Unbelievably wholesome Powdered “Sugar” Mini Donuts. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free & Sugar-Free. Baked to perfection – no donut maker needed! (Keto, Paleo & Vegan)
Powdered Sugar DONUTS: A HEALTH FOOD?!
If you thought you couldn’t eat powdered sugar donuts again since changing your diet (to keto, gluten-free, paleo, clean-eating or whatever it may be), THINK AGAIN.
This guilty pleasure is about to have all the guilt wiped away cuz now they’re so much HEALTHIER.
If you like GUILT-FREE Treats, you’ve just hit the jackpot, friends.
These powdered sugar donuts have NO gluten, grains, refined oils, deep frying, additives, junk, or SUGAR.
POWDERED SUGAR WITHOUT THE SUGAR. HECK YESS. I’ll show you how.
Let’s get started! And in about 20 minutes, these babies can be in your belly 😉
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Donuts for all: Keto – Paleo – Vegan
I’ve gotten a record amount of feedback for those recipes.. People have called them “Mind blowing,” “Deliciously dangerous,” & “SO GOOD.” Aahhh I’m SO HAPPY you guys are loving them! 😀
So let’s not stop a good thing! We’ve gotta have MORE donut flavors, right!?
These donuts they share the same simple ingredients that fit Keto, Paleo, and Vegan lifestyles:
- Almond flour – the best flour for grain-free/low-carb baking! (If you’re allergic, try pumpkin seed flour)
- Coconut oil (but any neutral oil works)
- Monk fruit – my favorite sugar-free sweetener! (Use coconut sugar for non keto)
I get this question a lot: What is monk fruit? It’s an actual fruit grown in Southeast Asia thats juice is 100-250 x sweeter than sugar. It has zero calories and zero carbs and is absolutely delicious! No weird aftertaste.
Powdered “SUGAR” – Sugar-FREE!
How can we make that heavenly powdery sugar coating without using sugar? Powdered monk fruit and tapioca flour!
I made my own powdered “sugar” by blending granulated monk fruit in a small blender for about 10 seconds. Boom, powdered sugar!
But when I coated the donuts in JUST the powdered monkfruit, I found it was a little too sweet.
Did you know conventional powdered sugar often contains corn starch? It does! But for grain free baking, corn is off the table. But the perfect alternative is tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch).
It’s a great flour to mix with sugar to cut the sweetness without adding a strange texture or flavor. (**I don’t recommend coconut or almond flour for the coating. Alternatives are arrowroot or maybe cassava)
Tapioca is great to add to baked goods when you’re using almond flour to have a fluffier/lighter texture.
Let’s Get Baked 😉
Let’s get baked, not fried. There’s no frying for these healthy donuts.
And there’s NO need to use a donut pan OR a special donut maker! Just a regular baking sheet.
Simply scoop balls of dough using a cookie scoop, poke a hole using a chopstick or small dowel, and flatten them slightly between your palms.
The result is the cutest little donut shape when they’re baked! (They will crack a little as they puff up due to the baking powder. Don’t worry, it’s ok. The powdered sugar fills the cracks haha)
These only need about 11 minutes in the oven. And you’ve gotta pay close attention.
After 11 minutes, you’re going to think these donuts aren’t done yet, but you need to underbake them.
*THIS IS IMPORTANT* They will continue to firm up/cook after you take them out of the oven to cool. If you cook them too long, you’ll have cookies, not donuts! lol. Trust me, I did this on 3 of the batches I tested 🙂
I recommend opening the oven at the 10 minute mark and gently touching one of the donuts. When they’re done, it should feel like the sides are cooked, but it’s still soft inside. There’s a little bit of “springing back” to the touch.
Undercooked is better than overcooked here. Once cooled, they will have a yummy dense cake-like texture.
Who’s ready to make GUILT-FREE mini donuts?? Yasss.
With ZERO added sugar and just 2.6 net carbs, you can totally enjoy these heavenly powdered sugar donuts on a keto/low-carb diet!
If you try these, be sure to leave a comment below and tag me on Instagram @emily.likes.food so I can see! 🙂