A plate of freshly baked Keto Maple Pecan Muffins on a white wooden surface, accompanied by a bowl of pecans and a red checkered napkin, suggesting a cozy, homemade treat.

Maple Pecan Muffins (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

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These Maple Pecan Muffins are the perfect start to the day. Low Carb, Gluten Free and packed full of healthy goodness and rich, maple flavor.

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins
Maple Pecan Muffins. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Pecan Muffins

These Maple Pecan Muffins are a testament to the fact that low carb and gluten free eating can be just as delightful and satisfying as any other treat.

Each muffin is a blend of nutty pecans and the understated sweetness of maple – a classic combination that never fails to please. The earthy, deep flavors of these key ingredients create a comforting treat that’s perfect for any time of the day. Enjoy them in the morning with a cup of coffee, as an afternoon pick-me-up, or even as a dessert at your next dinner party.

I was on a mission to create the perfect savory, yet sweet muffin that is not only keto, but paleo as well. This paleo and keto maple pecan muffin recipe is one of my favorite muffin recipes so far. Not too sweet, not too savory, but they hit that sweet spot right in the middle.

Great for breakfast. Great for a snack!

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins
Maple Pecan Muffins Pinterest Pin. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

How to Make Pecan Muffins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin tin with liners.

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins
Photo credit: Trina Krug.

In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, ground pecans, coconut flour, cassava flour, sweeteners, cinnamon, sea salt and baking soda. Mix well.

Add olive oil to the bowl and combine thoroughly with a spatula or wooden spoon.

In a small bowl, combine eggs, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar. Beat with a fork until combined.

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins
Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Add egg mixture to flour mixture and continue mixing with a spatula or wooden spoon.

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins Ingredients
Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Add evenly to 8 muffin tins.

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins Ingredients
Photo credit: Trina Krug.
Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins
Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins
Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Is Cassava Flour Keto Friendly?

Cassava is a high carb root vegetable. Not keto friendly in high amounts. What is very intriguing about cassava flour is that it is one of the closest things to sub for wheat flour. And if you’ve ever done keto baking before, trying to get the same consistency as using gluten/wheat flour is rather difficult. Cassava is very appealing in that regard.

So what is a keto baker to do? Use a SMALL amount. This recipe uses 1 tablespoon and is split between 8 muffins. This equates to much less than 1 carb per muffin from the cassava flour. Acceptable.

And it comes from a root vegetable which I completely support. Would I recommend using a cup of cassava flour? Not a chance? But a tablespoon? Sure!

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins
Maple Pecan Muffins. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Pecan Muffin Substitutions

If you don’t want to use cassava flour, you can substitute it with coconut flour. You may find differences, but that is usually the case with substitutions.

You can also play around with sweeteners. I prefer to use the Besti brand or Lakanto Monk fruit. You can also use Swerve, Erythritol and any other low carb granular sweetener.

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins
Maple Pecan Muffins. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

How to Make Ground Pecans

If you have a food processor, such as a ninja like this one, then you are all set! Simply add your pecans to a food processor and blend!

Blend until you have a flour-type product! You may have to scrape the sides down and shake it up a few times.

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins
Maple Pecan Muffins. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

How to Store Pecan Muffins

You will want to store these paleo and keto pecan muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Wait until they are fully cooled before storing them, though, to minimize condensation.

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins
Maple Pecan Muffins. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Other Keto Muffins From The Keto Options

Keto Poppy Seed Muffins

Keto Chocolate Chip Muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins

Keto Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

A plate of freshly baked Keto Maple Pecan Muffins on a white wooden surface, accompanied by a bowl of pecans and a red checkered napkin, suggesting a cozy, homemade treat.

Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins (Low Carb)

These Paleo Maple Pecan Muffins are the perfect start to the day. Low Carb, Gluten Free and packed full of healthy goodness and rich, maple flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories 331 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin tin with liners.
  • In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, ground pecans, coconut flour, cassava flour, sweeteners, cinnamon, sea salt and baking soda. Mix well.
  • Add olive oil to the bowl and combine thoroughly with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar. Beat with a fork until combined.
  • Add egg mixture to flour mixture and continue mixing with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Add evenly to 8 muffin tins.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

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Notes

Nutrition calculation is for low carb version.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 7gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 192mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2g
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