The keto diet or ketogenic diet is getting so popular nowadays.
It is widely considered for weight loss journey or may improve many health conditions. (Sorry, not getting into details on this)
This easy homemade keto-style cinnamon donut is low in carbohydrates and uses healthier sweeteners as a substitution for the classic granulated refined sugar.
It works great with a cup of your daily coffee for breakfast or hi-tea.
What Are The Ingredients?
These are the ingredients for A) the donuts and B) the coating.
* Two large eggs.
* One cup of sifted almond flour.
* A quarter cup of melted unsalted butter.
* A quarter cup of unsweetened almond milk.
* A quarter cup of low-carb sweeteners such as Stevia, Sucralose, Xylitol, Erythritol, or Yacon syrup.
* Two teaspoons of baking powder.
* One teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder.
* A quarter teaspoon of kosher salt.
* Half teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
* Three tablespoons of melted unsalted butter.
* A tablespoon of ground cinnamon powder.
* Half cup of low-carb sweetener.
As mentioned, instead of using the traditional commercial refined sugar, shift to the suggested Keto-style sweeteners.
Almond flour is a great substitution for wheat flour in making the dough.
How To Make It?
1. Firstly, get a doughnut tray and grease it, set it aside.
2. Preheat the oven to about 350’F.
3. Gather all the almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon powder, and kosher salt in a large bowl. Ensure to mix them well together.
4. In another smaller bowl, mix well together with the almond milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract using a whisk.
5. Then pour the egg mixture into the almond flour mixture and whisk the batter well.
6. Next, fill the donut tray to about 3/4 with the batter using a spoon.
7. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the surface of the donuts turns into golden brown color.
8. Once is it done, remove these guys from the tray onto a wire rack. Let it cool down.
9. Now the coating task, in a small bowl, mix the sweetener and the cinnamon powder.
10. One by one, brush both sides of the donut with the melted butter.
11. Finally, gently press each of the donuts, one by one, into the cinnamon and sweetener mixture for coating.
Tada …. ready to serve now!
My Quick Nutrition Facts For This Recipe
This easy homemade cinnamon donut recipe takes about 40 minutes to prepare and is good for 10 – 12 servings.
Now let’s find out some nutrition health facts from this recipe.
* Cinnamon powder. Brown in color and made from the barks of tropical trees with a sweet taste and sharp pungent flavor. It is available in many groceries stores in packets.
This powder is rich in magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, carbohydrates, and other nutrients. It helps to boost your immunity system and is anti-bacteria to fight certain infections caused by microorganisms, plus contains many anti-cancer substances to protect your body from potential health risks.
A teaspoon of cinnamon powder will give you little Calories 6, Fat 0.3g, Carbs 2.1g, Calcium 26mg, Magnesium, and Phosphorous each 2 mg. For more data nutrients info, visit the USDA link.
* Kosher salt is very low in cholesterol and saturated fats, and mainly consists of sodium chloride.
One teaspoon of kosher salt contains about 1,120mg of Sodium. A (1.5g) of Kosher salt contains zero fats and calories, Cholesterol, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Vitamin D, and, minerals such as Potassium, Calcium, and Iron.
Some potential health benefits are promoting healthy digestion, oral health, and reducing high blood pressure.
* Low-carb sweeteners such as Stevia are globally approved, have no impact on blood sugar, use widely in baking, and no major side effects have been reported. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities, and help in controlling blood sugar level.
Erythritol sweeteners are gut-friendly sugar alcohols that also have no impact on sugar and it said to aid in the digestive system. It is widely considered the easiest sugar alcohol for the smallest intestine (90%) in the body to digest. Also, use in the baking process as they are heat stable.
Note: Stevia can only be added a few drops in food preparation as it is sweeter a lot than sugar (300 times sweeter!) while Erythritol sweetness is about 60 – 80% more than sugar.
Please refer to your healthcare experts for advice should you have any medical conditions before using these sweeteners as a substitution for refined sugar.
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