Low Carb Donut Holes with Just 1/7 net carbs per serving

Maple-y sweet donut holes recipe, just 1.7 net carbs per serving. These are easy to make, tender, and will definitely put an end to any donut craving you may have going on.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 8 donut holes (1 serving)
Calories 25kcal
Author Marye


  • 1/2 cup pork rinds 1/3 cup after grinding
  • 1 tablespoon almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons xylitol or equivalent carb-free sweetener
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • Oil for frying I use peanut oil because it works best...use vegetable if you have allergy worries


  • Heat oil to 360F
  • Grind the pork rinds and almonds in a blender until they look like crumbs.
  • Add the xlitol and baking powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Blend in egg and flavorings.
  • Drop by Tablespoonful into the hot oil and fry until puffed and golden.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Shake xylitol, or xylitol and cinnamon mixture over the top.
  • Eat immediately.


The grams of fat is approximate since I can't exactly figure the extra fat/calories from frying. These are low carb but remember...calories do count. These are a treat, not meant to be an everyday occurrence.