Farmer Cheese Cinnamon Spice Donut Holes

We love autumn. We love the changing leaves, the crisp air, and the houses decorated for Halloween. But our favorite part of the fall is the food. Those sweet, warming spices of the season will always put smiles on our faces, especially when they’re combined with Lifeway Farmer Cheese. These cinnamon spice donut holes are a perfect example. By using our versatile artisan cheese in the batter, this recipe accentuates the cozy autumn flavors of cinnamon and dough, making every bite a celebratory seasonal treat.

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Prep Time: 15 mins Servings: 6-8


  1. Whisk together eggs and 1/2 cup cane sugar.
  2. Add in Lifeway Farmer Cheese and baking powder. Combine until smooth.
  3. Fold in the flour 1/2 a cup at a time. One fully incorporated, roll the dough into separate balls.
  4. Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium/low. Once the oil has heated up, scoop the dough balls into the pan. Flip each round with a fork until each side turns golden brown.
  5. Mix together the 1/4 cup cane sugar and cinnamon. Immediately after the donut holes are done frying, stir them around in the cinnamon sugar and allow to cool. Enjoy!