Low Carb Mini Donuts Type 1 Kids

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Low Carb Type 1 Kids Donuts

These low carb Type 1 kids donut are a SUPER WIN for us.

Seriously, my type 1 will be getting this low carb type 1 kids mini donut in his lunchbox all.the.time!  With just 5-6g carbs per donut, Low Carb Type 1 Kids Donut needs to get added to the line up, made in bulk, and frozen for quick treats.  

Making /adapting recipes for low carb, kid-friendly, Type 1 approved baked goods, is a real challenge.  Almond flour tends to make baked goods, especially donuts, very dense.  Which can also make them have an “under cooked” wet texture.  This is a challenge when working with larger donuts, they are fragile.  These had a nice crust and were actually spongy in texture!

You (oh, yea…and your Type 1) are gonna love these!  You can trust me on this one. I have done my fear share of donut trials…  Here’s a tiny look. …See…

I am pleased that these Classic Mini Donuts have a nicely cooked crust with soft, airy (if you will) cake-like texture inside.  They’re no Krispy Kreme but, being able to whip out 4 homemade donuts for 20g carbs after dinner one weeknight and feel good about him eating them, is a win for both me and my Type 1.  

It’s a no brainer to quickly whip these up and keep them aside for snacks, they don’t take very long at all.  I love that they don’t need frosting, so they are easier to store and use as a snack or lunchbox treat.  But, even if you did want frosting, you could frost a couple from the batch.

Every Mom of a Type 1 could use a few go-to Type 1 kids  recipes, and this is one you’ll want to keep in your recipe box!

We believe “kid first, diabetes second,” however, “diabetes second” doesn’t mean careless.  And while I allow my Type 1 son to indulge in all “regular” foods once in a while, I’d rather let him indulge often on choices that are still yummy, healthy and don’t impact his blood sugar.  

Why You’ll Love These Low Carb Type 1 Kids Classic Mini Donuts: 

You will need either a mini donut pan, or a donut maker.  If you don’t have a donut maker, I prefer the Dash Express Mini Donut Maker.  You can take a look in our “Resources” sections at the top of the page, under “Fave Tools” for a referral link that will give you $10 off your first order through the manufacturer directly.  At the time of this post, with that coupon, the Mini Donut Maker would be $9.99!

Low Carb Donuts

Classic vanilla donut turned into a delicious low carb breakfast or snack for any Type 1 diabetic.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 28 mini donuts
Carbohydrates 4.4 g


  • Dash Electric Mini Donut Maker


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Truvia or sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/8 tsp xanthun gum
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Fairlife 2% milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Truvia liquid vanilla sweetener
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted


  • Mix almond flour, flour, baking powder, sweetener, salt, and xanthum gum in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk together egg, milk, vanilla extract, and liquid sweetener in a separate bowl.
  • Melt butter in a small microwave safe bowl.
  • Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir just to combine. Slowly pour some of the melted butter into the batter, and stir to combine; working in 3 batches until the butter is stirred in.
  • Let batter rest for 1 minute. Plug in Dash Mini Donut Maker Express and get to temp.
  • Scoop batter into a 1-gallon plastic ziplock bag and seal partway. Snip off a small slice of the corner of the bag to make a whole to pipe the dough into donut molds.
  • Add batter to donut molds. Give a generous squeeze around the mold. The Batter should take up most of the mold and will puff out to fill the mold.
  • Close the lid.
  • Bake for 1 1/2 minutes. Use a toothpick to flip the donuts and bake for another 1 1/2 - 2 minutes.
  • Remove from Dash Mini Donut Maker Express carefully, they will be hot. Set aside and let them cool and start another batch.


Should make 4 batches with 7 mini donuts in each batch.
Do not roll in sugar if you are freezing. Freeze plain. Defrost on counter or in lunchbox.


Serving: 1donutCalories: 53.7kcalCarbohydrates: 4.4gProtein: 1.3gFat: 3.7gSaturated Fat: 1.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 4.7mgSodium: 53.5mgPotassium: 30.3mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1.1gVitamin A: 50IUCalcium: 26.2mgIron: 0.3mg
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1/4 cup of Lily Baking Chips (awesome on blood sugars btw!!).  Use a food processor to chop up the baking chips (or chocolate chips) so they are very small.  

2 Tbsp. of cocoa powder + 1 Tbsp. liquid no carb sweetener for chocolate donut.

Melt 2 Tbsp. baking chips + 1 tsp coconut oil, melted in microwave.  Dip donuts in melted chocolate for a chocolate “frosting.”  

…or a combo of all of the above! haha. 

Want to try our other donuts??  You might give our Low Carb Mini Chocolate Donuts.  These were a BIG hit and a great “morning snack.” 

Tag us @mom.of.a.type1 on Instagram if you make these super easy Type 1 kids low carb classic mini donuts. 

Shannon Leigh

Shannon Leigh

Shannon is the Mom of a Type 1 Diabetic son who is determined to help other Moms become confident and in-control of their Child's diabetes. Finding ways to lessen the burden Moms feel as the primary caregiver of a Type 1 is her passion. She also loves cooking and creating kid-friendly, low-carb recipes that are yummy and don't impact blood sugar.

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