Keto Jelly Donuts

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Pillowy soft homemade keto jelly donuts. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and sink your teeth into these pastries that are bursting with a sugar free jelly.

Your morning just got better with these homemade, soft, fluffy keto donuts coated with sugar free powdered sugar and filled with a sweet zero carb jelly. After I created the perfect bakery style pastry jelly from my keto danish recipe, I had to marry my basic donut recipe with the jam to make the ultimate low carb jelly donut.

two lemon filled donuts on top of each other with the top one dusted with powdered sugar

This donut recipe starts with a gluten free pastry batter that is made from almond flour and a few other ingredients to create the perfect cake donut texture. After frying to a crispy golden, brown the keto donuts are filled with a gooey sugar free lemon jelly that will burst in your mouth as you bite into the donut.

How to make keto jelly donuts

  1. Make keto donut batter by combining the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
  2. Mold donuts into balls and flatten into a bun shape.
  3. Fry in oil until golden brown.
  4. Fill each donut with sugar free jelly and dust with powdered sweetener.

donuts in a row filled with a strawberry jam

Key ingredients and swaps

  • Almond flour: The gluten-free flour of choice in the donut recipe. Sunflower seed flour could be substituted if allergic to nuts.
  • Protein powder: Helps to form a matrix to puff up the keto donuts into fluffy pillows. Look for a zero carb protein powder.
  • Sweetener: Can be omitted, but most donuts need a hint of sweetness.
  • Xanthan gum: Helps to form a structure support to hold the donuts together and keep them from crumbling. Also helps with texture.
  • Baking powder: The leavening agent to help the donuts rise will frying.
  • Sour cream: Used as an acid to help the leavening agent work to rise the cake donut. Also used for flavor. Yogurt or buttermilk can be used instead.
  • Oil for frying: Need a high temperature oil that has a high smoke point like avocado oil or lard. Baking or air frying is not recommended. 
  • Sugar free filling: Make a zero carb jelly by using sugar free powdered sweetener and konjac gum powder. Add flavor extracts and food coloring to get the flavor you desire. Keto jam like the strawberry jam preserves by ChocZero can used as a substitute. Use code KETOFOCUS to save 10% off your order. 

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Keto Donut Ingredients

Sugar Free Jelly Filling Ingredients

Keto Jelly Donuts Directions

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Donut filling

With this jelly filling recipe, you can make any flavor of jam to add into your donut. From lemon, raspberry, cherry or strawberry. But you could also do a cream cheese filling by combining an egg yolk, 4 oz cream cheese, 3 tablespoons sugar-free sweetener, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Making chocolate pudding or vanilla pudding to use a filling is another delicious idea!

a baking tray with lemon and strawberry filled donuts with the top donut a bite out of it

How do you get the jelly in the middle of a filled donut?

No, it’s not magic. Bakers for years have been adding the jelly to the center of donuts after they are fried using a metal tip (plastic works too) fitted to a piping bag. The filling is squeezed into the donut center until it starts to spill out.

Storage information

Keto donuts can be made ahead of time and stored in a ziploc bag or air tight container at room temperature for 1-2 days or in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Freezing is not recommended.

Keto Jelly Donuts: FAQS

Can I substitute the konjac gum?

You can either skip making the sugar free jelly and use a keto jam instead or try substituting with xanthan gum.

I don't have the right piping tip. How can I fill these donuts.

Instead of piping the jelly into the donut, use a paring knife to slice the doughnut part way open, then spoon some jam into the middle of the doughnut. Using a straw or a skewer might work as well to open up the hole.

Do you fill donuts before or after frying?

Always fill your donuts after frying or else the jelly filling will melt out into the frying oil.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Jelly Donuts

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 312
Fat 26.8g
Protein 13.2g
Total Carbs 7.7g
Net Carbs 3.7g

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