South Beach Phase 1 - Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

"In the mood for a muffin? Try this flourless, low fat, low carb concoction suitable for the South Beach diet - all phases."
photo by Daria W. photo by Daria W.
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9 muffins




  • Preheat oven to 350*. Line a cup cake pan with paper cups. Microwave the peanut butter for 45 seconds to melt. Add everything to a medium sized bowl and mix well. 1 packet of artificial sweetener = 1 gram. Spoon into 9 cup cake cups and bake for 15 minutes.

Questions & Replies

  1. How do you make the frosting?
  2. How many calories per muffin pls?
  3. How man of these muffins would make a serving...just one?
  4. How many calories & carbs per serving?
  5. recipe says 8-10 g of sweetener and 1 packet=1 gram but how many packets in a teaspoon ?


  1. I've made this recipe many times: exactly as written (I use 1/3 cup Splenda) and I've made small adjustments to make these perfect for me. Any way you make these they have the best texture for the south beach diet. The muffins come out fluffy and light like a cupcake. I top mine with sugar free cool whip! Adjustment 1: I prefer ricotta cheese over cottage cheese. The texture doesn't change much and using the cottage cheese isn't bad at all (the curds melt and disappear). However the cottage cheese makes the muffins stick to the pan or muffin papers and the ricotta cheese doesn't stick at all. The cottage cheese also gives an interesting taste I can't explain. It's not bad using cottage cheese but for me ricotta is better. Adjustment 2: The baking soda is way too overpowering and comes out super bitter. I now make these using 1/2 tsp baking soda & 1/2 tsp baking powder. The bitter taste is very minimal if not completely gone. Seriously this recipe is the best and I make these all the time!!
  2. Definitely helps get through South Beach Phase 1... They are so good. I will continue to make these for my small grandchildren. Giving them a Healthy Cupcake choice that their Mom will approve of. I did make the ricotta cheese and baking powder and baking soda tweaks.
  3. I LOVE these! Seriously the texture is incredible. It really feels like you're eating a muffin! Also they are super easy to customize to suit your taste. I took someone else's advise on here and use 1/2 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of baking powder. I also use 1/4 cup ricotta and 1/4 cup cottage cheese. I love this texture the best. I did try just ricotta and it was good too, but for some reason the mix of the two is my favorite! I also use liquid stevia and just add to taste. Delicious and totally worth making. They are so easy to make and they really help fill that void!
    • Review photo by Daria W.
  5. Great recipe... my husband loves these, kills his craving for breads on phase 1!! I did use ricotta as he doesn't like the consistency/texture of cottage cheese and added an extra splash of vanilla.... very tasty!!



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