Baked Keto Donut (Cinnamon donut)

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Just one try of my Mad Creations Spiced Baked Keto Donut 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 of 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!

Mad Creations Keto Baked Donuts

Keto 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.

Mad Creations Custard Keto Donuts in a bowl

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

Megan xox

Caramel Custard Donut

Chocolate Caramel Donuts


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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!
4.5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: LCHF
Keyword: baked keto donut
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Megan
Servings: 20 donuts
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  • 100 g melted butter
  • 50 g sweetener of choice
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon



  • Preheat oven 170℃
  • Add butter to mixer
  • Melt butter 3 minutes / 80℃ / speed 1
  • Add dry ingredients, sour cream, eggs and vanilla
  • Mix 3 minutes / dough setting
  • Pipe into greased donut pan, roughly 3/4 full
  • Cook 10 minutes until lightly golden
  • Place on wire rack to cool
  • Dip in melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar

Traditional Method

  • Add all ingredients to a mixer or bowl, and mix until well combined
  • 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.


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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Mad Creations Cinnamon Spiced Baked Keto Donut

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  • Megan says:

    The best cinnamon keto donut there is, and you can make it at home!

  • CL says:

    5 stars
    Reminds me of my favourite sour cream donuts! Easy and quick to make! Freezer friendly

  • Joanne R says:

    5 stars
    These are better than you could imagine after not eating a donut for a few years. Thanks Megan.

    • Megan says:

      Thanks Joanne for kind words. Ironically I have a new donut recipe coming out in a couple of days. Stay tuned.

  • Dale says:

    3 stars
    Is it just me? I am Canadian but born in the early 50[‘s – never exactly embraced the metric system although I understand it.
    I love the look of these and the 2g net carbs is amazing, but it is frustrating you jump from grams to tsp. Every measuring item I have is in Cups/tsp/Tbsp.
    Thinking the US conversion would help is nuts.
    A pound of butter is 454 grams, so 100 grams is somewhat less than a quarter cup. Our Canadian butter labels show where to cut for 1/4 1/2 or 1 Cup increments – nothing resembling grams
    How the heck do you measure 180 g sour cream – plop it out on a weigh scale (which I don’t have)
    You seem to have some blender that also has a temp control
    I would like to try these but it will be a case of approximately this & that and hope like hell!

  • Kat says:

    5 stars
    Delicious perfect little treat

  • Anne Wilks says:

    Do you think that you could bake these in a pie maker – donuts wouldn’t have a hole of course!?

  • Nicole says:

    I made these for the first time last week, I used an electric mini donut maker. The recipe made sooo many little ones, I was eating them for a week. They are non keto hubby and kids approved too.
    They also work well cooked in muffin trays, sliced open and spread with sugar free raspberry chia jam for an on the go snack 🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi Nicole, what electric donut maker do you have? I have been looking at purchasing a Tefal Snack Collection Multi Function Waffle/Sandwich/Snack Maker. It has interchangeable cooking plates that you just pop out. You get 2 plates with the machine but there are several other plates that you can purchase as an add on extra and a donut plate is one of them.

    • Megan says:

      That is awesome Nicole. I am so glad it was a hit with the family too.

  • 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!

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