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Baked Keto Churro Donuts

Baked Keto Churro Donuts

Baked Keto Churro Donuts

These Baked Keto Churro Donuts are easy to make and insanely good! Serve these warm with a cinnamon “sugar” coating sugar free chocolate dip for the ultimate low carb dessert.

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Keto Churros have been something I've wanted to make for quite a while. I plan to make fried churros, more like the traditional Mexican churros in the near future but I felt like something lighter today.

I figured using a donut pan would be the perfect vessel for these. I mean who doesn't like donuts?  

In this recipe, we use a pastry bag and a flower tip to get the classic shape. Perfect ridges with a golden exterior and soft chewy interior. These aren't made with a choux pastry method, but instead, this recipe is similar to making muffins.

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Very simple, no complicated steps, just mix the dry ingredients, mix the wet and combine to form a soft, moldable dough.

I even topped the donuts with the most recent Churro Puffs made by Built Bars. They are absolutely divine and make a beautiful topping (or dessert on their own). 

Use SAM10OFF for a discount if you'd like to purchase some yourself! The sale for them ends Sunday March, 21st, 2020 so don't miss out! Read my previous Built Bars review post to know why I am proud to work with this company and why I buy their products myself!  keto baked churro donuts

Ingredients In Keto Churro Donuts

  • Almond Flour – Provides the best base for the donuts. It gives a rich flavour with the most traditional “white flour” texture. I've always used Kirkland almond flour that you can purchase in a double-pack on Amazon. See below for tips if you have an allergy.
  • Coconut Flour – A great thickening agent. It provides some nice fluffiness to the donuts that you cannot achieve with almond flour alone. See below for tips if you don't have this flour.
  • Xanthan Gum – Provides chewiness and erases any chance of a crumbly donut! I highly recommend purchasing this ingredient if you've never tried it in keto baking before. If you do not have it you can try 1 tbsp cornstarch OR 1/4 tsp ground psyllium husks instead.
  • Heavy Cream – Provides moisture and softness to the donuts. You can also use light cream or half and half (10% – 18%) if you prefer.
  • Butter – Provides the fat in the donuts. You can also use coconut oil and full fat coconut milk in this recipe for a dairy-free version.
  • Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener – This is my favourite sweetener for almost any keto recipe! It blends seamlessly into desserts and has the absolute best flavour, most similar to sugar.
  • Granulated Monkfruit Sweetener – Same as above, awesome taste, this is best for sugar coatings or sprinkling. I find the powdered is better for baking with. 
  • Built Bars Churro Puffs – Amazing soft, chewy chocolate coated marshmallow bars. These made the absolute perfect topping to these donuts! You can use SAM10OFF for a discount if you'd like to try them or any of the other Built Bars (they are my FAVOURITE low carb bars by far).

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 Baked Keto Churro Donuts Tips

  • Watch your oven when baking these. For me they took around 16-18min but my oven tends to bake more slowly than most. Don't worry if they brown a bit on the outsides, the centers will take longer to cook and will remain soft. Plus, a dip in some low carb chocolate sauce can always cover any imperfections!
  • If you do not have a donut pan, you can also make these as muffins and serve them that way! 
  • Ultimately I would recommend making these as the recipe states..with almond flourcoconut flour and xanthan gum for the best possible texture BUT if you only have one type of flour…see my suggestions below in the post.
  • Store these donuts in a container in the fridge for up to 3 days OR freeze in an airtight container they've cooled. Store between layers of wax paper to help prevent freezer burn.

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Almond Flour Donuts

Coconut Flour Donuts

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What Can I Substitute For Xanthan Gum?

  • If you don't have xanthan gum, you can use a tablespoon of vital wheat gluten (aka gluten flour) OR 1 tbsp cornstarch OR 1/4 tsp ground psyllium husks. Although the cornstarch option is not the best substitute, it's better than nothing!
  • If you don't have any of these ingredients, you can still make the donuts! They just won't have a texture quite as “chewy”.

Tools I used to Make Keto Churro Donuts

  • Low Carb Substitution Guide – This is totally optional but if you like my recipes, I now have a $5 guide available with all of the substitutions I use to create every recipe on my site. You can use this to convert old traditional recipes and create new keto recipes! You can purchase it here and/or read more if you are interested. I appreciate your support so much guys!
  • Nutritional Food Scale – AKA my best friend. This little buddy has been with me for over 4 years and never fails. Perfect measurements and only needs the batteries replaced maybe once a year!
  • Donut Pan – Perfect for making any kind of donuts! This is the exact one I use.
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Piping Bag with Star Tip
  • Mixing Bowls

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How To Store Keto Donuts

  • Store these donuts in a container in the fridge for up to 3 days OR freeze in an airtight container once the glaze has hardened. Store between layers of wax paper to help prevent freezer burn. 

Other Keto Donut Recipes You May Like:

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Keto Churro Donuts Recipe

Keto Donuts

Cinnamon “Sugar” Coating

  • 3 tbsp melted butter, 45g
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated monkfruit sweetener (or truvia), 60g
  • 2 Churro Puffs (made by Built Bars, use SAM10OFF if you would like to try them. They will sell out FAST, their current sale ends Sunday March 20th, 2021)

Chocolate Dip

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350*F. 
  2. In a large bowl, add all of your dry ingredients up to and including; almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and mix. almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon
  3. In a measuring cup, add your cream and vinegar and set aside. heavy cream and vinegar
  4. In another bowl, melt your butter and then add the powdered sweetener, the cream/vinegar mixture, 2 eggs and vanilla extractwhisk well until you see bubbles form. eggs, butter, heavy cream, monkfruit
  5. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients. almond flour, eggs, butter, heavy cream
  6. Mix well until a thick batter forms. keto churro batter
  7. Put this batter into a piping back fitted with a large metal star tip. 
  8. Lightly grease your donut pan with oil or butter and then begin piping your batter into the 12 donut molds. keto churro donut butter
  9. Bake for 15-18min or until donuts are browned on top and no longer squishy to the touch (my oven cooks slower so maybe give them a check a few minutes early).  keto cinnamon donuts
  10. Let the donuts cool slightly before gently removing them from the pan and placing them on another plate or tray. keto donuts
  11. Melt the butter in one small bowl and in another large flat pasta bowl, whisk together the cinnamon and granulated monkfruit sweetener.monkfruit sweetener and cinnamon
  12. Dip each donut in the butter OR brush them with a silicone brush to coat both sides and then roll in the cinnamon/sweetener mixture. Repeat for all 12 donuts. keto donuts brushed with butterketo cinnamon sugar donuts
  13. Prepare the chocolate sauce by heating the heavy cream in the microwave until almost boiling (~30-40s) and then add the chocolate chips and vanilla. Let it stand for 30s, then stir to combine. Pour into a small serving bowl and serve with the donuts OR drizzle it over the donuts and allow it to harden at room temperature. Enjoy your Keto Baked Churro Donuts!
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Nutrition Facts for 1 donut: 275 calories | 27.2g fat | 2.4g NET carbs | 4.2g protein | 4.8g fiber

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Keto Churro Donuts

Light and fluffy, perfectly golden baked keto churro donuts. Served with sugar free chocolate dip.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: keto churro donuts, keto churros, Keto Donuts
Servings: 12 churros
Calories: 275kcal

Ingredients

Keto Donuts

Cinnamon "Sugar" Coating

  • 3 tbsp melted butter 45g
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated monkfruit sweetener or truvia, 60g

Sugar Free Chocolate Dip

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream 80g
  • 5 tbsp stevia sweetened chocolate chips 75g
  • 1 tsp butter 5g
  • 2 churro puffs (made by Built Bars, use SAM10OFF if you would like to try them. They will sell out FAST, their current sale ends Sunday March 20th, 2021)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350*F.
  • In a large bowl, add all of your dry ingredients up to and including; almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and mix.
  • In a measuring cup, add your cream and vinegar and set aside.
  • In another bowl, melt your butter and then add the powdered sweetener, the cream/vinegar mixture, 2 eggs and vanilla extractwhisk well until you see bubbles form.
  • Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients.
  • Mix well until a thick batter forms.
  • Put this batter into a piping back fitted with a large metal star tip.
  • Lightly grease your donut pan with oil or butter and then begin piping your batter into the 12 donut molds.
  • Bake for 15-18min or until donuts are browned on top and no longer squishy to the touch (my oven cooks slower so maybe give them a check a few minutes early).
  • Let the donuts cool slightly before gently removing them from the pan and placing them on another plate or tray.
  • Melt the butter in one small bowl and in another large flat pasta bowl, whisk together the cinnamon and granulated monkfruit sweetener.
  • Dip each donut in the butter OR brush them with a silicone brush to coat both sides and then roll in the cinnamon/sweetener mixture. Repeat for all 12 donuts.
  • Prepare the chocolate sauce by heating the heavy cream in the microwave until almost boiling (~30-40s) and then add the chocolate chips and vanilla. Let it stand for 30s, then stir to combine. Pour into a small serving bowl and serve with the donuts OR drizzle it over the donuts and allow it to harden at room temperature. Enjoy your Keto Baked Churro Donuts!

Notes

Ingredients Links

  • Almond Flour - Provides the best base for the donuts. It gives a rich flavour with the most traditional "white flour" texture. I've always used Kirkland almond flour that you can purchase in a double-pack on Amazon. See above for tips if you have an allergy.
  • Coconut Flour - A great thickening agent. It provides some nice fluffiness to the donuts that you cannot achieve with almond flour alone. See above for tips if you don't have this flour.
  • Xanthan Gum - Provides chewiness and erases any chance of a crumbly donut! I highly recommend purchasing this ingredient if you've never tried it in keto baking before. If you do not have it you can try 1 tbsp cornstarch OR 1/4 tsp ground psyllium husks instead.
  • Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener - This is my favourite sweetener for almost any keto recipe! It blends seamlessly into desserts and has the absolute best flavour, most similar to sugar.
  • Granulated Monkfruit Sweetener - Same as above, awesome taste, this is best for sugar coatings or sprinkling. I find the powdered is better for baking with. 

Tips

  • Watch your oven when baking these. For me they took around 16-18min but my oven tends to bake more slowly than most. Don't worry if they brown a bit on the outsides, the centers will take longer to cook and will remain soft. Plus, a dip in some low carb chocolate sauce can always cover any imperfections!
  • If you do not have a donut pan, you can also make these as muffins and serve them that way! 
  • Ultimately I would recommend making these as the recipe states..with almond flourcoconut flour and xanthan gum for the best possible texture BUT if you only have one type of flour...see my suggestions below in the post.
  • Store these donuts in a container in the fridge for up to 3 days OR freeze in an airtight container they've cooled. Store between layers of wax paper to help prevent freezer burn.

Nutrition

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 27.2g | Fiber: 4.8g

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