The Best Keto Donuts Recipe
Super easy keto donuts with only 10 ingredients and only 2g net carbs! They will satisfy any sweet craving for my friends following a keto diet. They are baked not fried. Plus, they’re made without yeast and without sugar.
The ingredients are simple pantry ingredients. Made with almond flour, these donuts (or doughnuts) are fluffy, cake-like, and perfectly sweet.
Just a little scroll below you will find some amazing variations ideas so you can make these donuts how you like them! So what are you waiting for? Try out this low carb donut recipe and indulge in some delicious, fluffy goodness!
How to Make Keto Donuts
Step 1. PREHEAT oven 170℃ fan/190°C static/375°F. Spray or grease a donut pan and set aside. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl, Thermomix or food processor.
Step 2. Mix until combined.
Step 3. FILL Spoon or pipe the batter into the donut pan (see notes). Fill each hole about 3/4 full.
Step 4. BAKE 15-20 minutes until or lightly golden and cooked through. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
Step 5. Mix the remaining sweetener and cinnamon and sprinkle onto a large plate. Once the donuts have cooled, dip them into the melted butter and roll in the powdered cinnamon sugar. Serve while they are warm as they are so incredibly delicious at this time.
Step 6. The donuts can be cooled completely and dipped in melted chocolate, coated in ganache, or filled with keto whipped cream and berries, as pictured.
- Classic Glazed Keto Donuts: combine 1/4 cup powdered sweetener and a tablespoon of cream. Use for traditional glazed donuts made with keto-friendly ingredients.
- Chocolate-Frosted Keto Donuts: A rich and decadent chocolate glaze recipe to satisfy your chocolate cravings. I just use melted sugar free chocolate and sprinkles for mine.
- Donut Holes: A delightful twist on the classic cinnamon sugar donut, without the guilt. Use a mini muffin pan or donut hole pan to bake a lot of keto donut holes!
- Donut Muffins: scoop the doughnut batter into muffin holes and bake. Fill a piping bag with keto whipped cream, Keto Lemon Curd, keto custard, chocolate ganache or even keto chocolate mousse and pipe into the centre when cooled.
These sugar free donuts are diabetic friendly. At only 2g net carbs they are low carb and use clean keto ingredients.
You can store the almond flour donuts, in an airtight container in the fridge, for up to 1 week. You can also freeze it for up to 1 month.
Yes, you can make dairy free keto donuts. Swap the butter for light taste olive oil. The sour cream can be replaced with dairy free sour cream or coconut or sheep milk yoghurt. Whey protein can be omitted with more almond meal used instead.
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Easy Keto Donuts Recipe
- 100 g (3 ½ oz) butter
- 2 cups (2 cups) almond meal (200g)
- 1/2 cup (½ cup) whey protein powder or substitute coconut flour
- 1/2 cup (½ cup) sweetener of choice (105g)
- 3 tsp (3 tsp) baking powder
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp (½ tsp) nutmeg fresh grated
- 2 large (2 large) eggs
- 3/4 cup (¾ cup) sour cream 180g
- 1 tsp (1 tsp) vanilla extract
- PREHEAT oven 170℃ fan/190°C static/375°F. Spray or grease a donut pan. Set aside.
- MIX – Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove. Pour into a mixing bowl and add all the remaining ingredients. Use a spatula to combine.
- FILL Spoon or pipe the batter into the donut pan (see notes). Fill each hole about 3/4 full.
- BAKE 15-20 minutes until or lightly golden and cooked through. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
- TO COAT – mix the sweetener and cinnamon and pour onto a plate. Set aside. Pour the melted butter into a bowl. Baste or dunk the donuts into the melted butter and roll on the spiced sweetener.
- PREHEAT oven 170℃ fan/190°C static/375°F.
- MELT – butter 2 min/100℃/speed 1.
- MIX – Add remaining ingredients; mix 30 sec/speed 4. Follow from step 3 above.
Your Own Notes
66 responses to “Keto Donuts Recipe”
I was very surprised at how light and fluffy these doughnuts turned out. I served them with strawberries and whipped cream, just like the photos! They were a huge hit at our weekend family brunch.
Great recipe – made 20 donuts in my little 6 donut nonstick giveaway pan. When dusted with the cinnamon sugar (I used Sukrin 1:1) they taste just like donuts from the royal show – really 🙂 They don’t have the fluffy texture of bakery chocolate iced donuts – but I like these better. Thank you!
I tried making these as churros – the tasted amazing but complete fail to hold its shape. Any advice about how to keep them in shape rather than the flat mess I ended up with?
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.
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.
Super easy, super delicious. Excellent with a coffee at breakfast🤫
Can I use Almond Flour instead of Almond Meal?
After coating them in the sugar, how long do you leave them out to cool before putting in the fridge?
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)
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 🥰
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.
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!
Can you use cream cheese instead of sour cream?
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 🙂
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.
Do you think that you could bake these in a pie maker – donuts wouldn’t have a hole of course!?
Delicious perfect little treat
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!
Reminds me of my favourite sour cream donuts! Easy and quick to make! Freezer friendly