Pumpkin flavored donuts that have amazing flavor and texture, dipped in a maple cream cheese glaze!
The texture of these Pumpkin Donuts are spot on! They are so close to the real thing, you will feel like you're cheating.
I dip them in a maple cream cheese glaze, which brings these to a new level of decadence! They are incredibly easy to make and promise to satisfy your craving for donuts!
What's in Keto Pumpkin Donuts
- Super fine almond flour
- Oat Fiber
- Pumpkin puree
- Grass-fed butter
- Cream cheese
- Heavy Cream
- Swerve confectioners
- Brown Swerve
- Baking powder
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Vanilla Extract
- Maple Extract
- Hot Water
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Pumpkin Donuts
To Make the Gluten Free Donuts
Preheat oven to 350F.
Using a hand mixer, whip up the egg whites until you have soft peaks.
Add the Swerve and wet ingredients to a separate bowl and mix.
Then fold in the egg whites until combined.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix by hand.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick, when inserted comes out clean.
Then allow to cool on a wire rack while you make the glaze.
To Make the Keto Glaze
Add the cream cheese to a bowl and gently heat in the microwave to soften, but do not completely melt it. Add in the maple and vanilla extracts, then the Swerve (according to the level of sweetness you prefer) and heavy cream. Add more heavy cream or hot water as needed to get your desired consistency.
Dip each donut into the glaze and set back on the wire rack. You can glaze just the top, top and bottom of double dip for more of a frosting.
I double dipped them, so they are more frosted than glazed. I made mine sweet, but not as sweet as a typical non-Keto glaze. You can experiment with one and see if you prefer the glaze or frosting.
Is Pumpkin Keto?
There are about 8 net carbs in a whole cup of pumpkin puree. Now that might sound like a lot, but you will likely never eat an entire cup in one sitting. This recipe that serves 12, only uses ¾ cup, so the impact is only about .5 carb per serving.
Once all the other ingredients, these Pumpkin Keto Donuts only have 3 net carbs per serving! How is that for a low carb donut?!
Tips for the Very Best Keto Donuts with Almond Flour
- In order to get a really soft texture, using a combination of super fine almond flour and oat fiber is key. Other flours do not seem to work as well and can render a grainy donut.
- Coconut flour works well in many Keto baked recipes but for these Keto donuts, almond flour and oat fiber is work much better.
- Almond flour donuts will be quite tender when you first take them out of the oven, so let them sit for about 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
- Regardless of what type pan you use, its super important that it is greased well with non stick spray before adding the batter. This ensures they pop out without sticking.
- Almond flour donuts take a little longer to bake so watch them as they begin to slightly brown. You may have to add a couple of minutes baking time just to make sure they are done in the middle.
More Great Keto Pumpkin Recipes
- Pumpkin Coffee Cake
- Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pumpkin Spice Bullet Proof Coffee
- Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
- Pumpkin Vanilla Swirl Cheesecake Bars
- Pumpkin Pie Fat Bombs
- Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes
What is Oat Fiber? Is Oat Fiber Keto?
Oat Fiber is made from grinding the outer husks of oats. How healthy is oat fiber? It's pure insoluble fiber, which doesn't dissolve in water and isn't broken down in the digestive tract, so it has zero net carbs and is perfect for a Keto Diet. It helps give a more traditional texture and that's why I use it so often. Check out all the Keto Oat Fiber Recipes you can make!
What is a Substitute for Oat Fiber?
To get the best results, it's best to use oat fiber if you can. If you're unable to find it, try a combination of psyllium husk powder and coconut flour. Since both are very absorbent, you might have to add more liquid.
If you'd like to know more about baking on Keto, this article, Keto Baking Made Easy, is loaded with tips and info that you'll find helpful. You might also check out my Keto Sweet Treats eBook that has 50 amazing Keto dessert recipes, all with color pics, macros and more! I'm offering it at 50% off when you subscribe to my free weekly emails here.
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Keto Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze
For the Donuts
To Make the Donuts:
To Make the Glaze
- Add the cream cheese to a bowl and gently heat in the microwave to soften, but do not completely melt it. Add in the maple and vanilla extracts, then the swerve (according to the level of sweetness you prefer) and heavy cream. Add more heavy cream or hot water as needed to get your desired consistency.
- Dip each donut into the glaze and set back on the wire rack. You can glaze just the top, top and bottom of double dip for more of a frosting.
- I double dipped them, so they are more frosted than glazed. I made mine sweet, but not as sweet as a typical non-Keto glaze. You can experiment with one and see if you prefer the glaze or frosting.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.