Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monkey Bread Muffins


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This might be my favorite keto dessert ever! And I've tried a LOT of keto desserts. It has the perfect cinnamon-sugary taste and texture, and it pulls apart perfectly just like monkey bread! Plus each muffin has 14g protein. I originally made this in a giant bundt pan and it was tricky cooking the insides without burning the outsides (even with foil), so I was inspired to re-try the recipe with a few tweaks and in muffin form and it worked perfectly. It does make 25 muffins, so feel free to cut the recipe in half if you aren't cooking for many people, but trust me, you'll want all 25. 

Ingredients:

8 cups shredded mozzarella
8 oz cream cheese
1.5 cups granulated Swerve
2 cups almond flour
2 tbsp baking powder (and yes, I do mean tbsp)
4 tbsp cinnamon
5 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup golden Lakanto (if you don't have this, you can use extra Swerve, but "brown sugar" does taste better in this recipe in my opinion)
4 tbsp butter

Instructions:

1) In a large microwavable bowl, put 8 cups shredded mozzarella and distribute small chunks of cream cheese on top.

2) In a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup granulated Swerve, 2 cups almond flour, 2 tbsp baking powder and 2 tbsp cinnamon.

3) In a small bowl, mix together eggs and vanilla.

4) In a shallow bowl (will be used for rolling the dough balls), mix together the remaining 1/2 cup granulated Swerve, 1/2 cup golden Lakanto and 2 tbsp cinnamon.

5) Line muffin pans with muffin liners. (It makes 25...I know, awkward amount).

6) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

7) Microwave the cheese/cream cheese mix until smooth. Stir every 45 seconds or so.

8) Once smooth, pour the contents of the medium bowl and small bowl on top of the cheese/cream cheese mix and stir well. (The dough will be sticky.)

9) Form dough into small balls (roughly 1/2 inch in diameter is ideal). It's fine if your balls aren't perfect!

10) Roll dough balls in the shallow bowl and then place in cupcake liners. You should be able to fit 6 dough balls per liner in 2 layers of 3 balls.

11) Once all tins have been filled, melt the butter, and spoon over the top of each cupcake tin.

12) Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar mix on top of the muffins.

13) Bake in the oven for about 38 minutes or until done.

14) Enjoy! These are best served hot out of the oven, but if you need to serve later, just pop them in the microwave.

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