Cinnamon Sugar Keto Donuts

Published September 04, 2019
Kate Sullivan

Written By: Kate Sullivan, MS

Kate holds a MS in Business Psychology and is currently a PHD researcher in Well-Being and Performance Psychology.

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<article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Recipe"> <section itemprop="description"> <p>Mmmm…donuts. Homer Simpson isn’t alone in adoring these tasty treats. But they’re a total no-go on the keto diet, right? I mean, they’re completely carbs! And the worst kind, at that. </p> <p>Think again! By making a few smart swaps, you can transform the donut calorie wasteland into a source of healthy fats fit for the low-carb lifestyle. Top with cinnamon sugar, chocolate, or make a classic glazed version and you’ll have the answer to all your sweet cravings.</p> </section> <section> <h2>Can I Have Donuts on Keto?</h2> <p>Treats like donuts are some of the first things to go on any diet. But once you master a few basic techniques, it’s amazingly easy to update your favorite baking recipes for the low-carb lifestyle. The trick is to make sure that you’re getting the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/why-you-should-be-calculating-your-macros" rel="noreferrer">right balance</a> of healthy fats while using ingredients that provide both structure and flavor. After that, it’s all about the toppings! We’ve created this easy recipe to help you get your fix no matter which donut you used to grab by the dozen.</p> <h3>Keto Doughnut Ideas</h3> <p>Everyone has a favorite donut they reach for, whether that’s classic glazed or chocolate dipped. If you’re making keto donuts, why not experiment with a few different types and make a mixed dozen? Our recipe is for a delicious cinnamon-sugar coated version, but here’s a few tasty variations to try out:</p> <ul> <li><b>Powdered “Sugar”</b>: Dust the tops of your keto donuts with powdered keto sweetener, like Swerve Confectioners.</li> <li><b>Classic Glazed</b>: In a small bowl, whisk together 4 tablespoons of powdered keto sweetener with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream. Add more heavy cream, little by little, until you get a smooth glaze consistency. Dip donuts in glaze.</li> <li><b>Chocolate Dipped</b>: Melt 4 squares of 85% dark chocolate with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of butter in a double boiler, whisking to combine. Allow to cool slightly, then dip donuts.</li> <li><b>Maple Glazed</b>: In a small bowl, whisk together 4 tablespoons of powdered keto sweetener with 1 teaspoon of maple extract and 1 tablespoon of heavy cream. If needed, add more heavy cream little by little to reach your preferred consistency. Dip donuts in glaze.</li> </ul> <h4>What Flour Should I Bake with on Keto?</h4> <p>There are plenty of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/best-low-carb-flour-substitutes" rel="noreferrer">alternatives to wheat flour</a> you can rely on when going low carb. However, some are better in certain recipes than others. The natural sweetness you expect from a great fresh-baked donut matches beautifully with the delicate flavor of almond flour. This staple of keto baking gives structure to your baked goods, while coconut flour gives our version a moist, soft texture.</p> <p>These keto donuts are more like a classic cake donut, with some heft to them, instead of an airy Krispy Kreme classic glazed. Once you taste them, though, we’re pretty sure you’ll fall in love no matter what your donut addiction!</p> </section> <hr class="divider-15 divider-thick mx-auto"> <section class="recipe"> <h2 itemprop="name">Cinnamon Sugar Keto Donuts</h2> <div class="prep"> <span> <meta itemprop="prepTime" content="PT15M">Prep Time: 10 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="cookTime" content="PT35M">Cooking Time: 25 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="recipeYield">Serves: 6</span> </div> <h3>Ingredients:</h3> <p><i>Donuts</i></p> <ul class="ingredients no-bullet"> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 cup extra-fine almond flour</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">2 tablespoons coconut flour</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac14; cup granulated erythritol sweetener</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">2 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">2 teaspoons baking powder</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 teaspoon cinnamon</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac14; teaspoon nutmeg</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac14; cup salted butter, melted</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac14; cup heavy cream</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">2 large eggs</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac12; teaspoon vanilla extract</li> </ul> <p><i>Cinnamon Coating</i></p> <ul class="ingredients no-bullet"> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac12; cup granulated erythritol sweetener</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 teaspoon cinnamon</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">3 tablespoons butter, melted</li> </ul> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium"> <h3>Instructions:</h3> <ol itemprop="recipeInstructions"> <li>Preheat the oven to 350&deg;F. Grease a nonstick donut pan very well with nonstick spray, butter, or coconut oil.</li> <li>In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, erythritol, monk fruit, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. </li> <li>In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, heavy cream, eggs, and vanilla extract. </li> <li>Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture, mixing well and making sure there are no clumps or dry spots.</li> <li>Pour the batter evenly into each of the donut pan spaces, filling about &frac34; full. Bake for 24-28 minutes or until a deep golden brown. The donuts should be visibly pulling away from the pan slightly at the edges and the center hole—don’t underbake! Note that silicone pans may need a little more baking time.</li> <li>Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before removing from the pan. To remove, run a butter knife around both the inside ring and the outside of the donut form, then gently remove the donut.</li> <li>Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the erythritol and cinnamon for the cinnamon coating.</li> <li>Transfer the cooled donuts to a plate or tray, Brush with melted butter, then dip in cinnamon coating, pressing to make sure the coating sticks. Enjoy!</li> </ol> <h3>What If I Don’t Have a Donut Pan?</h3> <p>If you don’t have a donut pan, don’t worry! You can totally still make these tasty treats using a standard muffin pan. Use cupcake liners for easy removal and fill each cup about halfway with batter; you should get about 6. Bake at 350&deg;F for 12-18 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. </p> <p>Remove from the oven, cool slightly, and coat with butter and cinnamon topping as directed. Or use one of the other great topping suggestions above!</p> </section> </article>
Nutrition Facts

Serves 1


Calories

184


Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

16.8 g

Sodium

100 mg

Carbohydrate

6.3 g

Sugar

0.4 g

Dietary Fiber

2.8 g

Protein

4 g


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serves 1


Calories

184


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

16.8 g

Sodium

100 mg

Carbohydrate

6.3 g

Sugar

0.4 g

Dietary Fiber

2.8 g

Protein

4 g

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