What's better than a chocolate glazed donut?? How about one that's less guilty! I've recently been trying to cut back on sugar and carbohydrates, but I gotta admit the dessert cravings are real. So I found that simple things like easy to make sugar-free chocolate glazed vanilla donuts really satisfy that sweet donut without all that guilt!
Cutting Back on Sugar
My husband has been concerned about his sugar intake awhile now. Ever since my father-in-law was diagnosed with diabetes, he's had this inevitable feeling that his own diagnosis is upcoming. So we've always had these discussions about limiting sugar, but now we're finally taking it more seriously. Really trying to cut out sugar as much as we can. In hopes of managing blood sugar, eating healthy and just taking control if we can. Rather than letting things happen.
We've spent a few years trying to limit eating breads and sugar in our morning coffees. But that after dinner sweet tooth always gets the best of us!
I decided to take control of this sweet tooth too. So I've been experimenting with sugar alternatives and low carb baking options as a way to satisfy those cravings but in a healthier form.
In term of sugar alternatives, there are so many out on the market right now. You can really try them all and figure out which one suits you the best. We've tried quite a few ourselves and whether there's an aftertaste or bitter taste, some reason or another has always left us going back to sugar.
That is until we tried monkfruit sweetener! For us, we are really loving monkfruit sweetener. It's a 0 carb, 0 calorie sweetener that does not have any aftertaste. But monkfruit sweetener is also pretty pricey, for baking we are also enjoying erythritol or a monkfruit/ erythritol blend! It's pretty much the same nutritional values.
Low Carb Flour Options
In an effort to reduce the carbs in baking, I've been looking at almond flour and coconut flour recipes too. They are actually delicious options, the only problem is that do have a different texture when baking. So its not always a 1:1 swap out!
Another great item are the sugar-free chocolate chips now available. They taste amazing, real chocolate flavor just a little less sweet.
These sugar free donuts!
These baked donuts come together in about 10 minutes. Just mix all of the ingredients for the donuts together and spoon the batter into a donut pan. Bake them for about 12 minutes and that's it. Do not try to fry these donuts, the batter is not made for deep frying!
The chocolate glaze is the simplest thing. Just microwave sugarfree chocolate chips until melted, stir in coconut oil and you will get the glossiest chocolate glaze!
Dip the donuts into the chocolate glaze after the donuts have cooled but the glaze is still warm. Let the glaze set before you enjoy these sugar-free chocolate glazed vanilla donuts!
Sugar-free Chocolate Glazed Vanilla Donuts
- 1⅛ cup almond flour hint 1 cup + 2 tablespoons
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup erythritol
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- ½ cup sugar free chocolate chips
Sugar-free Vanilla Donuts
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Grease a donut pan with cooking spray, set aside.
- Mix together the of the donut ingredients together in a bowl. Spoon donut batter into the donut molds of the pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes
- Transfer the donuts to a wire rack to cool.
Sugar-free Chocolate Glaze
- Microwave sugarfree chocolate chips for about 30 seconds, stir and continue to microwave at 10-15 seconds intervals until the chips are melted.
- Stir in coconut oil, stir until the mixture is glossy.
- Dip the cooled donuts into the glaze and place back on the cooling rack to set.