Samoa Keto Doughnuts with Caramel and Chocolate

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

These Samoa Keto Doughnuts are inspired by our favorite girl scout cookie! They feature the perfect amount of chocolate, caramel, and coconut and are incredibly delicious! These doughnuts are keto, low-carb,  grain-free, and gluten-free!


Samao keto doughnuts with caramel and chocolate

Samoa Keto Doughnuts Are A Guilt-Free Treat

Our favorite Girl Scout cookies have to be the Samoas. The combination of caramel, coconut, and chocolate is irresistible.

Right about the time they start selling the cookies is when we start thinking about ways to “keto-fy” them!

Say hello to our latest creation – Samoa Keto Doughnuts!

Now you can indulge in a doughnut and not get kicked out of ketosis! Who said you can't have doughnuts on keto? They didn't try these. 

close-up of a caramel and chocolate keto donut

The Perfect Samoa Combination

These doughnuts have everything we love about the Samoa cookies – a grain-free layer that tastes like a cookie, dark chocolate, and a caramel topping with coconut.

You'll want to double this recipe. Even people that aren't on the keto diet will be snacking on these donuts. 

Samoa Keto Doughnuts cooling on a baking rack

Other Ways To Make Keto Samoa Treats

There are lots of different ways you can combine these iconic flavors. From bars to pies, here are our favorite low-carb Samoa recipes. 

  • Keto Samoa Bars – This is very similar to our donut recipe, except it's an easy bar recipe
  • Keto Samoa Cookies – These look just like the Girl Scout cookies! You'll love this homemade version. 
  • Samoa Pie – It has a chocolate crust on the bottom layer. It looks way too sinful to be low-carb! 
  • Samoa Fudge Bombs – Fat bombs cut your sugar cravings and help you stay full. This is an excellent recipe. 

caramel and chocolate donuts from above

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Are Samoa Cookies the Same As Caramel De-Lites? 

Yes, Samoa cookies are the exact same cookies as Caramel De-Lites.

The Girl Scouts use two different bakeries in the US.

Depending on where you live, you will either buy Samoas or Caramel De-Lites, but they are the same thing. 

Close-up of keto doughnuts with sea salt

Can You Freeze Keto Doughnuts? 

Yes, you can freeze keto doughnuts. However, you should freeze them before you put on the chocolate and caramel toppings. 

We suggest baking the doughnuts, leting them cool completely, and then freezing them.

That way you can heat up the doughnuts in the oven and make the toppings for them fresh. 

Chocolate Caramel low-carb donuts

How To Make Samoa Keto Doughnuts

Don't let the list of ingredients intimidate you. It's a really simple recipe that even beginning bakers can make these!

Aside from the ingredients, the only equipment you need are:

  • Mixing bowls
  • 2 (6 count) doughnut tins
  • Small saucepan
  • Electric mixer (stand or hand)

The entire recipe is in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. But first, let's go over the steps in detail with  some photos and tips. 

Samoa Keto Doughnuts cooling on a baking rack

Step #1. Mix Together the Doughnut Layer 

Beat together the butter and eggs first, until they are fluffy.

This will help everything else mix together better.

After you mix all the doughnut ingredients together, the batter will look like the picture below. 

keto dough

Step #2. Bake The Doughnuts

Evenly place the batter into your doughnut pan. We love our doughnut tins.

We made our triple chocolate doughnuts in them and they turned out perfectly!

Don't forget to grease the tins with some coconut oil or nonstick spray. 

Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.

keto dough in a doughnut pan

Step #3. Make the Keto Chocolate Sauce

You'll be able to lick the spoon guilt-free.

The only things in this chocolate drizzle are keto-friendly chocolate chips and coconut oil. It tastes like AMAZING! 

Although you can use a double-boiler method to melt your chocolate, we find that melting the chocolate in the microwave is the easiest way! 

We like to melt the chocolate at 30-minute intervals, stirring between each. 

Keto Melted Dark Chocolate

After you make the chocolate drizzle, begin to pour it all over the doughnuts.

You can be as generous or conservative with it as you want . If you don't like chocolate very much, just add a little bit. 

Also, make sure to reserve at least 1 tablespoon so you can drizzle it onto top as a finishing touch.

Keto doughnuts with sugar-free dark chocolate glaze

We love chocolate so much that we dipped the doughnuts in the melted chocolate. We wanted to cover them in as much chocolate as possible! Yum! 

Allow each component to cool before building your doughnut to prevent the toppings from slipping off and becoming messy.

Keto doughnuts with dark chocolate glaze

Step #4. Make the Low-Carb Coconut Caramel Sauce

While the chocolate layer is cooling, make the caramel sauce. 

For our low-carb caramel sauce, we used these easy ingredients: 

You also need to temper the egg yolks. Tempering egg yolks is easy.

It is just a process that prevents the egg yolks from scrambling.  We want to slowly raise the temperature of the egg yolks by gradually adding in hot liquid. 

This will keep the yolks soft instead of cooking.  We don't want chunks of egg in our caramel!

Once the sauce is ready and has adequately cooled, just use a spoon to spread the sauce over the doughnuts very carefully.

coconut sauce

Step #5. Final Touches

After the caramel layer has been added to the doughnuts, put the reserved tablespoon of chocolate into the microwave for 15-30 seconds to melt.

Use a spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate over the tops of the doughnuts in zig zags.

And sprinkle with coarse salt for an added flavor dimension (this step is optional).

Allow to cool before enjoying!!!

Samao keto doughnuts

How to Store Leftovers

These doughnuts are so good, they will go fast!!

If you do have any leftovers, store them in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 7 days.

But we doubt they will last that long!

Samoa keto doughnuts with sea salt

More Keto Desserts

If you enjoyed these doughnuts, you should make these keto recipes next! 

A Samoa keto doughnut cut in half

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