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Instant Pot Churro Bites Recipe


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If you love churros, then you’re going to love these Instant Pot Churro Bites! They’re quick and easy to make and perfect for a sweet snack or dessert, plus, the little bit of cinnamon sugar on the outside is irresistible! 

If you love easy snack recipes like this then you are going to love this cinnamon sugar-dusted treat. You’ll definitely want to add these to your must-make list.

Instant Pot Churro Bites coated in cinnamon and sugar with an instant pot and more churro bites blurred in the background

Instant Pot Churro Bites

The churro is a traditional Spanish pastry that is made from flour, sugar, and eggs. It is often coated in cinnamon sugar and served with a dipping sauce. Churros are thought to have originated in the early 1500s, and they have been a popular dessert ever since.

Why I Love This Recipe

Churros are one of the most popular snacks in Mexico, and now you can enjoy them at home with these amazing Instant Pot Churro Bites! They’re quick to make and perfect as either an appetizer or dessert (or both!)

  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Looks beautiful on a plate
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love cinnamon sugar desserts like this, give this Cinnamon Sugar Biscuit Donuts recipe a try.

Instant Pot Churro Bites coated in cinnamon and sugar with an instant pot and more churro bites blurred in the background

Ingredients

These churro bites only require a few simple ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store. You will be so glad you don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of special ingredients for this dish!

  • light brown sugar
  • melted butter
  • cinnamon
  • whole milk
  • baking powder
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt

Coating:

  • sugar
  • cinnamon 
Instant Pot Churro Bites ingredients

Substitutions

Brown Sugar: Dark brown sugar can be used in place of the light brown sugar in this recipe.

Milk: Instead of whole milk, you can use any type of milk that you have on hand.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this delicious snack or dessert recipe. Gather your family around the table and get ready to make this simple recipe.

How to Make Instant Pot Churro Bites

This recipe comes together in just a few simple steps. Follow the steps below and you will have a delicious dessert or snack in no time at all.

Step 1: Mix together sugar, butter, cinnamon, and milk

In a bowl, mix the light brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, and milk until completely mixed.

sugar, butter, cinnamon, and milk in a white bowl

Step 2: Add in flour, salt, and baking powder until mixed

Stir in flour, salt, and baking powder until completely mixed and the batter is thick.

Churro batter in a white bowl

Step 3: Lightly oil the egg molds

Spray a paper towel with cooking oil. Coat egg molds until lightly coated.

Step 4: Fill the egg molds until almost full

Spoon in batter making sure it’s evenly distributed in all egg mold cups until almost full. Leave some room for the batter to rise.

Churro mixture in an egg mold

Step 5: Add trivet and water to the pressure cooker

Cover egg molds with foil, stack egg molds on the trivet, and add a cup of water to the instant pot.

Filled egg mold covered with foil in an instant pot

Step 6: Pressure cook the churro bites

Close the instant pot lid and set the pressure valve to sealing. Pressure cook on high for 11 minutes. Allow the instant pot to naturally release pressure for ten minutes then release the pressure valve.

Step 7: Remove the churros from the molds

Remove egg molds and pop out the churro bites.

cooked churro bites in an egg mold on a trivet

Step 8: Roll the churros in a cinnamon sugar mixture

Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl, toss the churro bite in sugar-cinnamon mix until fully coated

a closeup of a hand holding an Instant Pot Churro Bite rolled in sugar and cinnamon powder

Step 9: Serve and enjoy

Enjoy your churro bites plain or dip in your favorite sweet sauce.

Instant Pot Churro Bite dipped in chocolate in a white bowl with more churro bites and cinnamon sticks blurred in the background

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

If you want to get creative, there are a few ways that you can change up this recipe. Here are a few ideas:

Chocolate: Add some chocolate chips to the batter for a chocolate twist

Nuts: Roll the bites in chopped nuts or sprinkles

Dips: Serve with a dipping sauce like caramel, chocolate, or strawberry

Instant Pot Churro Bites coated in cinnamon and sugar next to cinnamon sticks on a white plate on a yellow and white checkered cloth

Tips

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the perfect churro bites:

  • Do not overfill the egg molds or the batter will spill over while cooking. Fill the molds about 3/4 of the way full.
  • Be sure to cover the egg mold tightly with foil to prevent water from getting into your bites.
  • Be sure to coat the egg molds with oil, this will help the bites release easily.
  • If you want a sweeter coating, you can add more sugar to the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Instant Pot Churro Bites recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.

How to store

These bites are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

How to reheat

You can reheat these bites in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or in a 350-degree oven for 5-7 minutes.

Can I freeze these?

Yes, you can freeze the cooked and cooled churro bites in an airtight container for up to three months. When you are ready to enjoy, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat according to the instructions above.

Instant Pot Churro Bites coated in cinnamon and sugar next to cinnamon sticks on a white plate on a yellow and white checkered cloth

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Instant Pot Churro Bites Recipe

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Instant Pot Churro Bites

Instant Pot Churro Bites are quick and easy to make, perfect for a sweet snack or dessert.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 542 kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • silicone egg molds
  • Trivet
  • Instant Pot
  • paper towel

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Coating

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix the light brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon and milk until completely mixed.
  • Stir in flour, salt and baking powder until completely mixed and batter is thick.
  • Spray paper towel with cooking oil. Coat egg molds until lightly coated.
  • Spoon in batter making sure to evenly distribute in all egg mold cups until almost full. Leave some room for the batter to rise.
  • Cover egg molds with foil, stack egg molds on trivet and add a cup of water to the instant pot.
  • Close instant pot lid and set the pressure valve to sealing. Pressure cook on high for 11 minutes. Allow the instant pot to naturally release pressure for ten minutes then release the pressure valve.
  • Remove egg molds and pop out the churro bites.
  • Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl, toss the churro bite in sugar cinnamon mix until fully coated.
  • Enjoy your churro bites plain or dip in your favorite sweet sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 542kcalCarbohydrates: 82gProtein: 6gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 381mgPotassium: 288mgFiber: 2gSugar: 48gVitamin A: 702IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 161mgIron: 2mg
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