Monday, November 9, 2015

Baked Churro Bites

These little nuggets of cinnamon and sugar, 
plated on a swirl of chocolate and caramel have 
become one of our favorite new desserts.

Our great cooks that came to Lake Powell
with us this summer introduced us to this recipe.
They found the recipe on Pinterest, from

One of our favorite restaurants in Cabo
serves fresh fried churros, served in a paper
sack along with pots of chocolate and caramel sauce,
so we decided they needed homemade chocolate and
caramel sauce to take them up a notch.  Of course,
a scoop of great vanilla ice cream makes anything 

These mix up and bake up so quickly.  A caution - don't
take a bite of the naked churro bite and judge it!
It doesn't taste like much before it is dipped in
the butter and cinnamon sugar.

Oh, and while you are at it, you might as well
garnish the ice cream with a little chocolate sauce.

Baked Churro Bites Recipe

1 1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 C. sugar
1/3 C. room temperature butter
1 egg
1/2 C. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cinnamon Sugar Topping
1/2 C. butter, melted
1 C. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  
In a medium size bowl mix the flour, baking powder, salt, 
cinnamon and sugar.

In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, until fluffy.

In a small bowl, mix the egg, milk and vanilla.  

Add the flour and milk mixture to the creamed butter,
alternately mixing in starting and ending with the flour.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Spray a mini muffin pan with Pam.

Scoop the batter into the pan, filling about half full.  Bake
about 15 minutes.  Turn out and cool.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together.
Dip the finished bites in butter and then in the 
sugar mixture.

Serve with chocolate and caramel and a scoop of vanilla
ice cream if desired.  
Makes about 24 bites.

If you are like me, fall is the time for baking
and enjoying all of the comfort foods.  
Bake up a batch of these this week.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. I like that they're baked and not fried-sounds good:@)

  2. Yummy yummy yummy! I bet these are addictive!

  3. I can't wait to try these, they look so yummy! I love your blog and was so thrilled to meet you at Gatehouse last week.

  4. Such decadent little bites. At least baking them is more healthy...LOL

  5. Deliciousness in every bite. So beautifully plated!

  6. They look wonderful! With the cinnamon and sugar I think they could qualify for breakfast, don't you? :-)

  7. Made these for Thanksgiving dessert since I have some non-pie people I was feeding. These were a BIG hit. Thanks so much!

  8. I wonder if you could skip the rolling in butter part and just roll in cinnamon and sugar or use melted coconut oil?


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