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Small Batch Grapefruit Olive Oil Yogurt Baked Donuts Recipe

Posted June 21, 2018 by Stephanie

Grapefruit Olive Oil Yogurt Baked Donuts Recipe |

Grapefruit Olive Oil Yogurt Baked Donuts Recipe |

Grapefruit Olive Oil Yogurt Baked Donuts Recipe |

Grapefruit Olive Oil Yogurt Baked Donuts Recipe |

Grapefruit Olive Oil Yogurt Baked Donuts Recipe |

Grapefruit Olive Oil Yogurt Baked Donuts Recipe |

Just a quick note today to say: it’s donut season!! Okay, not really, but just because it’s summer time doesn’t mean you can’t have donuts, especially when they’re healthy and baked and made with olive oil and yogurt. This genius recipe comes from Molly Yeh’s Short Stack Yogurt cookbook. In her book she makes a nice giant loaf but since I was feeling snack-y, I divided the recipe by 8 and made these small batch donuts.

I wasn’t quite sure if they’d work, but after a quick texting session with Molly I went to town and came out with these guys, which are basically perfect: moist, lightly olive-oil flavored, and very almond forward. I loved the little pop of poppy seeds. I made these a couple of weeks ago but I’m thinking that I might whip up a batch just in time for Molly’s new Food Network Show, Girl Meets Farm on Sunday at 11am pacific. I feel like I’ve been rooting for a Molly show ever since I first met her in 2014 she’s just that infectiously happy; I’m so excited to watch!

Happy donut-ing friends!
xoxo sprinkles and poppy seeds,

PS – I am so in love with this particular set of photos that Mike took and edited, he’s the best! ♡

PPS – Check out these other snack friendly posts for some more Girl Meets Farm snack blast party options: Molly’s Peanut Butter Cup Cake, Alana’s Yogurt Pita Party Plates, Michelle’s Funfetti Cakepops with Milk Chocolate Tahini Magic Shell, and Lily’s No-Bake Chocolate Tahini Oat Bars!

Small Batch Grapefruit Olive Oil Yogurt Baked Donuts Recipe
makes 4 doughnuts


  • 6 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon baking soda (the tiniest pinch)
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds, plus more to top
  • 1 teaspoon lightly packed grapefruit zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grapefruit juice
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk Greek yogurt
  • splash of almond extract
  • pinch of grapefruit zest
  • pinch of kosher salt

via Short Stack Vol 32: Yogurt by Molly Yeh

Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil or butter 4 donut cavities and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, almond flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, poppy seeds, and grapefruit. In another small bowl, whisk together the grapefruit juice and yogurt until very smooth. In another large bowl, whisk the oil and sugar until combined. Add the egg to the oil and sugar and mix well. Stir in the almond extract. Add the dry ingredients, alternating with the yogurt, in three batches, whisking after each addition until just combined. Scoop the batter into a piping bag and pipe out the donuts. Or, spoon the batter into the donut cavities.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick poked in comes out clean. Let cool for five minutes, then use a small offset spatula to help release the donuts (they release better when warm). Let cool completely on a wire rack.

While the donuts are cooling, make the glaze by whisking together all of the ingredients. If the glaze is too thick, add a tiny bit more yogurt until it is just spreadable.

Dip the donuts in the glaze then top with poppy seeds and extra grapefruit zest. Enjoy!

Note: To get half an egg, lightly beat the egg then measure out 1.5 tablespoons of the beaten egg.


  1. Natalie says:

    These donuts look absolutely amazing! Your photographs are simply breathtaking!

  2. Alana says:

    Ohhh these look too cute to eat. Perfect thing to snack on come Sunday morning!! Also, Mike, these photos are ? ?!!

  3. Lara says:

    How long would you suggest baking these if using a mini-donut pan instead of a normally sized one?

  4. Lily Diamond says:

    These are adorable! Perfect tv snacking for GMF. And I LOVE these photos — so bright and beautiful.

  5. Courtney says:

    I love this. These donuts look absolutely YUM. Yay, Mike!!!! <3

  6. Anthony Osude says:

    Found this recipe the other day and cooked for my girlfriend as a surprise. She loved them!

  7. Brenda says:

    Finally got around to making this recipe–it had been bookmarked for a while now. ;) Anyway, they are amazingly good! I used sprinkles in lieu of the grapefruit zest and poppy seeds. And of course, I doubled the recipe. :)

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