Hearty Cocoa Flax Keto Muffins

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Last updated on March 12, 2023

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These are definitely not your Grandma's muffins. These flax-based pastries are full of amazing things for your body, and pack a decadent flavor that will leave you feeling full for hours. The perfect snack to bring on the road, or to enjoy for a quick breakfast. I love the slight coffee flavor and the added bit of caffeine these muffins bring to the table (a little extra caffeine throughout a busy day never hurt).  

Flaxseed meal is a great low-carb, allergy-free flour replacement, that provides great results, especially when baking alongside coconut flour. Packed with healthy omega-3's, lignans (antioxidant properties) and fiber, these muffins will leave you feeling good about how you're fueling your body. Not to mention, these are great for those trying to lower their cholesterol. 

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes 
Yields: 6 large muffins 


  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. finely ground coffee
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute (xylitol, eurithyol, etc.)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 tbs. melted butter, cooled
  • 1/4 cup olive, avocado, coconut or grapeseed oil
  • 2 eggs, room temp.
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temp. 


1.  Take out your eggs & cream 1 hour prior to starting your recipe. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) and prepare a muffin pan with paper liners or non-stick cooking spray. 

2. In a blender or food processor (handheld mixer works fine), combine flaxseed meal, coconut flour, ground coffee, cocoa, sweetener, salt and baking powder. Blend well until there are no lumps.

3. In a bowl, mix the melted (cooled) butter, vanilla extract, oil, eggs and cream and mix well. 

4. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir until combined. The mixture will be slightly lumpy, be sure to not over-mix! 

5. Divide batter evenly into prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle generously with sea salt or himalayan salt. You will have between 5-7 large muffins.  

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

7. Allow muffins to cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before removing.

*Keep your muffins in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days. These pair great topped with butter, spreadable cheese, whipped cream or frosting of your choice.

Enjoy these hearty, healthy muffins! 



About the author, Kristina

Kristina is a world-traveling foodie whose mission is to explore and recreate the most delicious cuisine. While still an avid traveler, Kristina has taken culinary refuge in the great country of the Czech Republic. When she isn't nannying or exploring the beautiful city of Prague, she's sharing her favorite recipes on the web.