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Ricotta Doughnuts Recipe

Ricotta Doughnuts Recipe

Ricotta Doughnuts Recipe is a must try, with vanilla glaze, pistachios and graham cracker crumbs, and ready in 30 minutes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Ricotta Doughnuts Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 332kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


For the Doughnuts:

  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour plus extra for the working surface
  • 3 vanilla beans cut in half and seeds removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup canola oil

For the Glaze:

  • 2 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 3 vanilla beans cut in half and seeds removed


  • 1/2 cup pistachios grinder
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • sprinkles


For the Doughnuts:

  • In a large bowl using a fork, mix together until just combined ricotta cheese, eggs, vanilla seeds and sugar. Add the baking powder, baking soda and flour. Mix with a fork or spatula until combined.
  • Sprinkle a little flour on a working surface, form the dough in a ball, place on the working surface and roll into a 1/2 inch disk.
  • Using a water glass, dip it in flour and cut circles, using a shot glass, dip it in flour and cut holes in the circles.
  • Place a large skillet on the stove over medium heat, when the skillet is hot add the oil, and wait for the oil to heat up, about 1 minute. Place doughnuts into the hot oil and cook until they start to have a golden, light brown color, turn on the other side and cook until light brown (about 1 minute on each side), watch them carefully as they can be burned quickly. Remove and place on paper towels to absorb extra oil.
  • Repeat with the rest of the doughnuts and doughnut holes.

For the Glaze:

  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together sugar, milk, and vanilla. Glaze should be heated through, but doesn't need to come to a boil. Remove glaze from heat and start dipping the doughnuts, place them on a wire rack and immediately garnish with sprinkles, pistachios and graham crackers crumbs.


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1.6mg