26 March 2018

Low Carb Lemon Glazed Donuts

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Lemon is growing on me. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but lemon desserts actually sound good to me now, and there's no way I would touch lemon-anything just a couple of years ago. Anyway, I decided to make some lemon donuts because I'd never had a lemon donut before. I really liked them and they were a nice change of pace from all the chocolate desserts I made!


2 eggs
½ cup almond flour
¼ cup egg white protein powder
2 tbsp coconut flour
¼ cup Swerve
¼ tsp salt
2 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 tsp lemon extract
½ cup unsweetened cashew milk

4 tbsp butter
1/4 cup Swerve
2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon extract


1) Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. 

2) Separate 2 eggs. Set aside the egg yolks. Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks in a standing mixer and set aside.

3) In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (almond flour, egg white protein powder, coconut flour, Swerve, salt, softened cream cheese and baking powder).

4) Add wet ingredients (egg yolks, vanilla, lemon extract and unsweetened cashew milk). Stir until mixed very well. 

5) Gently combine stiff egg whites with the mixture. Stir gently until mixture is all one color.

6) Spray two donut pans with coconut spray and fill each mold about 2/3 of the way.

7) Bake in the oven for around 11 minutes or until firm to touch. Let donuts cool in pan for 5 minutes, and then take them out of their molds and set on a paper towel.

8) Melt butter in a frying pan and then add the Swerve. Once the Swerve is fully melted, add the heavy whipping cream and vanilla, and stir over heat for roughly 5 minutes. 

9) Remove glaze from heat. If you want a thicker glaze, wait at least 45 minutes to apply glaze (it thickens up as it cools). If you prefer a thinner glaze, dip each donut once in the frying pan, applying glaze to both sides. If you like donuts very sweet, you can dip each donut twice. If you are not a fan of sweet donuts, you can spoon glaze over donuts rather than dipping them in.

10) Enjoy!

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