These low carb and Keto double chocolate donuts are a great snack with only 3g net carbs per donut.
Good news. Today is double chocolate donut day.
But first I want to talk about the musical theater dynamo known as Neil Patrick Harris. Dude can sing. I just watched a sing-off he did on the Late Show with James Corden (video below). Worth a play, if you've got 10 minutes to spend listening to show tunes. (You do. You know you do.)
Just put it on in the background as you bake these chocolatey donuts.
I based this recipe on a chocolate donut that I found on Simply So Healthy. It's a truly decadent dessert with only 3 g net carb per donut. It's crazy but true. So just remember,
"You'll be swell, you'll be great. Gonna have the whole world on a plate."Print
Low Carb Keto Double Chocolate Donuts
These low carb double chocolate donuts are a great snack with only 3g net carbs per donut.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 20 mini donuts 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
2 cups super fine almond flour
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup Confectioner's Swerve or equivalent powdered sweetener
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon heavy cream
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray 2 donut pans with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and sweetener. Use a whisk to mix thoroughly.
3. Add melted butter to dry ingredients and stir until absorbed.
4. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and milk and stir until smooth.
5. Spoon into prepared donut pans.
6. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Donuts are done when the top springs back when touched.
7. Remove and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
8. In a medium shallow bowl, whisk together the powdered sweetener and cocoa powder. Add the heavy cream and water and whisk to combine.
9. Add enough water until the glaze thins out and is of a dippable consistency, without being too watery.
10. Dip the top of each donut into the glaze and let set, about 30 minutes.
- Serving Size: 2 mini donuts
- Calories: 187
- Fat: 16
- Carbohydrates: 7
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 7
Keywords: Low Carb Chocolate Donuts, Keto Chocolate Donuts, Low Carb Chocolate Doughnuts, Keto Chocolate Doughnuts
If you liked this low carb donut recipe, then you might like my recipes for Lemon Blueberry Donuts, Powdered Chocolate Donuts, or Pandan Donuts.
Do I have to use almond milk or can I use any other milk?
You can use any kind of milk. Stick to almond or coconut milk if you want to keep it low carb though.
I don’t have a donut pan. Can I try this in an 8x8 square pan and make brownies?
I think a better option would be to use a muffin pan, if you have one. I don’t think there is enough batter to make brownies. But if you are just looking for a quick chocolate cake, you could make one of my chocolate mug cakes. It’s a lava cake that is a little bit uncooked in the middle, but if you bake it for a few minutes longer than the recipe calls for, you’ll have a quick chocolate cake that is very similar to the chocolate donuts. Here’s that recipe: https://www.resolutioneats.com/blog/chocolate-lava-mug-cake/
I just love donuts! and you have a lot great recipes!.
Thanks so much for saying so. You have made my day.
These were great! I made them for my boyfriend who is on Keto and he loved them.
Keto boyfriend approved. Excellent.
At the top, it states 3 net carbs per donut, in the nutrition facts it states 3 net carbs for a 2 small donuts serving size. Which is accurate? I'm crossing my fingers it's the one in the nutrition facts! 😊
Woops, sorry about that. It's 3g net carbs for 1 regular sized or 2 mini donuts. I will make that clearer in the text.
Thanks! By the way, these things are RIDICULOUS!! Ahhhmazing. I didn't have the powdered sweetner on hand so I improvised and sprayed a dollop of whipped cream right before eating- delicious!
Do you store them in the refrigerator?
You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
My son was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes so I am always looking for low carb/ keto sweet treats for him but we have to count his total carbs eaten every meal to determine insulin dosage and this only lists net carbs. Do you know the total carb count per serving?
I do. (It actually is listed in the nutritional info.) The total carb count is 7g, the fiber is 4g and so the net is 3g. You should also know that this recipe contains erythritol (Swerve) which is a sugar alcohol. When using erythritol in a recipe, I leave this information out of the nutritional info because it has zero calories and zero net carbs after subtracting the sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohols don't raise blood sugar, so it's not a good idea to factor them into your insulin dosage.
I'm so glad that you are starting your son out on a low carb diet instead of the normal ADA recommended diet. It makes no sense that doctors recommend eating normal carbs, when carbs are the whole problem. Fewer carbs means less insulin and less room for error.
Here's a book that really helped me when I was first diagnosed with Diabetes. It's about using the low carb diet to achieve normal blood sugars. http://www.diabetes-book.com/
Another resource is a Facebook page called Type 1 Grit which is a group of parents with Diabetic children who follow the low carb diet described in the book. https://www.facebook.com/Type1Grit/
It's overwhelming at first, but this really is the healthiest way to eat if you are a Diabetic. Good luck!
Pleaseindulge my curiousity - and low carb history -
Why would fiber and zero effective carb things affect insulin dosage? There's no rise in BG . . .
Type 1 and some Type 2 diabetics need to calculate all carbohydrates that they ingest in order to take the proper amount of insulin each meal. And fiber effects that calculation because, your body doesn't process it for food energy, so you don't need to take insulin to cover it. That's why we subtract fiber amount from the total carbohydrate amount when we calculate our insulin dosage.
So, for example, one serving of these donuts has 7g of carbohydrate and 4g of fiber. And because my body doesn't produce insulin, I need to take a shot of insulin for my body to process it. I take 1 unit of insulin for 3g of net carbs. If I calculated the dosage based on 7g of carbohydrate, then I would need to take 2 units of insulin. But because my body doesn't process the fiber, I actually need to use the net carb amount instead and take 1 unit of insulin.
So that is why the amount of fiber in food affects insulin dosage. When a food is zero net carb, then I need to take zero insulin. But for all other foods, I do.
I understand what you said here, I knew that. She said, in effect, the opposite . . .
" I am always looking for low carb/ keto sweet treats for him but we have to count his total carbs eaten every meal to determine insulin dosage and this only lists net carbs. Do you know the total carb count per serving?"
Insulin is dosed to net carbs. She is saying that she needs to dose to toal carbs, which would crash the kiddo's BG into the basement.
Ok, I get what you are saying now. When I read "Why would fiber and zero effective carb things affect insulin dosage?" I thought it was a question. Now it seems like you were actually making a statement.
Can I use unsweetened coca powder?
Yes, that is exactly what you should use. I’m going to adjust the ingredient list to make that more clear.
What would be the next best flour to use? I'm allergic to almonds but would love to try this.
I would reach for coconut flour next. It behaves differently than almond flour though, so I would try this recipe instead.
To keep it low carb, you should swap out the maple syrup for Swerve or an equivalent sweetener. I'd start with a 1/4 cup sweetener and taste test until you get the sweetness right.
Jane Sinksen says
I tried it . I was told to get off sugar and white flour. This was fun and i tbink i need better flour but it tastes pretty good.