Pressure cooker churro bites are delicious for dessert or breakfast on the go! Cinnamon and sugar coated donut churros treats that are baked, not fried, right in your Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Crockpot Express.
These pressure cooker churro bites were a hit!! I made them at breakfast time and were a bit like a churros donut that the kids loved and even my husband raved about. Now one of our favorite breakfast Instant Pot recipes here on The Typical Mom blog. (affiliate links present)
Who doesn’t love churros??!!
I mean seriously. You’ve never had one?? Well traditionally churros are long donuts essentially that are fried and rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
We decided to call these pressure cooker churro bites. Yes they are baked / steamed instead of fried but we like that even better. Essentially creating cinnamon and sugar Instant Pot donuts y’all!
Have you tried these egg molds yet??
We’ve made a few different recipes in them that are NOT eggs at all…they’re so versatile and easy to use!
Of course you can make homemade pressure cooker churro bites but um…..I am all about easy so we’re gonna’ use good old cinnamon muffin mix here my friends. 😉
- I did something similar when I first created Instant Pot blueberry muffins using this same silicone egg mold for pressure cookers and they came out just as fluffy and delicious as if I had turned on the oven (which I do not do during the summertime…let’s save energy and heat shall we).
First in a bowl mix your ingredients well, then prepare your silicone egg mold.
The trick to making perfect pressure cooker churro bites
- Use only a little bit of non stick spray inside your silicone egg bite mold
- Only fill holes 3/4 full
- any higher and they will overflow and not “bake” well
- Allow the Instant Pot (or other brand of pressure cooker) to naturally release for 10 minutes after it beeps that it is done cooking
- creates a fluffier consistency
- don’t quick release!!
- Carefully remove the egg mold and foil when done
- you don’t want them to continue to cook or they will be overdone
- removing the foil immediately prevents condensation from dripping down on to your doughnuts and making them wet
- Only wait a few minutes before popping your churro bites out of the mold
- waiting a few minutes so it cools down and you’re able to handle the mold is good, don’t burn yourself
- leaving them in the mold much longer than a few minutes will make your bites a bit wet and sticky as they “sweat” inside there
This is what it should look like right before you put the lid on.
We rolled our Instant Pot churro bites in plenty of brown sugar.
- Then I sprinkled a mixture of sugar and cinnamon on top (generously) to taste as similar to churros as I could get.
I had no idea if this would work because sometimes “baking” in a pressure cooker isn’t a success in my opinion and I’d rather use my oven but they were SO good!! Even my husband who is picky about textures couldn’t keep his hands off of them.
I say they are the perfect pressure cooker breakfast item, okay they are dessert too but early in the morning anything is fair game as far as I am concerned.
- Once you have your egg mold and are obsessed with these you can make our pressure cooker egg bites and Instant Pot pancake bites ….you can even make mini meatloaf in them too!
Can you double this pressure cooker churro bites recipe?
- If you have two egg molds you can stack them on top of one another (fits in my 6 qt. IP) and cook two batches at the same time.
- 12 minutes is fine for a double batch too, we’ve done it successfully!
Are you convinced yet that you need to make these like ASAP???!!
This is what you need to make our pressure cooker churro bites
- This silicone egg mold for pressure cookers
- Cinnamon swirl muffin mix – we have used spice cake mix as well – this is the cake mix one we used
- If you have a hard time finding a boxed mix you can try to make homemade coffee cake and use that as your batter as an alternative, but I haven’t tested it out so you’d have to let me know if it’s a go as well.
- Can increase to 1 tbsp cinnamon total for stronger flavor
- Mixture of cinnamon and sugar
- Brown sugar
- Pressure cooker – this is the pretty Instant Pot I have
Pressure Cooker Churro Bites
- Mix cake mix, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, eggs, 3/4 c. of the brown sugar mix in the packet that is included in your muffin mix box, and buttermilk until smooth.
- Spray your egg mold with a bit of non stick spray and fill your cups 3/4 of the way full. Add 1.5 c water into your pot and put a trivet into pot as well.
- Cover egg mold with foil, use a sling to lower it down on to your trivet. (if you have 2 egg molds you can stack both in the same pot for the same time and make a double batch at once)
- Close lid and steam valve.
- Set Instant Pot or other pressure cooker to high pressure for 12 minutes. Allow to naturally release all steam.
- Remove egg mold and take off foil.
- Allow to cool for just a few minutes, until you can pick up the mold.
- Gently push on the bottom of each hole to pop out each churro bite.
- Add 4 tbsp. brown sugar on to a plate or bowl and roll each churro bite into it so they are coated, will stick to outside.
- Mix remaining 1/2 tbsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar into a bowl and sprinkle on top of each one generously.
- Enjoy!Can use an injector filled with cream cheese frosting to push frosting into the center of each one too if you want.