Low-carb donuts are easy baked almond flour donuts – or keto glazed donuts – with chocolate peanut butter glazing.
Plus, this delicious sugar-free donut recipe is also gluten-free, paleo, and dairy-free.
Are Donuts Keto?
It comes without saying. No traditional donuts are keto-friendly! They are all made with carb-loaded flour, pure-sugar coating, and sometimes, high-carb filling.
So, do not buy a donut from the store. Make your own keto-friendly donuts with almond flour!
Finding the right donut pan
Finding the right non-stick donuts pan is the first challenge.
Silicone pans aren’t ideal as keto donuts tend to stick to them more than regular donuts.
Average-price donut pans won’t work either for the very same reason. Keto Donuts, in particular, when made with almond flour, will naturally stick to the pan.
So the best option is to buy a high-quality 6-hole donut pan.
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How many carbs in these keto donuts?
These are keto almond flour donuts come with only 3.5 grams of net carbs per donut! That’s about 10 to 20 times fewer carbohydrates than in a regular donut recipe!
Since it is quite low in carbs, this recipe is also diabetes-friendly!
How to make the low-carb donuts
Read the full recipe card at the bottom of this post, but for more tips and tricks, keep reading!
For a different perspective on this recipe, watch my step-by-step story about making these keto donuts!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for the almond flour donuts:
- Almond meal or almond flour both work well. The almond meal option is a tad more gritty, though. For more on Keto-friendly flours, read my top 4 keto flours.
- Coconut milk – I used package coconut milk, but any kind of plant-based milk would work like almond milk.
- Apple cider vinegar + baking soda – don’t skip this combo, please! This recipe is gluten-free, and this is the combo of ingredients that will make your donuts rise well. Any vinegar could work, but apple cider has a lighter flavor in sweet baking and amazing healthy properties.
- Eggs – I always try to make my recipes egg-free, but this particular one needs eggs.
- Sugar-free crystal sweetener – I love to use erythritol, with or without Monk fruit. Both are low carb, keto-approved, and sugar-free sweeteners – check out my review of keto-friendly sweeteners for more details and to convert from any sweetener to any other!
- Vanilla essence – just because there’s never enough vanilla in donuts
My tip to easily fill your donut pan with the batter is to transfer the donut batter into a ziplock plastic bag, cut one of the corners and use it as a piping bag!
It avoids a lot of mess in the kitchen, and you can throw away the bag, no cleaning!
Making the chocolate peanut butter glazing for the keto donuts
It’s optional to glaze these low-carb donuts as they are already delicious on their own. However, that extra glaze takes them from delicious to amazing! I wouldn’t skip this step, really.
All you need to make these lovely sugar-free donuts for diabetics are the following 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. Make sure to use natural peanut butter as heavily transformed peanut butter is not keto-friendly.
- 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 a healthy alternative.
- Coconut oil – or use refined coconut if you don’t enjoy the coconut flavor of unrefined coconut oil. Other oils could work, but the glazing wouldn’t set as well.
Storing your keto donuts
Baked donuts are as tasty as fried donuts – except it’s much healthier for you!
Even if keto is about eating fat, frying food is still not the best healthy way to cook food as it destroys the majority of nutrients.
So these baked low-carb donuts are your healthy treat. Their texture will be very different depending on the temperature you store them.
In the pantry, they stay soft and airy. In the fridge, they get dense, bready, and cold – of course. It’s my favorite way to store them in the fridge.
I usually take them out of the fridge 2 hours before eating, so they are cold but not too cold but still dense.
It reminds me of the Krispy Kream donuts I bought from the store years ago.
More keto pastry recipes
If you like this recipe, you will love the following:
I hope you will enjoy this low-carb donut recipe. If you do, I will definitely be happy to create more of them. I already made a similar recipe with chocolate or pumpkin that my kids approved. Let me know!
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