Keto Cinnamon Donut Bites

Donut holes anyone?  These Keto Cinnamon Donut Bites are a fun bite-sized breakfast for the family or a yummy afternoon snack.  Either way they are sure to please! 

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Keto Cinnamon Donut Bites


Keto Cinnamon Donut Bites

**** UPDATED 2/6 – NEW RECIPE ****

Do ever want some donuts for breakfast?  What about breakfast for dinner?  Either way, these Keto Cinnamon Donut Bites are Da Bomb!  No joke!

I’ve tried keto donuts before and they are just TOO MUCH for me.  Well, except my keto double chocolate donuts – those rock!  Most other keto donuts taste good, but after the first few bits, I just can’t take anymore.  So keto cinnamon donut bites seemed like just the thing to create!

A fond memory I have from childhood is my mom and dad making homemade donuts Chrimstas morning.  I called my mom and asked for her special homemade recipe so I could keto-ize it.  And I did just that.  

I did more than keto-ize it though as I changed it quite a bit, but the base flavor still reminds me of home.  

The first batch was AMAZING!  I tested them, took my pictures, put them all on a plate, walked out of the room, came back and they were gone. 


My dog had eaten them all before I could have anyone else taste them.  Sigh…  It’s a good thing they are easy to make so I whipped up another batch!


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Keto Cinnamon Donut Bites


Now I know they don’t look like your traditional donut holes.  I made them before and put them in molds and they stuck to the molds.  So instead, I made balls. 

And of course, the balls spread out a bit and all is good!  They are more like donut hole patties! 


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Kitchen Essentials

Baking Sheet – Just a regular baking sheet or two will do!  I had to use 2. 

Frying pan – These kind are great because they are nice a deep and prevent some of the splatter from the coconut oil.



I chose to use monkfuit for this recipe.  Erythritol and monkfuit are my favorites!  You can often go back and forth between the two depending on which one you like the best.  

Monkfuit and cinnamon together make for a beautiful blend with these donuts.


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Tip #1

Don’t have the heat too high or cook for too long!

So, it was a bit of a challenge to get the temperature AND cooking time for the coconut oil just right.  Lucky for you, I did all the trial and error!

Here is what happens when your heat it too high:



And then I get the temp right, but the frying time was too long:


keto cinnamon donut bites


Ok, so I got the temp right and the frying time right now:


keto cinnamon donut bites


The Perfect Frying Time

Here is what I concluded with trial and error.  Heat the coconut oil over medium heat.  Once it is hot, put no more than 3 in the pan and cook 5 seconds per side.  THAT IS IT. 

I mean, I suppose you could put more in per time, but I couldn’t flip them fast enough when I had more than 3.  It will go fast since it is only 10 seconds per “round”!


Tip #2

Be careful when taking them in and out of the coconut oil.  They will be soft and you could accidentally smash them!



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Keto Cinnamon Donut Bites

Keto Cinnamon Donut Bites
I put the coating in a ziplock bag, added the donuts, and shook them up. It made a few crumble, but it coated them nicely. So this is an option as well!


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Grease baking sheet with oil of your choice (I like coconut oil).

3. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, monkfruit, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until well combined.

4. Add melted butter and mix until crumbly (about 10 seconds). Let it sit for a few minutes to cool down the butter. 

5. In a small bowl, beat together egg, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream.  

6. Add egg mixture to almond flour mixture, and mix well.

7. Dough will be sticky. Refrigerate for about an hour to help this. 

8. Roll dough into 1 inch round balls and place on a prepared baking sheet. 

9. Baking for 12-15 minutes. 

10. Meanwhile, mix together ingredients for topping and set aside. 

11. Let donut holes sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes before placing them in the oil.

12. Heat coconut oil over MEDIUM heat and place cooked donut holes in the oil. Fry 5 SECONDS per side and remove promptly (see notes above).

13. Sprinkle with topping.  

14. Serve warm or cold. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 79 Total Fat 8g Saturated Fat 5g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 14mg Sodium 60mg Carbohydrates 1g Fiber 0g Sugar 1g Protein 1g