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Ube Donut Holes

Simple and fluffy Filipino donut holes with ube (purple yam) flavor then drizzled with glaze which makes a sweet and delicious treat!
Prep Time1 hr 45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Bread, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Calories: 2484kcal


  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • cup water
  • 2 oz granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 oz ube halaya
  • 3 oz shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 oz whole milk
  • 3 oz coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon ube extract
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • In a cup or bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water, set aside
  • In a mixer bowl fitted with a dough hook, add the sugar, salt, flour, ube halaya, and shortening and mix until combined.
  • Add beaten eggs to the flour mixture.
  • Slowly add whole milk, coconut milk, and ube extract, yeast mixture and mix on low speed for 3 minutes until soft dough forms.
  • Then knead the dough for 10 minutes by hand.
  • Place the dough into an oiled bowl and seal with a cling film and allow it to rise for 1 hour.
  • Punch down the dough to release the gas.
  • Roll and portion the dough for ½ oz each and form the dough into balls.
  • Place the balls into a tray covered with cling film and proof for 30 minutes.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, add oil and heat to 345 degrees F, then fry the donuts until golden brown.
  • Place in a paper-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  • Serve while hot and with your favorite glaze.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 2484kcal | Carbohydrates: 305g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 118g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 27g | Monounsaturated Fat: 41g | Trans Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 376mg | Sodium: 2515mg | Potassium: 832mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 609IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 19mg
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