Pumpkin Spice Keto Donuts
October 25, 2018
Many people (us included) believe that fall is the best season of the year. Between crisp breezes and cozy knit sweaters, colorful leaves, hot apple cider, and comforting soups, there's a lot to love about autumn. But our favorite has to be pumpkin spice. Whenever people detect even the faintest whiff of the spicy-sweet scent from coffee chains and grocery stores, it seems there's a literal rush to the counter for this beloved flavor.
Our keto pumpkin donuts have everything you’d expect from a fall cake recipe, with a tender and moist crumb from the egg white, butter, and pumpkin puree trifecta. The spicy cinnamon finish encases each ring in a warm hug, and the granulated texture of the Swerve adds a slightly crunchy contrast to the yielding interior. These relatively easy keto donuts are the perfect fall recipe to get you feeling cozy.
Wait ... donuts on keto? Yes, you can stick with your keto plan and still enjoy a fresh, warm ring of doughy goodness straight from the oven. If you’re very strict about your macros, the carb count of these keto cinnamon donuts may be a bit high at 11.7 net grams, but one donut can easily fit into a flexible plan for those occasional moments when you want to splurge.
Pumpkin Spice Keto Donuts
These sweet, pumpkin spice keto donuts are a reminder that everyone can partake in the pleasures of autumn flavors without ditching their keto or Primal eating plan! This simple baked donut recipe will be a family favorite for years to come.
2 ½ cups finely ground almond flour
¼ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
2 eggs, separated
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
3/4 cup organic pumpkin puree
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. monk fruit
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. ground ginger
⅛ tsp. allspice
⅛ tsp. ground cloves
¼ cup Swerve
¼ tsp. cinnamon
For the donuts:
For the coating:
Heat oven to 375°F.
Lightly grease the donut pan. Whisk together almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer, whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form.
In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, butter, pumpkin, vanilla extract, spices, and monk fruit until smooth.
Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
Gently fold the dry ingredients and the egg yolk mixture together.
Spoon the thick batter into the donut pan, using 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter for each donut.
Bake until the donuts are lightly browned on top and a toothpick comes out clean, about 15 to 17 minutes.
Allow the donuts to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing them from the oven.
Continue cooling the donuts on a wire rack.
In a small bowl, whisk together Swerve and cinnamon. Spray each donut with avocado oil, coating thoroughly.
Roll each donut in the sweetened spice mixture.
Store in an airtight, covered container for a week. Enjoy!
- Serving Size
- 1 serving
- per serving
- 17.8 grams
- 33 grams
- 12 grams
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