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Thursday, 30 July 2020

Donut Anyone? Old-fashioned keto/low carb cake donuts are delicious

Can a diabetic eat donuts? Well, yes, if they are a low carb version like these! At 2g net carbs per donut blood sugars should not go high, but always check your meter if you have any doubt. These delicious old-fashioned style keto/low carb cake donuts are covered in a luscious cream-cheese frosting, and topped with a splash of chocolate drizzle. Donut try to resist!

makes eight donuts
2g net carbs per donut
½ cup 125 ml (60 g) coconut flour
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp (1.1 g) baking soda
6 eggs
½ cup 125 ml (100 g) erythritol
½ cup 125 ml butter or coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp almond extract
¼ cup 60 ml melted butter or coconut oil
¼ cup 60 ml cream cheese, softened
¼ cup 60 ml powdered erythritol
½ tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate drizzle
3 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp powdered erythritol
1 tbsp (5 g) cocoa powder, unsweetened
If you don't have a donut pan you can make a substitute with tinfoil and a muffin pan. Using a square of tinfoil about 6" x 6" (15 cm x 15 cm) tent up a firm centre nob in the middle of the foil. Make one for each donut. Then press each of the foils into the muffin circles, keeping the centre nob and smoothing the foil around the edges of each muffin indent. Pour the batter into the foil structure.

can be seen here

Did you know - "Low carb flours don’t behave like wheat flour, and how to use them in your old regular high carb recipes is a common question.

Coconut flour has become popular these past few years and with good reason. Coconut flour is low in carbs, extremely high in fibre and protein. If you’ve been struggling to find ways to increase your fibre, then this is one low carb flour that can help you out.

The biggest difference between coconut flour and most low carb flours is that it does tend to need a lot more moisture when baking. It’s fairly common to find coconut flour recipes include 2-3 eggs per ¼ cup. If you’re new to baking with coconut flour, then it's recommended not foregoing the eggs, butter or extra moisture you see in recipes.

Top Tip : Coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid and recipes tend to thicken over a few minutes. If you are making a recipe such as low carb waffles, allow the batter to stand and thicken while the waffle machine is heating up. It will make for a sturdier waffle.

Coconut flour has nearly 45 calories per serving (a serving is 2 tbsp. or 18 grams), 11 grams of total carbs, 8 grams of fibre and 4 grams of protein. This makes this flour only 2 net carbs per serving.

Since coconut flour can absorb moisture, it’s important to keep coconut flour in an airtight sealed bag or container. Perhaps store in a cool, dark pantry - not normally stored in a fridge."

These words from an article on Ditch The Carbs site, if you would like to know more about cooking with low carb (alternative) flours please see here

You may also like to see this post:
Coconut Flour Fried Donuts – Low Carb and Gluten-Free - please see here

This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...looks great.

DMS said...

I have not tried coconut flour before. I am definitely curious about it after reading this article and recipe. Thanks for sharing. :)

Valerie-Jael said...

These sound delicious! Valerie

Catarina said...

I haven't had a doughnut in ages!! Will definitely consider this recipe. Thank you, Jan!

eileeninmd said...


A donut with cream cheese sounds delicious. It has been a long time since I have had a donut, thanks for sharing the recipe. Take care, stay safe! Have a great day!

mxtodis123 said...

They do look delicious. Glad to see you are still here.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I haven't tried coconut flour yet. I make choc chip cookies with almond flour and that E. sugar! It sure has made me feel happy to have a cookie as a treat now and then (or every day! hahaha) Enjoy your day!

CJ Kennedy said...

Did someone say donuts? 😋

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde só em ver as fotos deu água na boca e vontade de experimentar.

Mary Kirkland said...

I haven't tried a low carb donut yet but I would try it.

Christine said...

looks delicious!

sandy said...

they look delicious. How are you and Eddie - hope u are getting face time with the grandkids. We were going to have a couple of ours but our grandson broke his arm and also his mom was worried about the increase in Covid here in that's put off for awhile.

Lowcarb team member said...

Luiz Gomes said...
Boa tarde só em ver as fotos deu água na boca e vontade de experimenta

Google translate:
Good afternoon just to see the pictures so mouth-watering and willing to try.

Lowcarb team member said...

sandy said...
they look delicious. How are you and Eddie - hope u are getting face time with the grandkids. We were going to have a couple of ours but our grandson broke his arm and also his mom was worried about the increase in Covid here in that's put off for awhile

Hello Sandy...
Many thanks for your comment.
Eddie and I are doing ok, many thanks. We are Skyping (a bit like face time) with the grandchildren regularly. Sorry to read that your Grandson broke his arm, hope it mends quickly and you may be able to get-together in a while.
Take care, my good wishes.

All the best Jan

Susan Kane said...

The word "donuts" is enough to grab me.

My name is Erika. said...

These sound wonderful. and thanks for the tip on coconut flour. I have only used it once, and didn't know about its moisture absorbing ability.

Rain said...

Oh my gosh, I gotta find me a donut pan!!! They looks so good!

aussie aNNie said...

Oh my goodness, nothing like a great donut, lovely post.xx

Iris Flavia said...

I just bought coconut flour and have no hearty idea what to do with it!
Dumb me! But I have it for in case something comes up :-)

Jo said...

They look delicious. I haven't had a donut for ages.

DIMI said...

We all love donuts dear Jan!!
Great recipe! I will try it soon!
Have a lovely August! Stay safe!

DVArtist said...

Donuts are the one thing I can't have in my house or I will eat ALL of them at one sitting. However, these I can make for sure. Thanks for this recipe. Have a nice weekend.

Ygraine said...

Oh WOW, these donuts look SO tasty...I simply have to have a go at making!!
Thank you so much for sharing.😊😊

Have a lovely weekend...and stay safe and happy!

Hugs xxx said...

This recipe sounds really good !!

sandy said...

saw your comment and nice to see the post above. Glad u are getting some skype time in and such.

Debbie said...

i love to bake and i love - win for me!!!

Buttercup said...

Looks great. Thanks for your tips on low-carb flour. I didn't do a bit of research the first time I used coconut flour and the result was basically a sweet paper towel. I've never made that mistake again.

Conniecrafter said...

We don't do well with the sweetner erythritol, not so good side effects from it.
But they do look good!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These DO look yummy.

Lee said...

It's years since I've had a doughnut...and I have no doubt...I won't be making any for myself any time soon. They do look delicious, thoug! :)