These keto cranberry donuts are baked to a sweet crispy exterior and is soft and fluffy inside. The combination of tangy cranberries and sweet orange glaze make the donuts extra special.
Are cranberries keto?
This recipe is based on my low carb glazed donuts recipe. But we’ve added cranberries and a light orange glaze. Cranberries can be a part of a keto diet. There are less than 4 carbs in 1/3 cup of cranberries for this recipe. Don’t use dried cranberries since they are full of sugar. The orange glaze is not made from orange juice, but from zest and extract.
Some simple ingredients for the donuts:
- almond and coconut flour- I like to combine these flours in many baked goods since I believe the texture is better when they are mixed together.
- coconut oil
- sugar substitute- a combination of Monkfruit and Swerve has the sweet taste needed but without as much aftertaste/cooling sensation some sweeteners have
- chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
- baking powder, xanthan gum to give the donuts rise
- cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla
How to make keto cranberry donuts?
- Sift all dry ingredients together.
- Mix in the oil, eggs and vanilla.
- Stir in the chopped cranberries.
- With a plastic piping bag or zipper bag with tip cut off, fill 2/3 full of dough.
- Pipe into a donut pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Refill piping bag until all dough is used.
- Bake 20 minutes, until golden brown.
- Let cool in pan for 3 minutes, then remove to rack to cool completely.
To make the glaze:
- Mix powdered sugar substitute, zest, heavy cream and orange extract, if using, until it is a medium thick glaze.
- Dip the cooled donuts in glaze. Sprinkle with additional cranberries and orange zest if desired.
Tips for baking donuts:
- Make sure you measure the almond and coconut flours properly. Other than weighing the flour, the preferred method is to spoon it into the measuring cup, rather than scooping into the flour. Level off the flour in the measuring cup with the side of a knife.
- Always sift almond and coconut flours with a fine mesh strainer. These flours do best kept in the refrigerator or freezer and will have lumps when you take them out to use. You could have a significant difference in measurement if you skip the sifting.
Some other desserts you may like to try:Print
These keto cranberry donuts are crispy and sugary on the outside. It has a soft and fluffy center combined with chopped cranberries. The sweet citrus glaze has just the right amount of orange zest for this delicious donut.
- 3 TB coconut flour
- 2/3 fine almond flour
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 sugar substitute ( Monkfruit/Swerve blend)
- 3 TB coconut oil, melted
- 3 beaten eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/3 –1/2 cup cranberries, chopped*
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar substitute
- 3 TB heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp orange zest
- 1/2 tsp orange extract (optional)**
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a doughnut pan with non-stick baking spray.
- Sift all dry ingredients together in a bowl to remove any lumps.
- Add the eggs, oil and vanilla and mix until it comes together as a thick dough.
- Using a knife, chopper or food processor, chop the cranberries into small pieces. Stir into the dough.
- Use a piping bag or a zip lock bag with tip snipped off, pipe the dough into the doughnut pan.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden brown.
- Let cool in pan for about 3 minutes, then remove donuts to wire rack to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, whisk the powdered sugar substitute, cream, orange zest and extract, if using.
- The glaze should be a medium thickness consistency. If you’d like it a bit thinner, you can add another tablespoon of cream.
- Dip the cooled donuts into the glaze and place on parchment or wax paper to dry. If you’d like, you can sprinkle with additional chopped cranberries and orange zest.
*You can use fresh or frozen cranberries. If using the frozen, leave them in the freezer until the last minute before you chop them. This will help prevent them from getting too soft or mushy before you add them to the dough.
** You can add as much or as little orange flavor as you’d like. 1 tsp of orange zest = 1/2 tsp orange extract. Orange zest is the same as orange peel. Don’t use the white part of the orange, it will be bitter.
***The donuts will stay fresh at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To store longer, wrap in plastic and place in freezer bag for about 2 months. Let defrost in refrigerator overnight. You can warm them for a few seconds in a microwave and they will taste freshly baked.
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