Low Carb and Gluten-free Pumpkin Spice Muffins…..Heavenly…


Those with pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes may be aware that a lower carbohydrate diet is best for blood sugar, weight loss, blood pressure, cholesterol, and insulin levels.

Readers who have gluten intolerance or Celiac disease are always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes that exclude wheat, oats, rye, or barley.

Those who gain weight around the middle and can’t seem to lose it and keep it LOST miss having a treat like a pumpkin muffin.

Making easy ingredient substitutions to adapt high carb recipe favorites to fit the carb limitations of insulin imbalance and insulin resistance gives those with diet restrictions and preferences the option of enjoying some recipe classics without the guilt or negative consequences.

The low carb sweetener erythritol is music to many people’s ears. It is a sugar alcohol with none of the typical sugar alcohol side effects (gas, bloating, diarrhea) and is derived naturally from fermented fruit. No side effects, no worries, and no increase in blood sugar.  The brand name of erythritol found in the supermarket: SWERVE.


1 1/2 c almond flour
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
2/3 c erythritol (Swerve) sweetener
2/3 c canned pumpkin
4 extra large eggs or 1 cup egg substitute
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c chopped walnuts (if desired)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Line a muffin pan with muffin liners

If desired, begin by blending erythritol for 30 seconds in food processor or blender to make its texture more powdery.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients; almond flour, pumpkin pie spice and powdered erythritol and mix well.

To the dry mixture, add the pumpkin, eggs or egg substitute, and vanilla extract and beat with a mixer until it resembles a smooth batter.

If using chopped walnuts, stir them into the smooth batter until evenly distributed.

Scoop the batter evenly into lined muffin cups

Bake for some 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out almost dry. Muffin tops will be golden in color.

Remove the muffin pan from the oven and cover warm muffins with a clean towel. This step will trap moisture while the muffins cool.

When muffins have cooled, store in an airtight container. Muffins may be frozen for future use.

10-12 muffins = 1 muffin has 2.2-2.5 grams net carb.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Ready In: 50 minutes
Servings: 0

By making smart ingredient substitutions, some of your favorite recipes can be adapted to your diet for diabetes.


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About Diane Kress

Author of The New York Times Bestseller; The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, and The Diabetes Miracle. and The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition. Owner, developer, and administrator of The Metabolism Miracle's support site: www.Miracle-Ville.com. Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, www.themetabolismmiracle.com www.thediabetesmiracle.com www.miracle-ville.com Email: dietquestions@ymail.com
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