What better way to enjoy the incredible benefits of collagen than to make these keto cinnamon collagen muffins? Delicious muffins with a creamy cream cheese frosting. What are you waiting for?
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Keto Cinnamon Collagen Muffins
I set out to make a collagen muffin to be able to enjoy more collagen in my daily diet.
Cooking with collagen can be tough. It does not hold together as well as when regular protein is used. So there is a trade-off that has to be made. But as long as you are aware of this, then you are good to go! It just means to be more careful, especially if the muffins are fresh out of the oven.
Collagen baked goods will often be more fragile, but the tradeoff is that it offers a huge array of health benefits. So, I'll take a slightly crumbly muffin to get those benefits. And the taste is amazing!
When I tested the flavor, I immediately craved a cream cheese frosting. So I created my own Keto Cream Cheese Frosting and they go beautifully together!
Muffins are just one of those foods that you can eat at any time, especially these keto collagen muffins! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert. For another muffin that you won't be able to stop eating, take a look at these keto raspberry muffins!
Benefits of Collagen
For the longer version of the benefits of collagen, be sure to check out the article: collagen protein benefits.
Collagen is great for a variety of reasons. It essentially is what holds your body together. Cool, right?
It also helps your hair, skin, and nails be healthy and vibrant, along with great support for gut health and joint health.
For me personally, I like it due to the skin and hair factor. Keto is dehydrating and my skin ends up dry at times. Also, some people find that hair loss can be an issue with keto, so I like it due to the extra hair benefits. I also happen to have Hashimoto's so I deal with more hair loss than the average person.
I do Intermittent Fasting daily. At the end of my fast each (late) morning, I make a keto almond butter smoothie or a collagen shake, both made from keto collagen, almond butter, and almond milk. They fill me up until the afternoon when I have my breakfast/lunch. I like to have liquid first and then solid foods later in the day.
Perfect Keto is the brand of collagen that I use.
You don't need any fancy tools to make these collagen muffins. Just a few kitchen staples.
Hand Beater - A simple hand beater to mix the frosting will do just fine!
Muffin Tins - I really like the silicone ones as they are so much easier to clean.
Muffin Liners - Unbleached muffin liners are the way to go! Minimize the chemicals.
Mixing Bowls - I like this set because it comes with the perfect sizes!
Collagen Muffin Substitutions
You can make a variety of substitutions in these delicious muffins!
Vanilla is the go-to collagen flavor. You could easily use unflavored collagen. Chocolate might change the flavor a bit much, but certainly vanilla and unflavored!
Cinnamon is the star of these muffins! You could spice them up by adding a smidge of Allspice or nutmeg to give them a bit more of a fall flavor.
This cream cheese frosting is the perfect pairing for the collagen muffins, but this keto buttercream frosting would also taste divine.
As I noted above, cooking with collagen comes with its challenges and benefits. These will be more fragile than your regular muffin so just be prepared in case a piece falls off if you choose to eat it warm!
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 scoops Perfect Keto Vanilla Collagen Powder
- 1 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup low carb granular sweetener
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond butter
- 8 tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line muffin tin with liners.
- In a large bowl, add almond flour, collagen, cinnamon, baking powder and erythritol. Mix well.
- Add beaten egg and combine. It is ok if it is not totally mixed.
- In a small bowl, combine almond butter and butter.
- Add butter mixture to almond flour mixture.
- Using a spatula, mix well.
- Fill muffin liners about 1/2 way full.
- Bake for 25 minutes and let cool.
- Meanwhile, add all ingredients for frosting in a medium bowl.
- Beat with a hand beater until well combined.
- Once cooled, frost muffins! Be careful frosting because these are fragile!
- Cut the corner off a ziplock back, fill with frosting and the squeeze out the hole. You can make designs and it won't ruin the muffins!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 28.35gSaturated Fat: 10.52gSodium: 86.53mgCarbohydrates: 5.76gFiber: 2.86gSugar: 1.37gProtein: 6.49g
Trina Krug is a Holistic Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach and host of the Carbless Conversations Podcast. With a Master’s Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, her single mission in life is to facilitate self-healing in herself and those around her through awareness, lifestyle shifts and low-carb eating. As a current Doctor of Science student, she continues her studies in functional nutrition.