These sugar-free keto low carb donuts are made without any flours! They are high in protein with 10 grams and just 2 g net carbs!
Low Carb Donut Recipe
This easy keto donuts recipe doesn't need coconut flour, almond flour, sunflower seed flour or any hard to find ingredients.
You will feel completely satisfied and be guilt-free knowing these donuts won't cause you a sugar crash in an hour!
Carbs in Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme Donuts
Traditional donuts from a donut shop will not be something to enjoy on your ketogenic diet since the high carbs will certainly kick you out of ketosis. Even if you are on a low carb diet, when you spike your blood glucose you will have sugar cravings.
A glazed donut from Dunking Donuts has 31 grams of total carbs and 260 calories with only 3 grams of protein.
A glazed donut from Krispy Kreme has 22 grams of total carbs and 190 calories and only 3 grams of protein.
Our glazed donut has 170 calories and just 3 grams of total carbs with 10 grams of protein. This low carb donut will not cause sugar cravings and will not spike blood sugar.
All nutritional information is at the bottom of this blog post directly under the recipe card.
Delicious Keto Donut Recipe
Our keto doughnuts resemble more like cake donuts in texture, but for sugar-free donuts these are a great recipe that won't spike blood sugar like classic donuts would. The creamy, dairy free vanilla cream cheese frosting with sugar-free sprinkles make these wonderful sweet treats for the whole family!
I always share how my family likes or dislikes any recipes and while my kids definitely think these low carb donuts do not taste like the real thing, they still enjoyed them nonetheless!
Tools for Keto Donuts
Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer and large bowl
Silicone Donut Pan- I do not recommend metal as it sticks even when greasing it.
How to Make Keto Donuts
Please view the exact measurements and printing ability below in the recipe card at the very bottom of this post.
3 large eggs, best if they are at room temperature which will help make stiff peaks when whipping whites.
dairy free cream cheese
Preheat oven at 300 degrees F.
Place your egg whites in a stand mixer with the vinegar and whip until stiff peaks. This should take about 10-15 minutes. Set aside.
Place the egg yolks in a high powered blender with the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
Spoon some of the yolk mixture into the whipped egg whites. Do this in 3 batches until combined.
Pour donut batter into each cavity of the silicone donut pan or use a piping bag if you prefer.
Bake on the middle shelf of oven for 15 minutes. Once cool, you can make the vanilla frosting.
Place frosting ingredients into a large mixing bowl or a large bowl for a stand mixer and blend with the paddle attachment or electric hand mixer until smooth. Taste and adjust sugar substitute to see if you need it sweeter.
Spread frosting onto each donut and if you desire, use sugar-free sprinkles.
Sugar Free Keto Sweetener Options
Liquid Allulose is wonderful in this recipe because it helps provide a soft and chewy texture, but it does not add much sweetness.
Including vanilla liquid stevia helps bring that sweetness level up to more of a sweetness similar to a traditional donut recipe.
If you don't have liquid Allulose, you can make my Keto Simple Syrup to replace it using the same amount. In fact the vanilla flavored simple syrup would be amazing in this recipe.
If you don't have vanilla liquid stevia, you could use extra vanilla extract and another low carb sweetener, perhaps Monk Fruit sweetener or Swerve sweetener. Use my conversion chart to decide how much to use in place of liquid stevia.
How to Store Keto Donuts
Store vanilla frosted keto donuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I replace the mayonnaise?
I've not tested this out removing the mayonnaise for anything else but in my dairy free cloud bread recipe which is similar, I did suggest replacing mayonnaise with dairy such as sour cream or cream cheese. Again, not tested in this recipe but it might be an option.
Why is there no xanthan gum?
I've found that xanthan gum makes the donuts deflate.
Can I add cocoa powder to make these chocolate keto donuts?
You could add cocoa powder to make these keto chocolate donuts, but just a little so you don't dry them out, maybe just 1-2 tablespoons.
Can I use coconut cream to replace vegan cream cheese?
Yes you can use canned coconut cream to replace the dairy free cream cheese used in the vanilla frosting recipe for these keto donuts.
Can I use heavy cream to replace the dairy free cream cheese?
Yes you could use heavy cream to replace the cream cheese in the frosting but you will want to stabilize the whipped cream. Please see this whipped cream frosting recipe.
More Sugar Free Donut Keto Recipes
Turn these Dairy Free Blueberry muffins into blueberry donuts simply by pouring the cake batter into a silicone donut pan.
You could turn the vanilla frosting into a strawberry flavor by using berry liquid stevia and natural food coloring to make it pink. You could also add some freeze dried strawberries over the top of the frosting for keto strawberry donuts!
Best Tips for Perfect Keto Donuts
Silicone donut molds are the best to use in my opinion since they easily pop right out without losing any donut, which has happened when I made these for the first time using a very greased metal donut pan.
You could turn these into 12 mini donuts just by using a mini donut pan instead of a large donut pan for 6.
Sugar Free Keto Donuts (Nut Free, Dairy Free)
Keto Dairy Free Vanilla Frosted Donuts
- Preheat oven at 300 degrees F.
- Place your egg whites in a stand mixer with the vinegar and whip until stiff peaks. This should take about 10-15 minutes. Set aside.
- Place the egg yolks in a high powered blender with the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Spoon some of the yolk mixture into the whipped egg whites. Do this in 3 batches until combined.
- Bake on the middle shelf of oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool before adding frosting.
- Place frosting ingredients into a large mixing bowl or a large bowl for a stand mixer and blend with the paddle attachment or electric hand mixer until smooth. Taste and adjust sugar substitute to see if you need it sweeter.Spread frosting onto each donut and if you desire, add sugar-free sprinkles.