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Churro Bites

Churro Bites are tiny deep-fried bits of heaven, tossed in sweet cinnamon sugar! Easy, homemade churros made with simple ingredients are truly irresistible!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Churro Bites
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 425kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sweet cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For sugar coating

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

Prep

  • Add 3 inches of oil to a tall-sided pot or pan and heat it until it reaches 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium size bowl, stir the sugar and cinnamon together to combine well. Set aside, this will be used right after you are done frying the dough.

Making the dough

  • In a medium size saucepan combine the water, sweet cream, vanilla extract, and butter until the mixture comes to a boil. Then, remove the pot from the heat.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the flour, powdered sugar, salt, and cinnamon with a whisk.
  • Next, add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and use a dough whisk or wooden spoon to mix well to combine. The dough should be slightly thick.

Pipe the dough

  • Insert a star piping tip into a frosting piping bag and fill the bag with the churro dough. If you do not have a piping bag, a ziplocked bag will work just as well. Simply cut a small piece of the corner and insert the piping tip.
  • Then, gently squeeze the bag of dough over the hot oil and use scissors to cut off 1-inch sized pieces directly into the hot oil.
  • Be sure to hold the bag down close to the oil to prevent the oil from splashing. Alternatively, you can squeeze out pieces onto a wooden cutting board and then add them to the oil.
  • Fry the churro bites for about 2-4 minutes or until golden brown in color. Work in batches of about 7-10 churro bites at a time, be careful not to overcrowd the oil.

Finishing touches

  • Remove the churros from the oil using a wire strainer and allow the excess grease to drip off.
  • Immediately place them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and toss to coat well.
  • Place the coated bites onto a baking sheet while you continue the process with the remaining dough. Serve warm & enjoy!

Notes

This easy churro bite recipe makes tiny deep-fried bites of heaven, make a batch for a movie night and watch how quickly they disappear! 

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 721IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg