Keto Low-Carb Almond Flour Donuts
These Low-carb donuts are easy baked almond flour donuts – or glazed keto donuts – with chocolate peanut butter glazing.
Plus, this delicious sugar-free donut recipe is also gluten-free, paleo, and dairy-free.
Are Donuts Keto?
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!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
These almond flour donuts are amazing as they taste like classic donuts and they are also:
- Ready In Under 25 Minutes
How To Make Keto Donuts
Read the full recipe card at the bottom of this post, but for more tips and tricks, keep reading!
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 zip-lock 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 Glazing
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 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Carbs Are In 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!
What Is The Best 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.
More Keto Pastry Recipes
If you like this recipe, you will love the following:
I hope you will enjoy this low-carb donut recipe. Let me know in the comments below!
Want My Kitchen Equipment?
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Coconut Milk or milk of your choice
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- ¼ cup Crystal Sweetener
- 1 ⅛ cup Almond Flour
Chocolate peanut butter glaze
- ¼ cup Sugar-free Dark Chocolate stevia sweetened or 85% cocoa
- 2 tablespoons Natural Peanut Butter
- ½ tablespoon Coconut Oil
- Preheat oven to fan bake 350°F (180°C).
- Oil a non-stick 6-hole donut 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 and beat the eggs.
- Stir in almond meal and sugar-free crystal sweetener. Combine until it forms a donut dough – about 1 minute.
- Fill each donut hole up to 3/4 to leave some space for the donuts to rise.
- 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 bursts, stir and repeat until the mixture is fully melted. It shouldn't take more than 1 minute.
- Dip each donut upside down into the glazing – make sure you dip the side that was in contact with the donut pan.
- Place each donut 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 donut dough, and they will taste denser like real Krispy cream donuts!
- You can store them in the pantry. They remain soft or for dense donuts as from the shop, store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
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Ingredients:Almond FlourCoconut MilkEggPeanut Butter
Preparation:Under 30 Minutes
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Should I use regular almond flour or superfine for this recipe please?
Regular almond flour is fine, but I tend to prefer the texture of finer versions.
Hi, I am wondering if I can substitute organic coconut sugar for the Erythritol ?
Yes, absolutely! It won’t be as low-carb, but it’ll be delicious just the same!
Ahhh, these are magical!! I’ve already made them three times!! Can we add cocoa powder to make these chocolate donuts?
Absolutely love these, but they seem to come out a bit lumpy on the top. I am using almond flour and was wondering if you have any tips to make them smoother on top? Thanks
Yes please, and thank you for both the chocolate AND pumpkin doughnut versions! Yum.
Sorry if I missed this, but can you freeze these to store for longer? Thanks in advance!
I love this recipe, it’s dificult for me the metric system but the results are fantastic!! Thank you!
Are you sure these aren’t Hostess chocolate donuts??!! OMG!! I have died and gone to carb diet Heaven thanks to you and this recipe!! I really can’t thank you enough and I’ve been sharing this with everyone I know who’s trying to lose weight! My Husby whole heartedly agrees too!
I highly recommend storing these in the fridge. When you do that and if you bit into one of these donuts..you’d swear you were eating Hostess donuts!! Incredible. Thank you so much!! I’m in your dept of gratitude. We even went out and bought donut pans to try this recipe out. As I type this..I just made a second batch of these. A double batch! I’m making mini donuts too as we bought two different size pans:)
You’re a miracle worker!!
Sounds so good, will have to tey
I did it but the glaze remained wet, is it normal.?
You can place the donuts in the fridge for 20 minutes to set the glazing. Enjoy, XOXO Carine
could I use coconut flour in place of the almond flour?
Unfortunately, no you can’t never swap one flour by the other since coconut flour has 4 times more fiber and therefore it will dry out the donuts. You always need more eggs with coconut flour and it’s a new recipe to create. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine
Hi, can I make this with coconut or oat flour instead?
You will need 4 time sless coconut flour because it is a highly absorbent flour. I didn’t try yet so I am unsure how much exactly sorry. XOXO Carine
Hi i made the donuts and they r light and fluffy and yum. Can u use powdered peanut butter in the mixture for glaze keep fat content down. Also i use erithinol sweetener or monk fruit with eritinal and it doesn’t say if its crystalized i am confused when it says powdered sweetener or cristalized an when to use what. It doesnt seem clear to me by just looking at the grain texture what i am using.
Hi! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. A crystal sugar-free sweetener looks exactly like real sugar, it is coarse. A powder sugar free sweetener looks like icing sugar it is light like dust. I ope it helps, XOXO Carine.
Hi i made the donuts and they r light and fluffy and yum. Your pic shows the choc glaze then another swirl peanut butter? Dont see that in recipe how to add that
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
I tried the same way as per the website and I used Stevia.. That gives a bitter taste.
Also the glazed peanut butter coconut oil and Choco powder did not have sweet and was bitter
Is there a way to make it better?
I never use stevia in my baking recipes but erythritol, as you said, stevia give a bitter aftertaste and I don’t recommend this option. The glazing is using sugar free dark chocolate not unsweetened dark chocolate. The sugar-free dark chocolate is as sweet as 50% chocolate, sweetened with erythritol that is what I recommend to use in the recipe. Enjoy, XOXO Carine
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!
That is so good to hear ! I look forward for your next review 🙂 Enjoy the recipes. XOXO Carine.
How much coconut flour did u use?
There is no coconut flour in the recipe, it’s an almond flour donut recipe. Enjoy
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.
These were great I don’t eat peanuts so I used Almond butter in my chocolate
Can I mix erythritol and stevia for this recipe?
Yes sure I am using an erythritol stevia blend in my recipe most of the time. Enjoy the donuts. XOXO Carine.
Can I still use Stevia and erythritol combined?
Would it not leave some bitter taste at the end?
Thanks for your feedback
Stevia always provide bitterness and doesn’t add texture to baking that is why I don’t recommend using this. I am using Lakanto Monk fruit blend, it is a blend of erythritol and stevia, but it has no aftertaste. I hope it helps, XOXO Carine