Chai Spice Low Carb Donuts


Donuts are such a no-no on a healthy diet, right? Unless, of course, you make your own low carb donuts at home, with healthy ingredients. These Chai Spice Donuts have a lovely “cinnamon sugar” coating. Great with your morning coffee!

(21 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Chai Spice Low Carb Donuts


  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • Sweetener equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 to 4 tbsp water
  • Cinnamon “Sugar” Coating:
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted


  1. For the donuts, preheat the oven to 325F and grease a 12-cavity donut pan. (If you only have a 6 cavity pan, you will need to work in batches)
  2. In a blender, combine the sour cream, eggs, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Pulse to combine.
  3. Add the almond flour, baking powder, spices, and salt and blend until well combined. If your batter is very thick, add water until it thins out. It should be scoopable but not pourable.
  4. Spoon the batter into the donut cavity to about 3/4 full. Bake about 20 minutes, until golden brown and just firm to the touch. Remove and let cool in the pan 10 minutes, then flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. For the coating, in a small bowl combine the sweetener and cinnamon. Brush the top of each donut with melted butter and then sprinkle with the sweetener mixture.

Yield: Makes about 12 donuts, depending on the size of your donut pan.

Cholesterol: 54mg

Food energy: 183 kcal

Total fat: 15.65g

Calories from fat: 140

Carbohydrate: 5.78g

Protein per serving: 6.74g

Total dietary fiber: 2.65g

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Sandy Griffin
Sandy Griffin
4 years ago

This recipe didnt make sense. It was like sand. We had to add 2 cups of almond milk to get it moist enough. We started with water but it would have been so much water there would have been no taste. I think this recipe needs to be reviewed by the site. It is written wrong or something is missing.

Gypsie Mahrou
Gypsie Mahrou
4 years ago
Reply to  Sandy Griffin

Sandy, I followed the directions exactly and got 9 large moist donuts.

4 years ago
Reply to  Sandy Griffin

Yes if it was sandy, then you did something wrong. Perhaps mismeasured? What kind of almond flour did you use?

6 years ago

I don’t have a donut pan…do you think I could use my muffin top pan?

4 years ago
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Maggie Pearson
Maggie Pearson
6 years ago

Wonder if this would work in my 6 cavity mini bundt pan.

4 years ago
Reply to  Maggie Pearson

It would be great that way!

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