Low-Carb Lemon Blueberry Surprise Muffins Recipe

Written by Di Bauer March 1, 2002, Updated by Andrew DiMino February 12, 2015

Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free

Low-Carb Lemon Blueberry Surprise Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Surprise Muffins Low-Carb Recipe


Lemon Blueberry Surprise Muffins Low-Carb Recipe

Low-Carb Lemon Blueberry Surprise Muffins

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Lemon Blueberry Surprise Muffins are the perfect Low-Carb Gluten-Free addition to any brunch buffet as well as the perfect grab-and-go snack. The freshly grated lemon and orange peel gives these muffins a fresh and surprisingly zippy taste. The addition of the whey powder gives you a boost of protein. My kids love these muffins and ask for them often!

  • Author: Di Bauer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free


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  • nonstick spray or paper muffin liners
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla whey protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup Swerve granular sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cut into 9 cubes


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line 9 muffin tins with paper liners or spray with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine the eggs, oil, and cream; stir to blend.
  3. Add the whey powder, baking powder, Swerve, cinnamon, lemon rind, and orange rind. Stir until just combined. Do not over-stir or the muffins will be tough.
  4. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  5. Spoon ½ of the batter into the prepared muffin tins.
  6. Place a cube of cream cheese in the center of each.
  7. Fill the tins with the remaining batter, making certain that the batter goes completely over and around the cubes of cream cheese.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the muffins spring back when touched and no longer look moist on the top.
  9. Serve warm.


  • Serving Size: 1 Muffin
  • Calories: 224
  • Sodium: 224mg
  • Fat: 13g (119 Calories from Fat)
  • Carbohydrates: 4g (3g Net Carbs)
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 22g
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  1. christine christopher

    I am making these muffins and the recipe says it will make 9 muffins. There is no way my batter is going to make 9 muffins unless they are mini muffins. I will get 2 muffins max out of mine. Could you please check your recipe and see if there is something missing?

    • Christine, I have seen other websites with almost the same ingredients list for similar recipes going back to 2008.

      Although I do not believe these are supposed to be mini muffins, try them and see how it comes out.


  2. Where is the Carbquik in this recipe? How much?

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