Lowest Sugar Donuts at Krispy Kreme

The Lowest Sugar Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

The lowest sugar doughnuts at Krispy Kreme. In this post, I am going to be sharing exactly what the lowest sugar doughnut options at Krispy Kreme are. That’s right – “Doughnuts” and not “Donuts”. Unlike, its rival Dunkin’ Donuts – Krispy Kreme likes to spell Doughnut, well as “Doughnut”.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts always reminds me of special occasions at the office – a birthday or just a Friday celebration. Someone would inevitably bring in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. This happened so often that we eventually put up the nutritional content for the whole Krispy Kreme menu in the staff kitchen. It came in very handy – especially when doughnuts were there every other day.

But what exactly are the lowest sugar doughnut options at Krispy Kreme and do they even have any lower sugar options? Let’s find out.

What is the Sugar Content of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts?

The Krispy Kreme doughnut which contains the least amount of sugar is the cinnamon sugar doughnut which contains 8g of sugar. The original glazed and traditional cake doughnuts are also lower sugar options containing 10g of sugar. A mini original glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut is an even lower sugar option at 5g.

Sugar Content of All Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Below is a table with the sugar content of all the doughnuts at Krispy Kreme at the time of writing (July 2022).

Krispy Kreme DoughnutSugar Content
Popsicle Firecracker Inspired Doughnut37g
Vanilla King Cone Inspired Doughnut26g
Creamsicle Inspired Doughnut25g
Glazed Raspberry Filled Doughnut19g
Original Filled Original Kreme21g
Original Filled Chocolate Kreme20g
Original Glazed10g
Chocolate Iced Glazed20g
Chocolate Iced Glazed With Rainbow Sprinkles22g
Oreos Cookies & Kreme28g
Chocolate Iced with Kreme Filling23g
Cake Batter Doughnut26g
Chocolate Iced Custard Filled17g
Glazed Lemon Filled17g
Strawberry Iced With Sprinkles23g
Apple Fritter26g
Chocolate Glazed12g
Glazed with Kreme Filling22g
Chocolate Iced Cake21g
Chocolate Iced Raspberry Filled22g
Glazed Chocolate Cake24g
Glazed Blueberry Cake –26g
Cinnamon Apple Filled11g
Cinnamon Bun12g
Cinnamon Sugar Donut8g
Glazed Sour Cream26g
Traditional Cake Doughnut10g
Chocolate Iced Glazed Cruller21g
Cinnamon Twist13g
Double Dark Chocolate27g
Dulce De Leche15g
Glazed Cinnamon16g
Glazed Cruller14g
Maple Iced Glazed21g
New York Cheesecake19g
Powdered Cake13g
Powdered Cinnamon Cake14g
Powdered Strawberry Filled11g
Powdered Lemon Kreme12g
Powdered With Strawberry Kreme13g
Strawberry Iced Glazed21g

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13 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with the Least Sugar

Below are the 13 doughnuts at Krispy Kreme that contain the least sugar. They all contain 14g of sugar or less. There is even a doughnut on the menu that contains just 8g of sugar.

1. Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut – 8g of Sugar

The lowest sugar option at Krispy Kreme is their classic ring shape doughnut which is tossed in cinnamon sugar.

Interestingly it is the sugar doughnut at Dunkin’ that also contains the least sugar at Dunkin’ at 5 grams of Sugar (see 16 Lowest Sugar Donuts at Dunkin’). It is worth remembering when visiting any doughnut shop that the sugar doughnut is usually one of the lowest sugar options (despite the contradictory-sounding name).

2. Original Glazed – 10g of Sugar

The original glazed ring doughnut that shot Krispy Kreme to fame is one of the lowest sugar doughnuts on the menu. It’s great to know that the OG Krispy Kreme doughnut only contains 10g of sugar.

3. Traditional Cake Doughnut – 10g of Sugar

Moist, rich, and simple! You can’t go wrong with a traditional cake doughnut. Especially when it only contains 10g of sugar.

4. Cinnamon Apple Filled – 11g of Sugar

The cinnamon apple-filled doughnut at Krispy Kreme is inspired by apple pie. This doughnut contains apple compote inside and it is covered in cinnamon sugar.

5. Powdered Strawberry Filled – 11g of Sugar

This lower sugar doughnut is filled with strawberry jelly and sprinkled with sugar. Another classic doughnut with lower sugar content.

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6. Powdered Lemon Kreme – 12g of Sugar

Tangy Tart Lemon Kreme on the inside and sprinkled with sugar. If you love a doughnut with a tangy kick to it, then this is the one for you. And at 12g of sugar what’s not to love.

7. Chocolate Glazed – 12g of Sugar

The chocolate glazed doughnut is a classic! You can’t go wrong with a chocolate glazed. Especially at 12g of sugar.

8. Cinnamon Bun – 12g of Sugar

The cinnamon bun at Krispy Kreme is made of cinnamon dough and is glazed. A simple and classic option.

9. Cinnamon Twist – 13g of Sugar

The cinnamon twist at Krispy Kreme is twisted and covered in cinnamon sugar. If you love cinnamon, then take solace that the cinnamon doughnuts at Krispy Kreme are some of the lower sugar options.

10. Powdered Cake – 13g of Sugar

The powdered Cake at Krispy Kreme is rich, moist, and covered in powdered sugar. Simple and satisfying.

11. Powdered with Strawberry Kreme – 13g of Sugar

This doughnut is powdered and filled with sweet and creamy strawberries.

12. Powdered Cinnamon Cake – 14g of Sugar

The powdered cinnamon cake is a traditional cake tossed in cinnamon sugar. This is the fourth cinnamon-flavored doughnut on this list. Cinnamon lovers – rejoice.

13. Glazed Cruller – 14g of Sugar

The glazed cruller is Krispy Kreme’s “twist” on a classic doughnut. And of course, it comes glazed.

Sugar Content of Krispy Kreme’s Mini Doughnuts

If you are looking for lower sugar options at Krispy Kreme it is also worth mentioning their mini doughnuts as well as their bites.

Krispy Kreme mini doughnuts contain 5g-14g of sugar. I have outlined the sugar content of each of the mini doughnuts below.

The mini original glazed by far is the best lower sugar mini doughnut option at just 5g of sugar. Honestly, with the other mini doughnuts clocking in at 13g-14g of sugar, you are better off going with a full-sized doughnut on the above list which contains 14g of sugar or fewer.

Krispy Kreme Mini DoughnutSugar Content
Mini original glazed5g
Mini chocolate iced glazed12g
Mini chocolate iced with sprinkles14g
Mini strawberry iced with sprinkles14g

How Much Sugar Do Krispy Kreme’s Hole Doughnuts Contain?

Another great lower sugar option at Krispy Kreme is their doughnut holes which contain 3-4g of sugar each. Tim Hortons does something similar but calls them Timbits. Similarly at Dunkin’, they are called Munchkins.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut HolesSugar Content
Original glazed doughnut hole3g
Glazed cake doughnut hole4g
Glazed blueberry cake doughnut hole4g
Glazed chocolate cake doughnut hole4g

Frequently Asked Questions – Sugar at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

In the next section, I am going to answer all the niggling questions you have about lower sugar doughnut options at Krispy Kreme.

Which Krispy Kreme Doughnut has the Least Sugar?

The Krispy Kreme doughnut which has the least sugar is the cinnamon sugar doughnut, which contains 8g of sugar. If you are happy with a mini doughnut, then the mini original glazed donut is a great lower sugar doughnut option at Krispy Kreme at 5g of sugar.

Is Krispy Kreme Sugar-Free?

There are no sugar-free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme. However, the cinnamon sugar doughnut at Krispy Kreme only contains 8g of sugar, the mini glazed doughnut only contains 5g of sugar and the doughnut holes contain 3g-4g of sugar each.

How Many Grams of Sugar does a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Have?

A Krispy Kreme doughnut contains 8g-37g of sugar depending on the doughnut. The cinnamon sugar doughnut contains the least sugar for a full-sized doughnut at 8g of sugar. At the other end of the spectrum the Popsicle Firecracker Inspired Doughnut contains the most sugar at 37g of sugar.

How Much Sugar is in A Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced Doughnut?

There are 20g of sugar in a Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced Glazed Doughnut.

How Much Sugar is in a Krispy Kreme Filled Doughnut?

There are 11g-37g of sugar in a Krispy Kreme Filled doughnut, depending on the flavor. The filled doughnuts with the least sugar are the Cinnamon Apple filled and Powdered Strawberry Filled at 11g of sugar. The filled doughnut with the most sugar is the Popsicle Firecracker Inspired Donut at 37g of sugar.

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Lowest Sugar Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme – The Final Bite

What are the lowest sugar doughnuts at Krispy Kreme? Well, as a general rule, the cinnamon sugar doughnut is the lowest sugar option in the chain. The highest in sugar is the Popsicle Firecracker Inspired Doughnut, followed by the Oreos Cookies & Kreme. The good news is that there are lower sugar options available at Krispy Kreme ranging from 8g to 12g of sugar.

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