Keto Churro Donut Holes


A buttery keto doughnut hole dusted with cinnamon and your favorite sugar replacer. These churro bites make a perfect on-the-go breakfast or a sweet mid-afternoon snack.

Donut cravings are legit. I love eating them with my morning coffee. Besides donut holes, chocolate glazed donuts and Krispy Kreme glazed donuts are my favorite.

Speaking of donuts, did you know you can spell it doughnut or donut. Donut is the Americanize version. Either way, they are delicious but filled with tons of fat and carbs. I don’t mind the fat but I don’t want the carbs!!

Luckily I came up with a fabulous keto donut hole recipe that is only 0.7 g carbs per bite! These donut holes are buttery, soft and tastes like a churro since they are dusted with cinnamon sugar mixture.  Instead of using sugar, we use a sugar free sweetener.

Now you can satisfy your doughnut cravings with these churro bites!

How to make keto donut holes

  1. Mix up donut batter using almond flour, low carb protein powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, cinnamon, salt, butter, sour cream and water.
  2. Roll dough into 1 inch sized balls.
  3. Bake donut holes in the oven until golden brown all around.
  4. Dust with cinnamon sugar mixture made of butter, cinnamon and monk fruit sweetener.

top down view of a pile of keto donut holes in a casserole dish

Keto Donut Holes Recipe Video

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Keto Doughnut Holes Ingredients

Cinnamon Sugar Coating Ingredients

Keto Churro Donut Holes Directions

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Purpose of protein powder in keto baking

Not only does adding protein powder to baked goods supply extra protein in your meal, but it substitutes as a flavorless flour and this non-gritty. Protein powder is used to provide a protein matrix to tray air bubbles released from leavening agents. It works similar to gluten in all-purpose flour but most protein powder is gluten free!

Adding too much protein powder can make your baked desserts too dry, so make sure you balance it out by adding lots of liquid and fat.


Purpose of sour cream in donuts

The sour cream is in this recipe to provide moisture. Protein powder can produce a dry, crumbly baked good. The sour cream adds fat and moisture to help balance out the protein powder. It also provides a creamy flavor.

Sour cream is keto approved. One tablespoon of sour cream has 0.3 grams of carbs so it is keto friendly. It is also higher in fat and has protein.

If you don’t want to use sour cream in this doughnut recipe, you can substitute with a full fat greek yogurt or heavy cream.

For a dairy free option, use dairy free yogurt like one made from almonds.

sugary coated keto churro bites

Chocolate glaze donut holes

Chocolate glazed donuts your favorite? Follow this keto donut hole recipe to make the cake donuts, then dip each donut hole into a mixture of melted sugar free chocolate and coconut oil. Let dry on a wire rack to set the chocolate.

Donuts & coffee

The keto doughnut holes are the perfect on the go keto breakfast or just enjoy them as a quick bite. My favorite way to eat this churro bites is to have them with a hot cup of coffee – either in the morning or as an afternoon snack and pick me up! If you are a donuts and coffee sort of person, this recipe is for you!

For some delicious keto coffee recipes, try these:

Storage information & meal prep

These keto doughnut holes are an easy treat to make, but you can prep them ahead of time too because they stay fresh at room temperature, left out on the counter.

If you want to prep up as make ahead breakfast or bite sized keto dessert, you can make these and portion them out throughout the week.

Keto Churro Donut Holes: FAQS

I don't have protein powder. What can be used in it's place?

Instead of protein powder, try using coconut flour. Use the same amount 1/4 cup of coconut flour.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Churro Donut Holes

Servings: 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 68
Fat 6.3g
Protein 2.1g
Total Carbs 1.5g
Net Carbs 0.7g

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  1. I love your website you are so easy to follow instructions are perfect and you are so pleasant thanks.
    KimberlyArnold ?

  2. I absolutely adore you and your keto recipes!! Thanks for making it simple, easy, and delish!!
    Stacey xo

      1. If you’re going to call 1 donut hole a serving, then I’d say 4 servings with a cup of coffee (if not still fasting) fits nicely into a keto lifestyle. Great recipe. ?

  3. I make these for my daughter-in-law Melissa?. She loves them. Me too of course but happy wife makes for a happy son?

  4. Just made these and let me say they’re to die for!! I didn’t have xanthan gum so I just used a 1:1 ratio of cornstarch and they came out fine. Thanks for the awesome recipe!:)

  5. I’d really like to try this, it seems so easy and the ingredients are super simple—except for protein powder and sour cream, neither of which we have (or ever had). Since the sour cream is there to balance out the protein powder, can I get away with removing both ingredients?

    1. You can substitute low carb yogurt for the sour cream. The sour cream helps to balance the flavor of the donut to give it an authentic flavor. The protein powder works to puff up the donuts as they cook. You might be able to substitute with coconut flour but the texture won’t 100% be the same.

  6. I’m going to make these tonight so my T1D daughter can have a donut at school for a friend’s birthday. Are these able to be frozen to make later?

    1. I haven’t tried that substitutions so I’m not sure how well it works. If you try it, let me know!

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