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Donut Anyone? Old-fashioned keto/low carb cake donuts are delicious

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Can a diabetic eat donuts? Well, yes, if they are a low carb version like these! At 2g net carbs per donut blood sugars should not go high, but always check your meter if you have any doubt. These delicious old-fashioned style keto/low carb cake donuts are covered in a luscious cream-cheese frosting, and topped with a splash of chocolate drizzle. Donut try to resist!
Ingredients

makes eight donuts

2g net carbs per donut
Donuts
½ cup 125 ml (60 g) coconut flour
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp (1.1 g) baking soda
6 eggs
½ cup 125 ml (100 g) erythritol
½ cup 125 ml butter or coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp almond extract
Frosting
¼ cup 60 ml melted butter or coconut oil
¼ cup 60 ml cream cheese, softened
¼ cup 60 ml powdered erythritol
½ tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate drizzle
3 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp powdered erythritol
1 tbsp (5 g) cocoa powder, unsweetened

Tip
If you don’t have a donut pan you can make a substitute with tinfoil and a muffin pan. Using a square of tinfoil about 6″ x 6″ (15 cm x 15 cm) tent up a firm centre nob in the middle of the foil. Make one for each donut. Then press each of the foils into the muffin circles, keeping the centre nob and smoothing the foil around the edges of each muffin indent. Pour the batter into the foil structure.

Instructions

Did you know – “Low carb flours don’t behave like wheat flour, and how to use them in your old regular high carb recipes is a common question.

Coconut flour has become popular these past few years and with good reason. Coconut flour is low in carbs, extremely high in fibre and protein. If you’ve been struggling to find ways to increase your fibre, then this is one low carb flour that can help you out.

The biggest difference between coconut flour and most low carb flours is that it does tend to need a lot more moisture when baking. It’s fairly common to find coconut flour recipes include 2-3 eggs per ¼ cup. If you’re new to baking with coconut flour, then it’s recommended not foregoing the eggs, butter or extra moisture you see in recipes.

Top Tip : Coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid and recipes tend to thicken over a few minutes. If you are making a recipe such as low carb waffles, allow the batter to stand and thicken while the waffle machine is heating up. It will make for a sturdier waffle.

Coconut flour has nearly 45 calories per serving (a serving is 2 tbsp. or 18 grams), 11 grams of total carbs, 8 grams of fibre and 4 grams of protein. This makes this flour only 2 net carbs per serving.

Since coconut flour can absorb moisture, it’s important to keep coconut flour in an airtight sealed bag or container. Perhaps store in a cool, dark pantry – not normally stored in a fridge.”

These words from an article on Ditch The Carbs site, if you would like to know more about cooking with low carb (alternative) flours please see here

You may also like to see this post:

Coconut Flour Fried Donuts – Low Carb and Gluten-Free – please see here
This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

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