27 Calorie Donut Holes {3 Ingredients, Sugar Free, and Fat Free!}

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These three ingredient donut holes have HALF the calories of regular donut holes! A healthy alternative to an indulgent treat! Bonus, they are both sugar free and fat free! All you need is Greek yogurt, self-rising flour, and a zero calorie sweetener.

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Each donut hole has 27 calories, 7 grams carbs, 1.5 g protein, and zero grams fat

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I’ve made several greek yogurt and self-rising flour recipes. This combination is so forgiving, and so versatile.

I’ve made two ingredient flat bread here, and pizza crust here.

But this time I added a zero calorie sugar, and made them into donut holes and the result was unbelievable!

When compared to a donut hole at Krispy cream, these Greek yogurt donut holes end up being half the amount of calories. The Krispy cream donut holes show 47 calories per donut hole, and mine have only 27 calories! And if you want to eat SEVERAL donut holes, and still stay in a calorie deficit, those calories matter.

How to make this recipe for Donut Holes

There are two main ingredients for this recipe; Greek yogurt and self-rising flour.

  • The self-rising flour can be substituted with all purpose flour, and adding salt and baking powder (recipe here)
  • I used Greek yogurt. Which is awesome cause it boosts the protein a bit and makes a very creamy dough.
  • I added some zero calorie sugar. My favorite brand is Lakanto, because I can get it at almost any grocery store, and for taste, it’s the best sugar substitute. I don’t like stevia, AT ALL!
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It’s important to get your hands in here to combine the ingredients. It might feel like it’s not coming together properly with a spoon. Also, if you are having trouble getting a soft dough, it could be your yogurt is more runny than mine. I like the Kirkland brand greek yogurt, because it’s very thick and creamy.

I decided to use an air fryer to cook these, but you can also bake them. Cook in the air fryer at 400 degrees for about 6-7 minutes, or until donut holes begin to brown.

After these were starting to brown, I made a sugar glaze with the Lakanto Powdered sugar . This is VERY sweet, and sooo tasty!! You’ll just have to spread it onto each donut hole. It starts to thicken up a bit and you can even hold it without it being too sticky.

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27 Calorie Donut Holes

These three ingredient donut holes have HALF the calories as regular donut holes! A healthy alternative, to an indulgent treat! Bonus, they are both sugar free and fat free!
3.20 from 125 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Salt
Keyword: 27 calorie donut holes, sugar free donut holes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 donut holes
Calories: 27cal
Author: Amy Roskelley


Glaze (optional)


  • Combine all ingredients. You'll need to use your hand to knead it till it makes a dough. A spoon alone won't mix it properly.
  • Portion out 20 equal balls (about 15 grams each).
  • Cook in the air fryer at 400 degrees for about 6-7 minutes, or until donut holes begin to brown. (you can also use the oven at 400 degrees,
  • Remove from air fryer.
  • Combine Lakanto zero calorie powdered sugar and water, until a glaze is formed.
  • Dunk each donut hole in the glaze. EAT!!!



Serving: 1donut hole | Calories: 27cal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 0g
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Nutrition Facts
27 Calorie Donut Holes
Serving Size
1 donut hole
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


3 Ingredient donut holes that are both sugar free, fat free and only 27 calories!

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  1. 3 stars
    I’ve baked with monk fruit before so I know a tablespoon won’t taste like anything. I added a scoop of vanilla protein powder and a splash of vanilla extract. Not bad. Still very dense and not light and fluffy like cake. Must try more baking powder or adding baking soda.

  2. 4 stars
    Good for a lot point sweet. Next time I’m going to try adding a little nutmeg for that cake donut taste. I had to use a lot more powdered sugar for the glaze. All in all pretty good use for the 2 ingredient dough.

  3. 1 star
    This is a fake recipe that doesn’t work, and isn’t makeable into something that works. This makes wet wallpaper paste that sticks to your hands and in no way can be formed into balls. You can try adding more flour and make it into workable dough, but now it’s semi dry wallpaper paste that bakes up into what tastes like paste-y horrible white bread. This is a nightmare to clean up and you have to scoop all residue off everything as this wallpaper paste WILL block your drains

    1. This is not a fake recipe, it’s a 2 ingredient dough that works well with many different recipes. My guess the problem is in the combining of the ingredients. I have found what works best is to not dump everything in at once but rather start with the yogurt in a bowl and gradually mix the flour in. You will get a pliable dough that you can work into a more workable dough.
      This is a great dough especially if you are counting calories or points and it allows you to make a lot of stuff you normally would avoid (like pizza!). I hope you give it another try, you might find other ways to use it. Good luck!

      1. I’m definitely going to try this, as I’ve used yogurt+SRF recipes before with great success. What strikes me though is there is nothing added for actual flavor. I’ll probably add vanilla extract to both dough and icing at least. The other comment about a pinch of nutmeg sounds wonderful. You could even add some citrus zest to the icing. Thanks for this idea!

  4. I wonder if you could make flavored holes by using a flavored Greek yogurt? I might have to do some experimenting!

  5. I thought these needed to be a little sweeter so they tasted like donuts not just another flour and yogurt recipe. Also I wish I could find a balance where the Greek yogurt taste isn’t so strong. I will try it again with some small tweaks

    1. Hi Debbi,
      Thanks for the feedback. Did you use a tablespoon of monk sugar? Also, the creamiest, not strong flavor of plain yogurt I’ve noticed is the Kirkland brand. Have you tried that one yet?


  6. 5 stars
    I’ve made these two times in the past 3 days for myself and my husband. The first time I followed the exact recipe and then the second time I added a little lemon juice, lemon zest, and poppy seeds. They were phenomenal both times! My husband suggested PB2 and chocolate chips for next time.

  7. Hello, I am confused on the nutritional information. A quarter cup of self rising flour has 100 cal which would make one cup 400 cal. That coupled with the Greek yogurt is estimated 500 cal. That divided by 10 is 50 cal each. Please correct me if I am wrong. Thank you.

    1. oh no! Yeah, you are right- the recipe written this way should be 20 donut holes.
      I checked my MyFitnessPal record and I made it with 1/2 cup flour and 1/3 cup greek yogurt and got 10 holes.
      I’ll have to do it again this weekend to make sure that’s right!

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