Sometimes you just wake up in the morning and crave something sweet, and I have the perfect solution for you! These moist, soft keto donut holes are seriously the best thing ever. They taste just like the donuts you used to eat before eating low carb. This easy recipe is also gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
Almost every week after church we stop to get the kids donuts. And then I watch them eat them. Dripping frosting and licking sprinkles. I hate feeling left out so I try to have donuts for myself waiting at home.
Not going to lie, these homemade donuts are so good it’s hard to eat just one. They are kid-friendly, spouse friendly, and even your friends won’t realize they are keto. So, prepare yourself that everyone is going to devour them almost as fast as they are baked. I try not to make them too often so that they are a special treat instead of part of our daily diet.
I love that you can take a traditional recipe and transform it into something that tastes amazing. Not only that, but the ingredients fit into our low carb lifestyle with ease.
How To Make Keto Donut Holes
Step 1: Begin by preheating the oven and lining your baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Bring water and butter to boil in a saucepan. Then allow it to rest for 3 minutes.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk the almond flour, coconut flour, stevia, and baking powder.
Step 4: Pour the water into the dry ingredients. Add egg and stir. The batter will be fairly thick.
Step 5: Roll small balls with the dough. Use oil or water to moisten your hands to prevent sticking.
Step 6: Bake for 15 minutes and remove from oven. All to cool for 5 minutes.
Prepare Caramel Topping
Step 7: Add stevia and cinnamon together and set aside.
Step 8: Place the almond butter and butter together and whisk until smooth. Pour in stevia mixture and mix well.
Step 9: Dip the donut holes into the caramel dip and cover well.
Step 10: Enjoy every bite of these gluten-free donuts!
Keto Donut Holes Optional Tips
You can’t go wrong making this homemade donut recipe just like I have written it, but you can always try some new things if you want to. Here are a few ideas to try out:
- Toasted Coconut - Sprinkle some toasted coconut on top of the donut holes after you dip them in caramel. Scrumptious!
- Crushed Nuts - Don’t go crazy, but add just a few crushed nuts to the donut holes. They give a great crunch and add some great flavor.
- Dark Chocolate - Roll the donut holes in some dark chocolate pieces for a pleasant surprise in flavors. They will be messy but delicious!
Is There Gluten In Donuts?
Most donuts you buy that have been commercially prepared are filled with gluten, preservatives, and refined sugars. That is why I use this homemade donut recipe. It’s free of all of that, and there is no worry about how they would wreak havoc on our bodies.
How Do You Store Keto Donut Holes?
The best way to store keto donut holes is in an airtight container on the counter. Typically, if you refrigerate gluten-free baked goods, they will age faster and dry out some. These homemade donuts will last 3-4 days on the counter. Just make sure to keep them away from direct sunlight, heat from the stove or dishwasher, or moisture.
Can You Freeze Homemade Donut Holes?
Yes, you can easily freeze these homemade donut holes. For best results, flash freeze them, so they don’t stick to each other. If you don’t know how to flash freeze, it’s super easy. Just lay the keto donut holes on a baking sheet, so they aren’t touching. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 1-2 hours until they seem pretty solid. Then you can place them in a freezer bag or storage container.
Grab out the donut holes as you want them and allow them to thaw then you can eat them. These are great to toss in your lunch box and have as an afternoon snack too.
Often times, I will make a double or triple batch when I am doing meal prepping. It saves time and then we have snacks for special occasions whenever we need them. They will last 2-3 months in the freezer.
Looking for more scrumptious breakfast ideas? Try some of my reader favorites:
- Almond Crusted Breakfast Cheesecakes - YES! You can eat cheesecake for breakfast!
- Mini Brown Butter Caramel Donuts - Absolutely divine!
- Keto Scones Recipe Easy Starbucks Maple Nut Scones - Finger-licking good.
- Cream Cheese Glaze Lemon Blueberry Donuts - These hit the spot perfectly.
- Preheat the oven to 375F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, leave aside.
- In a medium saucepan add water and butter, bring to boil, let it rest for 3 minutes.
- Add the dry ingredients - almond flour, coconut flour, stevia extract, baking powder- in a medium bowl and whisk until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Add water to dry ingredients and egg stir until combined. The batter will become a dough-like, soft but firm.
- Wet your hands with water or oil and make small balls of about 2 inches diameter.
- Place them on the previously prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until these are golden.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool off for 5 minutes, meanwhile prepare the caramel topping.
- Mix together stevia and cinnamon, leave aside.
- whisk together the almond butter with the butter until smooth and completely homogeneous.
- Add stevia and cinnamon, integrate well.
- Using a spoon, dip the donut holes into the caramel dip. You may also use your clean hands, making sure it covers the whole donut hole.