Baked Churro Donuts , gluten free, dairy free & keto.

These gluten free and keto churro donuts are a cross between two of our most popular keto desserts.

If baking overall takes a little practice, gluten free (and particularly keto!) baking is a completely new skill in the kitchen. You need to learn new textures in batters, things that you thought you knew come out horribly wrong… so if you’re struggling a bit, know that you’re definitely not alone!

Which is why, when possible, we like to make your life a little easier. And that’s were these keto churro donuts come in. A hybrid recipe that proofed to be much easier!

They’re much more hands off than our proper keto churros as no frying is required (a bunch of saved calories here too!). And they don’t need as much cuddling as the donuts, which can be temperamental and can collapse if not handled properly. Oh, and no donut pan required.

These gluten free and keto churro donuts are a cross between two of our most popular keto desserts on the site. Also 1g net carb, but much easier to get just right!


  • 64 g almond flour
  • 28 g coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk ground
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 240 ml water
  • 57 g grass-fed butter or coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve or xylitol*
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • grass-fed butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4-1/2 cup xylitol or sweetener of choice, to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon we use 2
  • chocolate sauce optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a baking mat. 
  2. Whisk together in a medium bowl almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk and xanthan gum. Set aside. 
  3. Heat up water, butter, sweetener and salt in medium pot (or Dutch oven) until it just begins to simmer. Lower heat to low and add in flour mixture, mixing constantly to incorporate. Continue to cook and stir until the dough pulls away from the pan and forms into a ball, 1-3 minutes. 
  4. Transfer dough back to the bowl and allow to cool for 5 minutes. The dough should still be warm, but not hot enough to scramble the eggs. 
  5. Add in one egg at a time, mixing until fully incorporated. The dough will be very stiff, but keep going until fully mixed in. Mix in vanilla extract. The final dough should still be stiff and form into a ball easily, but will also be very elastic. You can use a hand mixer here for a faster approach if you prefer.
  6. Allow the dough to rest until it comes to room temperature (10-15 minutes) and spoon dough into a piping bag with a star tip (say #824 works great). Pipe out rounds onto the prepared baking tray, we made 12 out of a batch.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until deep golden. Baking times will vary a lot here depending on your oven (convection etc), so check in at minute 10. Brush with melted butter right out of the oven and sprinkle with cinnamon 'sugar'. 
  8. Store in an airtight container for 3 days, giving them a quick re-warm before serving again. 
Recipe Adapted : Baked Churro Donuts 🍩🎥 gluten free, dairy free & keto @ gnom-gnom