Yogurt Doughnut Holes

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And yet another round, bite size treat.

Told ya I was being ballsy this week.

So. I did two make-yoself-feel-good-things this week; I got my hair did and my nails done. I’m now a blonde that doesn’t want to wash the dishes because my nails might chip.

P.S. I even got bangs. Again.

P.S.S. We bought a house.

Front Door

It’s a fixer-upper…to say the least. I thought I should throw this out there, in case you were wondering where I’ve been.

That’s where. If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know this.

I also plan to share more photos with you. Especially those before and after shots. You just wait!

Back to food.

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These Yogurt Doughnut Holes hail from back home. Sort of.

In Macedonia these doughnut holes are called, “Амерички Крофни”. Or, “American Doughnuts”. And the reason they carry this name is because of their “holes” shape.

Macedonian doughnuts, on the other hand, are much bigger, light, and puffy. Not dense, like their American counterparts.

I once asked a street vendor in Macedonia what his secret ingredient was in these doughnuts. His response was, “Yogurt. What else?!”. …’Mkay.

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If you are looking for a light and fluffy doughnut to enjoy, consider giving these a try. Hit that save button and make them this weekend. I think you will love ‘em!!


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Yogurt Doughnut Holes
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Serves: Makes 30 to 40 doughnut holes
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • oil for frying
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
  1. In a medium size mixing bowl sift together the flour and baking powder, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, vanilla, beaten eggs, and sugar.
  3. Add the yogurt mixture to the flour mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Heat the oil.
  5. Once the oil is hot, lower the heat to medium-low. That's about a "3" on my gas stove.
  6. Drop about a teaspoon of the batter into the saucepan, 3 to 4 doughnuts at a time.
  7. Fry for about 1 minute, or until golden, and then flip and continue to cook for one more minute, or until done.
  8. Drain on paper towels.
  9. Top with chocolate syrup and powdered sugar.
  10. Serve warm.
Do not fry for long as the batter is light, and they only need to cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.

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Chocolate Ganache Glazed Doughnuts – from Carla’s Confections


  1. says

    Ohhhh definitely I want to have a bite of this! I was at a birthday party and birthday girl’s dad is from Macedonia. I was talking to him about a great Macedonian food blogger (aka you). :D Wish this was served at the party! heheh.

  2. says

    Your photos are stunning and your recipes sound delectable. We would love for you to share them at thefeastingeye.com. The Feasting Eye is still a bit new, but I think you will like what you see :-).

  3. says

    A big fat CONGRATULATIONS on your new home. Can’t wait to see more pictures. I would eat that entire bowl of doughnut holes.. no kidding. :)

  4. says

    Oh, you made me chuckle! Congrats on being a ball-sy blonde who can’t do the dishes! And congrats on the house (woo hoo!)! These doughnut holes are a perfect way to celebrate :)

  5. says

    Wow – congratulations on the new house!! (Love the brick around the entryway.) I also love these Macedonian doughnuts! If you’re too busy fixing up the new house to enjoy them, please feel free to send ‘em my way!

  6. says

    Your donut holes look delicious and using yogurt for flavour, tenderness and liquid sounds like a wonderful idea. I recently researched a similar Romanian donut type dessert called “papanasi” and wonder whether I could use your batter as a base instead. Something to consider.

    Good luck on the fixer-up. We bought a similar property 30 yrs ago and are still working on it.

  7. says

    Congratulations!!!! A new house – how exciting is that! We’ve bought two fixer uppers and, even though it was a lot of hard work, the results were fabulous! The one we are in now is almost complete and we’re ready to sit back, relax and enjoy it. :) So have fun! You scrumptious little donut holes are the perfect way to celebrate!

  8. Nancy R says

    Congratulations Kate! That’s so exciting! I’m sure the fixer-upper will keep you all busy.

    I think these yogurt doughnut holes look amazing. I cannot wait to make these first thing tomorrow morning.


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