Easy Zeppole Recipe

Easy Zeppole Recipe: Crispy on the outside, yet light and fluffy on the inside these mini Italian donut holes will become your new favorite breakfast treat. Best of all they take less than 20 minutes , can you guess what secret ingredient makes them so irresistible?  

 

Zeppole Recipe

 

Need a warm delicious breakfast treat to drag you out of bed on these chilly mornings? Try my EASY Italian Zeppole.


This Zeppole Recipe takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish and only require a few common ingredients.

Can you guess the secret ingredient that makes this zeppole recipe so light and fluffy? It’s the ricotta! It gives them a wonderful moist yet light and fluffy texture.

 

Zepoole Recipe

Easy, Delicious Zeppole Recipe

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Easy Zeppole Recipe
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 20
 
Easy Zeppole Recipe: Crispy on the outside, yet light and fluffy on the inside these mini Italian donut holes will become your new favorite breakfast treat. Best of all they take less than 20 minutes , can you guess what secret ingredient makes them so irresistible?
Ingredients
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2¼ Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt, To Taste
  • ¼ Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • Vegetable Oil, For Frying
  • Powdered Sugar For Dusting, If Desired
  • Confectioners Sugar for Dusting or maybe Cinnamon Sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy,
  2. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and sugar until just combined. Do not overmix!
  3. Fold in ricotta.
  4. In a large skillet, heat ~2 inches of oil to 375 degrees F. ,inches high.
  5. Spray a small cookie scoop with non sticky spray. Carefully drop batter scoop by scoop into the hot oil a few at a time.
  6. Cook for ~3-4 minutes turning frequently.
  7. Drain on paper towels, and immediately dust with powdered sugar if desired

Easy Zeppole Recipe Adapted via The Cottage Market Zeppole Recipe

 

 

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  1. Siew Leng says:

    Hi, these zeppoles look beautiful! Can I substitute the ricotta with any other type of cheese? Its a pretty expensive ingredient in this part of the woods. 20min from start to finish? I’m sold!

    • Thanks so much Siew!

      I probably wouldn’t substitute anything but ricotta here as its a high fat cheese that makes these so light and fluffy!

  2. I’m so glad you posted this! I made these years ago but lost the recipe and these are perfect! We usually dip them in chocolate ganache, but this time we dipped them in a homemade maple glaze. With just powdered sugar, or dipped in something yummy, these little guys are killer!

  3. Valentina says:

    I had some ricotta cheese left in the fridge and was browsing pinterest to see how i can use it up and am so happy i found this recipe. I have probably made it about 10 times now in the past 2 weeks. My husband is absolutely in love with them. Everytime i make them i double the recipe and make one batch with cinnamon sugar and the other batch with glaze (powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and milk). I am about to make them again but am wanting to add fresh blueberries to the batter this time around. Thanks so much for this amazing recipe!