Fried cottage cheese donuts

The recipe for cottage cheese donuts is a bit greasy but very tasty 🙂

A healthy and tasty breakfast for a child – cottage cheese casserole. The recipe will help if it is not so easy for you to feed your baby with such necessary cottage cheese. He is unlikely to refuse a piece of tender cottage cheese casserole.

Do you love donuts and don’t know how to cook them? We will tell! The necessary ingredients, popular cooking recipes and the secrets of housewives are all in our article! The recipe for cottage cheese donuts will be your perfect chance to learn how to cook great pastries for your family and friends.

Cottage cheese donuts in the oven – lush, tasty and healthy

By the way, such donuts are eaten with great pleasure even by those children who absolutely do not eat cottage cheese in their pure form. That is why, first of all, this recipe should be taken into account by mothers of such babies. This dish also has one big advantage – donuts are not fried in a large amount of oil on the stove, but are baked in the oven without the use of this ingredient at all. That is why they are less high-calorie and generally low-fat.


  • Cottage cheese – 100 g.
  • Egg – 1 pc.
  • Salt – 1 pinch.
  • Sugar – 1.5-2 tbsp. l.
  • Baking powder – 0.5 tsp.
  • Premium flour – 150-180 g.

How to cook

1. Put the cottage cheese in a deep bowl.

2. Immediately beat in a chicken egg to it.

3. Now add salt and sugar.

Sugar can be safely replaced with powdered sugar or even honey can be added.

4. Using a mixer or a regular kitchen whisk, mix all the ingredients very well. You can also use an immersion blender for this purpose, so the mass will come out more homogeneous and the curd will be without lumps. Now add flour.

5. Pour in the baking powder.

6. Now mix everything very well.

Curd dough should not stick to your hands at all and be quite soft in texture.

7. Moisten your hands with cold water, pinch off some dough and form a donut. Do the same with the rest of the mass. Put all the prepared donuts on a baking sheet, it does not need to be greased with oil.

8. Send a baking sheet with donuts to an oven preheated to 190 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

You may have a slightly longer or shorter baking time, depending on the power of a particular oven model.

Here are the ready-made cottage cheese donuts!

Enjoy your meal!

The hardest thing was getting right the time that I should deep-fry cottage cheese balls. As I do not like icing sugar, I did not use it to dust cottage cheese balls with it. However, you have many options with what you are having them. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Super Easy Cottage Cheese Donuts

  • 400 g cottage cheese;
  • 700 ml vegetable oil for deep frying;
  • 4 tbsps. sugar;
  • ½ tsp. baking powder;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 300 g all-purpose flour;
  • a pinch of salt.

How to Make the Best Cottage Cheese Balls

Yeah, I know, to call these cottage cheese balls doughnuts is a bit of a stretch! Still I hope you will appreciate the recipe! Feel free to leave your entire questions in the comment section below and I will get back to you as quick as possible. These will the best ever cottage cheese balls that you have tried!

Cottage Cheese Doughnuts Recipe

cottage cheese dessert, cottage cheese doughnuts

  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • a pinch of salt
  • Take a large bowl for mixing ingredients. Take cottage cheese (you can push through a sieve first to make it fluffier). Add sugar. Combine well these two ingredients using a fork.
  • Add eggs into the mixture one by one. Mix thoroughly.
  • Combine dry ingredients; flour with baking powder. Sieve them into the mixture and mix again.
  • It is better to knead dough by hand. It should come enough soft and unsticky at the same time.
  • Make small donut balls from the dough. It turned out to be handier to roll all the balls before deep-frying.
  • For this step, it is better you use deep fryer or chip pan but I have neither of them. So, I took a deep pan and filled it with oil. You should have enough oil to cover donut balls. Preheat oil to cooking temperature (something around 177 °C / 350 °F). I got oil hot on high heat and then changed it to medium – small. It is also easier to cook in small patches. Insert donut balls into oil and let them fry until crust becomes golden-brown.
  • It can take you up to 4 minutes for a bunch. Remove them from the pan and place on the paper towel to get rid of excess oil. You can cover cottage cheese donuts with icing sugar, cinnamon; better served with condensed milk or your favorite type of jam.


  • Process all ingredients together and knead well, then place on top of each other and let rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • It can be kept for up to a week.
  • Processing options:
  • -Bun
  • -filled dumplings of any kind (with sausage, cheese and much more)
  • – Fruit Pie Pieces

Donut Glaze Recipe (No Brewing)

What ingredients to take:

  • powdered sugar – 5-6 tbsp. l.;
  • lemon juice – 1 tsp;
  • 3 egg whites

If you want to diversify the glaze and make it colorful, you should prepare in advance. Shop for food coloring or make your own. For example, you can take 2-4 varieties of jam of different colors: from sea buckthorn, from orange, from blueberries.

An extract, syrup or fresh juice will also work:

  • for green – spinach or sorrel;
  • for burgundy – cherry;
  • for orange – carrot;
  • for purple – beetroot;
  • forpink – raspberry.
  • So, first, cool the egg whites – so they will beat better. Arm yourself with a mixer and start whipping at its first speed so that the mass does not splatter. Then smoothly shift to the second and third speeds.
  • Already at the second speed, slowly pour in the powdered sugar and add the lemon juice. Do not be afraid if the mass settles a little. When whipping only proteins, the mixture increases in size up to 7 times from the original. And if you beat proteins with sugar, the mass will increase only 3-4 times. This is because sugar makes proteins heavier.
  • Then, at the first speed, introduce some kind of dye or leave the glaze in a snow-white color.

Lemon juice in the list of ingredients can replace citric acid – one pinch. She immediately interferes with the proteins before whipping.

With icing, the recipe for cottage cheese donuts is a little more complicated and takes more time. But quick frosting can be done while the donuts are cooling, and then immediately cover the products with it.

It is better to leave the pastries to cool on the wire rack and do not cover with anything, so the dough will remain fluffy and loose.

Glazed donuts – is it hard?

Baked donuts in many recipes are covered with a delicious sweet glaze. These can be cottage cheese donuts. See the recipe with a photo of the glaze below.

glazed donuts recipe

Regular chocolate icing is made from chocolate diluted in a water bath with high-quality fatty butter. You can add a little cream to this mixture if the icing is too thick.

Some housewives thought of pouring freshly brewed sugar syrup mixed with butter on hot donuts. But there is a condition here – the syrup should not be too thick or liquid.

There are recipes for custard glaze made from egg whites and sugar syrup and many others.

Let’s get acquainted with the simplest options.

Cooking options

What can donuts look like? With or without stuffing. Plain donuts without filling are quick and easy to prepare. But with stuffed ones you have to tinker. Moreover, the filling can be put into products from both thick dough and soft, similar to sour cream.

If the dough is thick, the filling is introduced during the formation of each donut. The process is laborious and time consuming.

With a soft buttery dough, everything is easier. The first layer of dough is laid out, in the center – a little stuffing, and it is covered with the same layer of dough. After that, with a spatula, the product is laid out in boiling oil for frying. If the recipe uses oven baking, molding takes place directly on a baking sheet lined with thin baking paper.

Recipe for cottage cheese donuts. Quick and easy

Introducing the easiest and fastest recipe for cottage cheese donuts in butter. Their onlynegative quality – high calorie content. But we’ll fix it. Lay finished products for a couple of minutes on paper towels folded in several layers. They will absorb excess fat, and the calorie content will noticeably decrease.

  • cottage cheese – 500 g;
  • chicken egg yolks – 3 pcs;
  • sugar – 2-3 tbsp. l.;
  • s alt – a pinch;
  • vanillin – a pinch;
  • wheat flour – 3-4 tbsp. l.;
  • baking powder – 1/3 tsp

These are products for making dough, and for deep-frying you will need a relatively large amount of sunflower oil – about 400 g.

  • Rub the cottage cheese through a sieve. So the dough will turn out more uniform and tender. But if soft homemade cottage cheese is taken for cooking, this procedure can be omitted.
  • Add yolks to the dough and mix well.

how to cook cottage cheese donuts

dough for donuts

  • Leave the finished dough aside for now so that all its components begin to interact with each other.
  • Separately pour liquid oil into a saucepan and place over moderate heat. Once it’s hot, donuts can be molded.
  • Take two tablespoons andput them in the dough in boiling fat. Products will immediately seize.

how to fry donuts at home

homemade cottage cheese donuts

If you use donuts without powder, you can serve sweet jam or jam from berries or fruits as a sauce for them. Although homemade pumpkin jam with oranges is also suitable for taste.

Almost the same recipe can be used to make yeast doughnuts. Add 30 g of butter, a teaspoon of yeast and more wheat flour to the curd mass. The dough should be soft, elastic and not liquid. In this case, you will have to wait for the dough to rise, and after molding the products, to proof them in a warm place.

Additional ingredients in the dough or the use of icing will help diversify pastries.


  • Turn on the oven. Put cottage cheese in a bowl (or saucepan), add sugar, semolina, egg.
  • Mix everything until smooth.
  • Grease the prepared leaf or a special pan with oil, sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  • Spread the prepared curd mass in an even layer.
  • Make a beautiful surface with a knife, grease with sour cream.
  • When the curd casserole is ready, let cool.
  • When serving, cut the curd casserole into portions, pour over with sour cream.
  • Cottage cheese – 200 g
  • Semolina – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp (to taste)
  • Eggs – 1 pcs.
  • Butter (ghee) – 1 tbsp
  • Sour cream – 50 g

Additional foods and spices

Additional ingredients can be included in the recipe for cottage cheese donuts to taste. They are mixed into the dough:

  • ground cinnamon;
  • cardamom powder;
  • raisins or mashed other dried fruits;
  • confectionery poppy;
  • ground nuts;
  • dessert greens – basil, mint, sorrel;
  • candied fruits in small slices;
  • sesame or sunflower seeds,fried in a dry frying pan.
  • g mararine
  • g flour
  • g quark
  • pinch (s) salt

Cottage Cheese Puff Pastry, Homemade

Donut molding

Hand-shaped donuts from thick dough for a long time. You will have to cut the dough into approximately equal strips and form each donut separately.

Easier option where pieces of soft runny dough are molded into a regular donut ball. This is done with two tablespoons or teaspoons. Dough is collected in one, and the other is removed into boiling fat (deep-frying). So you can cook small donuts and more. And if you are interested in tiny pastries, shape the dough with two coffee spoons.

With this molding, fried cottage cheese donuts (the recipe is quite simple) turn out the same and look good when served.

Another way to shape dough is to use a donut mold. It can be non-stick or silicone with the same recesses for round blanks with a hole inside.

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Prep Time
15 mins

Total Time
1 hr 15 mins



Servings (Default: 1)

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Comments for “Cottage Cheese Casserole”

  • Cottage cheese – 250 g
  • Wheat flour – 1.5 cups
  • Eggs – 2 pcs.
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Vegetable oil – 2 cups
  • Salt

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Comments for “Cottage Cheese Donuts”

The most popular filling optionfor donuts – this is a thick jam. But you can use other types:

  • finely chopped fruit – fresh or canned (small, or excess juice should be drained after cutting);
  • thick berry puree;
  • boiled condensed milk.
  • Combine all listed products, except for vegetable oil, and knead the dough. Roll the dough into small balls and deep-fry the curd donuts until golden brown.
  • Sprinkle cottage cheese donuts with powdered sugar when serving.

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