Keto Donuts


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These fluffy and delicious keto donuts need just 6 ingredients to make! Made without yeast and no sugar, these easy keto donuts are super customizable too. Frost them and flavor them any way you like!

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Keto Donut Recipe

I am pretty sure investing in a donut pan should be your number one priority RIGHT NOW. 

They are fun to make, require minimal prep, and require no frying whatsoever, as these donuts are baked.

Now, I’ve had some other keto friendly donuts here before, like blueberry donuts and Krispy Kreme donuts, but a keto donut recipe in itself? Yet to happen.

Until now! 

One of my biggest requests has been a Keto Dunkin Donuts. Having been to Dunkin Donuts multiple times, I can guarantee you there is nothing low carb or keto around any of their donuts.

This keto donut recipe will fill in the blanks to satisfy your Dunkin donuts, Krispy Kreme, or any other donut chain cravings!

These keto doughnuts are fluffy and cake-like, and perfectly sweet. They are made with almond flour and come with 7 amazing recipe ideas!

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How to make keto donuts

6 ingredients, no yeast, and no frying needed, these low carb baked donuts could not be any easier! I left the batter simple and plain, so be sure to see the recipes at the end for flavor options like chocolate donuts and cinnamon donuts! 

The Ingredients

  • Almond flour– Use blanched almond flour, as it provides a fluffier and lighter texture, perfect for low carb donuts! While almond meal will also work, the texture will be a little heavier. 
  • Granulated sweetener– I’ve tried this with both erythritol and monk fruit sweetness, and both work very well. 
  • Baking soda– Gives the donuts some rise and fluffiness. 
  • Eggs– Be sure the eggs are room temperature. I haven’t tried this with a flax egg or egg substitute. For vegan pancakes, try vegan gluten free baked donuts
  • Apple Cider Vinegar– Works with the baking soda to puff up the donuts. 
  • Coconut Milk OR other milk– To mix the batter together! I used coconut milk, but any milk works, like almond milk, cashew milk, etc. 

The Instructions

Start by mixing together your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, add your other ingredients and mix those together. Combine your wet and dry ingredients until combined. Transfer your donut batter into a ziplock bag and cut one of the corners. Gently squeeze out the donut batter into a 12-count donut pan that has been greased generously. Bake the donuts for 12-15 minutes, at 180C/350F, before removing from the oven and letting cool in the donut pan for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost the donuts, if desired. 


Can I make these low carb donuts as muffins?

These low carb keto donuts can easily be made as muffins. The preparation and instructions remain the same, simply grease a 12-count muffin tin or line with muffin liners and bake for 12-15 minutes. 

Keto Doughnuts Tips

  • Don’t pour the batter directly into the donut pan, as this can be a little bit messy and sticky. Instead, transfer the keto doughnuts batter into a ziplock bag and snip a corner of it. Gently squeeze out the donut batter directly into the donut pan. 
  • Do not overbake the donuts, as they continue to bake in the pan while they cool. 
  • If you choose to frost the donuts, they should be at room temperature before doing so. Warm donuts will see the frosting melt off and chilled donuts will see the frosting become still and hardened. 

Storing and Freezing Keto Doughnuts

  • To store: Leftover donuts can keep at room temperature provided they are eaten within 3 days. If you’d like to keep them longer, store them in the refrigerator. 
  • To freeze: Place donuts in a freezer friendly container or ziplock bag. The donuts can be frozen for up to 6 months. 

Keto Donut Recipes

  • Keto Cinnamon Donuts– Add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to the batter and once baked, dip the donuts in melted butter and dip in a mixture of cinnamon sugar (use appropriate sugar free substitute). 
  • Blueberry Donuts– Use the following recipe for blueberry donuts.
  • Raspberry Donuts– Use the following recipe for raspberry donuts
  • Keto Chocolate Donuts– Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder into the batter and increase the milk by 1 tablespoon.
  • Lemon Donuts– Add 1 tablespoon of lemon extract to the donut batter and frost with a lemon drizzle glaze
  • Keto Pumpkin Donuts– Add 1/4 cup pumpkin puree to the dough, along with pumpkin pie spice. 

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Keto Donuts (6 Ingredients!)

5 from 598 votes
These easy keto donuts are made with almond flour and need just 6 ingredients! Fluffy and perfectly sweet, these low carb donuts have no yeast and are baked, not fried!
Servings: 12 Donuts
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease a 12-count donut pan generously and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add your almond flour, sweetener, and baking soda and mix well. In a separate bowl, add your eggs, apple cider vinegar, and coconut and mix together. Combine your dry and wet ingredients and mix well, until just combined.
  • Transfer your donut batter into a ziplock bag. Cut one end of the ziplock bag and gently squeeze out the donut batter directly into the doughnut pan.
  • Bake the donuts for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, frost the donuts.


* I haven't tried a vegan substitute. You may enjoy vegan gluten free donuts instead. 
Check out the body of the post with frosting options. For the pictured glazes, I used a simple vanilla and chocolate one, using sugar free powdered sugar with cocoa powder (for the chocolate one) and vanilla extract (for the vanilla one). 


Serving: 1DonutCalories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSodium: 129mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 90IUCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. I am allergic to all nuts except coconuts and cashews. Would coconut flour work for this donut recipe?

  2. 5 stars
    I made a half recipe because I only have a six doughnut pan. They turned out wonderful. I have made the pumpkin version twice and it is only August!

  3. 5 stars
    These are delicious and so easy to make! I just dusted them with cinnamon “sugar” but would love to try a glaze, do you have a recipe for it? Couldn’t find it in the post!

  4. Excellent recipe. Split the batter making half plain and half chocolate. Used Whole milk and added a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Turned out great. Cake like donuts. Very tasty did not glaze or top with anything.

  5. 5 stars
    These were very yummy, sweeter than expected. 2/3 people in my household really liked them, one thought the texture was a bit “off”. I think if you expect it to be just like a traditional donut you might feel that way. This recipe made ten small donuts, but they raised quite a lot baking and looked half muffin, half donut. Next time I will be sure to put less batter in each well and I think they will be perfect.

  6. 5 stars
    These were SO EASY to make. Please give it a try. I am not a baker and these came out perfectly. My dad, who loves Dunkin’ Donuts, loved these. Please try them. I used almond milk for the milk. I also added 1/4 c of collagen protein. Delicious.

  7. 5 stars
    These were terrific. I added 1 scoop of collagen protein powder. Made the plain glazed and the plain powdered sugar. Everyone loved them and I will make them again. Thanks!

    1. I basically did that for mini donuts using a ziplock bag as an icing bag to shape them. This batter translates to muffins & bread rolls if you alter it to taste.

  8. 5 stars
    I just started keto this week. This recipe actually convinced me, “I can do this!” I admit, I am not a cook and do mostly mail order meals, but I do like making breakfast foods. These donuts are awesome! I did the chocolate version. I wanted to freeze them so I left the icing off. I heat them up and just add cream cheese. They are delightful! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  9. 5 stars
    Absolutely stellar find! I did the pumpkin version and topped it with dark chocolate keto almond butter. You satisfied my donut dilemma!