Keto Maple Pecan Muffins with Maple Glaze

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Do you love pancakes? What if I told you that you could have keto pancake muffins? That is why I am reposting this. It’s time for a Fall, Comforting Treat and don’t forget to go the home page to see what new I am offering.

These are very popular in my home keto bakery and for good reason. Full of maple flavor and chopped pecans, topped with a maple glaze, it’s tastes like breakfast and is perfect warmed up.

Keto Maple Pecan Muffins for a Pancake-Like Breakfast

You can make 12 at a time and freeze for your next 12 mornings. All you need to do is microwave for a muffin that tastes like pancakes with maple syrup.

Keto Maple Pecan Muffin, Gluten Free

My Secret for the Best Maple Flavor 

The good news about these maple pecan muffins is that they are easy, keto friendly, gluten free and sugar free. My secret to these is using Choc Zero sugar free maple syrup. If you don’t have access to that, you could use maple extract for that maple flavor. The syrup is sugar free, non-gmo, soy free and gluten free.

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My Basic Keto Muffin Base

This muffin base makes all kinds of yummy keto muffins. If you add blueberries to each muffin, you have blueberry pancake muffins.

I use almond flour, coconut flour, sour cream, xanthan gum (to hold the cake together), granulated Swerve, baking powder and salt as a muffin base.

To flavor the muffin base,  I added the maple syrup and to add texture I added chopped pecans. You can roast the pecans for about three minutes to increase the flavor. There is no need to add vanilla when adding maple syrup or maple extract. This is the same basic base I use for all my keto muffins, changing flavors and fruits.

Make Keto Muffins Dairy Free

I use sour cream and almond milk, but a reader told me that using coconut cream instead works wonderfully. I would use 3/4 cup to 1 cup. As far as topping these muffins, instead of butter you could sprinkle with Swerve Confection’s Sweetener or drizzle Choc Zero Maple Syrup.

Swerve: My Favorite Sugar Free Sweetener

I use Swerve, a powdered erythritol, which comes in both the granulated form used in the muffin and the confectioner’s form used for the glaze.

Why are my cupcake liners different?

I use these liners in my keto bakery. They are so great when frosting because you can space out the frosting with each bite. You can use regular liners or order these, but they do come in packs of 200.

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Keto Maple Pecan Muffins

Low carb, gluten free, sugar free keto maple pecan muffins that tastes like pancakes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Keto Muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto muffins
Servings: 12 Muffins


Muffin Ingredients

Maple Glaze Ingredients


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 180 C.

Muffin Instructions

  • Mix all dry ingredients except the sweetener. Set aside.
  • If using butter, mix butter with Swerve for about three minutes. If using avocado oil, mix with sweetener.
  • Add eggs and mix well for three minutes.
  • Add sour cream and almond milk.
  • Add Choc zero maple syrup. If you don't have that, add maple extract.
  • Gently mix in the dry mixture, followed by pecans. (Save a little pecans for garnish if desired).
  • Spray muffin liners with a gluten free baking spray.
  • Use ice cream scoop to scoop evenly into 12 muffin liners.
  • Bake for 15 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Prepare maple glaze and spoon over the top.

Maple Glaze Instructions

  • Heat Confectioner's Swerve Sweetener, butter and Choc Zero Maple Syrup together, stirring until all in incorporated. Immediately spoon on muffins.
  • Garnish with chopped pecans if desired.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made the recipe twice. Once with pecans and once with walnuts and dark chocolate chips. It worked beautifully. My only issue was that it took a lot longer to cook than the recipe said. It took almost 35 minutes. Excellent recipe.

    1. I’m glad you like it. Everyone’s oven is different. I bake entire bundt cakes in 35 minutes with this recipe so 35 minutes is long, but if that works for your oven, that’s okay.

  2. 5 stars
    I really love and trust your recipes. No wonder you have a thriving keto bakery.
    I just took these muffins out of the oven. They are light and airy. So delicious. I took your advice and threw in some blueberries. Blueberry, maple, and pecan muffins…. so good. Yuuuuuuum!
    I didn’t have almond milk and I can’t have dairy (sour cream) so I substituted coconut cream in the same amounts. It’s fabulous. A wonderful new recipe that I’ll be making again and again. Thank you!

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