16 Paleo and Keto Homemade Donuts With No Grains, Gluten, or Sugar
By: Amanda Suazo
Donuts are hard to resist: With their soft, cakey texture and sweet flavor, they’re universally delicious — and dangerous. Most donuts incorporate inflammatory ingredients like sugar, yeast, vegetable oils, and enough gluten to kick brain fog into full gear. With these recipes for homemade donuts, though, you won’t have to sacrifice your whole diet to get bakery-worthy taste.
These 16 recipes for paleo and keto homemade donuts deliver all the flavor and cakey texture you love (without the junk that can make you crash):
Basic homemade donuts
Super Soft Baked Donuts (Keto)
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These pillowy homemade donuts get their crisp crust from a choux pastry made with almond and coconut flour. Top with a melty chocolate glaze for a perfect keto and paleo donut with a miraculous 1 net carb. Xanthan gum and psyllium husk can be tough on your stomach — so to keep this one Bulletproof, only enjoy it on occasion.
Grain-Free Baked Almond Donuts (Paleo)
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These super-simple homemade donuts come together quickly to zap your pastry cravings. You only need 5 ingredients and a donut pan, and in about 20 minutes you have the perfect light and sweet treat. Make this more Bulletproof friendly with raw honey, and make them more Bulletproof and keto with birch xylitol or non-GMO erythritol instead.
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts With Almond Flour (Keto, Paleo)
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With a delicious crunch from their cinnamon “sugar” coating, these homemade donuts bake up the perfect low-carb breakfast or snack with 3 net carbs. Use full-fat canned coconut milk instead of almond milk, and get grass-fed butter and non-GMO erythritol to keep this sweet recipe Bulletproof.
Spiced homemade donuts
Get your fall flavor fix and satisfy your donut cravings all in one recipe. These sweet and comforting homemade donuts are easy to prep, thanks to a creamy batter made from pumpkin puree, coconut cream, and Brain Octane Oil.
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With a sweet crumb topping and spiced crumb, you won’t believe these homemade donuts are just 1 net carb each. Make these only on occasion to stay Bulletproof, since flax can irritate your gut — then, omit the nutmeg and use grass-fed butter.
Chai Spice Coconut Flour Donuts (Keto, paleo)
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These warm, spiced donuts get their flavor from chai spices like ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom, plus a sweet vanilla-infused glaze. To make these homemade donuts Bulletproof, omit the nutmeg (or swap it with allspice), and use a granulated sweetener like non-GMO erythritol. Just 6 net carbs each.
With fall flavor from apple pie spices and just enough tang from apple cider vinegar, these homemade donuts make a delicious low-carb and paleo-friendly way to ring in the season. Just 30 minutes from start to finish!
These homemade donuts tick all the boxes: Paleo, grain-free, and packed with lemony spiced flavor. A sweet ginger-infused coconut butter glaze adds a luxurious finishing touch, all with no added sugar.
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These poppable homemade donuts need no special pan — just mix ingredients like almond flour, egg, ghee, and cinnamon together, roll, and bake. Use ceylon cinnamon and grass-fed ghee to keep every bite Bulletproof.
Chocolate homemade donuts
Cinnamon Chocolate Keto Donuts (Paleo)
These paleo and keto donuts are packed with healthy fats and flavor. Using a blend of green banana flour, coconut milk, and sugar-free sweetener, these rich donuts pair perfectly with a coconut butter glaze — all with just under 6.5 net carbs per serving.
Grain Free Chocolate Donuts (Keto, paleo)
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These moist, spongy homemade donuts get their flavor from simple ingredients like cocoa powder and vanilla — and take just 20 minutes from start to finish. Use grass-fed butter and full-fat canned coconut milk to keep this easy recipe Bulletproof. Each donut is 3 net carbs.
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These puffy, cakey chocolate donuts are delicious on their own — and mind-blowing with a buttery-sweet glaze. Plus, each one is only 2 net carbs! Enjoy this one once in a while to stay Bulletproof, since psyllium husk and xanthan gum can irritate your stomach, and use coconut cream instead of sour cream.
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If glaze isn’t your thing, try this homemade donut recipe with a buttery chocolate icing and a coconutty cake base instead. Each donut is 3 net carbs and loaded with sweet flavor and healthy fats. Make these donuts extra coconutty (and more Bulletproof) by swapping the almond milk with full-fat canned coconut milk.
Homemade donuts with fruit and veggies
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These light donuts are a refreshing change from nutty and chocolatey recipes. With a golden blend of lemon zest and grass-fed ghee (plus a tart lemony glaze), they make a perfect keto breakfast or snack with just over 2 net carbs per serving. Enjoy these donuts in moderation to stay Bulletproof (and avoid excess stomach irritation from poppy seeds).
Sneak plant-based fiber and nutrients into your homemade donuts with this easy recipe. Shred zucchini, then mix with low-carb ingredients like almond butter, coconut oil, and xylitol for a sweet and satisfying donut with no veggie taste whatsoever.
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Low-fructose lemon and blueberries add natural sweetness to these homemade donuts without fog-inducing sugar. The results? Perfectly light and cakey donuts with just 3.5 net carbs in a serving. Keep it Bulletproof and use a sweetener like birch xylitol, stevia, or non-GMO erythritol, and pick up organic blueberries.
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