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Low carb donuts are easy baked almond flour donuts – or keto glazed donuts – with chocolate peanut butter glazing.  Low carb donutsPlus, this delicious sugar free donut recipe is also gluten free, paleo and dairy free.

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Low Carb donuts or baked almond flour donuts

I am craving donuts for ages and for once, the most difficult part wasn’t to create a low carb donuts recipe but finding the right non stick donuts pan. Honestly, this was a struggle. I tried silicon pan first, the donuts stick so much to it that I had to throw away the pan with the donuts inside. Next, I bought an average price one, same issue. So now that I finally get a non stick 6 holes donuts cavity pan that don’t ruin my recipe I can share lovely pictures of my low carb donuts with you.

Low carb donuts

Sugar free donuts for diabetics with 3.5 g net carbs per serve

Those are easy baked almond flour donuts or should I say keto glazed donuts as they are beautifully covered with a chocolate peanut butter glazing! You know how much I love the chocolate peanut butter combo right? Chocolate Peanut butter Chia pudding, chocolate peanut butter avocado cookies I never stop with this duo!

Low carb donuts

Whatever how I call them this is what you need to make those:

  • Almond meal or almond flour both works well
  • Coconut milk – I used package coconut milk but any sort of milk work as well like almond milk, cow milk.
  • Apple cider vinegar + baking soda – don’ skip this combo please! This recipe is gluten free, and this is the combo of ingredients that will make your donuts raise well. Any vinegar could work but apple cider has the lighter flavor in sweet baking and amazing healthy properties
  • Eggs – you know my husband is vegan so I always try to make the recipe egg free, but sorry this particular one needs eggs!
  • Sugar free crystal sweetener – I love to use erythritol this one is good or monk fruit sugar. Both are low carb, keto approved and sugar free sweetener.
  • Vanilla essence – just because there is never enough vanilla in donuts

Low carb donuts

My tip to easily fill your donut pan with the batter is to transfer the donuts batter into a zip plastic bag, cut one of the corner and use as a pipping bag! It avoids lots of mess in the kitchen and you can throw away the bag, no cleaning! Lazy me !

Keto glazed donuts – chocolate peanut butter glazing

It is optional to glaze those low carb donuts are they are already delicious on their own. However, that extra glaze bring them from delicious to amazing ! I wouldn’t skip this step, really. All you need to make those lovely sugar free donuts for diabetics are those 3 extra ingredients:

  • Peanut butter – I am using a tiny amount in the chocolate glazing, you can use any nut butter, if you are paleo use almond butter.
  • Sugar free dark Chocolate – I am using sugar free stevia sweetened dark chocolate  but if not 100% sugar free you can use dark chocolate >85% cocoa for an healthy alternative
  • Coconut oil – or use refined coconut if you don’t enjoy the coconut flavor of unrefined coconut oil. Other oil could work too but the glazing won’t set as well.

Low carb donuts

Texture and storage

Baked donuts are as tasty as fried donuts – except it is healthier for you! Even if keto is about eating fat, frying food is still not the best healthy way to cook food as it destroy lots of nutriment. So those baked low carb donuts are your healthy treat. The texture of those donuts will be very different depending on the temperature you store them.low carb donuts

In the pantry, they stay soft and airy. In the fridge, they get dense, bready and cold – of course. It is my favorite way to store them, in the fridge. I usually take them out the fridge 2 hours before eating, so they are cold but not too cold but still dense. It reminds me the Krispy Kream donuts I bought form the store 5 years ago.Low carb donuts

I hope you will enjoy this first low carb donuts recipe. If you do, I will definitely be happy to create more of them. I already make a similar recipe with chocolate or pumpkin that my kids approved. Let me know!

xoxo Carine
Low carb donuts

Low carb donuts Keto glazed donuts - Chocolate Peanut Butter

Low carb donuts easy baked almond flour,. 100% keto glazed donuts, sugar free with chocolate peanut butter glazing. Clean eating approved, paleo, dairy free, gluten free. 
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Author: Carine
6 baked donuts
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Chocolate peanut butter glaze


  • Preheat oven to fan bake 180C (360F). 
  • Oil a non stick 6-cavity donuts pan with vegetable oil of your choice or coconut oil. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, baking soda and apple cider vinegar. You don't need to whisk long just 30 seconds to combine everything together and bet eggs.
  • Stir in almond meal and sugar free crystal sweetener.  Combine until it forms a donuts dough - about 1 minute.
  • Fill each donuts hole up to 3/4 to leave some space for the donuts to raise.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of donuts comes out clean and the top is set and golden/brown.
  • Cool down to room temperature on a rack, before adding the chocolate peanut butter glazing. 


  • In a small bowl, add sugar free chocolate, peanut butter and coconut oil. Microwave by 30 seconds burst, stir and repeat until the mixture is fully melted. It shouldn't take more than 1 minute.
  • Dip each donuts up side down into the glazing - make sure you dip the side that was in contact with the donuts pan. 
  • Place each donuts on a plate or cooling rack - side with no glazing sitting on the rack - to cool down. TIP: bring the plate 3 minutes into the freezer to set the top. It will also firm up the donuts dough and they will taste denser like real Krispy cream donuts ! 
  • You can store them in the pantry, they stay softer or for a dense donuts as from the shop, store in the fridge in an airtight container up to 4 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Low carb donuts Keto glazed donuts - Chocolate Peanut Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 143
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.9g24%
Carbohydrates 7.5g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1.5g2%
Protein 8.2g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition panel is for one donuts. This recipe makes 6  baked low carb donuts with glazing. Net carb : 3.5 g per donuts including glazing

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  1. Hi after u dip the dknut in the mixture coconut oil chocolate and sugar then i see a golden drizzel what is that over th ed choclate glaze. Maki g tomorrow pks answer. Worried i won’t know where find ass answer can u send to my email as well. Plain erithinol doesnt work here fir the donuts or stevia . Baking for tyoe 1

    • Hi, The golden drizzle on top of the donuts is simply pure peanut butter, no sugar added. It is optional, it will be delicious without it too, XOXO Carine

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for my family and we loved it. So soft and fluffy. I used coconut flour instead of almond meal/flour though. I’m looking forward to trying out more of your recipes!

  3. 5 stars
    Made these with my toddler, amazing! So easy, light, moist and delicious! I have tried many fried options but these were WOW! Thank you 😊

    • I love when the kids are on board with healthy recipes. So glad your little one had fun in the kitchen and eating those donuts. I hope you try more of my recipes with him. XOXO Carine.

  4. It’s awesome to find a dessert recipe that is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free. That being said can honey or maple syrup be used in place of your sweetener??

    • Thank you! This recipe is using a crystal sweetener so if you are not sugar free and don’t want to use Monk fruit or erythritol I recommend using an unrefined crystal sugar like coconut sugar or demerera sugar. A liquid sweetener like maple syrup is not recommended as it will get the batter more liquid and change the donuts consistency. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

    • I tried silicon, it was a disaster so I am now using a Wilton Non stick pan (around $14 on Amazon, here) it is not expensive and works well anytime. Enjoy the donuts recipe. XOXO Carine.

  5. Hi there! Another great looking recipe, I actually made donuts from the Vegan Birthday Cake recipe you posted that had freeze dried raspberries on it, I think it was for your darling daughters birthday! The are delicious but I am always on the hunt for more great recipes and LOVE checking in to see what recent sweetness you have shared!
    I am trying not to eat eggs right now, do you a think a chia egg or flax egg replacement would work? And I use honey, dates, maple syrup for sweetness and less often I use molasses or sucannat. Do you think that would work wit this recipe? Thank you Carine, LOVE this site!


    • Same this is high egg recipe, I am not vegan – only my husband is vegan – so most of my recipes hve eggs. When there is more than egg I don’t like to suggest substitute as the recipe came out very differently. So this one is definetly a egg recipe with no sub, sorry again. Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for your creativity and making your recipes easy to recreate. Your humility is touching. You’re a wonder! Keep making recipes for real people! I refer people to your blog when I share something I’ve made from your recipes, so you have new fans. 😁

    • Oh thank YOU! I wouldn’t share them each week if you was not there to read them too ! I am so glad you enjoy my simple recipes and the blog. It makes me very happy to read your comment today. Any questions never hesitate to write I am here to help. Enjoy the blog. XOXO Carine.