Satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your sugar levels with this keto-friendly low-carb carrot and apple muffins recipe from nutritionist and keto expert Pauline Cox MSc

These delicious low-carb carrot and apple muffins recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth without sending your blood sugar and dopamine levels skyrocketing, thanks to their keto-friendly ingredients.

The high levels of fibre and healthy fats will keep you feeling fuller for longer and fuelled for the day. They have a natural sweetness thanks to the carrot and apple, plus the warmth of cinnamon. They freeze well, so batch cook and stock up!

Photo by Suzi Bird Sunlight Portrait Studio

Keto carrot and apple muffins recipe


  • 375g carrots, grated
  • 375g apples (choose green apples for a lower-carb content), grated
  • 5 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 90g coconut oil, melted
  • ½ unwaxed lemon, juiced and zested
  • 375g almond flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt (level)
  • 150g sultanas
  • 90g walnuts, roughly chopped

How to make this keto carrot and apple muffins recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C, 170 degrees C fan, gas mark 5. Line two muffin trays with 12 paper muffin cases.
  2. Grate the carrots and apples by hand, or by machine if you have a Magimix or an equally clever gadget to turn veg into shredded jewels in minutes.
  3. Add the beaten eggs, melted coconut oil, lemon juice and half of the lemon zest to a mixing bowl and combine well.
  4. Add the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to the egg and coconut oil mix and combine before adding in the shredded apple and carrot, sultanas and chopped walnuts. Mix to form a thick batter.
  5. Spoon the batter into your lined muffin trays and bake for 22-24 mins.
  6. Leave to cool and top each muffin with a dollop of Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt, the remaining lemon zest or orange zest, and a walnut.

Learn more about quitting sugar in Primal Living in a Modern World, by Pauline Cox. Use the code TopSante10 for a £10 discount at And linkup with others at Pauline’s free Facebook group – Healthy Keto & Low-Carb Living.

Related: Simple low-carb bread recipe

Words: Pauline Cox | Images: Shutterstock and Suzi Bird Sunlight Portrait Studio