Keto Lemon Poppyseed Donuts

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  • prep time

    prep time

    15 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    15 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    30 min

Keto Lemon Poppyseed Donuts

17 ratings

These donuts are light and refreshing thanks to freshly squeezed lemon juice in the batter and in the glaze! Perfect for all lemon lovers!

  • Net Carbs

    2.2 g

  • Fiber

    1.9 g

  • Total Carbs

    16.6 g

  • Protein

    5.2 g

  • Fats

    10.2 g

129 cals

Keto Lemon Poppyseed Donuts

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  • Almond Flour

    Almond Flour

    1-¼ cup

  • Brown Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    Brown Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    ⅓ cup

  • Baking Powder

    Baking Powder

    1 teaspoon

  • Lemon Juice

    Lemon Juice

    1 tablespoon

  • Original Coconut Milk Unsweetened by Silk

    Original Coconut Milk Unsweetened by Silk

    1 tablespoon

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    2 large

  • Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla Extract

    1 teaspoon

  • Salt, Sea Salt

    Salt, Sea Salt

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    ¼ cup

  • Lemon Juice

    Lemon Juice

    1 tablespoon

  • Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla Extract

    1 teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 8

30 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 350 F. Prepare donut pans with nonstick cooking spray.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In a food processor, combine almond flour, 1/3 cup brown sweetener, and baking powder together.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add in the eggs, lemon juice, coconut milk, vanilla extract and sea salt. Pulse into a smooth batter.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Add poppyseeds and gently fold in with a spatula.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Spoon batter the donut molds so they are ¾ of the way full, keeping in mind they will rise and you want to avoid the center from being filled as it rises in the oven.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Allow to cool completely in the pan before attempting to remove the donuts.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    Prepare the glaze by combining ¼ cup Swerve icing, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and vanilla extract. Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and set aside.
    Step 8

Comments 29

  • MiriamOkieTX

    MiriamOkieTX a year ago

    I wonder if this will work in my cake pop maker?

    • frommetovuu

      frommetovuu a year ago

      They should! Just grease the cake pop maker well with avocado oil.

  • GorgeousArugula370770

    GorgeousArugula370770 2 years ago

    Really good! Surprising moist.

    • NomNomKeto

      NomNomKeto 2 years ago

      Should these be left out or refrigerated ? How long will they last after making ? They are good but I think I'll alter the recipe a bit seems like almond flour is overpowering.

      • Dianne

        Dianne 3 years ago

        Poor editing and submission. I expect more from a service that I pay for. No indication of amount of poppy seeds, not nutrient count for them.

        • BlithesomeAvocado487539

          BlithesomeAvocado487539 3 years ago

          Omg delicious!

          • Christinals

            Christinals 3 years ago

            I really liked these but they weren’t lemony enough. I even added lemon zest. Next time I’m adding more zest.

            • 1010kcampbell386d

              1010kcampbell386d 6 months ago

              Look for "True Lemon" in the baking aisle, usually upper shelf by sweeteners. Each packet is the equivalent of a wedge of lemon. I add it to cupcakes, frosting and even use it in my water. Great lemon flavor!

          • IncredibleMacadamia610053

            IncredibleMacadamia610053 3 years ago

            What quantity of poppy seeds? Please add these to the ingredients and macros! Thank you.

            • Dolores

              Dolores 3 years ago

              These are good. When I made them this time I forgot I was out of lemons so I sub’d lime juice and it was great. Developer of this recipe should edit it to add the poppyseed & it’s measure (1T). It is given in the remarks but not in the recipe.

              • Camelia

                Camelia 3 years ago

                One of the most delicious recipe .

                • AvocadoMasher

                  AvocadoMasher 4 years ago

                  This recipe was added to my meal plan by the generator. Problem is, there’s no poppyseeds listed in the ingredients! Therefore it does not put poppyseeds on the grocery list or include them in the nutrition report! 🤦🏻‍♀️

                  • Chelle

                    Chelle 4 years ago

                    I added a little extra lemon juice to these and they are awesome!

                    • Skinnybitch

                      Skinnybitch 4 years ago

                      Has anyone replaced the brown sugar replacement swerve with regular sugar replacement swerve?

                      • Tammo

                        Tammo 4 years ago

                        I made lemon poppyseed muffins, no brown sugar. I put this recipe’s icing on top! 😋

                    • SheShe1

                      SheShe1 4 years ago

                      The icing is very refreshing! Me and my husband liked this recipe but, my 10 yo son didnt like it. Maby just more for adult

                      • JKirkhart

                        JKirkhart 4 years ago


                        • Kat7500

                          Kat7500 4 years ago

                          I'm at 5500 ft elevation and the donut pan was a dark non-stick. At most it took only 12 minutes to cook.

                          • Misti

                            Misti 4 years ago

                            The recipe does not state how much poppyseed to put in. May I get that amount?

                            • Tatoria

                              Tatoria 4 years ago

                              1 Tbs

                          • Ginarocket

                            Ginarocket 4 years ago

                            Made this several times now. I always add just a tad more lemon juice to the batter. Yum!

                            • PLS

                              PLS 5 years ago

                              I used cream cheese instead of coconut milk. Tasted good!

                              • Gallipr

                                Gallipr 5 years ago

                                How many days can you refrigerate theses donuts?

                                • JazzyJaycee

                                  JazzyJaycee 5 years ago

                                  How many does this make and can someone fix the nutritionals? It says it makes 8 @ 1.3 oz. yet the nutritionals say 1 lb. yield. Does not add up. Please correct-we need the right per each. Thanks!

                                  • AlxC

                                    AlxC 5 years ago

                                    Add no more than 1tbs poppy seeds for the batter mixture

                                    • AlxC

                                      AlxC 5 years ago

                                      Great treat with tea in afternoon tea, no need for icing delicious as they are

                                      • Knoriega14

                                        Knoriega14 5 years ago

                                        These were good! My non-keto kids and husband enjoyed them as well. I used 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and baked in a muffin pan...

                                        • Ginarocket

                                          Ginarocket 5 years ago

                                          How much poppyseed? It’s not included.

                                          • ExcellentKale602628

                                            ExcellentKale602628 6 months ago

                                            1 Tbsp... see above.