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Mini Keto Chocolate Donuts

These Keto Chocolate Donuts are mini bites of chocolate heaven.

Wooden platter with pile of mini keto chocolate donuts.

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Chocolate donuts double dipped in a chocolate glaze?

Yes please!

Who doesn’t love a good donut? The best part about these Mini Keto Chocolate Donuts is being able to enjoy donuts – guilt free. Bonus? They are super quick and easy to make!

These beauties have the texture of a cakey donut with a crisp chocolate shell and are soooo delicious! I hope you love these Mini Keto Chocolate Donuts as much as my family and I do!

Wooden platter with pile of mini keto chocolate donuts.

Why this recipe works

  1. The crisp chocolate shell pairs perfectly with the texture of the donut.
  2. These beauties have a deep chocolate flavour, accentuated by the instant coffee powder.
  3. They are sugar free and keto friendly, making them an excellent guilt free dessert.
  4. Ready in under 20 minutes, these keto chocolate donuts are fast and easy to create!

Ingredients

You won’t need much to make these yummy donuts. I have listed the ingredients and then, below, a few notes about some of the special items.

Keto Chocolate Donuts

  • butter
  • powdered monk fruit / erythritol sweetener
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • almond flour
  • baking powder
  • sea salt
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • instant coffee

Chocolate Glaze

  • unsweetened chocolate
  • coconut oil
  • powdered monk fruit / erythritol sweetener
  • sea salt

Powdered monk fruit / erythritol sweetener

There are so many low carb sweeteners out there you can use, and you are more than welcome to use your own.

After many uses and product trials, I have discovered my favourite type of sweetener: Monk Fruit Erythritol blend. I like the name brands So Nourished or Lakanto.

I buy the granular version and turn it into powdered by blitzing the granular into powder using a clean coffee grinder; it takes about 5 seconds to make it! So fast and will save money in the long run.

Instant coffee

Instant coffee brings a richer, more chocolatey experience to these Mini Keto Chocolate Donuts. You don’t need a lot and won’t actually taste coffee, just a more intense chocolate flavour than if it were not used.

Unsweetened chocolate

Unsweetened chocolate is the base of the chocolate glaze. I use Bakers Unsweetened chocolate to make it, but I find this product to be fairly bitter. If you don’t like bitter chocolate, I recommend buying a good quality chocolate that is at least 85%. You may need less sweetener in the glaze depending on the chocolate you choose.

Coconut oil

How do you feel about coconut flavour? Personally, I don’t like it. To avoid a coconut flavour in the chocolate glaze, I use a refined coconut which has no coconut flavour. Here’s a great post all about coconut oil.

Wooden platter with pile of mini keto chocolate donuts.

Mini Keto Chocolate Donut Recipe

I love how easy it is to make these yummy dessert snacks. Here’s how it’s done:

Donuts

Preheat your oven to 350°.

In a small bowl combine the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sea salt and instant coffee, then whisk to combine and set aside.

Melt butter in a medium bowl, then whisk in powdered sweetener until fully combined. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla. Whisk the dry into the wet until just combined.

Grab your mini donut pan and give it a quick spray with avocado or olive oil. Spoon the batter into the donut pan, filling 2/3 full. Don’t over fill! This recipe makes enough for 16 donuts.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes. A toothpick inserted will come out clean. Remove from the oven and let the pan cool for a couple of minutes before turning the donuts out onto a cooling rack. You want to bottom of the donuts to now become the tops!

Chocolate Glaze

This glaze is completely optional; these Mini Keto Chocolate Donuts are also delicious all by themselves.

There are two ways to get this glaze made, either in the microwave or stovetop. Either way, finely chop the chocolate.

Microwave

My preferred way, toss the chopped chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and place coconut oil on top. Heat on 40% power for a couple of minutes until fully melted and all lumps are gone, stirring every 20 seconds.

Whisk in the powdered sweetener and sea salt, then let cool to room temperature.

Stovetop

For this you’ll need a pot of water and a heat safe bowl that will sit on top of the pot of water.

Heat the pot of water to a low simmer and place the heat safe bowl on top. Add the coconut oil and once melted, add the chopped chocolate. Whisk and continue to mix until fully melted and all of the lumps are gone.

Whisk in powdered sweetener and sea salt then set aside to cool to room temperature.

Dip those donuts

Once the chocolate has cooled it will become thicker which is what we want.

Dip each donut then set back on the rack. The donuts will most likely absorb the first dip, so, once the chocolate on the donuts has set, dip them again!

This second dip will be a nice thick layer than will harden like a beautiful chocolate crust.

Mini Keto Chocolate Donut Video:

Expert Tips

  1. Spray the donut pan well with oil – you don’t want those donuts to stick!
  2. It is important not to fill the donut pans with too much batter stick to 2/3 full!
  3. Make the glazeyou won’t regret it!
  4. Ensure all of the chocolate has been meltedone little lump left unmelted will look very out of place on top of those beautiful donuts!
Wooden platter with pile of mini keto chocolate donuts.

How to store Mini Keto Chocolate Donuts

Once the chocolate glaze has set, these beauties can be stored in an air tight container on the counter for about a week.

If you want them to last longer, toss them in the fridge or, if you like, they can be frozen!

Love this recipe? Try these low carb desserts next:

Blueberry Cheesecake

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Freezer Cookies

Simple & Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

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Wooden platter with pile of mini keto chocolate donuts.

Mini Keto Chocolate Donuts

Treat yourself to these delicious Mini Keto Chocolate Donuts! They are easy to create and make a yummy healthy snack, low carb dessert or potluck favourite.
5 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 16 donuts
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

Donuts

Optional Chocolate Glaze

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

    Donuts

    • Heat oven to 350°, spray a mini donut pan with spray oil and set aside.
    • Combine almond flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee, baking powder and sea salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
    • Melt butter in a medium bowl, then whisk in powdered sweetener until fully combined. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla and heavy whipping cream.
    • Whisk the dry into the wet until just combined.
    • Spoon the batter into the donut pan, filling 2/3 full. Don't over fill! This recipe makes enough for 16 donuts.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes. A toothpick inserted will come out clean.
    • Remove from the oven and let the pan cool for a couple of minutes before turning the donuts out onto a cooling rack. You want to bottom of the donuts to become the new tops.

    Optional Chocolate Glaze

    • Finely chop the chocolate and place into a microwave safe bowl with the coconut oil. If you do not have a microwave, see post above for stovetop method.
    • Melt the chocolate in the microwave using 40% power, stirring every 20 seconds until fully melted and all of the lumps are gone.
    • Whisk in the powdered sweetener and sea salt, then let cool to room temperature.
    • Once the donuts and glaze are cool, dip the new tops of the donuts then place back onto the cooling rack. Let the chocolate set by refrigerating the donuts for 10-20 minutes, then dip again to get a nice thick glaze.

    Notes

    See post above for:
    • Chocolate glaze stovetop method
    • Special ingredient information
    • Video
     
    Nutrition Facts
    Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  
     * Net carb count excludes both fibre and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people.
    Deduct fibre ( 0.8 g ) and sugar alcohols ( 4.2 g ) from the total carbs to get 0.5 g net carbs per mini donut! ( Not including the optional chocolate glaze )

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1donut | Calories: 80.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.5g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 7.7g | Sodium: 47mg | Fiber: 0.8g

    29 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      Oh my word these look delicious. I definitely need to makes these like tight now.

    2. 5 stars
      I have another ladies brunch coming up next weekend and my friends are going to LOVE these donuts! Chocolate on chocolate?!! There literally is nothing better! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    3. 5 stars
      Wow, do these ever look delicious! I want to make these to serve at our next dessert potluck. Can’t wait!

    4. Nicolas Hortense

      Wow looks just as good if not better than regular donuts. Iw ould devour this with no problems.

    5. 5 stars
      These mini keto doughnuts look like the perfect little treat when eating healthy. I have a friend that is going to go crazy over these!

    6. 5 stars
      With these keto chocolate donuts, I can have my donut fix in the morning without the guilt

    7. Amanda Mason

      5 stars
      I cant believe these are that quick to make! And I love that you made these with almond flour! Such a sweet treat!!

    8. 5 stars
      I love a good chocolate donut! And even better that it’s a keto recipe! YUM!!!

    9. 5 stars
      These look so tasty! I love how you used coffee to bring out the chocolate flavor. I love the healthier aspects to this as you don’t use refined flour or sugars. Thanks for the recipe!

    10. 5 stars
      It’s hard to say no to a chocolate doughnut! These looks so good, I can’t wait to make them.

    11. 5 stars
      These keto chocolate donuts look and sound absolutely delicious. I love that the carb count is so low, which makes them a much healthier treat for those of us who are watching our carbs!

    12. Jacquelyn Hastert

      5 stars
      I need these in my life stat! They are perfect for any chocolate lover! I bet no one would ever guess that they are keto-friendly.

    13. Kayla Mcintyre

      Hi do we need to use the Coffee powder?

      • Hey Kayla! If you don’t have any, it can be skipped, but the coffee powder brings a richer chocolatey flavour, which is definitely something to aim for 😉

    14. Mary Manello

      You are AMAZING! My Question: I only have the Regular Size Donut Pan, so , how long will they take in the oven? Moreover, I imagine this would yield 8 regular donuts, as opposed to 16 minis? Thanks for all your hard work!

      • Hey Mary! I have never made these gems in regular sized donut pans, so am not sure how many it would make.. but I would only fill each donut cavity 2/3’s full, no more. As far as baking time, start with 10 minutes and check with a toothpick. You want the toothpick to come out clean! If it is not, you could continue to bake 2 minutes at a time, checking each time with a toothpick 🙂 You’ll have to let me know how it goes!!

    15. 5 stars
      Wow these are SO yummy! I can’t have heavy cream (dairy causes severe inflammation for me) so I used unsweetened almond milk. Also skipped the coffee because I’m allergic. But they still turned out wonderful and my daughter and I agree they taste like brownies! Thanks for the recipe!

      • Hi Rachel! I am so glad to hear that these turned out so great for you and your daughter!! I love that the unsweetened almond milk swapped out great 🙂

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