These glazed keto donut holes make for a fantastic keto breakfast option to go along with your morning coffee. They’re light and fluffy, and have just the right amount of sweetness.
How to Make Keto Donut Holes
Keto donut holes are very easy to make, especially if you’re making a big batch for you and the family. Here’s the recipe:
- Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 425℉.
- Combine the dry ingredients. Add the almond flour, xanthan gum, and baking powder to a small bowl and mix to combine.
- Melt the butter. Melt the butter in a pot over low heat then cook the almond mixture. Add the almond flour mixture and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon.
- Let the dough cool. Take it off the heat and allow it to cool at room temperature.
- Add the eggs. Once the dough cools, add the whole eggs one at a time.
- Mix with an electric mixer after each egg. By the end of it, the dough should have an elastic texture.
- Prepare the baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prepare the dough for baking. Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip and then pipe small rounds onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake. Bake the donut holes for 10 minutes at 425℉ before lowering the temperature to 350℉ and baking for an additional 20 minutes (or until golden and puffy).
- Cool. Remove the donut holes from the oven and allow them to cool slightly.
- Add the glaze. Toss the donut holes in the homemade glaze mixture (see below) before serving.
How to Make Keto Donut Glaze
The homemade glaze is also so easy to make and it has that authentic texture that is typically associated with sugar-glazed donuts. This is the keto version of that:
- Combine the ingredients. Add the powdered low carb sweetener, heavy cream, and pure vanilla extract to a large bowl and mix to combine.
- Add more water if needed. If necessary, add ½ a teaspoon of water at a time until the mixture forms a thick yet pourable glaze.
- Toss. Add the donut holes and toss to coat.
- Drizzle. Place the donut holes on a rack and drizzle with the remaining glaze mixture.
- Serve. Serve immediately.
Can I Freeze These Keto Donut Holes?
You can easily freeze your keto donut holes if you want to extend their shelf life.
If you decide to freeze them, you’ll first want to arrange your donut holes so that they aren’t touching on a baking sheet, and then flash freeze them. Now that they’re frozen and won’t stick together, you can add them all into either an airtight container or a heavy duty freezer bag.
You’ll be able to keep these donut holes frozen for up to 3 months.
Keto Donut Hole Flavor Variations
One of the best things about making your own homemade donut holes is how easy it is to prepare a variety of different flavors from scratch. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little bit and try these other flavors:
- Chocolate donut holes
- Cinnamon sugar donut holes
- Strawberry, blueberry, or lemon filling donut holes
(You may also like: Keto Donuts with Chocolate Glaze)
OMG-Good Glazed Keto Donut Holes
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
For the donut holes:
- 2 oz almond flour
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 ½ oz butter
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
For the glaze:
- 1/3 cup powdered low carb sweetener
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In a small bowl combine the almond flour, xanthan gum and baking powder.
- Melt the butter in a pot over low heat.
- Add the almond flour mixture and cook, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon, for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from the heat.
- Allow the dough to cool at room temperature.
- Add whole eggs, one at a time, mixing it with an electric mixer after each addition until elastic dough is formed.
- Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip.
- Pipe small rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake in preheated oven at 425°F for 10 minutes then lower the temperature to 350°F and bake for 20 more minutes or until golden and puffy.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
- To make the glaze, in large bowl combine all the ingredients.
- If necessary, add more water (½ tsp at time) until you get a thick yet pourable glaze.
- Add the donuts and toss to coat.
- Place the donuts on a rack and drizzle with remanning glaze.