Apple Cider Doughnuts

By ryanmmurano

A low carb and gluten free apple cider doughnut recipe that is as close to the real thing as you can get! Also friendly with the Paleo diet.

Apple Cider Doughnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar substitute (Splenda, Swerve, etc.)

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 2 Tbsp vanilla protein powder see example

  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum see example

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup sparkling cider (non-alcoholic)

  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted

  • Oil for frying

  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar substitute (Swerve, Splenda, etc.)

  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon

  1. Combine all of the dry ingredients (everything up to the eggs) in a medium bowl.

  2. Combine all of the wet ingredients (eggs, cider and butter) in a small bowl.

  3. Mix the two together thoroughly and wait 2 minutes.

  4. Form the dough into 5 balls of equal size. Press each one into a disc about 1 inch thick and 4 inches in diameter. Use a spoon to scoop out a one inch piece from the center of each disc – then use your fingers to smooth into an even circle/classic donut shape. Combine the small pieces to form a 6th donut shape with your hands.

  5. Pour your choice of oil in a heavy bottomed pot to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Heat oil until about 350 degrees (or until a small drop of water sizzles when it hits the oil.) Cook your donuts in batches of 2 each for about 2 minutes per side, or until dark golden brown. Be sure to flip away from you so you don’t splatter yourself with hot oil when turning them.

  6. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate until all of the donuts are cooked.

  7. For the coating: combine the cinnamon and sweetener in a small bowl. Brush the donuts with melted butter, and sprinkle generously with the cinnamon mixture until well coated.

  8. NOTE: Best eaten within one day of frying, but these will keep in the fridge for several days.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 207
Carbohydrates - 5.5g
Total Fat - 17g
Protein - 9g

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