silicone muffin cups. Adjust the time and start watching for them to be done after 10-12 minutes.
Change up the flavor
What goes great with lemon and strawberries? Blueberries! Add a few to the batter. I hate to waste anything so I do this sometimes when I only have a few blueberry left in a carton. There's no need to change up any of the other ingredients.
If you'd like to know more about baking on Keto, this article, Keto Baking Made Easy, is loaded with tips and info that you'll find helpful. You might also check out my Keto Sweet Treats eBook that has 50 amazing Keto dessert recipes, all with color pics, macros and more! I'm offering it at 50% off when you subscribe to my free weekly emails here.
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Keto Strawberry Lemonade Muffins
For the Muffins
For the Icing
- ¼ cup monk fruit/allulose confectioners
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1-2 teaspoons heavy cream, or as needed
To Make the Strawberry Lemonade Muffins
- In a separate bowl, add in the eggs, sour cream, butter, vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest and mix until well combined. Add in the monk fruit/allulose and continue mixing.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until everything just until combined, then fold in the chopped strawberries.
- Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick, when inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool while you make the icing.
To Make the Sugar Free Lemon Icing
- Add in all the icing ingredients and whisk until combined. Start with a tiny bit of the heavy cream and add a little at a time, until you get the consistency of icing.
- Drizzle the icing over the cooled muffins and allow to set before serving. Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for several days or freeze.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.