Moist cakey donuts topped with crumbs and covered with a sweet glaze. This is the best keto donut recipe I have ever tried!
I wanted to make a copycat to the Entenmann's Glazed Crumb Donuts but didn't succeed. These are much better. I won't be tempted to grab one of those boxed assortments anymore. These keto doughnuts are also low carb, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
After a few flops in the kitchen last week I was thrilled to nail these keto donuts on my first try. These are amazing.
My husband enjoyed them and was disappointed I set some aside to take more photos of instead of just letting them all get devoured right away. A friend who was over said she couldn't believe how moist they were and loved the contrast between the donut and the crumbs.
When it comes to low carb donuts, anyone on the keto diet can enjoy eating these without any extra guilt. They taste similar to traditional donuts and are such an easy recipe to make. Not only does this curb your Dunkin Donuts cravings, but the keto-friendly ingredients prove that these types of donuts don't have to be complicated to make.
If you're a fan of all things sweet and delicious in the morning hours, be sure to check out my Keto Donut Holes for another great flavor and taste.
Butter - This will be used to make the donuts and the crumb topping. The butter keeps the doughnuts moist and makes the crumbs buttery.
Sour cream - Helps to keep the donuts moist and delicious.
Joy Filled Eats Sweetener - This is my favorite sugar substitute to use on a low carb diet.
Almond flour - The main flour used to make these low carb treats. I use almond flour in combination with coconut flour to balance the flavors and textures of both.
Coconut flour - Adds a light sweetness and works well in conjunction with the almond flour.
Egg - Acts as the binding agent to hold everything together.
Vanilla extract - Gives the donuts a nice warm flavor.
Baking powder - Helps the donuts rise and to add texture. Always make sure to use fresh baking powder or baking soda when baking.
Salt - For taste. Adding a bit of salt with enhance all the other flavors.
How to Make this Keto Donut Recipe
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step Two: Mix together all the batter ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then, add the batter to the mini donut molds.
Expert Tip: I don't bother separating the dry ingredients from the wet ingredients. It is ok to just mix them all at once for this recipe.
Step Three: Combine the ingredients for the crumb topping and mix. This will make large crumbs. Spread them with your hands on top of the donut batter.
Step Four: Put the donuts in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Step Five: While the donuts are baking, make the glaze. In a saucepan, melt the butter and sweetener over low heat. Cook on low, whisking occasionally. Do this for 12-15 minutes until golden. Cool for 10 minutes, and be sure to whisk occasionally so that it doesn’t separate as it cools.
Step Six: Cool the donuts and then put them on a wire rack. Add a clean baking sheet underneath and then spoon the glaze over the top.
Add cocoa powder- Do you love chocolate donuts? Adding a tad bit of cocoa powder to the keto donut recipe makes these low-carb donuts have a whole new look and flavor.
Use a different sweetener - While I'm a fan of my sweetener, you can use monk fruit sweetener or a powdered sweetener of your choice for these donuts.
Add toppings - You can make a chocolate glaze or even use a cinnamon sugar topping for these treats. Cinnamon donuts are good, too! You can't go wrong making any type of sweet donuts, in my opinion.
Can I use this recipe to make keto donut holes?
You bet. You can easily take this keto donuts recipe and make donut holes. Once you combine the dry ingredient and the wet ingredients, it's time to bake. The biggest thing that you'll want to remember about this low carb donut recipe is that if you make holes, you'll want to change the baking time from what is listed on the recipe card.
After they are baked to a golden brown, you can drizzle them with dark chocolate, dip them in cinnamon sugar, or just leave them with that classic donuts flavor and taste. They really will taste like regular donuts and donut holes like you would get at the grocery store or donut shop.
Do I NEED a mini donut pan?
This is the donut pan I used. If you do not have a donut pan I'd recommend ordering one.
If you really don't want to buy a donut pan you can make the crumb donuts into little muffins.
Having the hole in the center helps the dough to cook evenly though so I do recommend the investment. And just think of all the donuts in your future once you have a donut pan.
How to store keto baked goods
I store all my baked goods in the refrigerator if we don't eat them within 2-3 days. They last for 2-3 weeks when they are refrigerated.
Be sure that you store these almond flour donuts in an airtight container as well. That way, you can enjoy a few mornings of eating these mini donuts with your cup of coffee!
- 2 tablespoon butter softened
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoon Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- ½ cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- tiny pinch of salt
- ½ cup almond flour
- 2 teaspoon coconut flour
- 3 tablespoon butter softened
- 3 tablespoon Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 2 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Combine all the ingredients for the batter and mix well. Divide between twelve mini donut molds.
- Combine the ingredients for the crumbs and mix well. They will be large moist crumbs. Spread them with your hands on top of the donut batter. You may need to break apart the large pieces into smaller crumbs.
- Bake for 25 min. If the crumbs start to get too brown you can cover them with foil.
- Meanwhile, make the glaze. In a small saucepan over low heat melt the butter and sweetener. Cook on low, whisking occasionally, for 12-15 minutes until golden. Cool for at least 10 minutes. Keep whisking occasionally as it cools to avoid it separating.
- Cool the donuts and put them on a wire rack. Put a clean rimmed baking sheet under them. Spoon the glaze over the donuts. Then scoop up the glaze that dripped off onto the baking sheet and spoon it on them again. Repeat. This helps them get a nice thick coating. You will notice that the glaze keeps thickening.
Originally Published April 19, 2016. Revised and Republished October 2, 2023.