Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto/Vegan/Paleo)

Keto No-Bake Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Gluten/Dairy/Sugar-Free)

Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes that taste like the REAL thing! A few simple ingredients + a few minutes. No cooking/baking/frying. And just ONE carb each! (Gluten/grain-free, dairy-free, low-carb/Keto, Paleo and Vegan approved!) Jump to RecipeHealthy, 5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto, Vegan & Paleo)


You guys. Oh… my… GOSH. These are literally one of THE BEST things I’ve ever made in my entire life.

They taste like they’re made with REAL sugar, flour and butter, but you won’t find ANY of those ingredients here.

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor!! lol. I’m in awe. I’m obsessed. And I can’t WAIT for you to try these cinnamon sugar DONUT HOLES!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, however I received complimentary products to review, but all opinions are my own. In addition, this post contains affiliate links where I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase.

Healthy, 5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto, Vegan & Paleo)

Who’s Snickering Now

My original plan was to bake some Snickerdoodle COOKIES, because FALL (and yum, of course.) Fall makes me want to BAKE and makes me crave all things CINNAMON, like this Snickerdoodle ‘Cheesecake.’

And I *did* actually bake this dough into cookies (which was delicious, but still needs some tweaking to the temp and bake time) But I could NOT get over the raw cookie dough!!

(Don’t worry, it’s 100% egg-free and safe and you’re not going to die from salmonella poisoning, ha)

I couldn’t BELIEVE how much the balls of dough legit taste like cinnamon sugar donut holes. FOR REAL.

So, sorry, snickerdoodles. For now, you’re on the back burner, lol. These babies completely stole the show.Healthy, 5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto, Vegan & Paleo)


If I had done a blind taste test, would absolutely say with certainty these are made with REAL sugar. Yeah, that bleached white stuff that I avoid like the plague.

The folks at Lakanto were kind enough to send me some of their monk fruit to try and I’M OFFICIALLY A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE.

I was so impressed with the taste (and lack of bitter aftertaste!) Such a pure, clean flavor. And a real 1:1 replacement for white sugar — WITHOUT the carbs! Yeah, it has zero net carbs and does not impact your blood sugar.

They have a whole line of low-carb sweetener products, and if you miss white sugar, this classic granulated monkfruit is a MUST TRY. {Use code PRETTYPIES at checkout for a 20% discount}Healthy, 5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto, Vegan & Paleo)

Ingredients for healthy DONUT HOLES

Simple, natural ingredients you can feel GOOD about!

  1. Almond flour (to make them gluten & grain-free)
  2. Coconut oil (to make them dairy-free)
  3. Flaxseed (to make them egg-free)
  4. Monkfruit (to make them sugar-free)
  5. Flavorings: Cinnamon, Salt & Vanilla (to amp up the deliciousness!!)

Healthy, 5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto, Vegan & Paleo)

No-Bake Recipe

No need to bust out the deep fryer, or even the oven! These donut holes are raw, but they don’t taste raw. They taste like bites of buttery, cinnamon sugar HEAVEN. They’re a little dense, and chewy, and absolutely my favorite thing in the world right now.

So to make them, you simply MIX together all the ingredients. Scoop into balls (I used a cookie scoop) roll smooth and then roll in some more cinnamon “sugar” aka cinnamon monk fruit.

No cooking. No waiting. 5-10 minutes start to finish. As soon as you roll ’em, you can pop one into your mouth.

ps if you have family that’s not keto/paleo/ETC, take my advice and HIDE these donut holes! Ok maybe it’s a little selfish of me, but this mamma does NOT want to share, haha.

I let my family taste these and they immediately went CRAZY for how good they are! But my kids get to eat gluten, sugar, junk but I don’t, so THESE ARE MINE. Back off 😉 Healthy, 5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto, Vegan & Paleo)

1 CARB Each!! ONE.

The most glorious news I could hear after making these heavenly holes is that they’re ULTRA LOW CARB. Praise hands.

There’s some confusion about it, but it’s pretty simple once you learn it. To calculate the net carbs of a recipe, take the [total carb count, 7] and subtract [fiber,  -1] and [sugar alcohol,  – 5], = 1 😀

Thank you, monk fruit. I’m forever going to be in love with you and telling the world about how AMAZING you are!!

Keto Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto/Vegan/Paleo)

No-Bake Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto, Vegan & Paleo)

The BEST keto cinnamon sugar donut holes. Natural ingredients, no sugar, no frying, ready in MINUTES.
4.42 from 34 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 13 holes
Author: Emily



  • In a bowl, mix flax with water and set aside for a few minutes to thicken.
  • Combine almond flour, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  • Add monk fruit, oil and vanilla to the flax mixture and whisk together. Pour wet over dry and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, stir together 1 Tbs monk fruit and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Use a cookie scoop to make "holes" out of the dough. Roll each one smooth in your hands.
  • Roll each "hole" in the cinnamon "sugar" mixture to coat. ENJOY!


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What I used:
Granulated Monkfruit {Use code PRETTYPIES at checkout for a 20% discount}
Almond Flour click here
Coconut Oil click here
Pink Salt: here on Amazon
Mexican Vanilla: here on Amazon
Organic cinnamon & ground flaxseed from ALDI
To store: Keep in an airtight container at room temp for about 1 week (I used a glass container), or refrigerated for up to 2 weeks/frozen for 2 months.
Sweetener Swap: If you're not into low-carb, you can sub another granulated sweetener, like coconut sugar or maple sugar. Regular white sugar works, too.
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto, Vegan & Paleo)
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Sugar Alcohol
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    • Angela

      Wow, well done! I think these could satiate my summertime mini donut cravings! Next piece of keto bread I ingest will have Lakanto sugar & cinnamon on it as well. Thank you for this treat!

    • Krista

      5 stars
      Hey guys! Just made this recipe and was a lil skeptical at first because it wasn’t cooked it looked to good to be true. Do I decided to down size the recipie to literally make two donuts. I tried it and was AMAZED TGEY WERE SO GOOD SO IMMIDELATLY MADE A NEW BATCH ! RIGHT NOW THEY R IN THE FRIDGE TO HARDEN A BIT BEFORE I roll them. OF U ARE Debating on making this or not TRY IT OUT IT WONT DISAPPOINT. My whole family loved it. I used olive oil and jaggery sugar and it was awesoome

    • Emily

      You can likely use 1 egg white if you’re ok with raw eggs.
      Or 1 Tbs almond butter + 1-2 Tbs water as a binder.
      If you try a sub, please report back how it goes

        • Emily

          I thought about trying that! I think they may absorb too much oil though. They’re already rich tasting on their own. But if you try it, do report back with results 🙂

          • Mary

            4 stars
            Very delicious and easy to make. But it doesn’t take 5 minutes by any stretch of the imagination. Took me a half hour. Granted it was my first time making them but 5 minutes is grossly understated. It takes at least 10 minutes for the flax egg to thicken before you can use it…

    • Emily

      Do you have a food processor? If so, you can grind any nut or seed into a flour.

      Nut & seed flours are the only flours I would recommend for the right consistency. Regular (grain) flours are too starchy and don’t have enough fat.

      Hope you can find a way to make them. Let me know if you try an alternative 🙂

  • Sarah

    These are amazing!! Made a double batch 3 days ago and they are all gone. Tonight I made a quadruple batch to hopefully get us through the next week. Definitely recommend letting them sit overnight to let the flavors blend together.

  • Sandy

    How would coconut flour work in this recipe? I know you would need to use a smaller amount than almond flour, do you know how much that should be? I’m allergic to nuts

    • Emily

      Coconut flour is pretty tricky (especially because it varies quite a bit by brand), but if you want to try it, I would start with maybe 2 Tbs. mix and let it absorb for 5 min, then see if it needs a little more (adding a teaspoon or so at a time until it holds together)

      If you can’t do nuts, I recommend trying seeds, such as pepitas or sunflower seeds – finely ground into a flour using a food processor. Seeds will have a similar outcome in most recipes and it’s a 1:1 replacement.

      If you try a sub please report back how it goes 🙂

  • Leona

    Hit the spot, exactly what I’ve been craving! Can’t wait to try the blueberry version. Thank you for your delicious creations!!

  • Jen

    These are delicious! What do you recommend for storage? I’d love to ship a batch to a friend who just started keto .

    • Emily

      Yay! So glad you like them!

      You can store these in an airtight container. I would put them in a small plastic box in a large padded envelope to ship.
      No need to keep chilled. They should be good as long as they’re tightly packed. You could wrap them in tissue paper in to keep them in place.
      And that’s so nice of you to send to a friend! Kudos

    • Kathleen Grisanti

      Never mind. I forgot to subtract the sugar alcohol. Yaaay! 1 carb. Plus, I just saw your note of them being 1 carb. I’m a goof!

      • Tehseen

        5 stars
        Oh.My.Goodness are these delicious!! I just made them and HAD to brew a cup of tea to truly enjoy these ball of deliciousness! I made two substitutes though: I used 1:1 psyllium husk in place of flax and used melted ghee instead of coconut oil as I didn’t want the coconut flavor. The psyllium gets pretty congealed once you let it sit with water so I added a splash of more water and zapped it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds before adding it to the dry ingredients. The mix felt very dry at first but as you keep mixing it (I used my hand), it gets moist and pliable. I sent pics to my sisters and have been ordered to make these when they visit in a few weeks!!!! :). Proof of how good they are: hubby refused to taste them at first and then wanted more once he had one!!!!

  • Juliette

    Great recipe! I would agree with others who say that they’re better after being refrigerated for a day or two. I think it improves the texture and allows the flavors to meld. I have a suggestion for am amazing keto dessert that you can make with this dough… If you form into long skinny ropes, instead of balls, you can make small cinnamon roll shapes. Then, whip up some keto cream cheese frosting to top them with! I happened to have some leftover from another dessert recipe I made and these balls dipped into it was AMAZING!! Here’s how to make keto cream cheese frosting:

    6 oz cream cheese, room temperature
    6 tbsp sour cream
    1/4 tsp liquid stevia
    1/4 tsp vanilla extract

    Whip together until fluffy and frost those cinnamon rolls with it!

  • Brandy

    I have been selling these at the farmer’s market and people rave about them. Their only complaint is Swerve (I use it instead of monk fruit) has a cooling effect. So, just wanted to give you a virtual high five and thank you so much for sharing this recipe! You are making many people happy!!

  • Patricia

    5 stars
    Hi! I was in the mood for a sweet treat, something reminiscent of spicy fall flavors. Something I had the ingredients for and not complicated. This donut hole recipe was just perfect on all counts! Even my skeptical husband popped one in his mouth and said mmmmmm! I made one tiny addition to the recipe-a dash of nutmeg-otherwise stuck to the recipe. Next time I think I’ll add some finely chopped toasted walnuts to the dough. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Kate

    5 stars
    Quick, easy, and delicious- all the hallmarks of my favorite recipes! Didn’t change a thing from the recipe, although next time I would probably soften the coconut oil since mine was a little hard and took a while to integrate into the mix.

    • Emily

      Wonderful! So glad you liked them!

      Good point on the oil! I will update the recipe to specify melted. That does make it easier to mix 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and rating. Appreciate it!

  • Leslie

    5 stars
    These were great! Great Fall flavor that really answered my craving FAST so I didn’t cheat on my meal plan. My husband loved them too!

  • Ida

    3 stars
    Made these today and they were easy to make, but I found them to be overpoweringly sweet. One was more than enough! I followed the recipe to a T, but it could be me not being a huge fan of overly sweet American desserts. It also took me 25 minutes to make them, not 5 (the rolling itself took about 10 minutes). Having said that, they were tasty!

    • Emily

      You could sweeten it, but it wouldn’t have the same texture. It would be more like cookie dough. Also there wouldn’t be cinnamon “sugar” coating without the monkfruit blend

  • Judy

    5 stars
    I just made these, and they’re really good! I can’t have almond, so I subbed pumpkin seed flour. I mixed for a looong time 🙂 but it was still too crumbly. So I ended up adding an extra 2T coconut oil & 1T water and then they were fine. Next time I’ll probably try 1 cup flour and do the rest according to the recipe. Thank you! 🙂

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