Baked Feta Fritters

Baked Feta Fritters
Photography by Brian Wetzstein | Food styling by Donna Coates and Linda Hall

Inspired by the classic Colombian treat buñuelos, these fritters are made with feta cheese and are baked in a donut hole pan instead of fried.

SERVING SIZE: 1 fritter (35 grams)
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 12 minutes


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups feta cheese
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Coat a 12-hole donut hole pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine feta, cornstarch, tapioca starch, sugar, eggs, salt and butter.
  4. Knead dough with clean hands until cornstarch and tapioca starch are mixed throughout.
  5. Knead baking powder into dough.
  6. Roll into 12 balls and place in the prepared donut hole pan.
  7. Mist tops of fritters with cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 8 minutes, flip each fritter and bake an additional 4 minutes, or until fritters are golden brown and firm to the touch.
  9. Let cool in pan before serving.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: 139 calories, 6g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 45mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 5g sugar, 3g protein, N/A potassium, N/A phosphorus

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Emily Cooper, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in central New Jersey. Read her blog, Sinful Nutrition, and connect with her on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.

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