Keto Maple Cinnamon Donuts

 These donuts were amazing, and the glaze tasted like caramel.  The execution, however, left a little something to be desired.  As I often do, I was trying to save time and water by combining my glaze ingredients into the same pot where I’d browned the butter.  But the heat of the pot had the effect of cooking the glaze further and it began to thicken and clump.  I realized mid-stream that I should have had my Swerve ready to go in another bowl, and whisked my browned butter into it, instead of the other way around.  I quickly transferred everything to a new bowl, whisked in more Swerve and then my vanilla and cream.  I couldn’t quite beat out some of the clumps, but the glaze was still delicious and actually spread quite nicely on the cooled donuts.

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American
Keyword: low carb donuts
Servings8 Donuts
Calories287 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup Swerve Sweetener
  • 2 tbsp vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 10 drops liquid stevia
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. For the donuts, lightly grease a donut pan and preheat oven to 325F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, Swerve, protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.

  3. Stir in melted butter, eggs, almond milk, stevia and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Fill donut pan holes approximately 2/3 full and bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until donuts are lightly browned and set.
  5. Let cool in pan 5 minutes, then flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Repeat with any remaining batter.
  7. For the glaze, melt butter in small skillet over medium heat. Cook until butter is browned and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  8. Place powdered Swerve in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in browned butter until well combined. Mixture will be thick.

  9. Stir in 1 tbsp of cream at a time until a spreadable consistency is achieved.
  10. Stir in vanilla extract.
  11. Spread glaze on cooled donuts and let set, about 20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

*How many donuts you get will depend on the size of your donut pan. Some are a little bigger than others. Mine is on the smaller side, although not a mini-donut pan.


Nutrition Facts:

Cinnamon Donuts with Browned Butter Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 287Calories from Fat 224
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.9g38%
Total Carbohydrates 6.8g2%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g13%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.