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Keto donuts with chocolate glaze

Keto Chocolate Chip Donuts

  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: half dozen
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Each donut has 5.5 carbs, see nutrition below this recipe.

*Swerve has zero net carbs





Donut Batter

  • 2 cups almond flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup  Swerve Confectioner Sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (Hain brand is grain-free)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin
  • 1 egg + 1 additional yolk
  • 1/3 cup half + half or full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Lily’s Stevia Chocolate Chips (Milk or Dark Chocolate) (We like the milk chocolate the best but the dark chocolate is great for dairy-free)

For The Glaze

  • 3.5 tablespoon melted butter (Earth Balance for Dairy-Free)
  • 2 + 1/2 tablespoons coconut milk or half + half
  • 1 + 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Swerve Confectioner Sugar Replacement
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (Droste for richer color and taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • **For extra shine, melt down 1/3 cup of Lily’s chocolate chips with a tablespoon of coconut oil and mix into the glaze above. (See below in the instructions).


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease your donut pan very liberally with butter or dairy-free butter spread.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and gelatin.
  4. Add egg and additional yolk, milk, vanilla, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Blend together with whisk until smooth, batter will be thick. Add chocolate chips and blend again. Spoon batter into a piping bag or a large ziplock bag and cut an inch or so off the tip.
  5. Pipe batter into your greased donut wells (this recipe makes a half dozen).
  6. Place your prepared donut pan into the preheated oven and bake first for 15 minutes uncovered, then gently turn the pan 180 degrees, place a piece of foil lightly over top and bake for an additional 10 minutes. (That’s 25 minutes total).
  7. Donuts will still be somewhat soft to the touch at this point and will set the rest of the way up as they cool. Remove from oven and place donut pan into the freezer for 10 minutes to cool. (Set a timer so you don’t forget about them).
  8. Gently run a knife around the edge of the donuts and flip the pan over onto a cutting board or cooling rack. Let is sit flipped over for 5 minutes, the moisture will help to release them from the pan. After five minutes, tap on the wells with the knife until the donuts release. They will need another ten minutes to finish cooling completely.
  9. While you’re waiting for the donuts to finish cooling, go ahead and make your glaze.
  10. Place your melted butter, vanilla and milk into a medium or large bowl. Sift in Swerve, salt and cocoa powder. Whisk together until smooth. You can spread it on your donuts this way, or for the extra glossy glaze you see here in the post, make the glaze as mentioned above and then melt down 1/3 cup of the Lily’s chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Stir until smooth and whisk it right into the glaze.
  11. Pour glaze over donuts– you can place them in the freezer for 5 minutes until the glaze has set, then serve and enjoy! You can make a couple batches and freeze them if you like. Store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Low-Carb
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Donuts

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