These low carb donut bites are an ideal treat for the fall; you’ll love the apple and cinnamon flavors!
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The book contains over 350 pages of low carb fabulousness, with gorgeous photos, clear directions, and even a really cool pictorial index!
Although hailed as the The Low Carb Baking Queen, Carolyn has excellent skills in all areas of low carb cooking. I’ve followed her blog for a long time – and I clearly remember making her Nanaimo Bar Tart in 2014 before I even started this blog! The book includes recipes for breads, appetizers, entrees, soups, sides, desserts and much more, as well as a guide to sweeteners, pantry ingredients and useful substitutions.
With permission of the author and publisher, I would really love to share one of the recipes with you guys – just to give you a taste of the recipes in the book. There were MANY to choose from, but Apple Cider Donut Bites really stood out for me. Not only have I never attempted to make a low carb donut, but I have also not featured any recipes on this blog that contain apple. I couldn’t wait to get started.
I followed the instructions absolutely – although I did halve the recipe. I knew I would be the only one in the house that would be eating them – and I didn’t want to be tempted into eating too many. The recipe was easy to halve – and the donut bites were perfect.
I mixed together almond flour, sweetener (erythritol is recommended), whey protein powder, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Then I whisked in an egg, water, melted butter, apple cider vinegar, and apple extract. The last ingredient was the only tricky one, and Carolyn even makes a note that she buys it online.
One quick search on Amazon – and there were a lot of choices! I went with Apple Flavor Baking Oil. It’s highly concentrated so I guessed at the amount: half of one of these little vials was perfect for my half batch of the recipe from the book.
I spooned the batter into a greased mini-muffin pan, and baked in a preheated oven for about 17 minutes. I let them cool slightly, then transferred to a wire rack.
They are absolutely delicious like this (I just HAD to try one!) but there is also a cinnamon coating that makes them feel extra donutty. That’s a technical term. 🙂
I dipped each low carb donut bite into melted butter, then into a mixture of sweetener and cinnamon. They tasted SO good – and the perfect low carb treat for the fall!
The nutritional data given in the book is as follows (per serving of 2 bites): Calories 164, Fat 13.7g, Protein 6.5g, Carbs 4.8g, Fiber 2.2g, Erythritol 15g. In the recipe below I have given my halved quantities, but it is easy to double if you want 24 low carb donut bites!
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ cup low carb sweetener granulated erythritol is recommended
- 2 tbs whey protein powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tbs water
- 2 tbs unsalted butter melted
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- ½-1 tsp apple extract depending on product used
- 2 tbs unsalted butter melted
- 2 tbs low carb sweetener
- ½-1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 325F.
- Mix together the almond flour, sweetener, protein powder, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt.
- Whisk in the egg, water, melted butter, apple cider vinegar, and apple extract.
- Spoon the batter into 12 holes of a greased mini-muffin pan, and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Let them cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
- To make the coating, mix together the sweetener and cinnamon on a plate. Dip each donut bite into the melted butter, then into the mixture of sweetener and cinnamon.
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