Low Carb Snickerdoodle Muffins


Snickerdoodles are an American classic. But it took me a while to figure out that they weren’t just some cinnamon sugar cookie with a fancy name. It’s that cream of tartar that gives these cookies their tangy flavor. Or in this case, gives these low carb snickerdoodle muffins their unique tangy flavor!

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Low Carb Snickerdoodle Muffins


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • Sweetener equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unflavored whey protein powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (or an additional cup almond flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. For the muffins, preheat oven to 325F and line a muffin pan with 12 silicone or paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, sweetener, protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Stir in eggs, melted butter, almond milk and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Divide batter between prepared muffin cups. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until set and golden brown. Remove and let cool.
  4. Brush the tops of the muffins with melted butter. Combine the granulated sweetener and the cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over top.

Yield: 12

Cholesterol: 73mg

Food energy: 235 kcal

Total fat: 19.94g

Calories from fat: 179

Carbohydrate: 6.37g

Protein per serving: 7.97g

Total dietary fiber: 3.07g

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Aloha,I just noticed two other people ask the same question! My suggestion would be to substitute instant coconut milk powder! When you know about this stuff is pretty addicting!

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Brenda Albert

The instructions say to add baking soda but that is not a listed ingredient. Is it just a typo?


Also wondering this!


Hi Carolyn; I was wondering if there is something I can use in place of the Whey protein? Whey protein and I do not get along. Could I leave it out? Thank you for your help


I just made the recipe without baking soda and it turned out beautifully. I also used heavy cream instead of almond milk.


Is there some thing I can replace the whey powder with since I can’t have dairy?

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