33 Keto Donuts That Won’t Stall Your Weight Loss
If you were under the impression you’d have to give up donuts, for life, in order to eat healthy and lose weight – you were wrong. These Keto donuts are not going to mess up your diet, and they make the perfect afternoon snack or end of meal treat when you need one.
For those of us who sometimes struggle with portion control, we’ve included some Keto donut holes recipes! Bring these to work and enjoy on your coffee break, or grab a few of them with you, when you don’t have enough time to make breakfast.
8 Fun Facts About Donuts You Probably Didn’t Know
- There are 2 National Donut Days; the first Friday in June, and November 5th.
- The world’s largest donut weighed 1.7 tons. It was an American-style jelly donut, made in Utica, New York, in 1993.
- Every year, over 10 billion donuts are made in the United States.
- Both, “doughnut” and “donut” are acceptable, although “doughnut” is the more traditional way of spelling.
- Eating jelly donuts on New Year’s Eve is supposed to bring you good luck.
- There is a name for the shape of a donut! In geometry, it’s called a toroid.
- There is a donut shop in Michigan run by cops. Nine members of the police department decided to save a local donut shop that was within weeks of closing.
- The world’s most expensive donut was created by Krispy Kreme. With gilded leaves and edible diamonds, the donut was worth about $1,400, and it was created for a fundraiser.
You won’t have to spend that much money on these donuts… The ingredients are easy to find and the best part is, these are sugar-free and will not make you feel guilty eating them!
Here are just a few of the keto donuts we’ve included:
- Keto Chocolate Glazed Donuts
- Keto Cinnamon Donut Holes Recipe
- Keto Apple Cider Doughnut Muffins (Contains Dairy)
- Low Carb Lemon Donuts with Blueberry Glaze (Contains Dairy)
- Keto Donuts (Contains Dairy)
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Chocolate Keto Donuts
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, erythritol or stevia, baking soda, baking powder, coconut oil, canned coconut milk, eggs, 100% dark chocolate, ghee, unsweetened desiccated coconut.
You might find that baking on the keto diet is a bit of a challenge, but if you follow the recipes to the letter, it’s actually easier than you think! These donuts are delicious healthier alternatives to regular high carb ones as they don’t use regular sugar so they won’t cause any blood sugar spikes, however they should still be eaten as treats and not daily snacks.
– Low Carb Yum
Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum
Ingredients: coconut flour, unsweetened shredded coconut, low carb sweetener or erythritol, stevia concentrated powder, sea salt, baking soda, eggs, coconut oil, unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract, butter, unsweetened cocoa powder.
Here is another example of how well chocolate and coconut work together. The donut has a lovely light texture and the flavor combination is great, especially if you add the toasted coconut on the top. These donuts are low in carbohydrates and gluten-free, but they should still be looked on as treats as they involve an amount of dairy.
– Ethan Bearman
Ingredients: unflavored and unsweetened whey protein powder, coconut flour, cacao powder, sea salt or other non-table salts, baking soda, eggs, coconut oil, non-sugar sweetener such as monk fruit sweetener, Swerve sweetener confectioners sugar replacement, vanilla extract, unsweetened almond milk.
With this great recipe, you are getting double the chocolate as the doughnuts are chocolate flavored and then you have chocolate frosting too, so these are the best ones for chocoholics! They are still low carb and gluten free, and there is a simple replacement that makes them totally dairy free too. It is easiest to sweeten these lovely treats if you use monk fruit sweetener as it is a one for one substitute for sugar.
– Sugar Free Londoner
Ingredients: almond flour or ground almonds, unsweetened chocolate, butter, cocoa powder, eggs, powdered sweetener, heavy/double cream, baking powder, vanilla extract, stevia.
The donuts in this great recipe are the best-looking ones I’ve seen for a long time! Just imagine the look on your friends’ faces when you bring out a tray of these little chocolate beauties when they have come round for coffee! These are sugar and gluten-free, but because they are made with dairy, these should be eaten for special occasions or treats.
– Divalicious Recipes
Ingredients: coconut flour, erythritol or low carb sweetener, cocoa powder, eggs, coconut oil, coconut milk, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, butter.
The donuts in this keto-friendly recipe are coated with cinnamon butter, which soaks into the cake and makes it moist and soft. They also have the classic combination of flavors from the chocolate and cinnamon, making these donuts perfect for during the holidays at Christmas time. Although these donuts are low carb and gluten free, they do contain dairy.
– KetoDiet Blog
Ingredients: coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, gluten-free baking powder, baking soda, powdered erythritol, salt, coconut milk, coconut cream, eggs, oil or ghee, sugar-free vanilla extract, liquid stevia.
The best tip when you are baking with coconut flour is to measure all the ingredients carefully, as it requires a bit more liquid than other flours, so take care when you are weighing things out. It is worth the extra time because these donuts are grain and gluten free and totally delicious! These donuts freeze well so you can keep a supply for when you need a chocolate treat.
– All Day I Dream About Food
Ingredients: coconut flour, Swerve sweetener, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, eggs, butter, vanilla extract, brewed coffee or water, heavy cream.
In this recipe you have the choice to make the donuts with just chocolate, or to add in some coffee to make them more mocha, and if you choose to do them this way you will find the coffee enhances the flavor of the chocolate. These donuts are quite low in carbs, so they are a good treat on the ketogenic diet, but they do contain dairy so they should be a special treat now and then.
Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, dark cocoa, erythritol or xylitol, baking powder, baking soda, white stevia powder, eggs, unsalted butter, heavy cream, Torani Sugar-Free Chocolate Syrup, extra virgin coconut oil, Hershey’s Extra Dark cocoa.
Here is another low carb recipe for a double hit of chocolate for those days when you just need it! These are chocolate donuts with a shiny glaze on top and they look really impressive. These would make a great gift for a friend or as a contribution to a potluck as they can be eaten for dessert or as a snack with a cup of coffee.
– Grain Free Chocolate Donuts
Ingredients: coconut oil spray, super fine almond flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, baking soda, granulated stevia/erythritol blend, coconut oil or butter, eggs, vanilla extract, unsweetened almond or coconut milk.
This recipe suggests that you could make these for breakfast, but although they are healthier than regular ones, we suggest you should eat them only now and then as they contain dairy. The donuts have a good chocolatey flavor and you can choose to top them with any kind of frosting you prefer. One idea would be to use an orange frosting – chocolate orange donuts…Yum!
Keto Donut Holes
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: almond flour, erythritol or stevia, egg, ghee, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger powder.
If you have a slight problem with portion control (like me!) then bite-size donut holes can be a good way to regulate this. These ones have a lovely warming cinnamon and ginger hit and are not too sweet, making them ideal to eat with a good cup of coffee. If you wanted, you could also glaze these little keto beauties and serve them next time friends come round.
– Keto Connect
Ingredients: coconut oil, coconut flour, psyllium husk powder, eggs, olive oil, water, liquid stevia, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, baking powder, vanilla extract, pink salt.
The donut holes in this recipe taste even more like regular ones because they are deep fried, but they are still healthier because they are sugar-free. They have a lovely light texture and are flavored with cinnamon and ginger, two of the flavors we associate with winter. There is a recipe for cream cheese frosting here too, but you can use whatever is your favorite or leave them plain.
– Low Carb with Jennifer
Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, Swerve sweetener, avocado oil, baking soda, vanilla, salt, heavy cream.
The donuts in this keto recipe have got to be the cutest ever! Little mini donuts soaked in sweetened cream, making them moist and delicious treats for the whole family. I recently made a batch of these for a child’s birthday party and even the non-keto kids were wolfing them down! One even asked for the recipe to give to his Mom as he said they were better than hers!
– Real Balanced
Ingredients: coconut butter, filtered water, classic monk fruit sweetener, coconut oil, coconut flour, pure vanilla extract.
Fat bombs have become more and more popular over the last few years as they can be used as sweet treats for a sugar craving, as a boost of energy after a gym workout or to help keep you going through a busy day. These ones are sugar, grain, gluten and suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets too. They also contain no nut products, so they are safe to put in school lunchboxes!
– Cassidy’s Craveable Creations
Ingredients: blanched almond flour, erythritol or Swerve, sea salt, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, coconut oil, almond butter, water, pure vanilla.
These no-bake donut holes have a texture which is closer to a fat bomb than a donut, but they have the flavor of donuts and are melt in the mouth. These are quick to make and suitable for keto and paleo diets and are gluten-free. They are also safe for anyone who is egg intolerant. They can be served as a dessert, as a snack with coffee or to keep the little ones going till dinner time!
– Holistically Engineered
Ingredients: coconut flour, cocoa powder, sweetener of choice, baking soda, Celtic sea salt, eggs, butter, Confectioner’s Swerve.
When I first saw these powdered donut holes, they made me think of winter and Christmas, and these would go down well in the holidays! With their powdery coating, they look like snowballs! These are low carb but delicious donut holes which you can roll in Swerve to give them that snowy outside. It can be a bit tricky to divide up the mixture evenly, so use a cookie scoop if you have one.
Ingredients: Swerve granulated sugar, coconut flour, eggs, butter, baking powder, pink Himalayan salt, unsweetened toasted coconut almond milk, pure vanilla extract, Red Velvet Emulsion, cream cheese, Swerve confectioners sugar, heavy whipping cream.
Red velvet cakes are becoming more popular now, so here is a great recipe that will allow Keto folks to tuck in too! These tasty little donut holes are so pretty, and with only one gram of carbs per cake, these are ideal for a Keto snack. When you first look at this recipe you might think that using six eggs is a lot, but remember that when baking with coconut flour you need quite a lot of liquid.
Ingredients: pork rinds, almonds, baking powder, carb-free sweetener of choice, egg, vanilla extract, maple flavoring, oil for frying.
Here is another keto snack recipe for fried donut holes which taste just as good as regular ones! The texture is amazing as they are soft and spongy in the middle but firm on the outside, just like traditional donuts. You can use whatever oil you are sure is safe for your family for frying these little donut delights, but whatever way you make them, these taste best eaten right away.
Other Low Carb Donuts
– Momma Fit Lyndsey
Ingredients: eggs, almond flour, keto-friendly protein powder, coconut flour, Swerve, salt, cream cheese, baking powder, vanilla, unsweetened coconut or almond milk, butter, heavy whipping cream.
If you ever walk past a Krispy Kreme stall and think that you will never be able to buy them again, then don’t worry! Here is a recipe that is so close to the regular donuts that even your kids will think they are genuine! They are soft and moist in the middle but have that wonderful glaze on the outside. This recipe makes standard sized donuts, so one of these is a great keto treat!
– Wicked Stuffed
Photo Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed
Ingredients: cinnamon apple spice tea, mulling spices, super fine ground almond flour, sugar substitute, salted butter, sour cream, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, baking powder, baking soda.
Isn’t it strange how we associate flavors with the seasons? Tastes of Fall include cinnamon, apples, and cloves, so these delicious muffins would be great for Halloween or even over the festive season. This keto recipe uses flavored tea to give some of the flavors, so you could even experiment with other flavors to give you tasty snacks for whenever you need them.
– Sugar Free Londoner
Ingredients: almond flour or ground almonds, unsalted butter, granulated sweetener, eggs, heavy/double cream, baking powder, vanilla extract.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find healthy snacks if you are diabetic or have to eat a low carb diet for health reasons, so recipes like this one can be so handy. These donuts have the texture of traditional bakery ones but are sugar-free and great for Keto people. To turn these into a dessert, you can fill the hole with jam or cover the donut in a glaze of your choice.
– Wholesome Yum
Ingredients: blanched almond flour, erythritol, gluten-free baking powder, cinnamon, sea salt, unsalted butter, unsweetened almond milk, egg, vanilla extract.
If you don’t have any nut intolerances in the family, using almond flour for baked goods is such a good idea as it keeps things low carb, so thee donuts are compliant with the keto diet and there are just a couple of adjustments to make these paleo-compliant too. These donuts look and taste much like regular sugared donuts but without the added sugars that can cause you issues.
– Fat For Weight Loss
Ingredients: sour cream, heavy whipping cream, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut flour, nutmeg, baking soda, erythritol, salt, cinnamon, refined coconut oil.
This recipe is the best one for you if your family does not like the flavor of coconut, but you need to keep things low carb and Keto. Once the donuts are cooked there is no taste from the coconut flour, so you can just enjoy the cinnamon goodness in a sweet snack. These are best fried one at a time, although you can make the mixture into donut holes and fry them a few at a time.
Ingredients: cream cheese, eggs, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, erythritol, liquid stevia.
Mini foods can certainly be so helpful for portion control as you have the taste of the sweet treat but without the risk of overeating. So, if you are watching your weight, these would be good for you to try. They have the texture of a pancake but the shape of a donut, and can be topped like a pancake with either sweet or savory toppings – the choice is up to you!
– KetoDiet Blog
Ingredients: almond flour, granulated Swerve or erythritol, gluten-free baking powder, cinnamon, sea salt, butter or ghee, eggs, sugar-free vanilla extract, nutmeg.
This is one of the best-baked donut recipes as the end result can be enjoyed warm for a sweet, cinnamon hit or you can freeze them and keep them for another day. You can coat with extra cinnamon if you would like, or they can be coated in keto frosting. To make sure they are cooked through, insert a cocktail stick – it should come out clean if they are ready.
– Maria Mind Body Health LLC
Ingredients: blanched almond flour or coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, Celtic sea salt, coconut oil or butter, eggs, brewed apple tea, vanilla or apple extract, confectioners Swerve (or powdered erythritol and stevia glycerite).
These apple donuts use apple flavored tea for the taste, but if you can find apple extract in your local store or online, it gives a much more intense taste. These have a fresh flavor, but if you find that the sweetener has a cooling effect you could try substituting monk fruit sweetener which doesn’t have that side effect. These are quite low in carbs and suitable for the ketogenic diet.
– Maria Mind Body Health LLC
Ingredients: eggs, Swerve (or erythritol and stevia glycerite), coconut oil or butter, water, chai tea bags, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, Celtic sea salt, vanilla extract (or other extracts).
When you see this recipe, I’ll bet you think eight eggs is a lot, but when you cook with coconut flour you need lots more wet ingredients than with any other flour, so don’t panic! These lovely donuts are flavored using chai tea bags, but you could experiment with different flavors to find your favorite. If you don’t like chai tea, you can use a different flavor instead – just make these low carb and gluten free donuts your own!
– Resolution Eats
Ingredients: cooking spray, butter, sour cream, Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener, super fine almond flour, coconut flour, eggs, lemon extract, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, fresh blueberries, lemon juice, water, powdered Swerve or equivalent powdered sweetener.
Wow! What a beautiful color the blueberry glaze gives these tasty lemon donuts! You can almost taste that berry goodness! The hardest thing with these donuts is leaving them to cool before you bite in. These donuts are low in carbohydrates but they do require some dairy products, so use these as a treat now and then, not a daily snack.
– Mark’s Daily Apple
Ingredients: finely ground almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, unsalted butter, heavy cream, vanilla extract, liquid stevia.
Donuts are one of those snacks that you can really miss when your diet doesn’t allow, so now we can have a keto alternative that will still satisfy the donut desire! They have quite a light texture so be careful when folding the ingredients that you don’t knock too much of the air out as this will cause the donuts to be dense. Because of all the dairy used here, these should definitely be used as a special treat!
– Resolution Eats
Ingredients: cooking spray, butter, heavy whipping cream, Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener, eggs, pandan (a.k.a. screwpine) extract, super fine almond flour, baking powder, powdered Swerve or equivalent powdered sweetener.
When you are trying to get the family to eat low carb and healthier, it can be difficult to find baked goods they will actually try let alone enjoy! So why not go all out on these vivid green pandan donuts, because kids just can’t resist strong colors in food! These would also make a fantastic snack to have on St. Patrick’s Day, when the color of the shamrock is the winner!
– Low Carb Joy
Ingredients: coconut flour, Swerve sweetener, salt, baking soda, coconut oil, egg, almond milk, vanilla extract.
Donuts have been a family favorite in our house forever, so when we started eating keto we had to give them up. However, now I use this recipe which gives you two ways to make low carb donuts to use as a snack or dessert. If you like cake donuts, just bake them in the oven, but if you like the fried effect, finish them off in the fryer for a crispy coating!
– Better Than Bread Keto
Ingredients: almond flour, monk fruit sweetener, butter, heavy cream, eggs, baking powder, pink Himalayan salt, pure vanilla extract.
It is really helpful that there are so many baking recipes out there that fit with the keto lifestyle because low carb baked goods are hard to find. This recipe uses quite a lot of dairy, so use these donuts as a special treat, not a daily snack. Donut batter can be really sticky, so it is a good idea to use an oil spray to grease the pans, as this can avoid the batter from gluing itself to the tin.
Ingredients: coconut flour, granulated Stevia, unsweetened cocoa powder, eggs, instant coffee, coconut oil, water, unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt.
When it comes to mocha, these donuts are the best ones ever! They have a lovely coffee flavor, but the coffee also enhances the taste of the cocoa as well. This low carb recipe gives you donuts that are great just as they are, but I like to dust these with a little cinnamon to complement the flavors. This recipe is not only low in carbs, but it is dairy free too.