Ditch the carbs and sugar in traditional donuts and indulge in these cinnamon-sugar keto donuts instead! They’re easy to make and only 1.3 net carbs.
Watching your sugar intake or following a keto way of eating doesn’t mean you can never enjoy donuts again. Instead, you can indulge in these delicious cinnamon-sugar keto donuts!
Thanks to a few ingredient swaps, these tasty treats are perfectly suited for a low carb diet. There’s no added sugar, so you can dig in without worrying about spiking your blood sugar.
And they’re so simple to make. Just mix the ingredients, pour into a donut pan, and pop them in the oven. Once they’ve baked and cooled, drizzle with melted butter, then top with a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and low-carb sweetener!
So easy. So delicious. To see for yourself, just whip up a batch and enjoy any time your sweet tooth strikes.
How to make keto donuts
Ready to see how easy it is to make these tasty treats right at home?
Step 1: Spray your donut pan with cooking spray, making sure to spray the middle, then set aside. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
Step 2: Whisk together the wet ingredients until completely smooth.
Step 3: In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
Step 4: Transfer the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry mixture and whisk until smooth.
Step 5: Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan.
Step 6: Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing the donuts from the pan.
Step 7: Mix together the granulated brown stevia, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Step 8: Once the donuts have cooled for another 5 minutes, drizzle them with melted butter and top with the cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweetener mixture.
Your low-carb donuts are ready to enjoy! Serve with a cup of coffee for breakfast, treat yourself to an afternoon snack, or indulge your sweet tooth after dinner.
Are donuts keto-friendly?
That depends entirely on the donut and the ingredients used! Traditional donuts, however, are usually made with all-purpose flour and plenty of sugar. Unless a donut is specifically labeled as “keto,” I would be very cautious.
A cinnamon donut from Dunkin Donuts, for example, has 34 grams of carbohydrates and 13 grams of sugar. For anyone following a keto diet, that probably puts you over your daily carb limit.
This recipe, on the other hand, uses low-carb sweetener and almond flour. Thanks to these ingredient swaps, each donut comes out to 1.8 grams of carbohydrates and 0.5 grams of fiber. That’s only 1.3 net carbs per donut!
So, whether you’re keto or just looking for a tasty treat that won’t spike your blood sugar, these low-carb donuts are a great option.
This recipe is for 12 donuts. I like to make a batch on Sunday so I have them to enjoy throughout the week!
You can store your donuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to five days.
Other keto-friendly breakfast recipes
Do you like having a little something sweet in the morning? Even if you’re following a low-carb diet, there are plenty of options for you to enjoy!
Here are a few of my favorite keto breakfast recipes to sweeten your morning:
For more low-carb ways to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out this roundup of my favorite Keto-Friendly Dessert Recipes!
Once you’ve tried this recipe, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
- 4 large eggs (room temperature)
- ½ cup whole milk
- ½ cup unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups + 2 tablespoons almond flour
- ½ cup granulated sweetener
- 4½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (or substitute 2 teaspoons psyllium husk powder)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- ½ cup granulated brown Stevia (or blend)
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Spray your donut pan with cooking spray, making sure to spray the middle, then set aside. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Whisk together the wet ingredients until completely smooth.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
- Transfer the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry mixture and whisk until smooth.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing the donuts from the pan.
- Mix together the granulated brown stevia, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Once the donuts have cooled for another 5 minutes, drizzle them with melted butter and top with the cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweetener mixture.
Would almond milk or creamer work instead of milk? I’m lactose intolerant, don’t drink milk, and my husband won’t use lactose free milk.
Ezza Belle says
Hi. These look amazing. I’m just wondering if there’s any alternative to use instead of eggs as my friend has had gallbladder removal surgery and has to limit eggs?
Christel Oerum says
I’m sorry, I’m not sure how to bake these without using eggs