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
  • 24 tsp Erythritol
  • 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)
  • 0.67 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 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.