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Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Churro Bites

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.

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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, originally published 1/19)

Churro Bites Recipe

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!

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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churro bites recipe

Instant Pot Churro Bites

Of course you can make homemade churro bites or if you need something really easy I have also used good old cinnamon muffin mix too my friends. 😉

First in a bowl mix your ingredients well, then prepare your silicone egg mold. 

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Ninja Foodi churro bites

I have a few tips to help make sure you get this done just right the very first go around. Nobody wants to waste ingredients so listen to these before you get started;

  1. Use only a little bit of non stick spray inside your silicone egg bite mold
  2. Only fill holes 3/4 full
    1. any higher and they will overflow and not “bake” well
  3. Allow the Instant Pot (or other brand of pressure cooker) to naturally release for 10 minutes after it beeps that it is done cooking
    1. creates a fluffier consistency
    2. don’t quick release!!
  4. Carefully remove the egg mold and foil when done
    1. you don’t want them to continue to cook or they will be overdone
    2. removing the foil immediately prevents condensation from dripping down on to your doughnuts and making them wet
  5. Only wait a few minutes before popping your churro bites out of the mold
    1. 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.

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How to Make Churro Bites

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.

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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.

Churro bites with chocolate sauce

Can you double this recipe and make twice as many at a time??

  • Yes!
  • 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!

Want to fill the insides with more goodies too? You can use a piping bag with a tip and squeeze Nutella or ganache in the middle too. Are you convinced yet that you need to make these like ASAP???!!

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Churro Bites Instant Pot

Cinnamon swirl muffin / cake mix – this is the one I have used in the past if I go for a mix. For from scratch you will need the items below. Either way you’ll need cinnamon and sugar mixed together for the outsides.

  1. You will need silicone egg mold for pressure cookers
    1. 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.
  2. Cinnamon
    1. Can increase to 1 tbsp cinnamon total for stronger flavor
  3. Mixture of cinnamon and sugar
  4. Brown sugar
  5. Butter
  6. Milk
  7. Flour
  8. Baking powder
  9. Pressure cooker

Once you’ve enjoyed these you’ve got to try our Instant Pot bread pudding recipe and pressure cooker brownies bites using this egg mold too!

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Pressure Cooker Churro Bites

Pressure cooker churro bites are delicious for dessert or breakfast on the go! Cinnamon and sugar coated baked churros, not fried, in your Instant Pot. 
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword churro bites, churros, crock pot express, dessert, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 108kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Mix dry ingredients in bowl and then incorporate wet for your batter 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.
  • Use a sling to lower mold 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 steam for 10 minutes then let the rest out
  • Remove egg mold and 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 cinnamon and sugar on to a plate or bowl and roll each churro bite into it so they are coated, will stick to outside.
  • ** If yours have cooled a lot you may need to brush outside with melted butter first so it sticks.
  • Enjoy! Can use an injector filled with cream cheese frosting to push frosting into the center of each one too if you want.


Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Churro Bites
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Tuesday 21st of September 2021

I am really interested in these! If I want to use the spice cake mix you recommend from Betty Crocker, do we mix the batter according to the box directions or do we use the recipe same for the box mix you prefer and then make our own cinnamon/sugar mix? Thx for advice!

K dauser

Sunday 3rd of May 2020

Packed cinnamon mix- recipe calls for 3/4 teasp. However instructions call for 3/4 cup.


Sunday 29th of December 2019

Is the foil necessary? Or can the silicone egg lid work the same

The Typical Mom

Monday 30th of December 2019

I wouldn't use plastic to cover it, it isn't meant to be in the machine. Use foil


Saturday 24th of August 2019

These are great, can they be frozen?


Sunday 18th of August 2019

In your list of ingredients, it calls for 3/4 tbsp of cinnamon. But your directions say 1/4 tsp of cinnamon mixed in the batter and then step #10 says mix remaining 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon w/ the 1tbsp of sugar. Is this correct or are you supposed to add 1/4 tbsp of cinnamon to the batter?

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