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5 from 3 votes


Servings: 20 Zeppole
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 13 mins
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?


  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • Pinch Salt, To Taste
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • Vegetable Oil, For Frying
  • Confectioners Sugar or Cinnamon Sugar, If Desired


  • In a  large bowl, beat eggs until foamy,
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and sugar until just combined. Do not overmix!
  • Fold in ricotta.
  • In a  large skillet, heat ~2 inches of oil to 375 degrees F. ,inches high.
  • Spray a small cookie scoop with non sticky spray. Carefully drop batter scoop by scoop into the hot oil a few at a time.
  • Cook for ~3-4 minutes turning frequently.
  • Drain on paper towels, and immediately dust with powdered sugar if desired


Calories: 61kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 71mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1.6%, Calcium: 4.8%, Iron: 2.5%
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy, Fried
Author: Krystle
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