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Yogurt Doughnut Holes + 8 Quick and Easy Doughnuts Recipes

Yogurt Doughnut Holes are tender and incredibly delicious homemade doughnuts that you can make at home in just 20 minutes! Fried until crispy and dusted with powdered sugar, your family will be begging for you to make them every day!

Need other yummy ideas for desserts that use yogurt? Try this easy Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries Recipe, this healthy Mixed Fruit Salad with Honey-Lemon Yogurt Dressing, or this tasty Pineapple Upside Down Yogurt Cake Recipe.

My Favorite Homemade Doughnuts For National Doughnut Day


I am a HUGE fan of HOMEMADE doughnuts. Caps Lock needed because, you know, emphasis and such.

I am not someone that would make a trip to a Dunkin Donuts or a Krispy Kreme – I’ve had one bite of a Krispy Kreme doughnut, and, uhm WOW! – but I am that someone who will get up on a Sunday morning to bake OR fry a batch of doughnuts without much thought. I love MY doughnuts (donuts)! Obnoxious? Perhaps. BUT I just really enjoy homemade-anything.

Homemade doughnuts may look like an all day project, but they’re less work than you think, and the result is a truly great, hot, delicious doughnut.

Thus, since today is National Doughnut Day – and there’s a really good story behind it, including the recognition of women’s contribution to World War 1 – I am sharing 8 of my favorite QUICK & EASY doughnuts recipes, including the recipe for these amazing Yogurt Doughnut Holes, which is an updated recipe from the Diethood archives.

Easy Homemade Doughnut Holes Recipe

What Is The Secret Ingredient In This Doughnut Hole Recipe?

These Yogurt Doughnut Holes hail from my beautiful Macedonia.

Funny thing is, IN Macedonia these doughnut holes are called, “American Doughnuts”! And the reason they carry this name is because of the round shape. But when I asked the street vendor in Macedonia about his secret ingredient in these “American Doughnuts”, he said, “YOGURT! What else?!”… which is what Macedonians use for every.thing, from a sunburn to a Pita. American doughnuts, indeed. 

Easy Yogurt Doughnut Holes

Does This Doughnut Recipe Use Quick Bread Dough Or Yeast Bread Dough?

Doughnuts can be made from a quick bread dough or a yeast bread dough. These are definitely a quick bread – ain’t nobody got time for the dough to rise. Also, the yogurt is the secret to keeping them super light and moist, and the addition of 2 tablespoons vanilla is to keep them extra flavorful. If you want, use only 1 tablespoon, but I still think you should use 2. 

If you are looking for a flavorful, light and fluffy doughnut to enjoy, consider giving these a try. Hit that save button and make them today! OR this weekend. You will love ’em!!

If These Homemade Doughnut Holes Are Not Your Thing, Here’s 7 More Quick & Easy Doughnut Ideas To Choose From!

Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze


Salted Caramel-Glazed Pumpkin Donuts


Baked Vanilla-Glazed Donut Holes


Chocolate Cake Doughnuts


Cherry Donuts


Mojito Doughnuts


Baked Carrot Cake Doughnuts



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Yogurt Doughnut Holes - Tender and incredibly delicious yogurt doughnut holes that you can make at home in just 20 minutes!

Yogurt Doughnut Holes

Katerina | Diethood
Yogurt Doughnut Holes are incredibly delicious homemade doughnuts you can make at home in just 20 minutes! Fried until crispy & dusted with powdered sugar!
5 from 2 votes
Servings : 24
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • oil for frying
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Chocolate Syrup


  • In a medium size mixing bowl sift together the flour and baking powder, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, vanilla, eggs, and sugar; whisk until well combined.
  • Add the yogurt mixture to the flour mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Heat the oil to 350F. (Use a thermometer, please!)
  • Once the oil is hot, lower the heat to medium and keep the hot oil at 350F.
  • Drop about a 1/2- tablespoon of the batter into the saucepan, 3 to 4 doughnuts at a time. (Doughnuts expand when fried)
  • Fry for about 1 minute, or until golden; flip the doughnuts and continue to cook for one more minute, or until done.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Top with powdered sugar.
  • Serve warm.


Do not fry for long as the batter is light, and they only need to cook for about 2 to 2-1/2 minutes.


Calories: 26 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 0 g | Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 14 mg | Sodium: 7 mg | Potassium: 34 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 25 IU | Calcium: 15 mg | Iron: 0.2 mg | Net Carbs: 3 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert recipes, doughnut hole recipe, doughnut ideas, doughnut recipe, easy doughnut recipe, fried doughnuts, homemade doughnuts
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40 comments on “Yogurt Doughnut Holes + 8 Quick and Easy Doughnuts Recipes”

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      I have not tested this recipe in the air fryer so I can’t say if it will work or not. I think a muffin tin in the oven would work – pour the batter into muffin liners and bake at 350˚F – but again, I haven’t tested it so I can’t say for sure.

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    Pretty sure this is what my next pregnancy craving is…holy yum. For some reason I have been dying for doughnuts and these came at the perfect time!

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    Josie - Eat Thrive Glow

    These look delicious, and I can imagine how light and airy they taste with the yogurt! Perfect for National Donut Day! 🙂

  3. I can’t believe how good these look, I’ve actually never made doughnuts at home before but I think it’s time to try!

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