Maple Covered, Low Carb Almond Cupcakes
I don’t think I know one person who doesn’t love cupcakes. How could you not love a cupcake! They are perfectly sized, sweet treats that you can really enjoy anytime. Cupcakes are great for birthdays and celebrations but they are also great for everyday eating. Cupcakes can be made to look super fancy but they are also casual enough for a backyard, kids’ birthday party. Cupcakes are just always a good idea. Always.
Of course, cupcakes can be a little more challenging when you are on a low carb diet. You need those mini cakes to have practically no carbs but most cupcake recipes are totally loaded with carbs. The cake part has an insane amount of carbs and don’t even ask about the frosting- it’s like carb city in there! A standard vanilla cupcake has around 30 carbs, all packed into that little paper wrapper. Not good! But also so irresistible.
Rather than trying to resist the temptation of a good cupcake, why not just make cupcakes that are low carb? You may think that keto cupcakes do not taste as great as traditional cupcakes but we are here to change that stigma. We have a recipe that will make your taste buds swoon. Our maple frosted almond cupcakes may be low in carbs but they are very high in flavor. Bottom line, this is a recipe you want to try.
If you are a keto follower or a low carb expert, you have probably tried an almond cupcake recipe or two. Cupcakes made with almond flour are probably the most popular keto recipes out there. Almond flour, in general, is a very popular low carb, white flour substitute. In 100 grams of almond flour, there are 20 grams of carbs. In 100 grams of wheat flour, here are 76 grams of carbs. That is an incredible difference! Almond flour is clearly the winner when it comes to choosing a lower carb option.
Almond flour is essentially almonds ground very finely, creating a light and fluffy powder. This means that almond flour also has all of the nutritional value of regular, whole almonds. Almonds are packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They are also loaded with healthy fats which are especially beneficial if you are following a keto diet. In addition, almonds have lots of great, nutty flavor which is quite powerful in these tasty cupcakes.
The maple portion of this recipe comes from our favorite maple flavoring- So Nourished pancake syrup. This is a low carb syrup that has an incredible, real, maple taste. However, instead of the typical 13 grams of carbs in every tablespoon of maple syrup, there is only ½ net carb in every tablespoon of So Nourished pancake syrup. That means you get all the delicious maple taste without any of the carbs. It really is an amazing ingredient! That maple taste is sooo good with the almond flavor of the cake.
As you can probably see, having a great cupcake that is also low in carbs is definitely something you can do. Everyone deserves a delicious cupcake on their birthday, on a holiday and on a Tuesday night. So whip up a batch of these keto almond cupcakes, enjoy that maple frosting and then tell your friends about this recipe. Share the low carb cupcake love! We will too.
If you love cupcakes and are looking for more recipes, try these easy keto cupcakes from Low Carb No Carb. These cupcakes are light, and moist, and give you lots of room for customization!
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