Keto 5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Gluten/Dairy/Sugar-Free)

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

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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 monk fruit is a MUST TRY. {Use code PRETTYPIES at checkout for a 20% discount}Healthy, 5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto, Vegan & Paleo)

So what’s in there?

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. Monk fruit (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)

How do you make donut holes?

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 minutes start to finish. As soon as you roll ’em, you can pop one into your mouth.

Now the hard part. You’re going to have to keep yourself from eating the entire dang batch in one sitting, lol! So, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.

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)


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!!

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

The BEST healthy cinnamon sugar donut holes. Natural ingredients, no sugar, no frying, ready in 5 MINUTES.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 13 holes
Calories: 80kcal


  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs ground flaxseed + 2 Tbs water
  • 1/4 cup granulated monk fruit sub coconut sugar for non-keto
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of Pink salt
  • 1 Tbs granulated monk fruit + 1/2 tsp cinnamon for rolling


  • 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:
Lakanto Monkfruit Granulated Sweetener
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.
Macros: calories 80  Fat  Carbohydrate 7 g Fiber 1 g Sugar Alcohol 5 g NET Carbs 1 g Protein 2 g
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.


    • Emily says:

      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 says:

      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 🙂

  1. Sarah says:

    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.

  2. Sandy says:

    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 says:

      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 🙂

  3. Leona says:

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

  4. Jen says:

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

    • Emily says:

      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 says:

      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!

  5. Juliette says:

    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!

  6. Brandy says:

    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!!

  7. Patricia says:

    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!

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