Are Zeppoles Vegan? Can Vegans Eat Zeppoles?

What are Zeppoles made of? Are Zeppoles vegan friendly? What does zeppole mean in Italian? Let’s find out.

Zeppole are typical of Italian cuisine, especially that of Rome and Naples. They are also served in Sicily, on the island of Malta, and in Italian communities in Canada and the United States. In Italian, Zeppole mean a kind of sweet.[1]

Zeppole are similar to Bomboloni and are basically fried donut balls made out of Cream Puff dough. These Italian donut holes are simple to make and always disappear fast.

Traditional zeppole recipe is made of these ingredients :

  • Milk.
  • Water.
  • Unsalted butter.
  • Sugar.
  • Salt.
  • Flour.
  • Eggs.

So are Zeppoles vegan? Can vegans eat Zeppoles? No. Zeppoles contain dairy products and animals derived products and therefore Zeppoles are not suitable for vegans.

But you can make a vegan zeppole recipe by substituting dairy and animal product such milk and eggs.

Here’s how to substitute milk in baking and cooking.

Do Zeppoles Need to be Refrigerated?

No. Zeppoles do not need to be refrigerated. The homemade zeppoles will keep fresh for about 2-3 days.

But they can be stored in the fridge or freezer after been prepared and fried.

We can store them in the fridge for 2-3 days and the in freezer for up to 6 months.

How Many Calories in a Fried Zeppole?

Fried Zeppole (1 serving) contains about 100g total carbs, 96.3g net carbs, 75g fat, 21g protein, and 1142 calories depending on the recipe and its ingredients.

Are Zeppoles Fattening?

Zeppoles contain about 75g fat ( 1 serving) and about 1142 calories, so it is high in fat and calories.

In long-term, eating a lot of Zeppoles can increase belly fat over time, and you may gain weight.

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