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Keto Krispy Kreme Donuts

5 Stars (6 Reviews)
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This keto glazed donut recipe is the best low carb donut recipe out there! Tasting just like a krispy kreme donut, these glazed keto donuts are cake based, fried and coated with a sweet vanilla glaze.

Keto Cake Donuts Ingredients

Krispy Kreme Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup confectioners Swerve or use sweetener of choice
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Keto Krispy Kreme Donuts Directions

  • 1
    Add the dry ingredients to a medium bowl. Mix until combined.
    dry ingredients mixed in a silver bowl
  • 2
    Mix in wet ingredients.
    keto donut batter in a metal bowl
  • 3
    Grab a handful of dough and roll it into a short snake shape. Mold the ends together to form a donut shape. Wet hands with a little bit of water or spray oil on your hands to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
    forming donut shapes on a piece of parchment paper
  • 4
    Add lard to a small non-stick skillet and heat to medium heat. Add enough lard to cover the donut almost halfway. Add a couple of donuts to the skillet and fry on each side until golden brown. Can swirl the oil in the pan to help coat the donuts as they cook. You can also bake these keto cake donuts at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until the donuts are set and lightly brown around the edges.
    donuts frying in a skillet
  • 5
    Remove from skillet and place on a wire rack to cool.
    keto donuts cooling on some parchment paper with a wire rack nearby
  • 6
    To make the krispy kreme glaze, add confectioner's Swerve, heavy cream and vanilla to a small bowl. Mix to combine. Microwave for 20 seconds to get a thin consistency.
    donut glaze in a small white bowl on top of a wire rack
  • 7
    Dip the top of your donut into the glaze and place on a wire rack to set.
    dipping a donut into glaze

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Low Carb Glazed Donut Recipe

glazed keto donuts on a circular wire rack with a cup of black coffee

This is the BEST recipe for keto donuts. I’ve tried many low carb donut recipes but this is by far the recipe that tastes the closest to an actual donut. These glazed keto donuts are perfect in the morning paired with a cup of coffee. It’s a sweet way to start off your morning.

The glaze on these low carb donuts is sugar-free and is very similar to the same glaze you would see on a Krispy Kreme donut. This is an easy recipe to make so can easily satisfy your donut cravings!

Fried Donuts vs Baked Donuts

a glazed donut with a bite taken out of it

These low carb donuts can either be fried or baked. I prefer to fry these donuts. Frying the keto donuts gives them an authentic flavor that is very similar to traditional donuts. I recommend using pork lard to fry these donuts in but you can use other oils too like avocado oil or coconut oil as long as you use an oil that has a high smoke point.

If you don’t want to fry your donuts, you can bake them in the oven. You can mold them in a donut baking pan or just roll them in to snakes and pinch the ends together to form a donut shape and bake on a parchment lined baking tray.

Keto Krispy Kreme Glaze

Krispy Kreme donuts have a characteristic vanilla glaze coated on their donuts. These keto glazed donuts have a copycat Krispy Kreme glaze. This glaze is sugar-free and made using Confectioner’s Swerve, heavy cream and vanilla extract. You want to use a powdered sweetener in this recipe because granulated sweetener will not dissolve as good.

Microwaving the glaze will help it thin out so you can easily dunk your donuts for frosting.

glazed donuts on a wire rack

Ingredient Substitutions

For this recipe, I like using the combination of almond flour and protein powder. It produces a texture and flavor closest to a traditional cake donut. However, I understand some don’t have access to the ingredients required or may be allergic to nuts. Here are some ingredient substitutions you can make for this recipe:

  • Sunflower Seed Flour - This flour is a great option if you are allergic to nuts. Sunflower seed flour measures cup for cup with almond flour so you will add the same amount in this recipe.
  • Coconut Flour - Although I think using protein powder produces the best texture and flavor in this recipe, you can use coconut flour instead if you don’t have protein powder.
  • Sweeteners - The keto sweetener I like to use is Lakanto Classic Monkfruit. This sugar substitute is a mixture of monkfruit and erythritol. It measure cup for cup like sugar and there is no bitter aftertaste or cooling affect like other sweeteners have. You can use any sweetener in this keto donut recipe as long as it measures cup for cup like sugar.
  • Yogurt - If you don’t have sour cream, you can try using plain low carb yogurt or even ricotta cheese.

Gluten-free Donut Storage

Leftover keto donuts can be stored at room temperature either in an air tight container or ziploc bag. You can leave them on the counter but they may dry out after a few days. However, the donut batter should be used right away.

pink and chocolate glazed donuts stacked up

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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