Healthy Polish Paczki
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5 from 1 vote

Healthy Polish Paczki

Craving Paczki that taste decadent yet not filling you with all the carbs and sugar? Try these! 
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Polish
Keyword: donuts, paczki
Method: Fry
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: 30
Calories: 125.1kcal
Author: Marilyn


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 1/4 ounce packages dry active yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon mace or 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • plums or your choice jam apple filling, prunes, bavarian creme
  • oil for frying
  • confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar


  • Scald milk and allow to cool to lukewarm, add yeast and stir.
  • Beat sugar and butter until fluffy, add eggs, salt, vanilla and mace.
  • Add flour and yeast-milk gradually, beating well.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
  • Punch down and let rise again.
  • Roll out dough, on a floured surface, 3/4 inch thick.
  • Cut out 1 1/2 inch circles.
  • Top half of the circles with 1 tsp jam, cover with the remaining circles and seal edges.
  • Heat oil mixed with 1 tbls water to 375°F.
  • Fry, turning once, to a medium golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sugar.


Recipe courtesy of Genius Kitchen
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Serving: 1donut | Calories: 125.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 34.9mg | Sodium: 108.7mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 3.4g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg