I watched a documentary about Johnny Cash last night and now I am listening to his music as I write this post. He songs remind me of driving up to Canada in my dad's Oldsmobile Regency with my parents and oldest brother. Dad had Johnny playing on the 8-track. There is just something about his voice that is haunting. While Elvis is still my number one singer, Johnny comes in a close second. I was definitely born in the wrong era. None of this has to do with churros or donuts, I just like good music and thought I would share. Don't worry I'll still share the recipe for these finger-lickin' treats.
Churro Donuts before and they were quite tasty. This time I decided to make them a little healthier by adding Chobani yogurt. The first time I used Chobani was in my Maple Apple Muffins and they came soft and moist, so I was aiming for the same texture with these donuts. I just replaced some of the oil and buttermilk from my original recipe with yogurt. Chobani has this great chart on their blog if you want to replace butter, oil, buttermilk, or sour cream in one of your recipes. Okay so the dulce de leche and cinnamon sugar are not good for the diet, but you don't need to eat all the donuts by yourself. (I won't tell anyone if you do.)
homemade dulce de leche. You can probably use the Wilton cupcake filler tip to do the same. You want to make sure that if you make your own dulce de leche or buy it, you want it to be thick, otherwise it will just seep out of your little donut holes. Another tool that is great for this project is the Tovolo pancake pen. It is so much easier to use it to fill the wells of my machine with batter than to try to do it with a spoon.
Churro Donut Holes
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes per batch
Keywords: bake dessert snack cinnamon dulce de leche Chobani yogurt donuts
Ingredients (55 donut holes)
- 1 cup Chobani yogurt (vanilla or plain)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cups dulce de leche
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
InstructionsFor the donuts
Preheat your Babycakes Cake Pop Machine.
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat together yogurt, milk, oil and sugar. Then add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients and slowly add to to the wet ingredients, making sure to have a nice smooth mixture. The batter will be thick.
Use a Ziplock bag with tip cut off or pancake pen to fill each donut reservoir with about 2 tbsp of batter.
Bake for about 4 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of donut comes out clean.
Place hot donuts on cooling rack.For the filling
With the Babycakes injector or a cupcake filler, make a hole in each donut and fill with dulce de leche.For the glaze
In a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. You want the consistency to be runny, not thick.
Dip each donut in the mixture and flip it around by hand or with a fork until the whole donut is covered.
Then place back on the cooling rack until the glaze is dry, but tacky.For the coating
In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.
Dip each donut into the mixture and roll around until all covered. Then pop one in your mouth an enjoy the ride.
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