Easy Churro Bites

It’s FAIR season! I love going to the fair for the food, like fried cookies and Churros. This year I decided to recreate one of my favorites at home: Easy Churro Bites with only 4 ingredients. And they’re baked in a waffle maker – NO frying!

Easy Churro Bites - this churro recipe has only 4 ingredients and isn't fried. They're made in a waffle iron! Dip them in chocolate ganache for a sinful treat.

As we talked about last week, Jordan’s getting older and more independent. She’s been asking for a phone forever, but I’m not ready for her to have one (or for the expense and stress that comes with it). However, there are times I do wish she had a way to call me. She can text me and video chat now, but only if she has wifi, which isn’t always possible. For the most part, she’s always with me, but sometimes she’s at dance for hours alone, or at friend’s houses. And later this month she’s going to San Diego with my mother-in-law for 4 days…without me.

What does all that have to do with these Easy Churro Bites? Well, a couple of things. I’d been contemplating getting Jordan a pay-as-you-go phone for JUST phone calls (you know, to test the phone waters a bit) when an opportunity to try the AT&T GoPhone came across my desk. It was meant to be, pretty much, don’t you think?

Still can’t quite get from phone to churro? Well, not only did they want me to test out the phone and service, but they wanted me to do it at the California State Fair. Hence, churros and lots of fair food!

Honestly, does anyone go to the fair for anything but the fried brownies, face sized curly fries, and churros?

Easy Churro Bites Recipe with only 4 ingredients and no frying! These are addicting.

Last week, Jordan and I invited a friend and headed down to the fair. I swear, I wanted to eat all the things. Chinese food, corn dogs, lemonade, fried cheesecake, you name it! I totally grossed out the kids when I got chocolate covered bacon but it was really, really good. I could have eaten the entire basket of it, except I’d just downed orange chicken and was about to hit up the cotton candy and deep fried booth.

Calories don’t count at the fair…right?

Before we left for the fair, I got Jordan all set up on her AT&T GoPhone. It’s a Samsung, so it was a bit of a learning curve for me, but I really like the interface, and the camera was top notch.

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There are several choices of smartphones when you’re picking out a GoPhone. Mine is a Samsung Galaxy Express. I set it up and loaded $45 onto my account and I was instantly connected to AT&T’s 4G LTE network. One of the things I really love about this service is that there is no contract: I can choose a plan that fits my needs and change it as needed. Since Jordan will just be using this for phone calls, I can pick the lowest amount of minutes, and she can use wifi for any data.

Once our phone was set up, we headed to the California State Fair, where AT&T has a booth. They’re visiting all sorts of events all summer long, so you might even see them! If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen my fair posts last week. All food, all day long. If you happen to be at a fair or event where AT&T happens to be, be sure to stop by the booth. The girls did a virtual reality game and then we got to make our own sunglasses, where we mix and matched frame covers.

And then there was the food. OMG…the food. Have you ever had deep fried cheesecake? It’s the BEST thing ever, y’all. I also walked around for a few minutes with powdered sugar all over my face, neck and arms and the girls didn’t bother to tell me. I’ll get Jordan back some time, you can count on it. 😉

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(Photos taken on my GoPhone the Samsung Galaxy Express Prime!)

When we got home from the fair I was still craving churros, so I decided to make my own at home. Except I didn’t want to fry anything and I was kind of feeling lazy so I didn’t even want to mix anything.

Enter this recipe.

Easy Churro Bites - this churro recipe has only 4 ingredients and isn't fried. They're made in a waffle iron! Dip them in chocolate ganache for a sinful treat.

This recipe has only 4 ingredients. The churros start with, you guessed it, canned biscuits! You just slice them in quarters and cook them in a waffle maker – no frying! Dip them in butter and cinnamon sugar and you have churro bites that are just as good as at the fair without the third degree frying burns or all the calories from the oil.

(That means I can eat more, right?)

Bonus: dip these in an easy chocolate ganache for an extra decadent dessert. Seriously, I could drink chocolate ganache, but dipping churros? Even better!

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Easy Churro Bites

Easy Churro Bites – an easy 4 ingredient churro recipe! Pillsbury Grands Biscuits are cooked in a waffle maker and dipped in cinnamon sugar – so easy!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (8 rolls) canned biscuits (not flaky)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon

Optional Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips or chunks

Directions:

  1. Preheat a waffle maker (mine has a 350°F setting).
  2. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Place melted butter in a bowl. Stir cinnamon and sugar in an other bowl. Line a cookie sheet with paper towels.
  3. Place biscuit pieces into your waffle iron, separating them a little so they won’t stick together. How many batches you have to make depends on the size of your waffle iron. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the pieces are golden brown. Carefully remove them (they’re HOT!), dip them in the butter and coat with cinnamon sugar.
  4. These are best eaten right away or while they’re still hot. They get soft once they cool. They’re still good though!
  5. To make the chocolate ganache for dipping: place heavy whipping cream in a measuring cup or small bowl. Add chocolate chips and microwave for 45-60 seconds. Whisk until smooth, heating more as needed to get all the chocolate melted. Let cool at room temperature.
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101 comments

  1. Innovative idea, using the waffle iron instead of a fyrer

  2. I have to wait a few more months for our Texas State Fair, but making these churros should tide me over. Thanks for the post and the giveaway.

  3. You are a culinary genius, using a waffle iron to cook little bits of deliciousness and then tossing them in cinnamon and sugar! Such a great idea. Lucky Jordan, getting a phone at her age! My parents made me wait until high school – it was a real joy when I was done early with soccer practice in middle school and had no way of telling them I needed to be picked up. This sounds like it’ll be great for her 🙂

  4. This would be the perfect type of phone for my young daughter to take to ccamp. etc.

  5. I love setting aside days when calories don’t count and just going all out without thinking about health for a day- of course the next day, it’s super hard to get back to a normal diet, but it’s so fun and delicious in the moment! I love that these churro bites don’t need to be fried. I love fried food, but frying in oil is sometimes too much of a hassle for me 🙂

  6. Dorothy, this looks good. Is there anyway that one day you can teach us to try Oreos pls?

  7. I meant fry oreos

  8. Oh boy do these look good!  I was obsessed with getting churros at fairs and the mall when I was a kid. And I’m so glad these don’t have to be fried!  

  9. Biscuits in a waffle iron…why haven’t I thought of this! I see people put all kinds of stuff in waffle irons and it makes me want to dust mine off. But then…I don’t want to clean the grates. lol

    Awesome that you guys got to try out the phone too!

  10. Anything rolled in cinnamon sugar gets me excited! Love that these are so quick and easy. Pinned!

  11. Gah, I dread the day when I have to get my daughter a phone. We don’t even have an awesome state fair around here so I don’t get to experience all the wonderful goodness that you’ve tried out! Jealous.

  12. I love this easy recipe. No frying is the best part!

  13. It’s fair week here and all the food is so hard to resist! Love your take on churros:)

  14. Those look so delicious!

  15. My first phone was an ATT go phone, except I was a lot older than Jordan haha! But I must say it does save a lot of money!! That fried brownie from the pic looks insane!

  16. Oh my, these look so darn delicious! And totally addicting! Beautiful 🙂

  17. Those churro bites look awesome – such a perfect summertime snack! I recently mastered funnel cake, so it looks like churro bites are next on the list. The carnivals and fairs can keep their pricey food. 😉

  18. My husband and I always go to the fair for the deep fried food too haha. Looks like you and Jordan had a great time! These churros would definitely satisfy my sweet tooth and I love how easy they are to make too!

  19. I like that this phone does not require a contract. I could load it up when I need it, let it lapse in times when I don’t, and then reload it when I will need it again.

  20. This is genius -only now I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO REASON NOT TO EAT CHURROS. Thanks a lot..

  21.  these look absolutely delicious ..thanks for the recipe! 
    Thanks for he chance to win!

    Joey J.

  22. Churroooooos yum. I knew I forgot something when we were at the fair last week, this was definitely it. Now I will just make these! And how fun that Jordan gets to go to SD with grandma! She will never forget it. What a fun memory. That is so cool about the phone, I’ve often wondered what options there will be when my kids get to be this age. this seems perfect!

  23. Dorothy, Dorothy, Dorothy, do I LOVE fair food! These bites look fantastic and the fact that they’re NOT fried is a super plus—-you can many more of them, yes? Must try ASAP. Thanks for posting.

  24. Fun!  Fun food.  Fun fair.  Fun fried fair food.  Fun fone (phone).

  25. Churros are my favorite fair food! And my favorite dessert after a nice Mexican Dinner! Yum!

  26. This looks fantastic! Can’t wait to try it!

  27. I may have to buy a waffle iron!

  28. Love the giveaway and would love this phone! It takes great pics. 

  29. I haven’t tried biscuit dough in the waffle maker. Sounds like a good experiment to try. Churros are always a hit! And I have a 12 year old on his way to Junior High so a free phone would be delightful 🙂

  30. These sound good. But I’m trying to think what I can use instead of canned biscuits.

  31. Sounds like a great recipe to try. THANKS

  32. I will try this recipe! It sounds easy and yummy. I would like to win that phone as well. Thanks

  33. This is such a great idea can’t wait to try it out. Have a couple months still before our local fair starts. So this will be a nice treat without the frying. 

  34. All your recipes always look so delicious! Sounds like a great give-away!!!!

  35. I love, love, love ganache!  Can’t wait to try these.

  36. Sounds and looks quite yummy! Can’t wait to give them a try.

    I truly enjoy your site.

  37. Fun and easy recipe and giveaway. Thank you. 

  38. Love churros, hate the frying – what a great recipe! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Love fair food But not a fan of canned biscuits (sorry).

    • Stand alone, neither am I. But in things they take on a whole new flavor! If you don’t like the canned biscuits, try using your favorite shaped biscuit recipe and let me know if it works!

  40. I just might have to invest in a waffle iron!

  41. I can’t wait to try these!  Thx!

  42. Brill a t idea. Would a Belgium waffle iron work or is it too deep?

    • I’ve never used one of those, but I say go ahead and try it! Maybe double up the pieces if you find it’s too deep. If anything, they’ll just be thinner and crunchier!

  43. The recipe looks so yummy. The ATT go phone I could rely use in a smart phone for coupon sites and target cartwheel . I want one ATT SMART PHOINE !!!!

  44. Churro Bites that are easy and look delish! Plus a phone giveaway! This is amazing!!!!

  45. Those look really yummy! I like that they are not fried. I wonder if dipping them in nutella would work instead of the granache?

  46. looks so so good!! 🙂 i remember my first phone…back when there were RAZRS!

  47. Churros aren’t a big thing here – we have funnel cake!

  48. The grand kids and me will be making these next weekend. I have 8 one is 12 one 11 there 2 sets of twins first set is 9 the second set is 7 and the last two are 2 and 1 thank for a quick easy recipe that the kids will love and thanks for a chance to win have a great day

  49. Great recipe idea and quick and easy to make

  50. Amazing recipe, as always; and the phone sounds wonderful.

  51. As ‘Donkey’ says in Shrek….’I’m making WAFFLES’…!!!

  52. Oh my word these look amazing!!! I’m making these tomorrow for sure!!!

  53. These look wonderful and SO easy. Thanks

  54. These look so yummy, and the phone would be perfect for my son!!

  55. Oh my goodness…these churros look amazing!!! Super easy too! Definitely making these babies this weekend 🙂

  56. Loved the entire article about county fairs! I can’t wait for mine to come in a few weeks…so much good food! Thanks for all of your great recipes.

  57. I can’t wait to try these! So easy! I was just reading about those phones- thanks for doing the research my techy friend!😘

  58. Looks Good!!!!!!  Sounds easy to make!!.

  59. Ok, I’ve got biscuits in the fridge now, so churros for supper…..or breakfast tomorrow.  Yummy!

  60. OMg I was already hungry and this post made it worst! Really looking forward to trying this out looks delicious!

  61. sounds good and looking forward to trying them out! Thanks for always providing a great blog! 🙂 😉

  62. Just got through making a scratch version of churros. This seems much easier and a must to try.

  63. att plan sounds awesome seems like it would save a lot of money and the food o my heavens i want some now a hahaha

  64. I like your comment about Fried Cheesecake. I’m going to HAVE to try that at our Fair. I’ll also be on the lookout for powdered sugar trails. I’m sure I’ll be wearing my share.

  65. I love this simple way to make churros – and, yes, they have to be healthier than fair type. No frying means no mess either! Win-win!

  66. I’ve never tried churros but I will be trying these, look’s amazing,I love your site you alway’s have something I love.

  67. We used to get Churros when I lived in Tucson. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  68. Love this recipe. My kids love Churros from Disney. I will try this. 

  69. So easy and looks so yum!

  70. I need to get off my son’s plan. This sounds good. So do all your recipes!

  71. Don’t mind if I do!. Posting this before I make a run to the store for the biscuits.

  72. Your churros look awesome! I discovered churros in Florida a couple of years ago and was in heaven! This phone giveaway would be perfect for my son who’s heading into high school. Thanks! 

  73. Love that these aren’t fried. Looking forward to picking up some biscuits and trying these out. Love fair food but not all the grease. Thanks for an alternative to a favorite.

  74. Love your recipes and comments. All the talk about fair food right after I finished dinner – nothing appeals right now, especially greasy fair food. But tomorrow am will be a far different story. May have to try the churros tomorrow afternoon – you know, just a snack. Was interested in your phone comments, too – sounds like I need that, too. Keep ’em coming.

  75. Love your blog and recipes! The Churro Bites look yummy.

  76. These Churro bites look SO yummy, and an easy-peasy recipe does come in handy sometimes!
    Thanks for sharing!

  77. My birthday is coming up. I think Im gonna have to make these for a gift myself!

  78. I may use this recipe with students in our special education class. 

  79. Wow! You never disappoint! Churro bites in a waffle iron is BRILIANT!!! However it’s spelled you are a culinary genius. Can’t wait to try these. Because it’s such a chore to cut each biscuit into 4pcs, I may have to have help with this recipe – eating them! Thanks! Nancy

  80. I tried these cookies with butterscotch pudding and butterscotch chips, husband loved them, will try other combos, wonderful recipe

  81. Nothing beats fair food!

  82. These churro bites look heavenly. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  83. Love fair food. That’s why I can’t go to the fair! Love it too much.

  84. Thanks for posting your yummy recipes!

  85. Loving how these are baked, not fried!

  86. OMG, I am so hungry now. I love fair food!

  87. This recipe sounds YUMMY and easy. Never thought of using biscuits in the waffle maker!. I can’t wait to try them. I also loved your recipe for pudding cookies….so many options for those!

  88. Mmmmmmm……fair food. Thanks for the recipe.

  89. The easty Churros Bites look delicious!

  90. I’d love to win the #ATTGoPhone ! Thanks for the chance and the churro recipe looks delicious!

  91. Love your recipies. so inventive yet easy. Like why didn’t I think of that. Keep them comming, we love them.

  92. This would be perfect for my niece, who’s been agitating for a phone (and the churro bites would be perfect for both of us 😉

  93. Since I don’t use a cell phone that often, this would be perfect.

  94. I’m so glad I found this recipe on Pinterest!!!! I am allergic to eggs and can never make traditional waffles. However, I am able to eat canned biscuits and LOVE all things cinnamon sugar. This will be a great surprise for my breakfast loving husband who is always deprived of homemade baked goods. Thank you so much!!!

  95. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  96. that fair looks PHENOM!!! ahhh I love fair food!

    and these churro bites are totally fantastic, and I could easily become addicted!

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