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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!

keto glazed donuts

What is the scariest things about the Keto diet?  No donuts. 🙂  I personally don’t follow the Keto diet.  I like to track my macros, making me aware of my carbohydrates and sugar!

So, I do enjoy low-carb treats!  If you do too, this low carb donut recipe will make you think you’re eating Krispy Kreme donuts!

A dessert that doubles as breakfast and dessert is a top pick for me!  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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How to Make Keto Donuts

Making keto donuts is easier than you may think!  I love this recipe for a healthy donut  – it works great for all healthy eating plans.

Here are a few items you will need to make them. Check out the recipe below for the rest of the ingredients you will need:
Once you gather the items you need, you can begin baking!  Here are the steps to make delicious keto-friendly donuts!
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in sauce pan and add in sweetener. Stir until sweetener 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. Use a stand mixer or hand mixer to 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 cooling rack to cool completely.
  10. Allow glaze to completely cool and thicken before dipping donuts in glaze.  Note that this may take awhile! You may also glaze very lightly and/or allow donuts to sit out to avoid being wet.

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Can I Make Keto Donuts?

If you’re looking at the list of the keto-approved foods, you may wonder, how do I make a donut that is keto-friendly!?  The answer is absolutely!

There are a few all natural sweeteners, like Swerve, that make keto recipes low-carb.  Swapping out flour and sugar also makes these donuts keto-friendly.

Truth be told, with many recipes – just a simple swap of ingredients can make many recipes keto-compliant or low-carb friendly.

Donuts can be made low-carb by

  • Replacing regular flour with coconut or almond flour
  • Swapping white sugar for stevia, monk fruit sweetener or erythritol

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Keto Donuts Recipe

This low carb donuts recipe is really quite simple!  It makes light and fluffy donuts that taste delicious. Just be sure to have a donut pan or a donut cutter 🙂 If you do opt for a donut cutter, you can always make donut holes!

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!

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This recipe was adapted from a recipe posted on Caroline’s Keto Kitchen.

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Keto Glazed Donuts

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

Servings 6

Ingredients

DONUT INGREDIENTS

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup Keto friendly protein powder
  • 2 tbsp 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 vanilla almond milk

GLAZE INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup grassfed butter
  • 1/4 cup Swerve
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  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. Add wet ingredients and stir until well mixed.

  6. Gently fold egg whites into mixture. Stir until color is consistent.

  7. Spray donut pan with coconut spray and fill approximately 2/3 of the way.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.

  8. 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.

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

Have you ever made donuts before?  What is your favorite kind of donut?  Tell me about it in the comments!

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57 Comments

  • Debbie Kuriger

    June 17, 2018 at 10:19 pm

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

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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

        1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

          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

      2. melissa

        September 15, 2019 at 7:32 pm

        Hello,

        i would like to try your recipe, but is the nutrition guide only for 1(3g of carbs) donut or the batch? thank you!

        1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

          September 16, 2019 at 5:38 pm

          macros are listed per donut

  • Paula

    August 4, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Great recipe! When do the egg yolks go in?

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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.

        1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

          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!

        1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

          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!

      1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

        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?

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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.

      1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

        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

    THIS LOOKS SO GOOD, I LOVE DONUTS.

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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?

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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 ❤❤❤

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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

        1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

          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?

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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?

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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.

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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?

        1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

          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! 🙂

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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?

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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 ?

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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!!

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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!

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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?

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      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❣

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      August 7, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      glad you liked them!!

  • Carol Mullins

    September 23, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    I want to fix the donuts but I only have the keto collagan powder! Can you recommend a protein powder that is good to use?

    Thank you

  • Carol

    September 23, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    I want to make the donuts but I only have keto collagen powder! Can you recommend a good protein powder for use in baking?

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      September 24, 2019 at 11:19 am

      I think that would work. Is it vital proteins? You could also use Orgain Keto

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