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Keto Strawberry Muffins with Ricotta Cheese

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You’re probably thinking, “I can’t eat muffins on keto!” But I have three words for you: Keto Strawberry Muffins.

These babies are great as a dessert after your lunch or dinner. You can also enjoy them first thing in the morning for breakfast in place of your everyday omelette. 

The muffins are an unusual treat. Why unusual, you ask? They don’t contain flour of any kind, not even almond flour or coconut flour! You don’t even need baking powder. The key component is ricotta cheese.

There are different ways to use ricotta and it can work well as an addition to almost any dish. Ricotta provides a large amount of fat and protein, and a small amount of carbohydrate, which makes it a perfect food to enjoy on your keto diet.

keto strawberry muffins

Ricotta contains a decent amount of vitamin A and B2. It’s also is an excellent source of calcium, selenium, and phosphorus.

Ricotta is a good source of protein, which is important for building and maintaining muscle and manufacturing enzymes and hormones. Protein also plays a role in keeping bones, skin, hair, and nails healthy.



The combination of flavors in this strawberry ricotta muffins recipe is unique, too. Lemon zest (reduces “bad” cholesterol, boosts the immune system, and detoxifies the blood) with fresh sliced strawberries (contains vitamin C and antioxidants, and regulates blood sugar levels) will make every mouth water.

For this recipe, you will need pure vanilla extract, heavy cream and erythritol. You can omit the erythritol if you want because this recipe is already sweet enough, thanks to the strawberries and cheese.

To make these gluten free strawberry muffins, blend all the ingredients, divide between cups and cook until slightly golden. Garnish with sliced strawberries and serve!

Keep in mind that if you’re strict keto, you’ll want to take it easy on these fresh strawberries as eating too much fruit, even if they are low-carb, can still hit your daily carb limits on a keto diet.

How to Make Low Carb Strawberry Muffins

This recipe makes six muffins, which is the perfect amount to get you through the week if you need an on-the-go breakfast. 

To make, you’ll want to combine all ingredients by using a high speed blender to make sure the batter doesn’t have any lumps in it. 

mix ricotta egg cream vanilla

After that, distribute the batter evenly in muffin tins. You can grease your muffin pan with melted butter or coconut oil.

distribute muffin batter

Then bake in the oven until they are golden brown. You can garnish with sliced strawberries, or serve as is. 

top sliced strawberries on muffins

I recommend garnishing with raw cacao powder for chocolate finish. You can also add a bit of raw cacao powder to the mixture if you want to turn these into a true dessert muffin!

low carb strawberry ricotta muffin


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Keto Strawberry Muffins

A delicious and easy to make muffin recipe with ricotta cheese and strawberry, perfect for those who want a low-carb, sugar-free and keto-friendly dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto muffins, low carb muffins, ricotta muffins
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 156kcal
Author Tanya K.


  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup strawberries sliced + 3 strawberries (for garnish, optional)
  • 1 tbsp erythritol
  • 6 mint leaves for garnish, optional
  • ½ tsp dark chocolate sugar free, crushed for garnish, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line a 6-cup muffin tin with parchment cupcake liners.
  • In a food processor blend all ingredients until smooth.
  • Divide the mixture between muffin cups. Cups should be 3/4 full.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Meanwhile, slice 6 strawberries (optional).
  • Remove muffins from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with sliced strawberries, mint leaves and serve!



Nutrition Facts
Keto Strawberry Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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