Jelly Doughnut Holes

Fried jelly doughnuts are a true Hanukkah tradition.  My skinny treats are super simple to make and really fun to eat.  I’m starting with a package of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits as the base to create these yummy jelly doughnut holes.  You can vary the flavor by using different jams. Four skinny doughnut holes are 171 calories, 4 grams of fat and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  Four Dunkin Donuts Munchkins are 240 calories and 12 grams of fat.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 7 minutes

Donut Holes Ingredients:

1 can (7.5oz) Pillsbury refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted

7 tablespoons boysenberry, strawberry, or your favorite preserves

1 cup powdered sugar

3-4 teaspoons reduced-fat milk

Glaze Ingredients:

1 cup powdered sugar

3-4 teaspoons reduced-fat milk


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with non-stick spray.

2. To make doughnut holes:  Open the can of biscuits and separate into 10 biscuits.  Cut each biscuit into 4 equal portions and roll each piece into a ball.  

3. Dip each ball into the melted butter.  Roll the entire ball to coat.  Place all coated balls on the baking sheet.  They don’t spread much so you can place close together.

4. Bake for 6-7 minutes or until just beginning to brown.  Cool.

5. To make the glaze- In a small bowl mix together the glaze ingredients.  It should be fairly thick.

6. Spread ½ teaspoon of preserves on top of each doughnut.  Drizzle a little glaze on top of the preserves.

7. Transfer to a wire rack or baking tray to set glaze.

Makes 40 doughnut holes

Food Fact
Hanukkah doughnuts called, Sufganiot, are deep fried jelly donuts that are traditionally eaten during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

Weight Watchers (old points) 4
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS

SKINNY FACTS: for 4 doughnut holes
171 cal, 4g fat, 2 protein, 14g carbs, 1g fiber, 276mg sodium, 18g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 4 glazed Dunkin Donuts Cake Munchkins
240 cal, 12g fat, 4g protein, 32g carbs, 0g fiber, 260mg sodium, 24g sugar

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