Sugar-Free Maple Walnut Muffins


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Nutritional Info

Serving Size 1 muffin

Servings 12

Calories 260

Net carbs 2 grams

Fat 23 grams

Protein 8 grams



2 cups almond flour

1/2 cup Swerve Granulated

1/3 cup unflavored whey protein powder

1/4 cup coconut flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 large eggs

1/2 cup butter, melted

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 teaspoon maple extract

3/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided


1/4 cup Swerve Confectioner’s

2 Tablespoons heavy cream

1-2 Tablespoons water to thin glaze



Preheat oven to 325F and grease 12 muffin tins well or line with paper liners.

Combine almond flour, Swerve Granulated, protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder and salt and stir in eggs, melted butter, almond milk and maple extract til well mixed and stir in 1/2 cup of walnuts.

Put batter in muffin tin and sprinkle with remaining nuts, pressing lightly to adhere. Bake 25-30 minutes til set and golden brown.

Cool completely,


Combine Swerve Confectioner’s, cream and maple extract and just enough water to thin to drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled muffins.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Arun Prasath says:

    I love all the sugar-free recipes on your blog. I’ve long wanted to start a food blog that focuses on sugar-free, diabetic-friendly recipes. I’ve been browsing to learn how to start and manage a food blog that has original recipes like the ones in your blog.

    1. Brenda Sue says:

      Hi there, Arun! We wish you the best in your endeavor to help the world get healthy! It’s a big job and it takes us all working towards the same goal. Thank you for reading and commenting.
      Brenda Sue

  2. Ms.T.J says:

    Just wondering what your thoughts are on artificial sugar. Not that great but doesn’t affect our body as sugar does? Better of the worst? haha

    1. David Yochim says:

      I do not care for most artificial sweeteners but will use Splenda and Swerve brand Erythritol on occasion.

    2. Brenda Sue says:

      Hi there! I like Swerve, a natural sugar alternative that is 90% absorbed into the bloodstream. It has a Glycemic Index of 1 so it doesn’t impact blood sugar…and it tastes great and is available in Granulated, Confectioner’s and Brown. I also use Splenda. Avoiding empty calories is important and using these products makes that easier. Thanks for reading and commenting ❣️

      1. Ms.T.J says:

        What’s your view of eating sugar free candies just to get that sugar taste I need, instead of having simple carbs with refined sugar like a piece of cake?

      2. Brenda Sue says:

        Before I completely kicked my sugar addiction, I did that and as I said before, I use 0 calorie sweeteners now for oats, protein pancakes, protein shakes, Greek yogurt and more. Some people are against 0 calorie sweeteners but as you said, you’re replacing high calorie, simple carb foods with 0 calories and an insignificant impact on blood sugar. If it helps you manage your health priorities, I believe it’s fine to do that. I buy those types of products for a family member. I love Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free pancake syrup with Birchbenders Keto Pancakes. 😋

      3. Ms.T.J says:

        Thanks for your reply. Nice info 🙂

      4. Brenda Sue says:

        You’re welcome, Ms. T. J. Thank you for reading and commenting. 🙂

      5. David Yochim says:

        I occasionally will enjoy a piece of sugar free candy. Russel Stovers have some that are pretty decent. I am a lifelong chocolate and caramel lover, and these candies allow me a good taste without affecting my blood sugar nor do they give me carb cravings either.

      6. Ms.T.J says:

        Nice👍I shall go buy some now. Always thought they were only for diabetics! Haha

      7. David Yochim says:

        Diabetes runs strong in my family. I’m not diabetic, but I eat a very diabetic friendly diet with the elimination of sugar.

      8. David Yochim says:

        With some sugar free candies, you really do not want to eat too many as they can cause gastrointestinal upset because of the sugar alcohols used. I find that for me, this helps with moderation.😁

      9. Ms.T.J says:

        Ok sure. I initially will try to savour one for as long as I can and hopefully the sugar craving will pass. Will try not to dip into it like popcorn! Haha

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