Feb 3, 2018
These 4-ingredient Jelly-Filled Donut Holes will give you life! They’re baked, not fried, and totally guilt-free. They taste as unhealthy and rich and decadent as regular donuts, you’d never guess that they’re low sugar, low fat, and vegan. You’re gonna love ’em!
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Theres nothin’ much better than a fresh batch of soft and fluffy Donut Holes. Especially when they’re stuffed with sweet, strawberry jam and come coated in powdered sugar 🙂
I used a 100% fruit strawberry spread as the filling for these Donut Holes, but you’re more than welcome to use homemade jam as well! I have 2 strawberry jam recipes here on the blog — one requires cooking and the other is a no-cook recipe.
It’s comfort in a donut hole, but without the butter, artificial ingredients, and excess sugar and calories. BOOM-SHAKA-LAKA!
Baked Jelly-Filled Donut Holes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Fat per serving: 4
Calories per serving: 90
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (alternatively, you can use a mini muffin pan).
- Open the tube of crescent rolls and place the dough in between 2 silicone baking mats. Roll the dough out until ¼” thick.
- Use a 3” circle cookie cutter to punch out circles in the dough (I got 9 circles, and then rerolled the remaining dough to get a total of 12 circles).
- Form the dough into balls as if you were filling them with something (like stuffed crescent roll balls). Pinch the edges of the dough together and give it a small twist to make sure the ball is sealed. Flip over and the surface of the ball should be round and smooth.
- Place the balls on the cookie sheet or in the mini muffin pan seam-side down. Bake on the prepared cookie sheet for ~13 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Let cool completely.
- Prepare a piping bag with small round tip. Use a thick round skewer (or sturdy straw or other round object) to pierce a hole in the side of the crescent ball. Don’t pierce through the other end of the ball, just stop when you feel a bulge on the other side.
- Fill the piping bag with the strawberry spread and fill the crescent balls with the jam.
- Lightly brush the melted coconut oil over a donut holes, then toss in the powdered erythritol. Repeat with the rest of the crescent balls. Serve and enjoy!
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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:
These pillowy soft Donut Holes taste AMAZING. And yes, they have just 90 calories a piece!
The crescent roll dough yields a light and fluffy texture, the jam yields a sweet berry flavor, and the sugar coating just tops off the sweetness level.
These 90-calorie Donut Holes are totally guilt-free and SO, so easy to make with only 4 simple ingredients.
It’s just a bonus that they’re low fat, vegan, and have zero added sugar!
With love and good eats,
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