These keto ham & cheese muffins really taste like a good old cheese and bacon roll from the bakery – but without all those pesky carbs! We love low carb muffins for the pure portability and convenience. You can whip up a batch of this keto ham and cheese muffin recipe on a Sunday night and be set for some delicious, quick and easy breakfast, lunches or snacks throughout the week. Even fussy kids and husbands will love the flavours in these keto ham & cheese muffins.
Low Carb Muffins
I really enjoy a savoury muffin when I am looking for a quick grab and go breakfast. I do a fair bit of driving for work and I find a savoury muffin is a perfect option for me to eat whilst on the road.
The thing I LOVE about these ham & cheese muffins is that they are not eggy. One of the biggest complaints we have seen about keto muffins is the egginess. I can personally vouch for these keto ham & cheese muffins. They are just like a regular muffin and not eggy at all. They actually remind me to a cheese & bacon roll from Bakers Delight, but without all the carbs!
Before we were low carb, our go to ingredient for baking and making muffins was wheat flour. Well, now that we are trying to limit the amount of carbohydrates we consume, wheat, and most grains in general, are off the table.
There is not really a low carb ‘flour’ that is a direct substitute for traditional wheat flour. We have found that it is best to use a mixture of flour replacements to achieve a baked good with the best texture, as without gluten (a component of wheat flour), baked goods tend to be more crumbly.
The most popular keto baking flour replacements are;
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Why Protein isolate
- Oat fibre
- Psyllium husk powder
In this recipe we use almond flour, which can also be known as almond meal in Australia. It is basically blanched almonds which are ground up to a flour like consistency. We generally used blanched almond meal (the pale yellow looking one, rather than almond meal that still has the skin on the almonds (this has dark speckles in it). Blanched almond meal has a more mild flavour and a finer consistency giving a better final result.
We have also recently discovered that you can make your own if you have a thermomix. We buy blanched almonds from nuts about life and one day we ran out of almond meal while we were recipe testing these keto hame and cheese muffins. I then thought, wait a second, can we make our own in the thermomix with the blanched almonds we had in the cupboard. Turns out the answer is yes. Less than 10 seconds in the thermomix and we had almond meal. So easy.
Keto Muffin Recipes
Our keto muffin recipes are some of the most popular recipes on our website. People really love muffins! I think that is because they are easy to grab and go, you can grab them and eat with your hands, and also because kids tend to love them too.
We love that we can make a batch of muffins, store them in the fridge or freezer and we have a grab and go breakfast option ready for the whole week. If you love this idea, why not cook up a few different flavours, so you have some variety to choose from.
We love muffins as much as the next person, so we decided to find some of the best keto muffin recipes for you to try. Some of my faovurite keto muffin recipes are the blueberry muffin, breakfast muffin and the pecan cheesecake muffin.
Check out our favourite low carb recipes here;
- Depending on the size of your muffin moulds you may make more or less muffins, and so will have to adjust the nutrition information accordingly.
- With keto baking it is best to use a silicon muffin tray to avoid them sticking to traditional muffin tins or paper cases
- If you don’t have fresh chives at hand you could use dried chives, or a smaller amount of onion powder. You could also flavour them with your favourite spice mix instead.
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Keto Ham & Cheese Muffins
This keto ham and cheese muffin recipe will no doubt become a staple at your house and in your lunchbox! The recipe is so easy to whip up and the muffins are absolutely moreish. Everyone in the family will love these keto ham and cheese muffins (even kids and fussy husbands – trust us!). Add this recipe to your meal prep rotation this weekend and you can thanks us later.
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- Preheat the oven to 160C/320F. Grease and line your muffin trays. We prefer to use silicon muffin trays to avoid the muffins sticking, which does happen with low carb baked goods
- In a large bowl place the ham, almond flour, cheeses, chives, baking powder and garlic powder. Toss all the ingredients together
- In a small jug or bowl place the sour cream and eggs and whisk together to break up the sour cream and combine to a mostly smooth mixture
- Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir well to combine
- Divide the muffin batter between 10 muffin holes
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown on top and cooked through
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then remove from the moulds and place on a wire cooking rack to cool completely