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May 12, 2018

Keto Donuts

By Worker Bee

PrimalIt takes less time to make these donuts than it does to drive to your local donut shop, and you’re rewarded with a yummy treat made from simple, pure ingredients. Almond flour, eggs, butter and heavy cream, plus the sweetener of your choice, are the main (and pretty much only) ingredients in these Primal and keto cake donuts.

These keto donuts have a light, springy, cake-like texture. They can be eaten plain, or drizzled with dark chocolate for a really delicious treat. Admittedly, they don’t taste like the sticky-sweet glazed donut at your local donut shop. Expect these donuts to be lighter, less sweet and to not inflict any sort of sugar crash after the last bite.

Yes, a donut pan is a frivolous kitchen tool to purchase, but it’s fun to have around. Donut pans can also be used to transform your favorite muffin recipes into “donuts” or to make miniature cakes.

Servings: 6 to 8 Donuts

Time in the Kitchen: 30 minutes



  • 2 ½ cups finely ground almond flour (280 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder (1.25 ml)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (2.5 ml)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (1.25 ml)
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature (60 g)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (180 ml)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (2.5 ml)
  • ½ teaspoon liquid stevia (2.5 ml) (or your favorite sweetener)
  • Kitchen Tool: Silicone donut pan


combining ingredients

Heat oven to 375° F/190 ºC

Lightly butter/grease the donut pan.

Whisk together almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form.

In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, butter, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and stevia (or other sweetener) until smooth.

Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.

Gently fold the dry ingredients and the egg yolk mixture together.

Spoon the thick batter into the donut pan, using ¼ to 1/3 cup of batter for each donut.

Bake until the donuts are lightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean, 15 to 17 minutes. Allow donuts cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing. Continue cooling the donuts on a wire rack.

Serve plain, or drizzle with melted dark chocolate and top with coconut shavings.


TAGS:  keto

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10 days 20 hours ago

Now, even Homer Simpson can go Keto!

10 days 18 hours ago

I dare someone to come up with a yummy version of these with no eggs and no dairy.

Ah, allergies suck sometimes!

10 days 16 hours ago

No dairy would sure be nice. One of the reasons why I love Paleo. So hard to go Keto without dairy and eggs.

8 days 14 hours ago

+1 Yummy!!!!

Elizabeth Resnick
10 days 16 hours ago

Just made some low carb/primal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies today. With fewer chocolate chips they would probably qualify as keto. Made them for Mother’s Day celebration tomorrow and they are truly delicious. But I have to say that since I’ve been keto I rarely crave stuff like this. After having some (the dough was amazing!) I feel very satiated and probably won’t want sweets for a long time. Other than some 90% chocolate…I eat a few squares of that just about every day!

8 days 20 hours ago

Do you have the macros per donut? Including macros in all recipes would be very helpful. Thanks!

Will Wilkin
8 days 16 hours ago

If you want “keto donuts” then you have not made the psychological transformation necessary to sustain a ketogenic lifestyle.

8 days 10 hours ago

I was trying not to be critical, but I was thinking along these lines too.

14 hours 23 minutes ago

Then why are you here if not to make comments that insinuate the rest of us haven’t reached your level of hard-core keto? Why would you even be scrolling through donut recipes if that’s how you feel, other than to be critical?

7 days 43 minutes ago

Well, it’s nice to have variety and they would also be helpful in certain social situations. Plus, we all have to transition at some point and recipes like this can help get many people through that huge transition.

6 days 23 hours ago

It’s nice for those of us who have kids and are doing keto. My 3, 5, and 7 year old will be excited about these. They rarely complain and understand mostly why we eat the way we do, but it’s nice to feel “normal” sometimes.

14 hours 6 seconds ago

Of course! I don’t have kids in the house so this didn’t occur to me – thank you 🙂

4 days 20 hours ago

Even for those of us who have not had a donut in over a decade and a half? 🙂 When I saw this post, I thought, “finally!”

8 days 5 hours ago

Keto donuts? Sounds very interesting. Thank you for recipe

7 days 13 hours ago

You can fry them after baking to get more of a typical donut texture