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The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts

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Healthy chocolate donuts did you say? Yes I did! These low-carb dark chocolate donuts (aka doughnuts here in Britain) are baked rather than fried and use a low-carb sweetener instead of sugar to keep your blood sugar levels more stable.

You can so totally have your cake and eat it now #ketofams! All the taste of a good chocolate treat but keto-friendly.

I topped mine with cacao nibs, simply because i’m a bit of a cacao addict, but you can leave off and eat just with the dark chocolate drizzle or sprinkle with your favourite toasted chopped nuts or coconut.

Instead of dark chocolate, you can use melted coconut butter (you can make your own coconut butter) or even this deliciously creamy Keto White Chocolate. Enjoy!

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Serving size 1 donut

Allergy information for The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian

Notes

  • Recipe can be made dairy-free or coconut-free.

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 donut)

Net carbs5.6 grams
Protein10.5 grams
Fat29.5 grams
Calories324 kcal
Calories from carbs 7%, protein 13%, fat 80%
Total carbs10.5 gramsFiber4.9 gramsSugars2.6 gramsSaturated fat9.9 gramsSodium264 mg(11% RDA)Magnesium117 mg(29% RDA)Potassium347 mg(17% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 donuts)

Donuts:
Topping:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (conventional), or 155 °C/ 310 °F (fan assisted). Crack the eggs in a bowl and add melted butter or ghee. The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts
  2. Beat the eggs and butter together using an electric whisk. The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients. The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts
  4. Process until smooth. The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts
  5. Generously grease a non-stick donut pan with a little oil or butter. Transfer the dough to a piping bag, or use a spoon and add to your donut pan.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until you can insert and remove a toothpick without any crumbs stick-ing. (Note: based on feedback, 10 minutes may be enough, especially if you want to keep them moist.) The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts
  7. Meanwhile, break the chocolate into chunks and place in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water. Turn the heat on the stove to medium and allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally. The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts
  8. When the donuts are cooked, allow to cool and dip half in melted chocolate, either on the side or on top.
    The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts
  9. Optionally, top with cacao nibs, chopped nuts, cocoanut flakes or shredded coconut.
    The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts
  10. Place in the fridge to set for 10 minutes or on a wire rack in the kitchen for 30 minutes. The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts Store in a sealed Tupperware for 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months. The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts The Best Keto Baked Chocolate Donuts

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 donut)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.2 g3.1 g2.4 g36 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g7.7 g68 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
2.2 g5.4 g13.1 g148 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.6 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Cocoa powder, raw (cacao)
1 g0.9 g0.7 g11 kcal
Baking powder, gluten-free
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Vanilla extract, powder (vanilla bean)
0.1 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Extra dark chocolate, 90% cocoa (cacao)
1.3 g1 g5.7 g57 kcal
Total per serving, 1 donut
5.6 g10.5 g29.5 g324 kcal

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Comments (6)

This was my first time making doughnuts and these came out so good! I baked mine for 12 minutes but next time will try 10-11 as they were a little dry but I put a glaze on top of white chocolate and coconut so that added moistness. They reminded me more of a brownie than a doughnut which was awesome since I love brownies. Definitely will be making again. I loved that the ingredients were ones I already had so I didn’t need to buy any powders or gums. This is a keeper! Thanks for your recipe!

Thank you Jojo, that's great to know! I'll add a note to the baking time 😊

Really hoping this recipe would be successful with my little donut maker.

I don't see why not! Let me know if you try it 😊

These look great! No donut pan though. Which do you think would be better: a regular muffin tin and bake longer, or a mini muffin tin and bake for less time? Thanks!

I think that both will be great but I'd probably go for the regular muffin size 😊