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Greek Yogurt Donut Poppers

On Hanukkah, it’s customary to eat fried foods like jelly donuts to remember the miracle of the oil that lasted for 8 days in the Holy Temple and to commemorate the Maccabees victory over the Greeks. In keeping with this Jewish tradition, this quick and easy yeast-free donut recipe incorporates Greek yogurt. Made with Domino® Granulated Sugar using the Easy Baking Tub, these poppers are pleasantly sweet with a crispy exterior and fluffy, cakey interior. 

  • 4 cups Canola oil

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 large Egg
  • ¼ cup Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Domino® Granulated Sugar, coating

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Prep Time: 5 minutes / Cook Time: 10 minutes / Yields: 24 poppers

Step 1

In a cast iron or heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the oil to 325 degrees. In a small mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt, whisk to incorporate.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, egg, sugar, milk and vanilla. Whisk to combine.

Step 3

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix with a spoon until a batter forms.

Step 4

Using a cookie scoop or 2 spoons, drop small balls of batter into the oil, taking care not to overcrowd the pot.

Step 5

Fry for approximately 3 minutes, turning the poppers over until evenly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Step 6

Immediately transfer to a bowl of sugar and toss to coat. Serve and enjoy!

Additional Tips

You can dust with powdered sugar and serve with raspberry jam, if desired.

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Chanie Apfelbaum

Chanie Apfelbaum


Chanie is a passionate food writer and photographer who has a deep connection with culinary traditions. She has embraced her love for food, family, and tradition, and her journey led her to create a successful food blog. After leaving her web design career to become a stay-at-home mom, Chanie channeled her creative energy into her blog, which has now blossomed into a full-time endeavor. Her dedication to a kosher diet is reflected in all her recipes, which strictly adhere to kosher dietary laws and standards, avoiding pork, shellfish, and mixing milk and meat. Chanie's culinary expertise encompasses recipe development, cooking instruction, brand ambassadorship, cookbook authorship, food photography, and blogging, all of which she approaches with a deep passion for the art of food.