This recipe for Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts makes tender, spiced donuts to start the day on a sweet note. These sugar-free donuts are made with almond flour making them suitable for low-carb, gluten-free, grain free, keto, Atkins, and Banting diets.

Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-Broken in half-top view

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The Donuts

Looking for a sweet treat to have with your coffee in the morning? These donuts will fit the bill! These baked donuts start off with a cinnamon batter with a hint of nutmeg to add some interest. Just spread the batter into donut pans and bake to perfection! After removing the donuts from the pan, cinnamon spiced sugar is lavishly sprinkled on top. The result is layers of cinnamon goodness to start your day off right.

Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-close-up of a donut.

The Inspiration

My inspiration for this recipe came from the donuts my mother would bring home years ago. I can’t remember the brand, but there was always a selection of white-powdered donuts and cinnamon-powdered donuts. She often got them about the time apples were ripe and the cider was freely flowing out of our cider press. Cider and donuts were always a special treat.

While cider isn’t low-carb enough to have on a keto (or even low-carb) diet, I still enjoy cinnamon donuts! These donuts are delicious with a cup of coffee, or, if you really want that apple cider flavor, try having them with one of the apple flavored herbal teas on the market. 

This recipe is an alteration of my recipe for Low-Carb Lemon Donuts with Cheesecake Frosting. While I changed the flavor composition, I also added a bit of sour cream for additional flavor and tenderness. 

Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-shown with coffee and cinnamon sticks.

Tips and Tricks

These donuts are coated with a sweet powdered cinnamon coating. While you can use a powdered erythritol based sweetener, I find that powdered erythritol has an even stronger cooling effect than granulated erythritol. Because of this, I like to use other types of sweeteners. One that I like is inulin. I find that inulin-based sweeteners have a low-level, natural tasting sweetness to them without any sort of cooling effect or residual bitterness. 

Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-adding the cinnamon sugar.

In addition to a natural tasting sweetness, inulin is a soluble fiber, so it has additional health benefits without elevating blood sugar. 

While there are lots of choices on powdered sweeteners that work for this recipe, I recommend that you don’t use any of the super sweet powdered sweeteners such as pure powdered stevia or monk fruit. Using these would result in an inedibly sweet combination. 

Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-On a baking sheet.

This recipe for Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts makes an easy, but delicious way to start the day. They freeze well, so you can make them ahead and defrost. If you plan to freeze them, you will want to wait to sprinkle  the powdered cinnamon mixture after defrosting. Enjoy!

-Annissa

This recipe for Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts makes tender, spiced donuts to start the day on a sweet note. These sugar-free donuts are made with almond flour making them suitable for low-carb, gluten-free, grain free, keto, Atkins, and Banting diets.

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Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts

This recipe for Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts makes tender, spiced donuts to start the day on a sweet note. These sugar-free donuts are made with almond flour making them suitable for low-carb, gluten-free, grain free, keto, Atkins, and Banting diets.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, low-carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 169 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher

Ingredients

For the batter:

For the powdered topping:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊ Fahrenheit. Grease two donut pans (with room for 6 donuts each) with coconut oil or other oil of choice.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, granulated sweetener, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and sea salt.

    Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-Dry ingredients mixed
  3. Using a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sour cream. Whisk in the almond milk. 

    Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-Wet Ingredients before adding butter.
  4. Stream the butter into the wet ingredients while whisking.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together until combined.

    Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-Adding the butter
  5. Spread the batter into the prepared donut pans. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly touched. 

    Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-ready for the oven.
  6. Allow donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Meanwhile, prepare the powdered topping  

    Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-fresh out of the oven.

For the powdered topping:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the powdered sweetener and the cinnamon. Remove donuts from the pan and arrange on a baking sheet. 

    Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-Ready for the topping.
  2. Place powdered topping in a fine mesh strainer and sprinkle the topping evenly over the donuts.

    Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts-sprinkling on the topping

Recipe Notes

***Please read the write-up above for suggestions. Nutritional information was calculated using powdered erythritol.

Net Carbs (g) 3 per serving

Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Cinnamon Sour Cream Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 150%3%
Vitamin C 0%0%
Calcium 70%7%
Iron 1.1%6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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