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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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Julianne levey

Wednesday 6th of June 2018

do we have to serve right away ? or is it okay if i make them tonight and bring them to a spanish fiesta tomorrow morning at school ?

Meaghan

Wednesday 6th of June 2018

They should be good if stored in an airtight container overnight but I wouldn’t push them out longer than a day! Have fun at your fiesta!

Hillary Reeves

Sunday 6th of March 2016

Jealous of your blogger dates! So with you on the churro cravings, though. And when they're bite sized, they're the most perfect little snack--maybe too perfect! :)

Meaghan

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

I love our blogger dates :) I meet up with a couple different groups and it's so fun! You should try and connect with some local NYC bloggers from FBC. I'm sure there's got to be several!

~Meaghan

Paige

Friday 4th of March 2016

Ok so now I have to make these this weekend! I may make two batches ....:) :)

Meaghan

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

If you want other people to also be able to try them then yes make two batches ;)

~Meaghan

Whitney

Monday 29th of February 2016

These look AMAZING! I would much rather have tons of little churros than one long one. Great post!

Meaghan

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Thank you! I'd probably have better portion control with a regular size churro but these bites are perfectly poppable and super addicting!

~Meaghan

Whitney @ That Square Plate

Monday 29th of February 2016

Seriously I've got to try to make churros! So easy!! I love that they're bite sized. I could have like 100 then! ha!

Meaghan

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

I DID have 100! Or I ate almost all of them before realizing I should save some for my roommate :P

~Meaghan