Low Carb Glazed Donut Recipe
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
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.
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.
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Check out these other keto donut recipes if you want more donuts for breakfast!