Apple Muffins with Cinnamon-Pecan Streusel

Atkins Apple Muffins with Cinnamon-Pecan Streusel
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3









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  • 1.67 cup Almond Meal Flour
  • 0.5 cup halves Pecans
  • 6.5 tsp Cinnamon
  • 0.33 tsp Salt
  • 6 Tbsp Erythritol Powder
  • 1 pinch Stevia
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 2 large Egg (Whole)
  • 0.25 cup Coconut Milk Unsweetened
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Organic High Fiber Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder (Straight Phosphate, Double Acting)
  • 0.666 cup quartered or chopped Apple


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Prepare a muffin tin with 8 cupcake papers.  
  2. Combine 2/3 cup almond flour, chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons granular sugar substitute (eryhtritol), a pinch of stevia and 2 tablespoons melted butter in a small bowl.  Mix with a fork until it begins to crumble.  Set aside while making the muffin batter.  
  3. For the muffins:  whisk together the eggs, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 6 tablespoons granular sugar substitute (erythritol), a pinch of stevia, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.  Add 1 cup almond flour, 2 tablespoons coconut flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon baking powder; mix to combine then fold in 2/3 cup finely chopped apples.  
  4. Divide into muffin 8 wells topping each with about 2 tablespoons of the struesal.  Bake for 25 minutes, remove from oven and allow to sit for 10-20 minutes to cool before removing.  These may be eaten immediately or stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fibre and sugar alcohols (also known as polyols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fibre and sugar alcohols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.