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Churros are a Mexican favorite and these churro bites are twice as delicious. What’s better than fried dough rolled in cinnamon sugar?

Churros are a Mexican favorite. What's better than fried dough rolled in cinnamon sugar?

I have a local blogging friend who I try and have lunch with once a month. It’s SO nice to have a person so close in my creative niche. I live with a blogger but she’s a homestead blogger and sometimes doesn’t understand the struggle. If you’re a creative person or entrepreneur and don’t have someone close to you who works or hobbies in the same creative field find one! It will make a world of difference when you do.

The standing lunch date I have with said amazeballs creative friend usually involves Mexican. Because the only way we can manage to talk shop is over margaritas and enchiladas. We’re owning this. We’re planning a retreat {a fancy way to say week long sleepover extravaganza} sometime before July but until then we’re satisfied with lunch once a month.

Churros are a Mexican favorite. What's better than fried dough rolled in cinnamon sugar?

The last time we had Mexican I wanted needed a churro. A little fried, Mexican donut stick. O. M. G. Yes, please. But even though they had it listed on the menu they were “out”. I’m not sure what he meant by “out”…although I’m not even 100% sure he understood what I was asking…because they’re SO easy to whip up. I’m choosing to believe that they do not use frozen ones here. Go with me. Thus my churro craving was not satisfied.

That is until I was combing through the archives of one of my fave food bloggers, Mary from Goodie Godmother, and found this churro recipe. It’s like the clouds parted and the heavenly bodies started singing and all was right with the world. Because now I could 1) see how stupid easy it was to make my own fresh churros and 2) I could make said stupid easy churros whenever I wanted!

Churros are a Mexican favorite. What's better than fried dough rolled in cinnamon sugar?

I try a LOT of bloggers’ recipes because I spend most of my day networking with them. And as much as bloggers love to get a good comment from someone who has tried and loved their recipe {seriously, this makes my whole WEEK} I know that I have equally loved when another blogger remakes or adapts my recipe, too. So, I had an idea. An inspired by series! That way, you guys can dive into the realm of the other amazing food bloggers I find and get totally lost in their beautiful creations, and I get to try even more delicious and inspiring food.  Win, win no?

Let’s start with these churro bites. Because it’s never a bad thing to begin a day with some fried dough rolled in cinnamon and sugar 😉

Churros are a Mexican favorite. What's better than fried dough rolled in cinnamon sugar?

Meaghan

Churros are a Mexican favorite. What's better than fried dough rolled in cinnamon sugar?

Churro Bites

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Recipe adapted from GoodieGodmother.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Heat the water and 1 tbs sugar in a small sauce pan until sugar dissolves.
  2. While sugar is heating mix remaining sugar and cinnamon in a plastic zipper bag and set aside.
  3. Mix the flour, salt, and 1 Tbs vegetable oil in a medium bowl and then slowly drizzle in the warm simple syrup and mix until just combined.
  4. Place dough into a piping bag fitted with a jumbo tip.* Pipe batter into frying oil heated to 375 degrees in one inch pieces, using clean kitchen shears to trim and being careful not to over crowd the pan.
  5. Fry for 30 seconds on each side or until golden brown, turning gently with a slotted spoon.
  6. Remove from oil to a clean cloth or paper towel, then tip them into your zipper bag of cinnamon sugar. Toss to coat.
  7. Serve immediately plain or with homemade chocolate sauce!

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