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It’s hard to believe these keto churros are sugar-free! They are just as sweet and crispy as the real deal, but yes, they are keto. The coating is similar to my popular keto donuts, but the crispy texture is very different. Serve them up hot and fresh and with a side of keto chocolate sauce for the ultimate dessert.
These healthier churros are made with Wholesome Yum Blanched Almond Flour and Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend for the best flavor and sweetness, without the sugar and carbs. I tested them half a dozen times to get the right texture, and these ingredients are key!
How To Make Keto Churros
Don’t be afraid of these gluten-free churros, they are easier than you think to make!
- Melt butter and sweetener. Heat water, butter, Besti, and sea salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Form dough. Remove from heat and sprinkle in xanthan gum. Add almond flour and protein powder and stir constantly with a rubber spatula, until a dough forms and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Transfer the dough to a bowl and let it cool for 10 minutes.
- Deep fry. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with an extra-large star tip. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and pipe mixture into the preheated oil. Use a scissors to cut strips into about 3 inches long and fry for 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
TIP: I recommend these extra large icing tips for the best churro size. You can use smaller ones, but your churros will cook much faster and sometimes burn more easily.
- Coat. Stir Besti and cinnamon together in a bowl and roll churros in the mixture.
- Enjoy with sugar-free chocolate sauce!
Keto Churros Recipe FAQs
Are churros healthy?
Churros don’t have a reputation for being healthy, as they are a deep-fried dessert that’s coated with sugar and served with chocolate. It’s why I thought we needed a keto version.
Are churros gluten-free?
Most churros are made with wheat flour and would not be gluten-free. This recipe uses nutritious almond flour for a gluten-free treat.
Are churros keto friendly?
No, most churros would not be keto as they are made with white flour and coated with sugar.
These keto-friendly churros are made with Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend to keep sugars and carbs down.
Can you make the keto churros longer?
You can make churros longer than 3 inches if you want, but they will start to curl.
Can you use a different sweetener?
Yes, and no. You need an allulose-based sweetener for the best dough consistency, so either monk fruit allulose blend or plain allulose (use 30% more of the latter). But any granulated sweetener should work fine for the coating.
Can you use coconut flour?
No, sorry. Making churros keto friendly was pretty tough to get a good texture, and I played with several options. Coconut flour just did not work well.
Can you omit the protein powder?
No. Whey protein powder is necessary to form the dough and get the right texture. It’s possible that other types of protein powder might work, but I haven’t tried others.
Can you make them ahead?
As with any donut, they are best right out of the fryer. You can mix up the dough and the sugar coating before hand to prep things ahead but you’ll want to cook them right before serving.
Can you freeze churros?
Yes, you can freeze churros for 2-3 months.
How to reheat churros:
For best results, reheat the churros in a 350 degree F oven, until warm.
More Keto Cinnamon Dessert Recipes
If you like this gluten-free churros recipe, you might also like some of these other cinnamon treats:
- Keto Cinnamon Rolls – Warm, chewy, and complete with (keto friendly) brown sugar and sweet glaze.
- Keto Cream Cheese Muffins – Fluffy almond flour muffins topped with a cinnamon streusel topping and filled with sweet cream cheese.
- Cinnamon Flax Seed Muffin – A healthy breakfast and a dessert in one.
- Keto French Toast – A quick and easy version, with all the texture and sweetness you’d expect.
Tools To Make Easy Keto Cinnamon Churros
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Hand Mixer – Mix up the keto churro donuts batter easily with a hand mixer.
- Cast Iron Saucepan – I like this one because it retains heat well for deep frying.
- Piping Bag – Pipe the batter directly into the oil to fry.
- Extra Large Icing Tips – This set is the perfect size for classic churros, as most regular tips are too small.
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In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the water, butter, Besti, and sea salt. Bring to a boil.
Turn off heat. Sprinkle (don’t dump) in the xanthan gum. Add the almond flour and protein powder. Stir constantly with a rubber spatula, until a ball of dough forms.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Cool for 10 minutes.
Using a hand mixer, beat in the egg and vanilla.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, or medium-low if using cast iron. (The oil should be about 1 1/2 inches deep.)
Working in batches to avoid crowding the pan, pipe the mixture into the preheated oil, using scissors to cut off the churro strips to about 4 inches long, without letting the pieces touch. Fry until golden, about 1-2 minutes per side.
Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Let the churros cool for about 2 minutes, until not too hot to handle.
In a medium shallow bowl, stir together Besti and cinnamon for the coating. Roll churros in the cinnamon Besti mixture.
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Serving size: 1 3-inch churro
Oil left behind in the pan is not included in nutrition info. About 1/2 cup oil is absorbed and included in nutrition info.
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