Keto coconut lime cupcakes

Keto coconut lime cupcakes

Delicious and sweet keto coconut cupcakes have an irresistible lime cream. It's a festive, pretty dessert without the sugar and the carbs!

Keto coconut lime cupcakes

Delicious and sweet keto coconut cupcakes have an irresistible lime cream. It's a festive, pretty dessert without the sugar and the carbs!
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24 servingservings

Ingredients

Muffins
  • 3 3 eggeggs
  • 23 cup 150 ml (110 g) erythritol, granulated
  • 7 tsp 7 tsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp (10 g) baking powder
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (8 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • 23 cup 150 ml (50 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 23 cup 150 ml (75 g) coconut flour
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp vanilla extract
Lime cream
  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 1 1 egg yolkegg yolks
  • ¼ cup 60 ml powdered erythritol
  • 3 3 lime, the zest and juicelimes, the zest and juice
  • 11 tbsp 11 tbsp butter
Decoration
  • 24 24 fresh redcurrantfresh redcurrants (optional)
  • 1 1 lime, in wedgeslimes, in wedges (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 24 servings. Please modify as needed.

Muffins

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Whisk eggs and sweetener until fluffy. Pour in the melted butter. Add the baking powder, salt, psyllium husk, and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and keep whisking until you get a smooth batter. Allow to swell for a few minutes.
  4. Shape small balls of the batter and place in the muffin moulds. Bake for 15 minutes or until they have a nice color and are baked through. Allow to cool.

Lime cream

  1. Over medium high heat, whisk eggs, sweetener and lime until it starts to thicken. Be careful so it doesn't start boiling, then it will turn into scrambled eggs.
  2. Remove from the heat. Add the butter in pieces and stir until it has melted.
  3. Place the cream in the refrigerator until it thickens.
  4. To make the cupcakes, pipe or spoon a little lime cream on top of each muffin.
  5. If you want, top each cupcake with a red currant and decorate the serving tray with lime wedges. Keep chilled in the refrigerator until serving time.

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7 comments

  1. Hanna
    I wish these lovely recipes would not rely on erythritol so much. Your palate changes so much with low carb/keto diet that you just don't like sweet foods. Too much sweetness will keep addictions going, it is difficult to follow the diet. Our diet no longer has any sugar or sweeteners in it, only natural stuff in desserts too, like apple, berries or vanilla to sweeten, sometimes stevia. I keep directing my own patients to this site, but always have to remind them NOT to use erythritol, too many have now told me how they cannot get rid of their sugar addition with it and it causes abdominal side effects - not great for gut health.
    Reply: #4
  2. Paige
    They wouldn't taste as good without it. Its a better alternative as long as you don't over do it. It shouldn't be a problem. You cant help people who don't want to help themselves.
  3. SUSAGNA
    I think the same as Hanna, I'm a therapist and I follow a ketogenic diet. Everything that tastes sweet is no longer unpleasant on the palate.
    I think that the amounts of erythritiol are exaggerated.
    So I try to make the recipes using small quantity of stevia if necesary.
  4. Vegans Suck
    Agreed. It's a shame that sweeteners are thrown around so much. It would be very nice with a filter to filter out all recipes that contain sweeteners.
    Reply: #5
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Agreed. It's a shame that sweeteners are thrown around so much. It would be very nice with a filter to filter out all recipes that contain sweeteners.

    If it helps any, only the treat/dessert recipes have any sweetener. None of our breakfast or meal recipes include any sweetener at all.

  6. Ben
    Is the 0 carb erythritol in these recipes even on the market? I've been scouring the internet trying to find literally any 0 carb variation on this product, but they all are 4g per tsp for granulated, 3g per tsp for confectioner. The ones that are different just have different serving sizes-- it's across the board and I've checked about 8 brands so far. Did find a couple higher, but none lower. Incidentally, if you make this with those products, these balloon to 11 carbs a pop. Frustrating, given the 0 carb variation seems to not exist.
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is the 0 carb erythritol in these recipes even on the market? I've been scouring the internet trying to find literally any 0 carb variation on this product, but they all are 4g per tsp for granulated, 3g per tsp for confectioner. The ones that are different just have different serving sizes-- it's across the board and I've checked about 8 brands so far. Did find a couple higher, but none lower. Incidentally, if you make this with those products, these balloon to 11 carbs a pop. Frustrating, given the 0 carb variation seems to not exist.

    You can discount the carbs from the erythritol as it is a sugar alcohol highly unlikely to affect blood sugar.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/sweeteners#erythritol

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