Low Carb Pecan Muffins
The inspiration for this recipe came from one of my favorite
websites, The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond. She is not a low carb cook, but I love her blog for many reasons. She is wonderfully funny and she has lots of good ideas for cooking, decorating, and photography. I really admire her work.
Here is a link to her recipe for Sticky Pecan Mini-Buns:
In my attempt to create a low carb version of these I used a
recipe from another favorite blog, All Day I Dream About Food. Carolyn’s recipe
for Pumpkin Praline Parfaits is absolutely amazing. I made them at Thanksgiving
and they were a fantastic hit, even with family members who don’t eat low carb.
I utilized her praline topping here:
I had to substitute half granular erythritol and half liquid
splenda for the 1 cup of Swerve, and it worked fine. We have used these
pralines for the pumpkin parfaits, ice cream topping, and now for these pecan rolls.
They are delicious and very handy for a variety of uses. You only need half of
the batch for this recipe, but I’d make the whole thing to have some on hand
for other things. You’ll be glad you did.
1 ½ cups Carbquik (available from Netrition.com)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ cup sugar-free vanilla syrup (available at Wal-Mart)
¾ -1 cup warm water
Mix Carbquik and cinnamon first, then add the sugar-free
syrup. (The gingerbread flavor would also work well, but you’d want to cut the
cinnamon down.) Then slowly add warm water until the dough just comes together.
Spray a 24 count mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray and
put a heaping teaspoon full of the topping mix into the bottom of each well.
Place the carbquick mixture on top and press it down into the nuts. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. When you
flip these out of the pan the nut mixture/syrup will then be on top of the
These were fairly simple and turned out really well. They
were definitely a treat with my morning coffee. I may even add a simple vanilla
frosting or glaze to these the next time I make them.
Makes 24 mini-pecan rolls: NET carb count is about 1.5 per roll.