Low Carb Chocolate Donuts
Donuts are typically made with lots of flour making them not very keto-friendly. Both yeast-raised and cake donuts are the same, the number one ingredient is flour which is super disappointing for those trying to live a low carb lifestyle. That is exactly why we created this donut recipe- to give all of you keto donut lovers something delicious that you can eat and enjoy without worry!
Not only does this recipe make a fantastic donut but it also has one of the best flavor profiles out there- coconut, chocolate and almonds. This almond joy style donut is definitely acceptable for breakfast (as all donuts are!) but it is totally a dessert too. All the rich coconut taste and the dark chocolate coating makes the donuts super sweet yet still keto.
The dark chocolate you choose to use in this recipe is important as it can greatly affect the carb count. You definitely want to choose dark chocolate that has no sugars added. Milk chocolate and white chocolate are both filled with extra sugar, making them sweeter but out of the acceptable low carb range. Some dark chocolates you find in the store will also have added sugars so always check the label and make sure what you are buying is pure dark chocolate.
We recommend choosing a chocolate that is labeled 70% or higher. This number represents the quantity of cocoa beans in the chocolate. The higher the percent, the more cocoa beans and therefore the darker the chocolate will be. Also, the higher percentage of cocoa beans signifies fewer additives (and less sugar), ensuring that your bar is acceptable on the keto diet. There are several brands that advertise to low carb dieters as being low carb chocolates, Lily’s brand being one of them. If you are able to find Lily’s in a store near you, choose to buy this chocolate for your almond joy donuts as your carb count will remain low, allowing you to enjoy lots of donuts!
Another specialty item you will need in order to make these donuts is a donut mold. You can find silicone or metal molds in most home goods stores or online. While it may be an extra piece of kitchen equipment, it is definitely worth the small investment in order to help you create perfect keto donuts.
Once you have this great recipe mastered, and you already have your donut mold on hand, try making the donuts a little differently by adding 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to the donut mix to make chocolate donuts or adding almond extract to the donut mix for a stronger almond flavor. No matter what, a keto donut is always a win!
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