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Keto Donut Hole Recipe

Soft, moist, buttery and light as air, with a delicious meltaway texture and a classic vanilla glaze these are even better than the conventional donuts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto donut holes
Servings: 5
Calories: 82.6kcal
Author: Chelf


For the Donuts

  • cup Almond Flour
  • teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • ¾ oz Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Erythritol
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

For the Vanilla Glaze

  • cup Erythritol powdered
  • ½ teaspoon Heavy Cream
  • teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Water if needed


To Make the Donuts

  • Preheat the oven to 430°F / 220°C and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the flour with the xanthan gum, salt, Erythritol and baking powder.
  • Melt the butter over low heat, add the vanilla and fold in the flour mixture mixing constantly to incorporate. Keep mixing with a spatula or wooden spoon for 2-3 minutes until a dough is formed and you can easily shape it into a ball that holds its shape. Add a little water if needed, one tablespoon at a time.
  • Transfer into a bowl and allow to reach room temperature before adding the egg and mixing it with an electric mixer until an elastic dough is formed.
  • Cover with a tea towel and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Shape into bite sized balls with your hands and place on the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 430°F / 220°C then lower the temperature to 355°F / 180°C and continue to bake for 20 minutes until they have risen into golden donut balls.

To Make the Vanilla Glaze

  • Sift the powdered Erythritol in a mixing bowl adding the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and water (if needed), gradually until you get a thick yet pourable glaze.
  • Roll the donuts into the glaze, place in a serving plate and drizzle with any remaining glaze.


Alcohol Sugars: 14.4g
Net Carbs: 0.8g


Serving: 2donut holes | Calories: 82.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.2g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 7.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 14.9g | Calcium: 57mg