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Low Carb Bacon "Donuts"

By: Kent Altena
Low Carb Bacon Donuts
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Go off the beaten trail of doughnuts recipes and instead make these Low Carb Bacon "Donuts" from Kent Altena. While the vast majority of recipes for donuts, this one is savory and is flavored with bacon and cheese. Having easy breakfast recipes is a challenge when you are on a low carb diet, but this fried donuts recipe is here to help you. Serve with eggs and grain free toast for the ultimate in breakfast ideas.


For more low carb recipes, be sure to check out Kent's Featured Foodies profile page.

To see exactly how Kent makes this low carb diet breakfast option, watch this cooking video:

Makes2 servings

Cooking Time2 min


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or coconut oil
  • 3 bacon slices
  • 2 mini peppers
  • 1/3 cup vanilla (or plain) protein powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ounce sharp cheddar cheese


  1. In an 8-inch frying pan, cook bacon until done (not crispy).

  2. Leaving bacon grease in pan, remove bacon, Add 2 tablespoons of olive/coconut oil, and heat to 350 degrees F.

  3. In a bowl, melt butter in microwave. Add diced bacon, mini peppers, whey protein powder, egg, and cheddar cheese. Stir together.

  4. Using a tablespoon, place dollop of donut mixture in hot oil. Fry 30 to 60 seconds per side. Flip when necessary, and if the donuts become to brown, lower your oil temp. After the first one completes, you can fry two at a time.

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