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Donuts were never a food we had around the house growing up. Even though my parents were far from low carb, they did eat real food and didn’t buy much that was processed. I’m not going to lie, though. I would have happily eaten donuts elsewhere whenever given the chance. It’s too bad that a keto low carb donuts recipe like this one wasn’t an option back then!
These days, the only time I’m really around donuts is at the office. I hate to admit it, but they are my weakness sometimes. I usually try to resist, because they are likely filled with questionable ingredients and definitely loads of sugar. Not to mention wheat and carbs. If I do eat them, I always feel terrible afterward. I guess it’s my body’s way of telling me not to!
It was about time that I make my own keto low carb donuts with almond flour! Of all the low carb flours, almond flour is definitely my favorite in terms of both taste and texture. So, it’s no surprise that I decided to make almond flour donuts!
If you have a nut allergy, you could try sunflower seed flour as a replacement. The flavor will be a little different and the donuts might turn green, but don’t be alarmed. It’s just a reaction with baking powder. Your keto donuts will still taste good. 🙂
I couldn’t get over how decadent these low carb donuts tasted. I even felt a little guilty eating them, like they had to be carb laden treats. Of course you can taste the almond flour in them, but I love it so I don’t mind. The texture is more similar to cake donuts rather than the chewy kind, which I like.
Fortunately, these almond flour donuts have no sugar, grains, or weird ingredients. Each has only 3 grams net carbs! They can even be considered paleo, if you don’t mind the erythritol. Otherwise, you can use coconut sugar if that’s more paleo friendly for you. If you just need gluten-free but don’t care about the sugar-free part, try gluten-free cinnamon sugar donuts from Gluten-Free Palate instead.
The first time I tested a keto donuts recipe, I tried a silicone donut pan. Many of them have good reviews, and I almost always use silicone baking cups for making healthy egg muffin cups.
Unfortunately, I haven’t had luck with the silicone donut pan. No matter what I did, the almond flour donuts stuck like crazy. At first I thought it was my recipe, but then I tried this non-stick donut pan. It was much better! The donuts released effortlessly.
I went back and forth on the kind of topping or coating to use on my first low carb donuts recipe. Glazed? Powdered? “Sugar” coated? Maybe even chocolate? Ultimately, I settled on a “sugar donut” style. Those were always my favorite!
Of course, these almond flour donuts aren’t actually coated with sugar. I used erythritol, since it’s my favorite sweetener. If you’re sensitive to the cooling sensation it tends to have, you can use xylitol instead, or a combination of the two. Just watch out using xylitol if you have dogs, because it’s lethal to them.
If you prefer glazed keto donuts, those are pretty easy to make, too. Combine powdered sweetener and heavy cream until you get your desired consistency, and pour over the donuts. (Use coconut cream if you want the glaze to be paleo or dairy-free.) Yum!
What are your favorite kinds of donuts? Do you want to see more recipes for other low carb donuts varieties? Let me know!
Low Carb Donuts Recipe – Almond Flour Keto Donuts:
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