Low Carb Streusel Orange Muffin Recipe [FP or S]

orange muffin (1 of 7)When I was a kid, we lived less than a mile from a Big Star grocery store, and I would walk up there at least once a week with my allowance to score some treats.

I usually went for the candy aisle, but one week, a 3 pack of giant streusel orange muffins caught my eye. Oh. My. Lands. I fell in love. Over the years, I had more than my fair share of those orange streusel muffins. They were one of my favorite breakfast items in college. Picking really tasty junk food is like my spiritual gift. In my lack of understanding of nutrition, I was thinking: Muffins are healthy! At least healthier than eating cake or candy, right?orange muffin (4 of 7)Um, nope.  Caloriecount.com gives this particular orange muffin a D…the lowest grade on the list of this companies entire line of products, and the same grade as the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Even the double chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter reese’s cup cookies scored higher.

Those big boys pack in 230 calories per serving…and the serving is half of a muffin. I’ve never in my life eaten half of a muffin, and I don’t intend to start now.

I also don’t intend on ever eating one of those orange streusel muffins again, since I now have THESE.

This orange streusel muffin recipe is low carb, sugar free, grain and gluten free, and SO AMAZING! And I can eat the WHOLE thing if I want to. Glory be. orange muffin (5 of 7)

If you’re following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, the beauty of this particular recipe is that you can make it a FP, and add some fruit to it to create an E (energizing healthy carb breakfast), OR you can use healthy fats and enjoy it as a satisfying S breakfast or snack.

My Streusel Orange Muffin Recipe

Now, taking a recipe that’s FULL of white flour, junky fats, and mega amounts of sugar into a healthy and delicious recipe seemed impossible at first, but I think I nailed it. I am SO excited to share this healthified orange muffin recipe with you!orange muffin (6 of 7)

Instead of using orange juice, fats, sugars, and food coloring, I used healthy ingredients, sugar subs that have no blood sugar impact. And pumpkin puree adds a lovely orange color!

Ingredient Resources

I can wholeheartedly recommend the Trim Healthy Mama products for your low carb baking needs. Their sweet blend is a fantastic option and has a wonderful clean taste, plus it’s super concentrated so you use less per recipe. Their baking blend is also fantastic, and I give instructions on using that to make a low carb & low fat version below. To find all of their great products, check out my affiliate link to the official Trim Healthy Mama store here.

For flavoring the recipe with a bright, fresh orange flavor, I love the NOW Orange Essential Oil. Their oils are affordable, taste great, and are lab tested for purity. And they have NO idea who I am…I’m not getting paid to tell you that. I’m just a very happy customer. If you’re concerned about ingesting, I use them safely according to the dietary guidelines for essential oils in foods-you can read more about that here. You can also use orange extract or flavoring, but I really prefer this option.

orange dream recipe (1 of 1)Let’s do this!

Printable Low Carb Orange Muffin Recipe & Pin

To Pin!HOLEY moley- THIS is so, so good! Sugar free and low carb orange muffin. SF, Grain Free, GF. A THM S, E, or FP

5.0 from 3 reviews
Low Carb Orange Cream Muffin [FP, E or S]
SO yummy! This is a healthified version of the really naughty orange muffin I used to enjoy as a teen. Instead of being high fat and high sugar, You can choose to make a low fat, sugar free version OR a low carb, healthy fats version. Makes one GIANT muffin or two to three average sized muffins.
Recipe type: Breakfast

  • FP Version (low fat, low carb)
  • ⅓ cup Trim Healthy Mama baking blend
  • 3 Tablespoons egg white
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract or flavoring or 5 drops pure orange essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons Trim Healthy Mama Sweet Blend or 2 packets Truvia or sweetener of your choice to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie mix)

    S Version(low carb & healthy fat)
  • ⅓ cup baking blend
  • OR 2 Tablespoons flax seed meal + 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons Trim Healthy Mama Sweet Blend or 2 packets Truvia or sweetener of your choice to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract or flavoring or 5 drops pure orange essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie mix)

  • 1 Tablespoon protein powder
  • 1 teaspoons butter, chilled or room temperature
  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons sweet blend or 2 packets Truvia or sweetener of your choice
  1. Mix all muffin ingredients in a small ramekin or mug with a fork.
  2. Mix streusel ingredients in a small dish, cutting in the butter with a fork.
  3. Top muffin with streusel mix (use half of streusel mix for FP version to keep it lower fat)
  4. Microwave for 90 seconds or bake for 30 minutes or 15-18 minutes in 2-3 muffin tins in a *350 oven. Play with your baking time to get these just set but not dry, especially if you're using the lower fat recipe. Microwaves and ovens vary, so check frequently with your fist time baking and make a note right here on the recipe for next time. :)
  5. Enjoy!
To enjoy this muffin in a FP or S mode, simply follow recipe and enjoy. You may add a side of Greek yogurt with berries to fill out a Fuel Pull breakfast, or bacon, sausage, or really anything besides fruits or grains for an S meal.

To make this into an Trim Healthy Mama E (energizing healthy carb) recipe, add a side of fresh orange or any other fruit, and even some 0% plain Greek yogurt if you'd like!

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  1. Megan says

    I have everything I need to make the FP version, except the baking blend. Could ground up old fashioned oats work? Would that still be FP?

  2. Carol says

    Gwen, I just made this for the first time this morning. I made the “S” version. DELISH! I have a question…if I wanted to make a batch of these, say six at a time, would I just take all the ingredients times 6? Or is there a different conversion for this? I am usually not much of a baker – but I love muffins and this is my favorite so far!

  3. Sara says

    I just made the FP version and it is exactly what I hoped it would be! This is probably the yummiest MIM recipe I’ve made since starting THM three weeks ago… and that’s saying something, because I’m a major chocoholic! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. This will definitely be a repeat for me.

  4. audrey says

    I think a baking blend conversion is listed on the corn muffins recipe. Will it work the same for these?
    And also, can I make this a different flavor? Say, vanilla and add blueberries? Or will it bake differently?

  5. Stacy says

    Oh, bless you, Gwen! These fuel pull muffins are AHHH-MAZING! I do believe that we have a commonality in being blessed with that special gift – finding the absolute worst junk food. My favorite garbage food in the (ahem!) 80’s was 7-11 nachos. Oh, yeah – I am fairly certain now that they weren’t even food. Yuck! Anyhow, thank you for sharing your recipe. :)

  6. Kami says

    So delicious!!! I sprinkled a few sugar-free chocolate chips on top after I cooked it, which melted as I ate, making it feel even more decadent. Thank you for your awesome recipes!

  7. Autumn Strahle says

    When I try to print a recipe everything will print except the recipe! I tried highlighting and chose “print selection” and it didn’t work either. If I select the print button on the upper right of the recipe then it prints the logo on one page and then the picture of the recipe on another page and no recipe! How do you make it work?

  8. Christie G says

    My husband has declared these “delicious and amazing!” He hasn’t *loved* any of the THM baked goods, so this is definitely a keeper! I x5 the recipe and made 12 muffins in the oven. Perfect! Thank you for sharing.