Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins are the best of both worlds. Crispy top, soft buttery interior, so much chocolate goodness in each bite!
I know…a cookie muffin may sound strange, but you’ll just have to climb into the trust tree for this one, because these sugar-free lumps of joy are just great!
Picture a thicker cookie or a denser muffin, and you’ll have the gist. The muffin top gets nice and crispy the way a regular cookie does, and the muffin itself has the texture of a soft cookie with lots of buttery flavor.
These cookie muffins were born out of my attempt at Keto Chocolate Chip Muffins, and although the result wasn’t light and fluffy the way a regular muffin is, I was so pleased with the result, I couldn’t help but share this recipe.
Let’s get into it!
Ingredients for Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins:
Eggs: That crucial ingredient that provides fluff, holds everything together, and adds flavor and richness to a baked good. Because we’re working with coconut flour, which is very dense, we need more eggs than a typical muffin or cookie recipe in order to lighten it up.
Butter: Just the simple use of butter makes that iconic chocolate chip cookie flavor shine. While you can easily make these cookie muffins dairy-free by using avocado oil or coconut oil, I can’t resist the amazing flavor butter brings to a baked treat. You can also use ghee to keep it lactose-free!
Coconut Flour & Almond Flour: The combination of coconut flour and almond flour works wonders in grain-free treats. Almond flour is light and coconut flour is dense, so combining them ensures you end up with a flour that is somewhere in the middle, which is right where you want to be!
Sugar-Free Sweetener: In order to sweeten this low-carb dessert recipe, we use sugar-free granulated sweetener. My top three favorites are Truvia, Swerve, and Lakanto. I used Truvia for this particular adventure.
Baking Powder: A leavening agent! Baking powder ensures your baked good bakes evenly and holds together nicely. It also yields that irresistible crisp you get on the muffin tops that reminds you of the texture of a cookie!
Ground Cinnamon: This is an optional ingredient, but I LOVE adding cinnamon to my chocolate chip desserts because I feel the warmth it adds enhances the chocolate flavor and levels up the whole experience. If you aren’t into cinnamon or don’t have it on hand, skip it!
Sea salt: An amazing flavor enhancer! Be sure to add a pinch so that more sweetness and more flavor shines through this delightful treat.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips: The chocolate portion of this goo fest! Sugar-free chocolate chips stud these muffin cookies to provide little bites of goo and bursts of flavor. I use Lily’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips, but you can go with your brand of choice or chop up your favorite sugar-free chocolate bar.
How to Make Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin tray with muffin papers.
Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk well. Pour in the melted butter and whisk until combined (the wet ingredients).
In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the coconut flour, almond flour, sugar-free sweetener, baking powder, ground cinnamon, sea salt and chocolate chips (the dry ingredients).
Pour the flour mixture into the bowl with the wet mixture and mix until well combined. A thick dough will form – this is normal.
Fill the muffin holes ¾ of the way full and bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 24 minutes, until the muffin cookies are golden-brown and baked through.
Allow the muffins cookies to cool for at least 30 minutes before peeling off the muffin paper and enjoying!
More Keto Treats:
- Keto Mug Cake
- Keto Mug Brownies for Two
- Keto Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Dairy-Free Keto Coffee Cake
- Keto Cranberry Orange Bread
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins
Cookie Muffins are the best of both worlds! A thicker cookie, or a denser muffin? Basically a chocolate chip cookie lover's dream.
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter, avocado oil or coconut oil
- ⅔ cup coconut flour, packed and leveled
- 1 cup super fine almond flour
- ½ cup sugar-free sweetener*
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin tray with muffin papers.
2. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk well. Pour in the melted butter and whisk until combined (the wet ingredients).
3. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the coconut flour, almond flour, sugar-free sweetener, baking powder, ground cinnamon, sea salt and chocolate chips (the dry ingredients).
4. Pour the flour mixture into the bowl with the wet mixture and mix until well combined. A thick dough will form - this is normal.
5. Fill the muffin holes ¾ of the way full and bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 24 minutes, until the muffin cookies are golden-brown and baked through.
6. Allow the muffins cookies to cool for at least 30 minutes before peeling off the muffin paper and enjoying!
*You can use regular cane sugar and regular chocolate chips if you aren't keto
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1 of 12
Amount Per Serving Calories 211Total Fat 18gCarbohydrates 10gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 5gSugar Alcohols 1gProtein 5g
Thursday 27th of October 2022
The flavor of these muffins is on point but mine were dry. I wonder if I didn't do something right or if I could add more oil? Thoughts? Thank u for this! Making then again for sure!!
Monday 31st of October 2022
Hi Kristie! I would say adding more oil (or butter if you use it) would do the trick. I would start with 1 tablespoon and work up from there depending on how the dough looked :)
Wednesday 8th of September 2021
By the nutrition facts it's 0net carbs?
Thursday 9th of September 2021
I calculate 4 net carbs. Feel free to double check my calculations if you'd like! I use MyFitnessPal. xo
Tuesday 9th of February 2021
I would love to have repice my kid's eat to much sugar and I do too I would a healthy lifestyle choices for now I had stage four breast cancer I'm lucky to be alive back in 2018 I got two austic kid's 10 and 5 my boy non verbal austic my daughter can talk she got adhd anger issues and portal a disorder my two eldest daughter's got ADHD anger issues
Monday 8th of February 2021
Can you use just almond flour if you don't have coconut flour on hand?
Wednesday 10th of February 2021
If you don't use the coconut flour, you will need to make other adjustments to the recipe, as coconut flour is very absorbent. For this reason, I would recommend you check out my Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and either just go with the cookies or make cookie muffins out of it. xoxoxo