These delicious air fryer churro bites are made with a very simple and tasty base that won’t keep you in the kitchen for hours.
If you love churros, but don’t have the time to spend making the dough from scratch, we have a tasty alternative for you.
There are several options for making Churros.
- Make the dough from scratch.
- Purchase frozen churros.
- Use angel food cake.
Can You Air Fry Churros?
You can! No matter which option you choose, they can be cooked in an air fryer. Each type will require a slightly different approach, but they can all be cooked in an air fryer.
How Do You Cook Frozen Churros?
If you purchase frozen churros, or make them ahead of time to freeze, the good news is, you can just pop them into the air fryer, frozen.
How Long To Air Fry Churros
From Scratch – Homemade churros made from scratch are cooked at 375 F. for 10-12 minutes.
From Frozen – You’ll want to cook them at about 320 F. for approximately 8 minutes.
From Cake – 350F. for 5 minutes
Air Fryer Angel Food Cake Churro Bites
Angel food cake is a wonderful and simple substitute for churros. While it obviously isn’t exactly the same, some people would argue it’s better! We leave that final decision up to you.
This option is great for when you just don’t want to make churro dough from scratch. This is simple, fast and tastes great. It’s a wonderful sweet treat that will get you in and out of the kitchen pretty quickly.
This particular recipe also includes a delicious dipping sauce. Perfect for sharing!
What You’ll Need
½ standard angel food cake – This is a normal, standard angel food cake you can buy from the store in the bakery department.
½ cup sugar – This is regular baking sugar. You can use colored sugars if you want to get fancy, but make sure they are not coarse sugars. Just a regular baking sugar consistency is what you’re looking for.
2 tbsp. ground cinnamon – Any variety of cinnamon will work. Just pick up whatever bottle you can find at the store.
Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce:
¼ cup powdered sugar – Here again, this is just your standard, powdered sugar.
¼ cup cream cheese – You can used whipped cream cheese if you wish, but you’ll want to cut down on the milk. This recipe is formulated for regular cream cheese. You’ll want to soften it on the counter for about an hour or two before using it.
¼ cup milk – This can be any type of milk you prefer.
1 tbsp. butter – Here again, make sure it’s softened.
How To Make Air Fryer Churro Bites
Gather all the ingredients.
Place the angel food bites in the air fryer. Spray with a light coat of oil using an oil sprayer, and cook on 350 for 5 minutes.
Combine the cinnamon and sugar together and pour over the churro bites. Pour bites and sugar mixture into a gallon size bag and shake until bites are coated.
In a mixing bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and mix until smooth. For thicker sauce add more sugar, for thinner, add more milk.
Air Fryer Churro Bite Supplies
Here’s what you’ll need to make these air fryer churro bites.
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Air Fryer Churro Bites Recipe
Air Fryer Churro Bites
- Air Fryer
- ½ medium angel food cake (cut into cubes)
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce:
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ cup cream cheese (softened)
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tbsp. butter (softened)
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Place the angel food bites in the air fryer. Spray with a light coat of oil using an oil sprayer, and cook on 350 for 5 minutes.
- Combine the cinnamon and sugar together and pour over the churro bites. Pour bites and sugar mixture into a gallon size bag and shake until bites are coated.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and mix until smooth. For thicker sauce add more sugar, for thinner, add more milk.