Churro Bites: the easy recipe to enjoy churros in one bite

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 10 people
By Cookist
1 cup
Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
Granulated sugar
1 1/2 tbsp
Vegetable Oil
1 tbsp
1 cup
extra vegetable oil for frying
for the coating
Ground cinnamon
2 tsp
Granulated sugar
1/2 cup

This churro bites recipe is super easy to make. Enjoy it as a dessert or snack, or even at breakfast to start the day in a sweet way. Crisp, golden brown on the outside and soft, fragrant on the inside, this churro bite recipe is also vegan-friendly.

Churro bites are much quicker to make than classic Spanish churros as you need to make bite-sized, poppable pieces instead of traditional longer sticks. Much tastier than those you can find at theme parks or malls, they're also perfect to serve during a party together with chocolate sauce or dulce de leche.

This churro bites recipe is very easy to whip up, so start from making the batter by mixing the pantry ingredients. Next, deep-fry the batter pieces you made with a piping tip, making sure the oil temperature is around 360°F using a candy thermometer. Just make sure to and roll them in a cinnamon-sugar coating.


Tips for the Best Mini Churro Bites

Make sure the oil temperature is around 360°F when frying. Otherwise churros will cook to quickly, not ensuring even cooking despite the small size of each piece.

Pair churro bites with a simple chocolate sauce or dulce de leche for dipping.

For a healthier recipe, you can bake churro bites in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes.

You can also make churro bites in the air fryer, simply preheat it to 375°F and let them cook for 10-12 minutes.

If you do not have a piping bag, you can simply roll the churro dough into logs.

You can replace the vanilla extract with almond extract for a subtle almond flavor. You can even leave it out if you want.

If you prefer a larger churro, feel free to make them however big you'd like – this recipe works for bigger churros as well!

How to store Churro Bites

Churros are best made and served right away. However, you can store churro bites for 2 days, closed in an airtight containers lined with parchment paper.

Before serving, reheat them in the over at 400°F for about 5-7 minutes.

How to make Churro Bites

In a small bowl, make the coating by combining the sugar with the cinnamon. Set aside.

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, mix the sugar, water, vanilla, salt, and vegetable oil. Bring this mixture to a boil, then remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the flour until a ball forms. Make sure there are no flour lumps in the batter. Allow to cool.

Transfer the batter into a piping bag with a star-shaped tip.

In a deep skillet, heat the oil until its temperature reaches about 360°F, using a candy thermometer. Pipe the churro batter into the hot oil by cutting each piece with scissors. Fry for about 5-8 minutes, flipping the churro bites halfway through cooking.

Transfer the churro bites to a plate lined with paper towels to allow the oil to drain for about 2 minutes. Roll the churro bites into the cinnamon-sugar mixture, then serve them warm with your favorite sauce. Enjoy!

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