Delicious Keto Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Muffins Recipe for a Guilt-Free Treat

Welcome to Your New Favorite Keto Treat: Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Muffins

Are you on the hunt for a keto-friendly dessert that satisfies your sweet tooth without breaking your carb bank? Look no further than these Keto Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Muffins. These muffins combine the luscious flavor of blueberries with the creamy decadence of cheesecake, all while keeping things low carb. Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a dessert, these muffins are sure to delight.

Imagine biting into a moist, fluffy muffin with a creamy cheesecake swirl and bursts of tangy blueberries. It’s a taste sensation that you can enjoy without any guilt, thanks to the carefully selected ingredients that align with the ketogenic diet. The almond flour base provides a gluten-free and low-carb alternative to traditional flour, ensuring that these muffins will keep you in ketosis and on track with your health goals.

Keto Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Muffins

The Story Behind These Keto-Friendly Muffins

As someone who follows a ketogenic lifestyle, I understand the importance of finding recipes that not only taste great but also adhere to the low-carb, high-fat principles of the diet. These Keto Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Muffins were born out of a desire to create a dessert that could be enjoyed without compromising on flavor or dietary restrictions.

The key to these muffins’ keto-friendly profile lies in the ingredients. Almond flour serves as the base, providing a low-carb, high-fiber alternative to traditional wheat flour. This not only reduces the net carb count but also adds a subtle nutty flavor that complements the blueberries. The use of erythritol, a sugar alcohol, offers the sweetness we crave in desserts without the added sugars that could disrupt ketosis.

Blueberries, while containing natural sugars, are also packed with antioxidants and are one of the lower-carb fruits, making them an excellent choice for those on a ketogenic diet. Combined with full-fat cream cheese, which is a staple in keto for its high fat and low carb content, these muffins achieve a balance of flavor and nutrition that is hard to beat.

Ingredients for Keto Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Muffins

Mastering the Method for Perfect Muffins

Creating these muffins is an art that requires a bit of finesse to achieve the perfect balance of flavors and textures. The first step is to ensure that your cream cheese is at room temperature before you begin, as this will make it easier to blend into a smooth, lump-free cheesecake swirl.

When combining the dry ingredients for the muffin batter, whisk them together gently to avoid overworking the almond flour, which can lead to dense muffins. As you incorporate the wet ingredients, do so with a light hand; overmixing can cause the muffins to become tough.

The real secret to a beautiful swirl is to not overdo it. After dropping the cheesecake mixture onto the muffin batter, use a toothpick to gently swirl it in. Aim for a marbled effect rather than fully combining the two mixtures. This will give you pockets of creamy cheesecake in every bite.

Keep a close eye on the muffins as they bake, as ovens can vary. They’re done when a toothpick comes out clean, but be careful not to overbake, as this can dry them out. Let them cool in the pan for a few minutes to set before transferring them to a wire rack.

Keto Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Muffins Baking

Variations to Spice Up Your Muffins

Lemon Zest Blueberry Muffins

Add a zesty twist to your muffins by incorporating the zest of one lemon into the batter. The citrus will enhance the blueberries’ flavor and add a refreshing note that pairs wonderfully with the cheesecake swirl.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Muffins

For chocolate lovers, replace the blueberries with sugar-free chocolate chips. The chocolate chips will melt slightly as the muffins bake, creating gooey pockets of chocolate in every bite.

Nutty Blueberry Muffins

For added texture and flavor, mix in a handful of chopped pecans or walnuts into the batter. The nuts will toast as the muffins bake, offering a delightful crunch.

Substitutions for Dietary Restrictions

While these muffins are already keto-friendly, some may have additional dietary restrictions or preferences. Here are a few substitutions that can be made:

For a dairy-free version, substitute the cream cheese for coconut cream and the butter for coconut oil. This will maintain the muffins’ creamy texture while accommodating those who avoid dairy.

If you’re allergic to almonds, coconut flour can be used in place of almond flour. Keep in mind that coconut flour is more absorbent, so you’ll need to adjust the amount accordingly.

For those who prefer a different sweetener, monk fruit sweetener can replace erythritol. It’s a natural sweetener that has no impact on blood sugar levels, making it a great option for those on keto.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh?
Yes, frozen blueberries can be used, but make sure to add them to the batter while still frozen to prevent them from turning the batter purple.

How do I store these muffins?
Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. They can also be frozen for up to a month.

Can I make these muffins nut-free?
Yes, you can use sunflower seed flour as a nut-free alternative to almond flour.

Is there a substitute for erythritol?
Yes, other keto-friendly sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit can be used in equal amounts.

How do I know when the muffins are done baking?
The muffins are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, usually between 22-25 minutes.

Keto Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Muffins

Indulge in the tangy sweetness of blueberries and the rich creaminess of cheesecake with our Keto Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Muffins. Perfect for a low-carb lifestyle without compromising on flavor.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 220 kcal


  • Electric mixer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Muffin tin
  • Toothpick
  • Wire rack


Cheesecake Swirl

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup granulated erythritol
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Muffin Batter

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ cup granulated erythritol
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or grease well.
  • Begin with the cheesecake swirl: In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup erythritol, 1 egg, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and set aside.
  • For the muffin batter, in a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, 1/2 cup erythritol, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mix melted butter, 2 eggs, almond milk, and 1 tsp vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Divide the muffin batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.
  • Drop a spoonful of the cheesecake mixture on top of each muffin and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. These muffins can be frozen for up to 1 month. For a dairy-free version, use coconut cream in place of cream cheese and coconut oil instead of butter.


Calories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 6gFat: 20gFiber: 2gNet Carbs: 3g
Keyword Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins, Keto Baking, Keto Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Muffins, keto muffins, Low-Carb Desserts
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