Keto/Low Carb Apple Cider Donut Recipe


It is apple picking season here in western New York and that means our local cider mills are in full swing producing apple cider for all the super markets, plus open to the public with fresh baked apple cider donuts. So people were asking for them at the bakery, so I wondered if it was possible to make them keto. I did some research on apple cider and regular baked apple cider donut recipes. Since my keto donuts are so low carb already that adding some apple cider to my donut recipes didn’t make them very high in carbs still. And they turned out delicious!!
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Keto/Low Carb Apple Cider Donut Ingredients

5 oz./160 g/10 Tbs. Softened Butter
144 g/3/4 Cup Golden Monkfruit/Erythritol Blend
48 g/1/4 Cup Classic Monkfruit/Erythritol Blend
2 Eggs (room temp.)
1/2 Cup/4 oz. Apple Cider
1/4 Cup/2 oz. Unsweetened alternative milk of choice
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract (or apple pie if you have it or caramel)
90 g/3/4 Cup Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate
45 g/6 Tbs. Coconut Flour
15 g/3 Tbs. Whole psyllium husk
4 g/1 tsp. Xanthan Gum
4 g/1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 g/1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
4 g/1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 g/1/2 tsp. Ground Nutmeg

3 oz./6 Tbs. Butter (melted)
96 g/1/2 Cup Granular Sweetener
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Macros 1/15 Donuts:

120 Calories
9 g Fat
18 g Total Carbs
3 g Fiber
13 g Sugar Alcohol
2 g Net Carbs
6 g Protein

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  1. In 2019, we moved from MI to TN. In MI, we had the best little farm near us that sold apple cider and apple cider donuts. I only had one in the entire 6 years we lived there because I was on keto. But the memory of that donut haunts me because it was so delicious. Yesterday we went to an apple festival here in TN. No fresh apple cider and no apple cider donuts. So disappointed. Otherwise, we love TN!! But I have all the ingredients to make these donuts and I can't wait to try your recipe! Thank you!!

  2. I made your Apple Cider donut recipe today, 😋. I changed a few things. Used apple cider vinegar(no carbs). And added yeast to my milk and let that develope, and proofed the dough in the silicon molds at 210 degrees in the oven for an hour. I like the yeasty taste.
    They turned out gr8 👍.
    Pregnancy looks good on you, little mama!

  3. Hi! These look and sound wonderful! Where I live apple cider can mean two different things, so are you using unfiltered fresh pressed apple juice, or the sparkling apple cider ("hard cider") that you buy at the liquor store?

    When I was pregnant with my guy (who is now 19 and 1/2), I could not even stand the smell of coffee let alone drink it starting 4 weeks after conception, and craved tomato everything including catsup! Of course, for me that was pre-keto, so lots of catsup with my fries (very strange for me). I ended up switching to a cup of tea every morning +/or chocolate breakfast shake to get me going, and had to wait I think 6 weeks after the birth before I could tolerate coffee again. It's very interesting what pregnancy does to our bodies!

  4. Those look scrumptious 😋 I had an abundance if green apples last week made 3 apple pies, not keto, and bunch of apple muffins for grandkids. So I thought what if I add just one small apple to my keto muffin recipe and a tiny bit of apple flavoring? They were so good, the carb count is very low and I really enjoyed using my apple harvest. 🍎

  5. I will use a mix of Glycine and stevia and use the egg white bread dough cause I don’t do nut flours and xanthan gum. I can’t get Allulose here in Germany, I have a monkfruit/erythritol mix but I haven’t used it yet due my issues (getting diarrhea) with sugar alcohols sweetener.