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Mini Pumpkin Churros

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 32 mini churros 1x


This Mini Pumpkin Churros recipe is from Bobby Flay’s newest cookbook release, Brunch @ Bobby’s. Just in time for fall! It’s the perfect afternoon or weekend treat for grown-ups and kids alike!


  • For Churros:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • Vegetable or canola oil, for frying
  • Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Special equipment: Pastry bag with large star tip


  1. Make the Cinnamon Sugar Coating: In a bowl, whisk together the sugar and cinnamon until well combined. Transfer mixture to a large baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Make the Churros: Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl. Bring 1 1/2 cups water, the pumpkin puree, butter and vanilla to a boil in a medium saucepan, whisking constantly.
  3. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined; it will be thick. Continue mixing and add in your eggs, one at a time, until well combined. The dough should be thick and smooth, able to cling to spoon. If your dough is too runny, add more flour until it reaches a thick pudding consistency. Place the dough into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
  4. Heat 2 inches of oil in a high-sided large pan until it reaches 350F on a thermometer.
  5. Pipe the dough directly into the pan in 3-inch pieces, cutting off the pieces with a scissor. Fry until golden and crispy, turning as needed, about 3-4 min. (This part takes a bit of practice, but if you don’t mind a few curvy-looking churros, you’re all set!)
  6. Transfer the churros to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet to drain the oil. Transfer drained churros to baking sheet with the cinnamon-sugar mixture, tossing to coat well.
  7. Serve immediately, while still crispy and warm.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: snacks, dessert