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baked low-carb sugar-free kala jamun

Baked low-carb sugar-free kala jamun

Enjoy these yum, baked low-carb sugar-free kala jamun this Diwali or whenever you wish to enjoy something low-carb and sweet.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 63kcal


For Kala Jamuns

  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • Few drops of black food color

Sugar-free syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granular sugar-free sweetener
  • or
  • 1 cup sugar-free agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • A pinch of saffron


Prepare the dough

  • For the doughnuts, you will definitely need a smooth dough.
  • Take 1 cup of fresh ricotta cheese or homemade paneer. I used ricotta cheese for this recipe.
  • Add 1/2 cup of almond flour and 1/4 tsp baking powder.
  • Because ricotta cheese has some moisture and water in it, making a soft dough with almond flour is easy.
  • If you find the mixture too dry, add a few drops of warm milk and knead for a few minutes.
  • The dough should be soft and smooth, not stretchy.

Make and Bake the Jamuns:

  • Now add a few drops of black food color to the dough. (Adding color is optional, but it gives a beautiful dark hue to the jamuns. Because we are not frying the doughnut balls, it will turn light brown after baking)
  • Mix well. The dough will now look light gray in color.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Prepare small balls out of the dough and roll between your greased palms to make each ball's surface smooth.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Now brush each ball generously with melted ghee or butter. It will prevent the jamuns from drying while baking.
  • Bake the jamuns for 5 minutes and flip them.
  • As the jamuns start to cook, it will swell in size.
  • Then bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn the oven off and let them stand in the oven for another five minutes.

Prepare the Syrup:

  • In a pan, add 1 cup of water and 1/4 cup of sugar-free granular sweetener.
  • Or heat 2 cups of store brought sugar-free zero-calorie agave syrup.
  • Now add 1/4 tsp cardamom powder and a pinch of saffron.
  • Allow the mixture to boil.
  • Turn the heat off.

Add the Jamuns into the Syrup:

  • Now drop the warm jamuns into the warm syrup.
  • The jamuns will swell up and increase in size as they soak in the syrup.
  • Allow the jamuns to stand in the syrup for 1/2 hour.
  • Serve with some syrup and chopped pistachios.


  • Using food color is optional.
  • You can fry these jamuns too.
  • The sugar-free syrup made with stevia has a slight bitter taste. To avoid that, I add a tsp of honey or 1 tsp of maple syrup to the prepared syrup. A few drops of lime juice also helps reducing the bittery-sweet taste.
  • These jamuns stay fresh in refrigerator for up to five days. Reheat the jamuns before serving.


Calories: 63kcal