Keto Classic Cinnamon "Sugar" Muffins

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See why the internet is RAVING about these amazing little keto cinnamon sugar donut style keto muffins. They were delicious! Pinned over 1 million times and raved about all over the internet this is one of the best easy keto breakfast recipes. Perfect make ahead keto snack too!

keto muffins

 Keto Muffins

Keto Cinnamon "Sugar" Donut Style

This recipe comes from a friend who has been making them for years. They have been gluten and sugar free all her life and (in my eyes) she is the queen of baking GF! Her classic keto cinnamon sugar donut is a huge hit with her family and friends. Everyone who eats them absolutely loves them. 

I know you hear it all the time, your family will love them and not know they are keto friendly. It is true. We strive to recreate and share recipes that are keto/low carb friendly that the whole family will love. Otherwise, you tend to have to cook twice as much which can lead to falling back into a regular habit of eating anything.

easy keto breakfast recipes

One of the easiest ways to eat keto

AND STAY on keto is to help others adapt to your way of eating. If you are like me, you have lived long enough trying to diet or change your eating habits while others stuff their face with everything and anything right in front of you.  These keto donut muffins are a great way to start them on your track. Just remember, let them know, adapting to the different tastes is easy and quick. Especially the sweeteners, once you stop eating sugar you stop craving it. Making it easier to give up.  

keto donut muffin

Try experimenting with this muffin recipe by adding different extracts or flavor oils.  We added apple to ours and can't wait to try pumpkin!   There are ways to eat keto and not feel deprived of certain flavors. After all,  flavor is why we eat food not necessarily what it is made from.  Think about that.   If you like apple cinnamon muffins you can still have them.

easy keto breakfast recipes

Easy Keto Breakfast Recipes

More easy keto breakfast recipes to try! 

Can I use Coconut Flour instead of Almond Flour?

The short answer is yes.  However, first, we have not tested the recipe that way.  This recipe has been tested multiple times with almond flour and made many many times by readers with almond flour.  

That isn't to say that you can not try the swap.  Something to understand before making the swap.  Coconut flour absorbs WAY more liquid than almond flour does. Like. A lot.  So the two will never be equally interchangeable.  If swapping coconut flour for almond flour you need to increase your liquid.  In the case of this recipe, I would start with increasing the cream by ¼c and maybe even one more egg. 

To learn more about almond and coconut flour give this link a read from Elana's Pantry- Paleo Baking

And certainly let us know how your swap out worked! 


keto donut muffins

More keto muffins to try! 

be sure to try our keto strawberry muffins  

More about Almond Flour 

Making our Keto Donut Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Keto Muffins- Classic Cinnamon "Sugar" Donut Style

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Just like the classic donut, these cinnamon "sugar" donuts are sure to satisfy!  These keto muffins are gluten free, sugar free and taste as close to the original as you can get!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup powdered sweetener, 20% off Lakanto with code MELISSA20
  • 1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons psyllium husk powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice

For the covering:

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup granulated sweetener, 20% off Lakanto with code MELISSA20


  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Line a muffin pan with papers. 
  2. In a medium bowl using an electric mixer, cream butter, sweetener and vanilla until smooth. Beat in eggs and cream. 
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients (except for the topping ingredients).   Slowly add to the wet ingredients, continuously mixing with the electric mixer. 
  4. Spoon even amounts into each muffin cup. 
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes or until edges are golden and set up.  
  6. Allow to cool completely. 
  7. Brush finished muffins with butter, roll in cinnamon sweetener mix. Serve! 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 3gProtein: 5g

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