Now that is a mouth full! Every time I think of muffin tops, I think about the Seinfeld episode where Elaine only eats the tops of the muffins and starts a business selling muffin tops. She sells only the tops after removing the bottom from the muffin and donating to charity. Problems come as charity wouldn’t take them because there were no tops! lol
These are so yummy and they require no special flour, only almond butter. Almond butter is a bit expensive but it has a nice, neutral flavor. It is also easy to make your own and much cheaper! Check out this easy tutorial! You can also use natural peanut butter, you will just have a slightly nutty taste. I decided to use a muffin top pan because I didn’t want these to be thick and dense. Instead, they have a nice texture, moist, but not wet. Of course, you can use a regular muffin pan, just adjust baking time.
There is not much pumpkin in these muffins because it would affect the texture but the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice give it the pumpkin flavor. You can also use unsweetened applesauce as well. These would be a great breakfast, snack or dessert.
I love pumpkin pie spice. It is a combo of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and all spice. You could always make this combo at home and omit what spice you don’t like or add more of your favorite! Also, with the stevia, start with less than the recipe calls for then taste. If you need more, add it, you just can’t take it away! 😉 These also reheat in the toaster very nicely just don’t leave them in there long!
The most important thing to note about these muffin tops is that they won’t give you one! 😉 Enjoy!
Makes 9 Muffin Tops
- 1 cup almond butter
- 3 eggs & 2 egg yolks
- 1 -1/2 tbsp. vinegar
- 1 -1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. Stevia Select powdered Stevia or sweetener of choice (to taste)
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp. more cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg)
- Optional: Chopped Almonds for decoration
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lube bottoms of muffin top pan and set a side. Mix all ingredients with electric mixer until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Measure out 1/3 cup into each opening of muffin top sheet. Optional: Top with chopped almonds for some texture.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until done. Be careful not to over bake!
- 1 Almond-Butter Spice Muffin Top: 4.5 carbs
- 1 Peanut-Butter Spice Muffin Top: Around 6 carbs
- 1 Famous Vitamuffin: 17 carbs
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