Healthy Doughnuts Three Ways


Healthy Doughnuts Three Ways

Kelly SchmidtContributor: Kelly Schmidt, RD, LDN

This article was originally posted at Kelly Schmidt Wellness Blog,

Diabetes and doughnuts can be like vinegar and water, but not when you find better ways to make them at home. Here are three combos I’ve tried, and not only do they taste great, but they favor well on blood sugar management.


Option 1: Homemade, High-Protein Doughnuts


  • 2 scoops of Vanilla Collagen Peptides
  • 1/2 cup of flax meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp of gluten-free baking powde
  • 1 tbsp of avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup milk of your choice

In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients together and in a second bowl mix the eggs, milk, and oil for 30 seconds with a fork, or until well-mixed. You will need to melt the coconut oil first if that’s the fat you have on hand. Add the wet mix to the dry mix until you have a smooth batter. Fill doughnut baking sheets 3/4 full and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350F. Bake until cooked through, using a toothpick to check.


Option 2: Use Low-carb Baking Mixes (reducing cooking time when using a doughnut sheet by 5-8 minutes)

  • Highkey Keto Blueberry Mix
  • Good Dee’s Lemon Mix
  • Lakanto Sugar-Free Blueberry Mix
  • Keto & Co Banana Carmel Mix
  • Simple Mills Almond Flour Pumpkin Mix


Option 3: Use Low-Carb Cake Mixes

  • Swerve Vanilla Cake Mix
  • Good Dee’s Cake Mix
  • Keto & Co Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Simple Mills Vanilla Cake Mix

Looking for icing? Try this keto icing or just use melted coconut manna with some Lilly’s chocolate chips.

Kelly Schmidt, RD, LDN, considers her grocery list as her prescription pad and her kitchen as her pharmacy. At eight years old, she did not find nutrition, it came to her when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Kelly has dedicated her career to helping those with diabetes to be confident in their management and to eat in a way that allows them to thrive in health. She is the owner and Dietitian at Kelly Schmidt Wellness in Columbus, OH, and helps clients around the world. She believes that from every minute of her training and management of her blood sugar, real food is the key to health.