Indulge in guilt-free heavenly Keto Donuts! These low-carb wonders are a perfect treat for all the health-conscious dessert-lovers! With a moist, fluffy texture and irresistible flavour, our Keto Donuts are baked to perfection using keto-friendly ingredients.
Explore our diverse range of flavours, from classic cinnamon and vanilla to decadent chocolate, or strawberries and cream.
Whether you're following a ketogenic lifestyle or simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional donuts.
Keto donuts filled with cream and sliced strawberries on a wire rack.

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!

Related recipes: Raspberry Keto Muffins / Keto Cupcakes

Why We Love This Recipe:


  • GLUTEN FREE – this recipe uses almond flour or almond meal and is gluten free.
  • HEALTHY – better than Krispy Kreme Donuts, these are sugar free donuts. The kids will not notice the difference! Get the kids to help you make them and fill them with their favourite donut toppings, glaze or donut sprinkles.
  • EASY – these almond flour donuts take less than 30 minutes to be ready.
  • DELICIOUS – they are fluffy, cake-like, and perfectly sweet.
Keto Donuts ingredients laid out in bowls with labels so you know what is in the recipe.

Keto Donuts Ingredients

  • Almond meal – use almond flour or almond meal. I have not tested this recipe with a nut-free alternative.
  • Whey Protein Isolate – gives keto donuts structure and a light and crisp outer shell.
  • Sweetener – use whatever sweetener you enjoy the most. I use Sukrin:1 erythritol as it has no aftertaste or cooling effect.

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.

Variations

  • 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.
Chocolate coated low carb donuts on a white plate with sprinkles.

FAQs

Are they diabetic friendly?

These sugar free donuts are diabetic friendly. At only 2g net carbs they are low carb and use clean keto ingredients.

How to store Keto Donuts?

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.

Can I make them dairy free?

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.

A top down picture of strawberry and cream filled donuts on a wire rack with berries scattered around them.

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Strawberry and cream filled low carb donuts on a cooling rack.

Easy Keto Donuts Recipe

Indulge in guilt-free heavenly Keto Donuts! These low-carb wonders are a perfect treat for all the health-conscious dessert-lovers! With a moist, fluffy texture and irresistible flavour, our Keto Donuts are baked to perfection using keto-friendly ingredients.
Explore our diverse range of flavours, from classic cinnamon and vanilla to decadent chocolate, or strawberries and cream.
Whether you’re following a ketogenic lifestyle or simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional donuts.
4.99 from 85 votes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 20 donuts
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Ingredients 

Coating

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • 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.

THERMOMIX METHOD

  • 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.

Notes

Ingredients for Low Carb Donuts
  • Almond meal – use almond flour or almond meal. I have not tested this recipe with a nut-free alternative.
  • Whey Protein Isolate – gives keto donuts structure and a light and crisp outer shell.
  • Sweetener – use whatever sweetener you enjoy the most. I use Sukrin:1 erythritol or monk fruit sweetener (with erythritol) as they has no aftertaste or cooling effect.
  • Baking powder and baking soda – I use Bob’s Red Mill Baking Powder; it is a double acting that helps to give a better rise and light and fluffy texture to baked goods. If you don’t have it use 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. 
Baking Low Carb Donuts
If you do not have a donut pan use a cup cake mould or muffin pan. The times should be around the same depending on the sizes you make. I spoon the batter into the donut pan but you can pipe it. This batter is not suited to fried donuts. 
Storage
The donuts can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 1 month.
To Serve:
I like mine with black coffee, and as pictured with the whipped cream and strawberries. We do have an amazing Blue Jam recipe in Keto Mojo, or Lynda’s Apricot Jam in Keto Loco if you would like yours filled with jelly or jam filled donut. 

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.5mg | Magnesium: 2mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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66 responses to “Keto Donuts Recipe”

  1. Helen

    Today is international donut day.(Or so my daughter told me.) What better way to celebrate than baking these. I used the thermo method, so easy. They turned out great. Unfortunately not all of them made it to the cream and berry stage.😉

  2. Helen

    Today is international donut day.(Or so my daughter told me.) What better way to celebrate than baking these. I used the thermo method, so easy. They turned out great. Unfortunately not all of them made it to the cream and berry stage.😉

  3. Loreto

    5 stars
    Always need a healthy excuse, to want to have a 🍩. These were so scrumptious, love the texture. Thank you! ❤️

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome

  4. 5 stars
    Wow such absolutely stunning pictures! I love that these are healthy and keto-friendly! All of the amazing flavors we love about donuts but without the guilt!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      No guilt required haha!

  5. 5 stars
    This is a super donut recipe. I love that these are so easy to make and healthy, plus I can make them with different coatings or fillings.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I am so happy you enjoyed it Jacqueline!

  6. Tristin

    5 stars
    I made the chocolate glazed version, the whole family loved them. Especially like that they are baked and not fried!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I am so happy everyone loved them Tristin. Thanks for letting us know.

  7. 5 stars
    I started back on low carb in January and haven’t ventured much into sweets, but I have been CRAVING donuts so made a batch of these. They turned out really good! I will definitely make them again the next time the craving hits.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! Winning!

  8. Hana

    Hi Megan,
    in the step 3 of the conventional method instructions is reference to notes but there is nothing in the notes concerning the donut pan.
    Is there a way to go around it if I don’t have any donut pan.
    Thank you.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks Hana. I have fixed it now. x

  9. Dennis

    5 stars
    My neighbor is on a keto diet, so I thought I would surprise her with these donuts. Of course, I had to sample two first, and they were delicious!!!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay!

  10. 5 stars
    We could not stop eating them; they are so good and so rich in flavor. I love the hint of nutmeg, thank you.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome

  11. 5 stars
    You don’t have to be keto to love these. The whipped cream filling…yum!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      This is so true Mary!

  12. I love the flavors of the almond meal and spices in this. These are donuts elevated!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Such a high praise. Thanks Helen.

  13. mikayla

    5 stars
    We opted to make the cinnamon and the chocolate glazed versions, yum they were so good I had to stop my little before he ate way to many!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Haha! I totally understand. I pop some straight into the freezer!

  14. 5 stars
    Just because you are doing keto, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorites like donuts! This is a great comprehensive guide on how to make them keto-friendly.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is so true Sharon!

  15. Linda

    5 stars
    My go-to donut recipes that everyone enjoys! These donuts are so quick and easy and came out perfectly

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! That is so great Linda!

  16. 5 stars
    Love your recipe and love your presentation too. This is such a healthy and Keto friendly recipe.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks Veena

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