Baked Keto Donut – the BEST Cinnamon donut

These super easy baked keto donuts are only 1g net carbs and so easy to make!
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Just one try of my Baked Keto Donuts and you will be hooked!

I had a great baked donut recipe, that I converted to gluten free.  The GF version is even better than the original.  So I thought I would give it a crack to make a baked keto donut.

Lighter in texture than the donuts I had made in the past. These are a ridiculous 1g net carbs per donut! I mean like seriously that is a joke.  You could eat them all and still be under your 20g carbs per day!  Talk about a Keto donut dozen lol!

I will be totally honest when I say you and any of your unassuming friends would swear that these were not only fried but taste just like a normal donut.  Which looking at this recipe you know full well that this is just not the case.  The ultimate keto baked donut recipe!

Mad Creations Keto Baked Donuts

Baked Keto Donut Ingredients

This grain free donut is made mostly with ingredients we all have in our keto pantry. 

  1. Butter 
  2. Almond meal
  3. Whey protein isolate – this gives it structure and a crisp outer shell
  4. Sweeteners – I like to use Sukrin:1 for this recipe because it has no aftertaste. Be careful what you use in the cinnamon sugar as the sweeteners with a string cooling affect or bitter flavour will over power the donut.
  5. Xanthan gum – adds structure to the donut and should not be left out.
  6. Baking powder and baking soda – I use Bobs Red Mill Baking Powder; it is a double acting that helps to give a better rise and light and fluffy texture to baked goods. Baking soda for the Aussies is also your regular bi-carb soda.

Different Baked Keto Donut Varieties

We all like our donuts different ways right. I have to say a glazed donut, or iced sugar free donut has a certain appeal to me. So here are just a few ways that you can very simply make this basic low carb donut recipe your own.

stack of multi coloured iced donuts
A few sprinkles for the kids

Make a simple icing with powdered sweetener, food colour, and water. Here I have sprinkles that do contain sugar and can still be a lower carb option for both you and the kids.

Just omit the sprinkles for a plain iced donut or drizzle with some chocolate and nuts. I use Sukrin Melis for any icing, glaze or frostings.

A coat with a little sugar free dark chocolate and crushed nuts

Or what is better than having a great tasting sugar-free donut recipe? I keto churro recipe! Haha! Yes you can most certainly make keto churros with this batter. However, you do need to make baked keto churros. This batter does not hold together for frying.

churros on a grey towel
Keto Churros anyone?

Baked Keto Donut Variations

Are you missing an iced donut, a filled donut? Here are just a few keto donuts I have created low carb. These have passed the taste test with quite a few of my friends and family.

  1. Sue’s Vanilla Surprise Keto Donuts
  2. Keto Caramel Custard Donut
  3. LCHF Boston Cream Donut
  4. Wagon Wheelie Keto Donuts

Happy Cooking


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Mad Creations Baked Keto Donut with glaze

Mad Creations Cinnamon Spiced Baked Keto Donut stack on a plate

Spiced Baked Keto Donut

You will never know that you aren’t eating a fried flour donut.  Except for the lack of carb bloat! These spiced baked keto donuts are totally the bomb!
4.97 from 30 votes!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: LCHF
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
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Servings: 20 donuts
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  • Preheat oven 170℃.
  • Melt butter 3 minutes / 80℃ / speed 1
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix 3 min/dough setting
  • Pipe batter into greased donut pan, approximately 3/4 full
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on wire rack.
  • Dip in melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar.

Traditional Method

  • Preheat oven 170℃.
  • Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Follow from Step 4 above
  • Follow the above steps to shape your donuts, cook and serve


Alternative topping that would be great is either, a sour cream chocolate ganache, lemon curd or some nut butter. 
These donut can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 2 months.
My sweetener of choice is erythritol or Sukrin 1.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.7mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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  • Anonymous says:

    Can you use cream cheese instead of sour cream?

  • Evie says:

    5 stars
    These are amazing and honestly wouldn’t know they are keto. I made them in donut maker not oven and came out fluffy and soft. Used dry nutmeg not fresh. So good can’t stop eating them!

  • Tanya Long says:

    Hi Megan,

    Very yummy and light. Didn’t have baking powder but they rose anyway. Used the whole tub of sour cream at 200g still worked. Just me being lazy to minimise leftovers, or is that maximise for my lunchbox?
    Am not a fan of grams unless it’s wet or sticky ingredients, always used cups as a rule, but I’m a fan now. Less washing up, just scales, bowl and spoon.
    Son suggested 50:50 chocolate and vanilla, so added 1 tblsp cocoa, added nibs to a few for an adult indulgence.
    It’s such a versatile recipe.
    Awesome job on this one.

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      So glad you enjoyed it Tanya. It is such a great recipe to change a bit to make different flavours etc.

  • Dani Hibberd says:

    5 stars
    Thanks Megan for another winning recipe. These donuts are so quick and easy and came out perfectly. A huge hit with both grandchildren and adults alike.
    I guess this recipe will be pinned to my favourites 🥰

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Yay! A win for the sugar free donut with the kids! 🤣 So glad you and the family enjoyed the donuts Dani. This is one of my oldest and most enjoyed keto sweets recipes with my family and friends too. Thanks for taking the time to give it a thumbs up too 😘

  • Sarah Mikhail says:

    I just got given some duck eggs an was hoping to try this recipe with them. What size eggs do you use (so I can adjust the duck eggs to match)

  • Jennyfer says:

    After coating them in the sugar, how long do you leave them out to cool before putting in the fridge?

  • Lucille Guzzo says:

    Can I use Almond Flour instead of Almond Meal?

  • Jo says:

    5 stars
    Super easy, super delicious. Excellent with a coffee at breakfast🤫

  • Len says:

    5 stars
    This is such an amazing recipe! It didn’t crisp up in the same way as fried donuts but tastes so yummy. Thanks Megan for this clever recipe.

  • Princess Elizabeth says:

    5 stars
    I made these this morning as our camp stove chucked it in (our only stove atm) so I had to make a breakfast that my husband would love as much as he does the egg-fast pancakes. This recipe is a little ripper! I only had muffin tins, but I extended the time and they are so yummy. And it makes 12 big ones – so heaps.

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