These Powdered "Sugar" Keto Donuts taste just like the ones you would from a donut shop. They're soft, kind of cakey, and covered in a sugar free powdered sugar that melts in your mouth with each bite. And the best thing about these keto donuts is that each one has LESS THAN 2 NET CARBS!
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THE BEST POWDERED KETO DONUTS
There aren't many baked goods better than powdered donuts - and turning the donuts keto makes them that much better!
And this keto donut recipe creates an old-fashioned cakey donut that is fantastic when paired with and dipped into a hot cup of coffee.
Honestly, a keto breakfast this good should be illegal.
Seriously, with these powdered keto donuts, you get every delicious aspect of a regular donut without all the carbs and sugar. Plus, these gluten free donuts are baked - not fried - making them the perfect healthy keto doughnuts that will blow everyone away.
In fact, these donuts are so incredibly delicious no one in your house will believe they are so low carb and actually healthy - just like these pancakes.
On top of that, we will be using almond flour to make this recipe - doubling these keto donuts as gluten free donuts. And by using almond flour, these donuts come out to less than 2 NET CARBS...per donut!
By the way, these keto donuts are also super quick and easy to make. All it takes is about 25 minutes from start-to-finish to turn a dream into a reality.
Ingredients for Powdered Keto Donuts
Another fantastic part about this recipe is the simplicity of the ingredients.
If you're a regular making keto friendly food, you may have most - or all - of the ingredients you need for this recipe already in your cupboard.
But, if you don't, you should be able to find them easily.
Anyway, here's what you will need to make these keto doughnuts:
Dry Donut Ingredients:
- 1 ¼ Cups blanched almond flour (Sunflower or Walnut Flour work too)
- ½ Cup Confectioners Swerve
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
Wet Donut Ingredients:
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tbsps almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 Tbsps salted butter, melted
Powdered Sugar Topping:
- ½ cup Confectioners Swerve
Those are some pretty standard keto ingredients, right?!
I actually use all the same ingredients in these keto apple cider donuts. So if you want cakey donuts with a cinnamon-y apple flavor, definitely check those out apple cider donuts.
Keto friendly flours to use for these donuts
As I mentioned, we will be using almond flour - instead of white/wheat flour - to make these old-fashioned powdered donuts keto and gluten-free.
But, if you'd rather not use almond flour, you can always use walnut or sunflower seed flour in its place. And the best thing about using these flour is the fact that you can substitute them on a one-to-one basis with almond flour.
Don't Use Coconut Flour
Now, a flour substitute you SHOULD NOT USE to make these donuts is coconut flour.
Coconut flour is HIGHLY ABSORBENT. And if you use it, you'll end up with a dry, crumbly mess and not soft, delicious donuts.
So, just keep that in mind when you make these keto doughnuts.
Sugar Substitutes To Use For These Keto Donuts
For the powdered sugar coating, you'll notice we are using Confectioners Swerve - and this is also what we'll be using to add a touch of sweetness to our donut batter as well.
However, another sugar substitute that will work just as well in these sugar-free donuts is Lakanto's Confectioners Monk Fruit. Lakanto - just like Swerve - has the exact amount of sweetness as regular sugar and measures out with sugar on a one-for-one ratio.
Don't Use Stevia
The main sugar substitute you will want to avoid is stevia. In its purest form, stevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar and it's way too sweet to use.
Also, since Stevia is so sweet, most stevia products are actually blended with REAL SUGAR - typically maltodextrin & dextrose.
As a result, these products will either kick you out of ketosis or are just too sweet to eat, ruining your recipe.
Choose The Right The Donut Tray
So, before we get into making these donuts, let's talk about what you'll be baking them in. Of course, you'll need a donut tray, but not all donut trays are created equal.
I highly, HIGHLY, recommend using a silicone pan - they are super easy to clean, and your donuts will slide right out of them without sticking to the bottom.
And trust me on this one, the same cannot be said for non-stick pans.
Even though they are "non-stick," you'll end up trying to take your donuts out, only to leave a portion of them sticking on the tray.
How to make Powdered Keto Donuts
So, we have all our ingredients covered, and we've got our silicone donut pan ready to go, now it's time to make this keto donut recipe.
In about 25 minutes, you'll have dream-worthy powdered keto donuts that will make getting up early your favorite part of the day.
STEP 1: MAKING THE DONUT BATTER
First-things-first, preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C).
Then, in a large mixing bowl, you'll want to add the blanched almond flour along with the Confectioners Swerve, baking powder, and salt.
After you've added those ingredients to the bowl, you can mix them until they are thoroughly blended.
Then, in another mixing bowl, you're going to combine 2 eggs and whisk them until the yolks combine with the whites.
Next, you'll want to add the unsweetened almond milk and melted butter to the beaten-up eggs.
Then, you can whisk together the mixture until the wet ingredients are combined.
Now, once the wet ingredients are combined, you can slowly pour the mixture into the large bowl with the dry ingredients - use a spatula to mix them until thoroughly blended.
And, just so you know, the batter will be thick when completely mixed.
Ok, now you're ready to get the donut batter in a pan and bake these keto donuts!
STEP 2: Baking The Donuts
The first thing you'll want to do is coat your silicone donut pan with baking spray.
Then, use a spoon to fill each of the slots in the donut tray about ¾ of the way full.
And try to make sure that the batter is evenly distributed around the circle.
Also, for consistency between each donut, try to pour an equal amount of batter into the donut tray slots.
But, no need to worry if you don't pour an equal amount the first time; you can always rebalance the donut batter when you've added all of it to your tray.
Anyway, once you've transferred all of the batter to the tray, you'll want to bake the donuts for 12 to 14 minutes.
That said, you'll want to make sure you check them at 10 minutes. Oven temperatures and cooking may vary, and you don't want them overdone.
Anyway, you'll know they're ready to be removed from the oven when the edges around the donut are solid, and pulling away from the circles on the donut tray.
Finally, allow the donuts to cool completely before trying to remove them. If you try to remove them too soon, the donuts may stick to the tray.
STEP 3: Coating the Donuts
So, after the donuts are cooled, you'll want to pour the Confectioners Swerve topping in a wide, shallow bowl.
Now, take each donut one-by-one, and lightly spray both sides with cooking spray.
Then, immediately place the donut into the powdered sugar and coat both sides - and edges - in the "sugar". And you'll want to continue to work the donut into the Swerve until it is fully coated in it.
That said, when you've got the donuts completely covered in the "sugar", you can dig in, and serve them with a hot cup of coffee.
Storing These Powdered Donuts
Ok, so you've cooked the donuts, and love them so much you want to make sure you save a few for the week.
Well, you're in luck because these donuts are just as tasty leftover - you can store your donuts in a resealable bag or airtight container to keep them as fresh as possible.
Now you may be wondering where to keep your donuts. Well, I like to keep mine out on my kitchen counter sealed with plastic wrap, but you can also refrigerate them if you prefer. However, no matter which way you store your donuts, you can expect them to stay good for up to a week.
That said, if you still have donuts leftover after a week, and want to keep them for longer, you can store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just make sure you put them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag.
Nutritional Info For These Keto Donuts
The best part about this keto donut recipe might be the fact that each one of these keto donuts have less than 2 NET CARBS!
And the rest of the nutritional info is also pretty great too.
Each donut has:
- 215 Calories
- 18g Fat
- 3g Carbs
- 1.5g Fiber
- 1.5g NET CARBS
- 7g Protein
Crazy for a donuts recipe right?!
I bet you never thought you could enjoy healthy donuts that are also keto-friendly and out of this world delicious!
Trust me; once you try this homemade donut recipe, it will become one of your regular keto recipes.
By the way, I highly encourage you to share these donuts with your friends and family. Seriously, you'll become their favorite person after they take one bite.
Anyway, if you make these powdered keto donuts, let me know what you think in the comments below!Print
Powdered Keto Donuts | The Best Keto Donut Recipe
These Powdered Keto Donuts taste just like the ones you would from a donut shop. They're soft, kind of cakey, and covered in a sugar free powdered sugar that melts in your mouth with each bite. And the best thing about these keto donuts is that each one has LESS THAN 2 NET CARBS!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 Donuts
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Keto Low carb
Dry Donut Ingredients:
1 ¼ Cups (140g) blanched almond flour (Sunflower or Walnut Flour work too)
½ Cup (75-80g) Confectioners Swerve
1 Tsp (5g) baking powder
Pinch of salt
Wet Donut Ingredients:
2 Tbsps (30g) almond milk, unsweetened
2 Tbsps (32g) salted butter, melted
Powdered Sugar Topping:
½ cup (75g) Confectioners Swerve
- Preheat the oven to 350° F (177°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
- Then, set the dry ingredients aside, and in a smaller mixing bowl combine all of the wet ingredients.
- Once combined, slowly pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Using a spatula, mix the ingredients together until a thick batter forms.
- Now, coat a donut tray with cooking spray, and fill the slots about ¾ of the way full with batter.
- Make sure to distribute the batter between the slots evenly, and then bake the donuts for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Check them at 10 minutes if it's is your first time making them. And then keep checking them at the 12 minute mark, and the 15 minute mark - if need be.
- Remove them from the oven when they are golden brown on top and are solid around the edges, pulling away from the circles on the donut tray.
- Once they're done, allow them to cool completely before removing them from the donut pan.
- Pour your Confectioners Swerve in a large bowl for coating the donuts.
- Now, take a cooled donut and lightly spray the top of it with cooking spray.
- Immediately place the sprayed side into the powdered sugar.
- Do the same process for the other side of the donut. And for the best results, repeat the spray and cover process a couple of times per donut.
- Repeat this process with all of the donuts, and serve.
The scale up function does not change the gram measurements.
- Serving Size: 1 Donut
- Calories: 215
- Fat: 18
- Carbohydrates: 3
- Fiber: 1.5
- Protein: 7
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Samantha Randall says
Oh my gosh Joe, I always love your recipes.. your cakes and snacks have guiding me through my keto journey.. but these are top draw! I swapped out the powdered swerve for some granulated mixed with cinnamon but spot on mate spot on. Thank you.. I appreciate you.
Lisa Sutton says
I love your recipe s! They are truly low carb and everything you suggest works great! I look forward to your you tube recipe s!
Awesome recipe! I used sunflower flour and oat milk instead of almond (nut allergy) and it took longer for the donuts to cook - is that normal? Thanks!
debra boyer says
Oooh look so good, those donuts! Would be a great base to
add fresh blueberries & some lemon juice!!! May try this!
These were really good. I made 2 powdered, melted chocolate and made 2 chocolate covered. The last two I ate warmed with Kerrygold butter and they were delicious. Who knew a donut recipe could be a substitute for cornbread. I will be making these again in a muffin tin! Sooooo good 😊. Thanks Joe.
Tara Brown says
These r amazing!! Turned out picture perfect n noone believes they're keto. Thank u so much
Leigh Anne says
Yum. Mine turned out beautiful and very very good.
Cher Bartlett says
Holy Moly! Sat night here. Neighbor came to borrow something, I told her I was making these donuts. Had just finished them and we both tried them! Absolutely over the top! Keto sweets get me through my journey. I would say make these and if you can figure out how to do a jelly filled, I'm all on board!
Silvia B says
try putting batter in a cupcake sleeve, but only fill 1/3, put in some sugarfree jam, cover with the last 3rd with batter. Sprinkle "cupcake" with powdered sugar... what do you think ???
Yum!! One of my first attempts at a keto sweet recipe. They turned out very well despite me overfilling the slots just a little. Thank you for sharing