One of the best things about summer is the start of farm-fresh sweet corn season. Make the most it by baking up some of these low-carb sweet corn cheddar muffins. They can be made with fresh corn, canned whole kernel corn, or even frozen corn (thawed completely). With type 1 diabetes, I choose to limit the amount of corn I eat due to the carb content — but of course every summer I find myself craving it! So I developed these muffins as the perfect cheesy vessel to deliver that little bit of sweet corn with less carbs than regular muffins. I think they will be the perfect addition to your Fourth of July barbecue!


Nutritional Information

Serves: 12

Serving Size: 1 muffin

  • Calories: 274
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Total Fat: 25g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 7g


  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon erythritol granulated sweetener (such as Swerve®)
  • 2½ cups blanched almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 ounces medium cheddar cheese, grated (reserve a little for topping)
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh, canned, or thawed whole kernel corn

How To Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a muffin pan with 12 baking cup liners and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, eggs, and sweetener with an electric mixer until creamy.
  4. In a medium size bowl, stir together almond flour, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder. Add to butter mixture in batches, beating with an electric mixer to incorporate.
  5. Stir in cheddar cheese, scallions, and corn.
  6. Spoon batter into baking cups until each is close to full.
  7. Bake approximately 20 to 23 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve immediately, or wrap, refrigerate, and reheat prior to serving.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.

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