Maple Glazed Cake Donuts

It’s been awhile since I posted, and since then, my family and I have moved into a beautiful new home. I will post some photos in a week or two once I finish up the kitchen decor! I actually won a backsplash from Smart Tiles and I’m waiting impatiently for it to arrive. What a nice housewarming gift! 😀

I was burning a maple scented candle today and its lovely aroma inspired this donut recipe, which came out AMAZING on the first try.

You’ll need a donut pan to make these, and I recommend THIS ONE.


EDIT: This recipe originally contained tapioca flour, but it has since been removed and replaced with lower carb options that will still pack a great texture and flavor. 

Keto Ingredients

Maple Glazed Cake Donuts

Donut Ingredients:

  • 1/3 C unflavored or vanilla whey protein powder (I used Jay Robb brand)
  • 1 C almond flour
  • 2 T oat fiber (if you don’t have oat fiber, add 1 1/2 T additional coconut flour)
  • 1 1/2 T coconut flour
  • 3 egg whites, beaten
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 7 T butter, softened
  • 1/3 C water
  • 1/2 C Swerve (or the sweetener of your choice)
  • 2 T sugar free maple syrup (or real maple syrup)
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Glaze Ingredients :
  • 3/4 C Swerve Confectioners (or your choice of powdered sugar substitute)
  • 3/4 tsp. maple extract
  • 1 T water
  • 2 T sugar free maple syrup (or real maple syrup)
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter in a large bowl, then add in the Swerve. Beat until creamy.
  3. Add in egg yolks, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, baking powder and nutmeg. Beat until smooth and evenly mixed.
  4. Add in water, whey protein, almond flour, oat fiber and coconut flour. Mix by hand to minimize mess, then beat until smooth.
  5. Fold in egg whites into the mixture by hand until a thick batter is formed.
  6. Spoon the batter into greased donut pans. Bake donuts for 12-15 minutes or until they are lightly golden brown.
  7. Cool on a cooling rack, then top with maple glaze (recipe follows). Serve.
Maple Glaze:
  1. Whisk together Swerve, maple extract, salt and water until a smooth glaze forms. Use the glaze to top donuts.
This recipe makes 8 donuts. 
NUTRITION (1/8th of Recipe): 220 calories, 6 g carbs, 2 g fiber (4 g net carbs), 18 g fat, 8 g protein

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About the author

Leeann Teagno

Eating healthy, for me, is about more than weight loss like it used to be. It’s about controlling my blood sugar levels and obtaining normal–or relatively normal–hormone levels. I still struggle to lose weight efficiently, but eating a wheat, sugar and gluten free diet helps to control some of the problems I’ve encountered with these health issues of mine.


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