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Sugar-Free Mango Coconut Muffins #MuffinMonday

Small batch low carb, sugar-free muffins with  the flavors of coconut and  a hint of mango.
Sugar-Free Mango Coconut Muffins

Sugar-Free Mango Coconut Muffins

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Some weeks ago I started doing low carb again and last month I had hoped to post with #MuffinMonday but those muffins submarined, looking every bit like meteorites in my pan. I’d like to think  I have high standards, so I had to toss that recipe, the muffins, and all the work involved. The worst part was probably the loss of the almond flour, which doesn’t come cheap. But it does wonders for cutting carbs for those who need to.

This month I was more successful, I think. I opted to use  the mango syrup to emulate a fruit flavor since fruit adds a lot of carbs. I did hope for more mango but the flavor leans a bit more toward coconut, but still very  good with the hints of tropical mango.

Using the Swerve makes it seem like there are way more carbs in this, but those being sugar alcohols they subtract out. I wouldn’t go eating the whole batch by yourself because of the erythritol. But one can really keep you  on track if it is something you find you really need. I know my husband, who is lc’ing to lose some extra pounds, doesn’t do well if he doesn’t have  something to give him that bit of moral support. Years ago that might have meant sneaking off to Dairy Queen, but now there are a few more options for his sweet tooth. I’d say it  is working gangbusters for him as he has shed about 17 pounds in six weeks.

Sugar-Free Mango Coconut Muffins

Muffin Monday

Our group has a lovely selection of muffins from which  to choose this month!

Thanks to Stacy at Food Lust People Love for hosting this event and working out the details.

Sugar-Free Mango Coconut Muffins

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1  cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 6 tablespoons Stevia in the Raw
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking  powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted cooled coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons Torani sugar-free mango syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sliced blanched almonds
  • 1/3 cup Swerve confectioners
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Stir together the almond flour, coconut flour, unsweetened shredded coconut, Stevia in the Raw, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In another small bowl  whisk up the eggs with the cooled melted coconut oil, almond milk and mango syrup. 
  4. Combine the two to form a batter.
  5. Liberally spray  a 6-cup  muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray (or opt to use  liners or a silicone pan) and divide the batter  among the cups.
  6. Sprinkle the tops with the almonds and tamp down.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Let cool  in the pan  10  minutes  then turn  out and  finish cooling on a wire rack.
  9. Stir the Swerve up with the  tablespoon of almond milk and  drizzle over muffins, and allow those to set  and dry before packing up to store.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Just so you know, the effective carbs in this *appear* driven up from the use  of the  Swerve (erythritol) which  is a sugar  alcohol. If you wish to subtract those out,  I  have a label  for it by itself, so it would be 23.9 – 5.7 (fiber) – 13.3 (sugar alcohols) = 4.9 effective carbs per muffin.

Unless you are bothered  by the mild  laxative effect,  it shouldn’t bother you, but you should check your blood glucose  levels or see if this ingredient throws you out of ketosis (whatever you  are aiming for) to see if it is okay on your diet. Again, I am not your doctor or dietitian.

Of course, if you omit the glaze, you can subtract this out anyway. Using it is up  to you.

Swerve facts (erythritol):

Sugar-Free Mango Coconut Muffins

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5 responses

  1. I am so proud of you and your husband. Sticking to a new eating plan is very difficult. Kudos to you both.

  2. Pingback: Cinnamon Brown Sugar and Golden Raisin Muffins - Kelli's Kitchen

  3. Adapting recipes to low carb can definitely be challenging! I definitely need a treat once in a while to keep me from going completely off the rails 🙂 These look great!

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