I’m not gonna lie. These coffee cake muffins were kind of an accident. The muffins themselves were on purpose – I knew I wanted to try my hand at some keto-friendly (easy grab) coffee cakes, but I didn’t mean to make the recipes exactly like this. Thank god for happy accidents because these are one of my best muffin recipes yet.
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WHAT MAKES A COFFEE CAKE?
Traditional coffee cake is either flavored with coffee or meant to be eaten with coffee. Since I knew the kiddo was going to be imbibing, I didn’t throw in any actual coffee this time around (have you seen my kid without caffeine? Girlfriend doesn’t need any pick-me-ups).
However, I did add a streusel and glaze to keep things legit. And, while I messed up (see below) what I originally had planned, they came out quite lovely.
Before I get into the deets, I wanted to let you know that the glaze on these is TOTALLY optional. In fact, the hubs and I like them even better without it. But, if you want to add a little extra sweetness to these already sweet treats, all I did was drop a tablespoon of Swerve confectioners and 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream into a bowl, whisk it up and drizzle on top.
I SKIPPED THE CRUMBLE (oops!)
Truth be told, I didn’t “skip” the crumble. I attempted the crumble and completely messed it up. A hot tip (which I totally know and completely ignored because I was rushing) is to always ensure your butter is super cold and “cube-able” before you make your crumble.
I, on the other hand, let my butter sit out on the counter for like 4 minutes on a 90-degree day and ended up with brown butter instead of a crumble.
HAPPY ACCIDENT FOR THE WIN!
I wasn’t about to let my mistake ruin breakfast (and dessert) for the week, so I decided to split the brown butter in half and layer the muffins so the insides would have a creamy, brown sugar and butter filling and the outside would have a crispier top.
It worked. And, to be honest, when I make these muffins again, I’m going to do the EXACT same thing. Why mess with perfection?
SUGAR-FREE, GRAIN-FREE + KETO-FRIENDLY
There is absolutely no sugar in these coffee cake muffins and they don’t include any grains either.
They are only 3.8 net carbs each making them a great sidekick to your bulletproof coffee or an even better after-dinner treat.
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The complete recipe is below. Let me know if you make what will now and forever be known as “my favorite mistake”. Happy Thursday!
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