Zucchini Bread Muffins

Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 2 Each large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4.5 Ounce shredded zucchini (1 cup)
  • 1 Cup golden flaxseed meal
  • 2 Tablespoon low-carb vanilla protein powder (1oz)
  • 1/3 Cup granular sugar substitute (sucralose)
  • 3/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 Teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F.  Grease 6 wells of a standard non-stick muffin tin.  
  2. Combine the eggs, oil and vanilla in a small bowl.  Using a whisk beat until frothy about 1 minute.  Add the shredded zucchini. 
  3. Add the flax meal, protein powder, granular sugar substitute, baking powder, salt, and spices.  Mix with a spoon to combine.  
  4. Bake for 25 minutes until slightly puffed, golden and cooked through.  Enjoy with cream cheese if desired.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.