These gluten-free cinnamon sugar donuts will curb any of your cravings. These Canadian Timbit-inspired homemade donuts are covered in a keto-friendly cinnamon-sugar coating. I love having one of these donuts with coffee with none of the blood sugar spikes which means they’re a great diabetic-friendly recipe. They come together in the perfect shape because of our trusty egg bite molds!

These donut holes would pair well with Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats and Maple Sugar.


I really love how simple these cake donuts come together. With a few gluten-free / keto baking staples, this can come together in minutes. Play around with adding different spices to the cinnamon sugar mix. Did someone say pumpkin spice?

  • almond flour
  • coconut flour
  • baking powder
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • egg
  • a keto sugar substitute, I like Lakanto or Swerve
  • apple cider vinegar
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • butter
  • cinnamon

Make the Batter

Just like any dessert, mixing the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another is the way to go. Combine both separately then add the dry ingredients to the wet.

shows the mixing of wet ingredients in one bowl and dry ingredients in a second bowl

Butter the Mold

Preheat the oven to 350F. To make sure these donut holes get the best flavour, brush melted butter in the egg bite mold. This makes a perfectly golden donut. Bake them for 12-14 minutes until golden and when a toothpick is inserted it comes out clean.

Toss in Cinnamon Sugar

This is where the magic happens, mix the cinnamon with a bit more of your keto sugar substitute. Have a bowl of (yes, more) melted butter. These are keto to the max! Let your mold and homemade donuts cool until cool enough to handle. Loosen the sides carefully of each mold and pop the donuts out onto a counter. Toss carefully into the melted butter then immediately toss in cinnamon sugar.

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Eva Bee
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Dessert
Servings 7 donuts


  • Egg Bite Mold


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour or ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup keto sugar substitute
  • 2 tbsp milk can be dairy free milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

To Coat

  • ¼ cup melted butter plus more to brush mold
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp keto sugar substitute


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Brush egg bite mold with butter. Make sure to tip the mold upside down. You want to avoid pools of butter at the bottom of the mold.
  • Mix dry ingredients together in one bowl.
  • In another bowl whisk wet ingredients together until eggs are fully whisked.
  • Add dry ingredients into wet and fold together until combined.
  • Carefully spoon in batter evenly into each mold. Optionally using dampened fingers, smooth the tops of each donut so that when they bake they become as around as possible.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool for 2 minutes or until you can handle the mold with hands or oven mitts.
  • Carefully loosen the sides of each donut from the mold and pop them out.
  • Whisk together sugar and cinnamon. In another bowl have some melted butter ready.
  • Individually roll each donut in melted butter then immediately toss the buttered donut into cinnamon sugar. Set aside and repeat with remaining donuts.

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2 thoughts on “How to Make Homemade Donuts – Baked Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

  1. Nicole says:

    Hi Diane, I asked Eva about your question and this was her reply:
    “A dry sugar would be best. So maybe a coconut sugar, date sugar instead of maple in liquid form. I think maple could still work though. If you only have maple syrup, omit the milk and only add 2 tbsp of maple syrup. Add an additional 2 tbsp ground almonds.”

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