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Keto Donuts Recipe {Krispy Kreme Copycat}

June 12, 2018

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Keto donuts are perfect for your cravings!  These low carb donuts even have incredible keto icing!

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What is the scariest things about the Keto diet?  No donuts.  But, if you are a little crafty, this keto donuts recipe will make you think you’re eating Krispy Kreme!

Don’t you just love a recipe that be considered breakfast and dessert?  Keto breakfast and Keto dessert for the win!  Seriously, I could eat donuts all day… and I know I’m not alone!

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What is the Keto Diet

Before I tell you about what the Keto diet is, I disclaim that any and all “diet” that you choose to follow should be discussed with your doctor.

In a quick and dirty Keto tutorial, the Keto diet is basically where you eat higher amounts of fats and lower amounts of carbs.  Once done properly, following a Keto diet will send your body into a state of ketosis, during which your stored fat is used as energy.

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What not to eat on the Keto Diet

So why are we making this donut keto-friendly?  There are a few items that are no-no’s on the keto diet.

The keto diet is defined as low-carb.  That means you will be limiting certain foods.

The foods to avoid on keto are:

sugars and sweets
processed foods
high-carb fruits
factory farmed fish & pork
refined oils and fats

So this list may have you wondering… how do I make a donut that is keto-friendly!?  There are a few all natural sweeteners, like Swerve, that make keto recipes low-carb!  Scroll down for the recipe and for my list of Keto for beginners must haves!

Keto Donuts Recipe

This keto donuts recipe is really quite simple!  Just be sure to have a donut pan 🙂  Gather up all of your ingredients and a little bit of time!  These donuts were quick to make but the keto glaze does take a bit of time to thicken.

If you want your donuts to be glazed and not wet, you will want to wait for at least 60 minutes for the glaze to thicken up!

Scroll to the bottom for the printable recipe.

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This recipe was adapted from a recipe posted on CarolinesKetoKitchen. com

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Keto Donuts Recipe {Krispy Kreme Copycat}

Yield: 6-8

Keto Donuts Recipe {Krispy Kreme Copycat}


  • Donuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup keto-friendly protein powder
  • 2 TB coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup Swerve
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • Glaze
  • 1/4 cup grassfed butter
  • 1/4 cup Swerve
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in sauce pan and add in Swerve. Stir until Swerve is completely melted and then add heavy whipping cream and vanilla. Stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove glaze from heat.
  4. Separate two eggs and discard yolks. Whip egg whites to stiff peaks and set aside.
  5. Mix together dry ingredients and softened cream cheese.
  6. Add wet ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  7. Gently fold egg whites into mixture. Stir until color is consistent.
  8. Spray donut pan with coconut spray and fill approximately 2/3 of the way.
  9. Bake in oven for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow donuts to cool in pan for 5 minutes then move to a baking rack to cool completely.
  10. Allow glaze to completely cool and thicken before dipping donuts in glaze. You may also glaze very lightly and/or allow donuts to sit out to avoid being wet.

Calories 163g
Fat 15g
Carbs 3g (Sugar 1g)
Protein 5 g

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  • Debbie Kuriger

    June 17, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Hi! Looks great, but do you have the nutritional info? Thanks!


      June 19, 2018 at 9:37 am

      Hey Debbie! No problem! I updated the post to reflect nutrition. Thanks 🙂

      1. Terry

        February 10, 2019 at 2:48 pm

        Can I omit almond milk for heavy whipping cream


          February 11, 2019 at 12:47 pm

          it’s worth a try! It may not give you the same consistency as the recipe but it doesn’t hurt to give it a try if you can’t do the heavy whipping cream. coconut cream would be another option if you’re looking for something dairy-free

  • Paula

    August 4, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Great recipe! When do the egg yolks go in?


      August 5, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      don’t add the yolks. You can use them for something else or discard.

      1. Sandra

        August 25, 2018 at 11:53 am

        Do you use Swerve confectioners or granular sweetener for the donut part of the recipe? I’m pretty sure it’s confectioners for the glaze.


          August 28, 2018 at 10:12 am

          I used the same as for the regular donut part but confectioners would work much better!

      2. Tom

        October 5, 2018 at 9:09 pm

        May want to add a comment in the instructions about discarding the yolks. Says to sit aside for later which I assumed was later in the recipe. Added with wet ingredients. Thanks!


          October 8, 2018 at 9:33 am

          reflected! thanks for the note 🙂

    2. Rhonna

      February 27, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      Just wanted you to know I made these just as directed, except I used the Lankato Monk fruit sweetener, and my family was amazed. My son, who is not eating keto, told me they were better than the donuts he had earlier in the day. PLUS, I got a thumbs up from my husband. This has been a difficult task with other desserts.

      The glaze MAKES the donuts. SOOOOOOOOO GOOOD!!!!
      Thank you, I will be making again. Very soon!


        March 4, 2019 at 9:43 am

        oh that is awesome!!!! I will have to try Lankato too! thanks for the tip 🙂

  • Debbie

    October 22, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Is the protein powder required? How many servings will this make? How many donuts in 1 serving?


      October 24, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      yes I would include it. Yields 6-8 donuts and one per serving.

  • Tabi

    November 1, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    OMG! Blasphemy! You discard the yolk? 😛

    I do suggest adding the yoke back in to an omlette or scramble. It’s the part with the nutrients.

  • Kykye

    December 10, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    I made these. They were delicious. However, it did not come out of the pan as anticipated. They were a beast to remove and looked more like Krispy Kreme glazed hash. I oiled the pan with butter cause that is all I had. Could that possibly be the reason it happened? I didn’t have the coconut spray. l


      December 11, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      that’s crazy! I’m sure it’s possible depending on how the pan was glazed. Odd because mine came out so easily! such a bummer but glad they still tasted yum!

    2. Greg F

      March 9, 2019 at 9:11 am

      Hey Kykye. I am not sure if you are using a metal nonstick or silicone donut pan but I got rid of my silicone pan for the reason you described above. It did not matter what I greased that thing with donuts would not come out as one. My metal nonstick works best with a non-stick spray. I personally use Trader Joe’s Coconut spray and donuts tend to come out just fine. I am sure the baking spray found in other grocery stores would also work great but not my preference. If greasing with butter I would do the old fashioned trick of adding a little flour and shaking, then discarding the excess. I have also noticed that with some recipes baking them just a couple of minutes longer will help them come out easier as well. The trouble area tends to be around the center so try to loosen that area with a small silcone spatula first if it is sticking. Backed donuts can be tricky to remove, especially if it is all almond flour. This recipe is a mix and tends to release easier. I hope these tips help a little.


        March 11, 2019 at 9:48 am

        love these tips! the coconut spray from TJ’s is a fave of mine too!

      2. Kykye

        March 11, 2019 at 5:44 pm

        I do have a metal non stick. I bought some spray so I think I will give it another try. The worst that can happen is I use a spoon to eat the pieces instead of the doughnut finger choke hold ; ) Thank you for the advice. Greatly appreciated!

  • Kelly

    December 11, 2018 at 9:24 am



      December 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      its seriously delicious! hope you give them a try!

  • Kristi Broderick

    January 28, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Should the protein powder be unflavored? Or can you use a flavored protein powder?


      January 29, 2019 at 9:05 am

      it doesn’t really matter just make sure you check the nutrition label to ensure that it’s keto-friendly!

  • Darlene Martinez

    February 28, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    what can you use as a substitute for protein powder


      March 4, 2019 at 9:42 am

      what is the need for substitution? dietary or lack of product?

  • Izabela Antczak

    February 28, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    OMG! We just finished them! My family devoured them as soon as they were done. The best keto doughnuts so far. They actually taste like real ones ❤❤❤


      March 4, 2019 at 9:42 am

      awesome!!! so glad you loved them!

      1. Ronda

        July 1, 2019 at 9:30 pm

        Can you send me the recipe please, thank you


          July 2, 2019 at 8:16 am

          the post has been updated. Sorry there was an issue with it but all should be good now 🙂

  • Heyssle

    March 8, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    What protein powder did you use or recommend?


      March 11, 2019 at 9:49 am

      I really like Orgain and Vital Proteins!

  • Ron Duncan

    March 12, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Have you considered changing it to egg whites instead of using whole eggs?


      March 18, 2019 at 9:20 am

      You could definitely give it a try!

  • Terry

    May 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Not bad, almond flour always has a cornbread texture . Glaze is really good.


      May 6, 2019 at 10:18 am

      you could try another flour too, maybe coconut flour would be a good substitute!

      1. Ashley

        June 27, 2019 at 4:01 pm

        What other changes do you recommend if substituting coconut flour? I know coconut flour is more absorbent and I’ve read adding another egg to the recipe. Do you agree with that? Do I add more liquid as well?


          July 1, 2019 at 1:15 pm

          I wouldn’t add more liquid personally. I’d start with swapping out coconut flour first and taking it from there. Adding in an extra egg wouldn’t be a terrible idea but I wouldn’t add more liquid until you try one modification at a time.

  • Denise

    May 25, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I made these tonight. My hubby and I just loved them! I added Confectioners sugar Swerve. I mistakenly added 1/4 c coconut flour, so added a bit more coconut milk…The glaze did not thicken for me, so I added extra confectioners sugar Swerve. They were yummy!!!! Thank you for the great recipe! 🙂


      May 28, 2019 at 9:39 am

      I’m so glad you liked them!

  • John D Keith

    May 29, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    What specific type of protein powder? Does organic plant protein from livfit superfood work?


      May 30, 2019 at 9:07 am

      check the ingredient label. If you’re doing Keto then you’ll want to check the sugar/carb content

  • John D Keith

    May 30, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Yes the sugar/carb content was fine but is there a specific protein powder to use or just any? Like the plant one I mentioned or wheat or ?


      June 3, 2019 at 9:36 am

      any protein powder would work. if you’re doing keto, make sure to double check the carbs. I haven’t used the one you mentioned

  • Smita

    July 1, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Hi! I want to try these but I can’t find the recipe! Not sure what’s going on but I can see your chocolate glazed donut recipe just can’t see this one. Thanks!!


      July 2, 2019 at 8:17 am

      should be working now. thanks!

  • Mary Philio

    July 11, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Is the carb count total carbs or net carbs? Thanks! These are FABULOUS, btw!


      July 12, 2019 at 9:15 am

      total carbs. Glad you liked them!

  • Anne

    July 12, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Hi, is there anything I can substitute the protein powder with? If I don’t have any?


      July 12, 2019 at 9:14 am

      I would definitely not leave out the protein powder. I haven’t tested them with anything else

  • Donna Morrison

    August 7, 2019 at 10:54 am

    These are really Amazing!!! I’ve tried different recipes that say they taste amazingly good and they are horrible. I’m not a fan of almond flour and coconut flour but these doughnuts really do taste good!!! They hit the spot if your wanting something sweet. I added a little Sweet Life banana flavoring. Thanks for sharing this recipe❣


      August 7, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      glad you liked them!!

  • Landry

    August 18, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I just made these donuts for my hubby and I. He took one bite and literally said, “WOW! These are ridiculously good.” I completely agree with him. We will definitely be making these again!


      August 19, 2019 at 9:38 am

      hubby approved is definitely a win! glad you both liked them!

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