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Sunday, 3 July 2022

Old-fashioned keto/low carb cake donuts are delicious

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

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. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


peppylady (Dora) said...

Cake doughnut looks good.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Tom said...

....a good alternative.

Christine said...

Looks good

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Elephant's Child said...

Donuts don't usually float my boat but these do look tempting. Enjoy your weekend.

Margaret D said...

They look nice Jan

shirleysimplerecipe said...

Looks yummy donut 🍩!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Hi Jan,
What a delicious look. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice Sunday

Jo said...

Oooh, they look delicious, and a good alternative to doughnuts dipped in sugar, even for non diabetics.

eileeninmd said...

They look delicious!
Take care, have a happy new week!


Hace tiempo que no los comos, siempre que lo he comido lo he comprado en el supermercado. No soy diabética, pero no se debe abusar del azúcar, por eso de sumar bastantes calorías.
Feliz domingo.

linda said...

They look yummy, I have never used coconut flour I'll have to get some and give it a try, Have a lovely Sunday.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are excellent!
(ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

It's me said...

Mmmmmmmm…happy Sunday love Ria and Leaf 🍀💗🐾🍀

Barwitzki said...

That sounds good... I've never had the idea of ​​baking Donuts.
I wrote down the recipe... and actually I could eat one right away... Too bad it's not ready yet.
Happy Sunday wishes Viola and

Lori Miller said...

The fiber in coconut flour is prebiotic, too--it's what I use to make yogurt.

CJ Kennedy said...

Perfect treat for a Sunday morning

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never been one who liked cake donuts. I prefer the raised ones. However, these are really pretty.

DVArtist said...

Oh yum on the doughnuts. I have not had one in years. These look so good.

Bill said...

Looks good!

Lowcarb team member said...


J.P. Alexander said...
Thank you for the recipe. I send a kiss.

I haven't eaten them for a long time, whenever I've eaten it I've bought it at the supermarket. I am not diabetic, but sugar should not be abused, because of adding enough calories.
Happy Sunday.

My name is Erika. said...

I love the coconut flavor coconut flour imparts. I bet these are yummy!

Martha said...

What a delicious treat this is!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my! This looks so good and yummy!!!! You post the most amazing food pictures ever and I always enjoy your wealth of information. Happy 4th. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one Jan.

sandy said...

Looks so good as does the ice cream below.

Ananka said...

Oh yup I'd try them. Sound good :-D

William Kendall said...

I admit that I've never gone for doughnuts.

Teresa said...

Muy buena receta. Buen día.