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Low-Carb Muffins and Breakfast Muffins

This round-up features Low-Carb Muffins and Breakfast Muffins, plus a shout-out for the silicone baking cups I always use when I make them!

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Even people who really like to cook don’t mind having meals ready in the fridge that you can just heat and eat, right? And if you’ve discovered the Weekend Food Prep category on my site, you know how I like to cook things on the weekend and eat them all week long. So today I’m reminding you about all these tasty Low-Carb Muffins and Breakfast Muffins, these muffins are all things I make regularly for food prep. And this post is also going to be a shout-out for My Favorite Silicone Baking Cups, because I wouldn’t be making muffins nearly so often if I had to scrub the muffin tins every time!

I’m dividing the muffins into categories:

  • There are a few very tasty Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Almond Flour Muffins (and more muffins with almond flour will be coming!)
  • There are several options for Low-Carb “Egg Muffins”, a name I came up with in the early days of my blog.
  • And there are some  Cottage Cheese Muffins, which are pretty low in carbs but  not gluten-free. (They have the tiniest bit of flour; I think you could  switch that for Almond Flour (affiliate link), Flaxseed Meal (affiliate link), or even Hemp Seeds (affiliate link) if you wanted  a gluten-free version.

I love having muffins in the fridge to just grab, heat, and eat when I’m busy working. I hope these recipes will help you increase your breakfast muffins game; enjoy!

What Silicone Baking Cups Do I Use?

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I now have three sizes of baking cups, and it can get confusing because different brands call the sizes by different names. But my smallest size  is about 2.75 inches across and holds 1/3 cup, my middle size is about 3.5 inches across and holds 2/3 cup, and my biggest size is about 3.75 inches across but deeper than the others and holds 1 cup. (Links are affiliate links)

These Chambers Bay Baking Company Baker’s Dozen Silicone Baking Cups are my current favorite! I love the lighter colors and the fact that they give you 13 cups instead of 12. They don’t get discolored, and when sprayed with non-stick spray they release things perfectly. The Chambers Bay Silicone Baking Cups come in two sizes. STANDARD SIZE are the smaller size I described above, and I don’t use that small size too often. JUMBO SIZE are the middle size I described above, and this is the muffin cup size I like best. (Just in case anyone is wondering, Chamber’s Bay has no idea I’m writing about their muffin cups and haven’t compensated me to feature them here!)

There’s no need to stress over having a certain size of baking cups though, it’s really a personal preference. Just realize that when you’re using a smaller size the baking time might be a bit shorter and when you’re using a larger size the baking time might be a bit longer. Now, let’s make some low-carb muffins!

Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Almond Flour Muffins

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Breakfast Muffins with Zucchini and Feta title photo

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Breakfast Muffins with Zucchini and Feta

Low-Carb High-Fiber Savory Muffins with Parmesan and Green Onions title photo

Low-Carb High-Fiber Savory Muffins with Parmesan and Green Onions

Donna’s Low-Carb High-Fiber Grain-Free Breakfast Muffins title photo

Donna’s Low-Carb High-Fiber Grain-Free Breakfast Muffins

Flourless Zucchini Muffins finished muffin cut open with pat of butter

Flourless Zucchini Muffins

Flourless Egg and Cottage Cheese Savory Breakfast Muffins

Flourless Egg and Cottage Cheese Nutrient-Dense Savory Breakfast Muffins

Low-Carb and Gluten-Free “Egg Muffins”

Low-Carb and Keto Egg Muffins (Master Recipe) photo collage

Low-Carb and Keto Egg Muffins (Master Recipe)
(This is my original egg muffins post with suggestions for  ingredient variations and lots of tips for making Egg Muffins from what you have in the fridge.)

Keto Egg Muffins with Broccoli, Bacon, and Cheese

Keto Egg Muffins with Broccoli, Bacon, and Cheese

Egg Muffins with Ham, Cheese, and Green Bell Pepper title photo

Low-Carb Egg Muffins with Ham, Cheese, and Green Bell Pepper

Low-Carb Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins title photo

Low-Carb Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins

Low-Carb Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins (not gluten-free)

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Ham and Cheddar finished muffins on serving plate

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Ham and Cheddar

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Bacon finished muffins on plate

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Bacon

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Feta finished muffins on plate

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Feta

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    35 Comments on “Low-Carb Muffins and Breakfast Muffins”

  1. These baking cups are wonderful! Easy to use & to clean. I see a whole lot of muffins in my future!

    • So glad you’re enjoying them; I have used them for years and couldn’t imagine making muffins or egg muffins without them!

  2. Hi. Is it safe to bake with silicone?? Aren’t they a unhealthy material that is passed on into the food? Just curious.. thank you

    • I consider it to be completely safe. But everyone should make up their own mind about this kind of thing. If you’re concerned you might want to google it and see what you decide.

  3. I'm thinking of using these to replace my rusty old muffin pan. Can I bake with the silicone cups just on a flat sheet pan, or will the muffins flatten and spread?

  4. I don't know if my comment went through.
    Question. Using the Jumbo cups (if not bigger) do you have any ideas about "lunch" muffins?

    • Walter, I didn't see another comment? The ones listed in this post are the only muffin recipes I have, but these could be eaten for lunch.

  5. Dear Kalyn, I love your recipes and website. I am trying to follow the southbeach diet, but can't seem to make it through phase… do you have any tips or suggestions? Would love it if you could expand your website services to offer phase 1 support!
    Keep up the good work!
    Gloria

    • Hi Gloria, Glad you are enjoying the site. I realize Phase One can be challenging. I'm not going to change the format of the site, but there are some resources for Phase One on the page for South Beach Diet Information and Resources. There is also an index of all the Phase One Recipes and a photo index of all the South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes. Hope that helps!

  6. I bought these and used them once and the food got stuck to them and nothing I did got them clean. I was very disappointed.

    -Rhapsody

    • I always spray them with non-stick spray just for extra insurance against sticking. I've had 3 or 4 different brands and never had that problem. Sorry you got a bad one.

  7. Deborah, they’re fantastic. You won’t regret buying them.

    Med. Kiwi, I do eat my breakfast ones right out of the cup.

    Mrs. L. great to hear you’re liking them.

  8. I actually went out and bought some of these last year specifically to make the breakfast muffins on your blog. Made everything so much easier as the paper ones just were not working for me. I use them for everything now.

  9. i love the different colours of the muffin tins – and they could act as your serving plate!