Here at the 131 Method we’re all about making life easier for you! We know simple recipes=more compliance with your healthy eating goals. This low carb donut recipe is just a few ingredients all whisked in one bowl (#onebowlwonder) making cleanup a breeze. So, there’s no excuse to not swap them for store-bought treats loaded with sugar and trans-fat.
Our version is keto-friendly, super easy to make, and squashes cravings instantly!
What are the tricks to making keto-friendly and low-carb treats that leave you satisfied? Well, that comes down to the right sweeteners (we love this one and this one) as well as good high-quality fats.
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Embrace the Silicone
In addition to this fantastic recipe comes our recommendation for buying yourself some silicone. That’s right, embrace the silicone ladies! Silicone baking mats, cups for muffins and donut pans will legit change your life. Not only will nothing ever stick again, but you’ll save countless minutes post-baking because silcone needs a quick wipe, not soaking, scraping and crying your way through cleanup. Many #pinterestfails come from inadequate kitchen equipment. The wrong cake pans, old crusty skillets and “just a little rusty” muffin tins cause things to stick, ruining all your hard work. Amazon has all the kinds; a quick search yields tons of options.
Low Carb, Still Yum
This recipe leans on almond flour, not almond meal. The texture has perfect density but is less cake-y than other gluten-free type donuts that use coconut flour. A fun tip is to try one of our 131 muffin recipes in your new silicone donut pan. We like to do the ol’ switchero on our kids! When they get tired of muffins as snacks, simply take the exact same recipe but shape it like a donut. It’s fun to fool them into eating healthy, huh!? We did that here with our PB&J Muffin Recipe batter and it worked like a charm.
Apple Cinnamon DonutsPrint Recipe
- 1½ cups almond flour
- ⅓ cup Lakanto Monkfruit Golden (or Swerve)
- 1½ teaspoons apple pie spice
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch sea salt
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons applesauce
- 1 tablespoon melted ghee or coconut oil
- Heat oven to 350° Whisk dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the eggs, applesauce, and ghee and whisk until fully combined
- Spoon into 6 cavities of a silicone donut pan. Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes, pop out, and sprinkle with cinnamon and additional Monkfruit sweetener, if desired.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 205 | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Carbs: 7g | Fiber: 3g | Net Carbs: 4g
Saved this a while back & finally made them. YUM! This is a winning recipe. So darn easy & very tasty. We made a batch to take camping & they were a hit. We springled them with swerve confectioners. Next batch is going to get a light drizzle of melted dark chocolate + coconut oil. These are really versatile & will become a staple in our house I’m sure.
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How can I make these vegan? They sound amazing!!!
The best option is a flax egg, though we haven’t tried it. Let us know if you do!
Has anyone tried these with an egg substitute?
So far, I haven’t heard of anyone doing so. Would love the feedback if you do! They’re pretty delicate, so I worry about a flax egg holding them together well. By maybe a true egg replacer?
Can these work as muffins if I don’t own a donut pan?