How to Make Churro Donut Holes the Easy Way
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Looking for an easy churro recipe that takes only seconds to make but leaves you with a stomach that’s happy for hours? My churro donut holes are so simple to make with just 3 ingredients (Pillsbury biscuits, cinnamon, and sugar) and don’t require the use of a pastry bag.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands! biscuits
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • oil for frying
  • 2 brown paper bags (optional)
  1. The first thing I like to do when making this recipe is to get my oil heated up. You’ll want to use a large pot or Dutch oven to do so. Add about an inch of oil into your pot or Dutch oven and allow it to get up to 350 degrees. I like to clip my thermometer to the side of the pot so I can be accurate with this.
  2. With the oil heating up, open up your can of biscuits and cut each one into four pieces. Cut each of your four pieces in half again. You will end up with 8 pieces of dough from each biscuit.
  3. Form each piece of dough into a tiny ball. In the end, you’ll end up with a plate of 64 tiny donut holes.
  4. The last item to prep is your cinnamon sugar mixture. For the best results, I recommend using a brown paper bag to hold your mixture in because it serves double-duty. It easily allows you to shake the donut holes and coat them evenly with the cinnamon and sugar mixture, while also absorbing some of the extra oil from the donut holes. I used two brown paper bags, one inside the other, just in case one decided spring a leak. Pour your sugar and cinnamon straight in the bag and give it a good shake to combine the ingredients.
  5. Note: If you don’t have brown paper bags, you can use a Tupperware container with a tight-fitting lid instead.
  6. Once you’re done with your prep work, the oil should be ready to go. Remember, you’re looking for a temperature of 350 degrees for your oil.
  7. Place 10 to 12 donut holes in the hot oil. You’ll want to keep an eye on them because they will brown up super fast. I used a slotted spoon and just twirled them around so they browned evenly on all sides.
  8. Using the same slotted spoon, scoop out the donut holes from the Dutch oven shaking them a bit to remove some of the excess oil.
  9. Place them directly into the brown paper bag or Tupperware container to coat.
  10. Give them a good shake and that’s it!
  11. Continue the process until all your churro donut holes are finished.
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