Easy Keto Churros (Inspired By Disney’s Recipe!)
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Looking for an impressive keto dessert?
If you’ve been to Disney and felt like you were missing out after smelling the warm cinnamon sugar scent of their freshly fried churros, today is the day we change all that.
Lina made Disney’s famous carb-filled churros recipe over on Hip2Save, so after seeing that, we knew that we had to make our own keto churros right here on Hip2Keto!
This keto churro recipe is a fun opportunity to get the whole family involved.
The boys love it when I ask for their help in the kitchen, and I always appreciate the little helping hands, especially since we have plenty of time now to spend together!
Another plus of this recipe is that the traditional sugar is replaced with Swerve, so serving up a dessert that my boys love that also isn’t full of sucralose is a win-win for mom and the kids. 🙌
Hip Recipe Tips:
- Anytime a recipe calls for frying, I use my Dutch Oven. For this recipe, fill it up with 4-5 cups of oil to make sure you have enough space from the bottom to let the churros float and brown evenly.
- Granular Swerve and cinnamon really make this keto churro magical… but why stop there? Try dipping the churro into melted chocolate to really make it authentic like Disney’s. We love using ChocZero’s no sugar added milk chocolate chips! Yum!
- To create the ridges in the churros, you will need a piping bag & star tip or cake decorating tool. You can find these on Amazon or in the baking aisle at your grocery store. You could also use a plastic zip-top bag in a pinch, but the edges won’t be as pronounced.
Keto Churros (Disney Inspired)
yield: 16 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 2 MINUTES
total time: 17 MINUTES
A keto-friendly twist on the sweet cinnamon classic, inspired by Disney's recent release of their original churro recipe.
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 tablespoon unflavored whey protein
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons Swerve granular
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon water
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon Swerve granular
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 4-5 cups oil, for frying
- 1/4 cup melted chocolate (optional for dipping)
In a deep pan or dutch oven, add 4-5 cups of oil to use for frying churros. Turn stovetop to medium heat to start heating the oil up until it reaches 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix together a tablespoon each of cinnamon and Swerve and set aside for dusting later on.
In a large bowl, whisk together coconut flour, almond flour, whey protein, and xanthan gum.
In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, add in butter, granular Swerve, vanilla extract, and water, stirring constantly. The butter and sweetener will meltdown after about 2 minutes. Do not let the ingredients boil as this will make a caramel.
Pour butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir. Add in the eggs and mix until you get a thick dough-like batter.
Add batter into a piping bag or cake decorating tool. Squeeze batter out in 4-5" strips into oil and let fry up for about 1 minute, turning the churros in the oil as needed to evenly fry.
Remove the churros from the oil and place on a paper towel to soak up any extra oil. While hot, sprinkle the cinnamon Swerve mixture over the churros.
If desired, melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 15-second intervals until fully melted to serve alongside your churros. Enjoy the keto churros while warm!
Yield: 16 churros, Serving Size: 4 churros
Amount Per Serving: 231 Calories | 16g Fat | 17g Total Carbs | 5g Fiber | 9g Sugar Alcohol | 15g Protein | 3g Net Carbs
Don’t be alarmed by the high total carb count!
Fiber and erythritol, the main ingredient in Swerve, does not affect blood sugar in the same way that regular carbs do, so we subtracted them from the total carb count. You’ll see that the net carbs are much lower once you remove the sugar alcohols.
Save yourself the trip to Disney because these keto churros are magical!
It wasn’t a surprise everyone in the family loved this sweet keto churro dessert. 😋 They fry up crispy on the outside and soft on the inside — so yummy!
Give this keto-friendly dessert a try and let me know what you think!
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What oil for frying?
Hi Yadira! You can use avocado or coconut oil. Hope this helps!
Ok thanks did not think that was a keto friendly oil though?
You’re welcome! Thanks for asking. Sorry for any confusion. For strict keto make sure to use a high smoke point, so avocado or coconut oil is going to be the best option.
Hi Yadira! Your so very welcome❤
can we skip the protein powder?
Hi Dina! The powder helps soak up the liquid and bind it together. You could replace it with extra flour if you do not have the protein powder. Hope this helps!
Hi can I make the batter ahead of time ?
You can make it and put it in the piping bag the day before and refrigerate it. I would recommend setting it out until it reaches room temperature before frying them.
I’ve read that you can make the batter, pipe them onto a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer until your ready to fry them. Would it work with this recipe as well? Thank you for the recipe. I’ve never had a churro before. 🙄
Although we haven’t tried that, you probably could. Let us know if you do and how it works out, Eva!
are they chewy or more brittle/crackable when you bite them?
Hi there! These are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Hope that helps!