In the 30-day weight loss meal plan, there’s a recipe for lemon cream mug cake that you can microwave and eat in minutes.

Wouldn’t you know, my microwave stopped working about a month ago.

Instead of running out to buy a new one, it was an opportunity to eliminate the microwave. I’ve considered this for a while; perhaps it was a sign.

Craving the combination of lemon and cream cheese, I decided to scale up that recipe from individual portions to bake a batch of 12 using a muffin pan.

The twist on this recipe is almond butter added to the “icing” giving it a slightly nutty complement.

Best of all, it comes in at 4 net carbs per muffin, making it the perfect light treat for any time of day.

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Lemon Almond Butter Keto Muffins

Recipe by Ray DelVecchioCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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My favorite thing about these lemon almond butter muffins is the balance. They aren’t overwhelmingly tart but have a citrus edge. The topping is slightly sweet using my favorite combo of erythritol/stevia, with a nice balance of creaminess and almond flavor.



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, olive oil, lemon juice, and 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, mix the coconut flour, ¼ cup erythritol, baking soda, salt, and stevia
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients, spoon into a greased 12-cup muffin pan
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes
  • To make the icing, whip room temperature cream cheese, almond butter, ¼ cup erythritol, 1 tsp vanilla extract, salt, and stevia

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Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories217
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 18g 28%
    • Saturated Fat 6g 30%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 6g 12%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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