Churro Donut Holes with Dulce de Leche Filling

Churro Donut Holes are stuffed with creamy Dulce de Leche filling. These cinnamon treats are the perfect breakfast or dessert to make for Cinco de Mayo!

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Anytime I see Churros on a menu or pass a churro store, I get overly excited and yell “CHURROS!”. It is a totally weird behavior, but I can’t help myself. I love churros and I also love the word! My churro obsession is kind of strange though because I actually don’t eat churros very often, and had never even tried them until I moved to NYC! I still remember my first real churro – it was from the Doughnut Plant! They don’t make churros anymore, which is a shame, because it was memorably good.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I wanted to make a breakfast based off of churros – Churro Donut Holes, and just to make them even more outrageous I stuffed them with Dulce de Leche!  All in the name of Cinco de Mayo – what a great holiday.

Churro Donut Holes with Dulce de Leche Filling | ChezCateyLou.com

Churro Donut Holes with Dulce de Leche Filling | ChezCateyLou.com

I am devastated that I forgot to photograph the inside of these little donut holes!!! I got so excited to eat them that I just totally forgot to take a picture of the delicious inside full of soft and gooey dulce de leche. You can see it peeking out of these donut holes though – and then just use your imagination to envision biting into a soft, cinnnamony churro donut hole and seeing all of that caramel filling!  That is my kind of breakfast!

Of course these could absolutely be served for dessert too, and some might argue that they are much more appropriate for dessert.  Regardless of when you eat them though, they are awesome!  The flavor is just like a churro, full of the cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter.  And the dulce de leche filling complements them so well.  The creamy caramel sauce is awesome, and makes these really fun and festive for Cinco de Mayo!

Churro Donut Holes with Dulce de Leche Filling | ChezCateyLou.com

Churro Donut Holes with Dulce de Leche Filling | ChezCateyLou.com

If you don’t have one of these nifty donut hole pans, you can still make these churro donut holes – they work just as well in a mini muffin tin! Once you toss the donut holes in butter and cinnamon sugar (hey, they have to taste like churros!) you can barely even see the line from the muffin tin.

I used a thin icing tip and a pastry bag to fill these with the dulce de leche. However you can use a zippered sandwich bag with the edge cut off for your pastry bag, and if you don’t have a thin icing tip, you can just poke a hole in the donut hole with a toothpick, and squeeze the filling in that way. Or if you don’t want to mess with the filling, you could just warm the dulce de leche and serve it as a dipping sauce!  That would be equally delicious.

Churro Donut Holes with Dulce de Leche Filling | ChezCateyLou.com

Churro Donut Holes with Dulce de Leche Filling

Yield: 32 donut holes

Churro Donut Holes with Dulce de Leche Filling

Churro Donut Holes are stuffed with creamy Dulce de Leche filling. These cinnamon treats are the perfect breakfast or dessert to make for Cinco de Mayo!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • For the Coating
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon, to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • For the Filling
  • 1 can Dulce de Leche

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a donut hole pan or a mini muffin tin.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together oil sugar, brown sugar, and egg until very well combined, at least one minute. Add milk and yogurt and whisk until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  4. Spoon the batter into the pan, filling each cavity half full.
  5. Bake the donut holes for 8- 10 minutes, until just cooked through.
  6. Remove from oven, and allow to cool in the pan for a minute, then turn out onto a wire rack.
  7. For the Coating
  8. Whisk together sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl or a shallow plate. Melt the butter in a separate bowl. Roll each donut hole quickly in the butter, shake off excess, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat until all donuts are coated.
  9. For the Filling
  10. If the Dulce de Leche is very thick, warm it in the microwave until it is soft. Add Dulce de Leche to a pastry bag fitted with a small tip, or to a zippered sandwich bag with the corner cut off. If using an icing tip, poke a hole in the side of each donut hole with the tip and squeeze dulce de leche into the center of the donut hole. If using a sandwich bag, poke a hole in the donut with a toothpick and then squeeze the dulce de leche into the hole.
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  1. says

    Oh Cate these are just amazing!! I’ve never had churros but I think I just need to come visit and we can do a donut tour? Yes!!

  2. says

    I have to admit I’m not much of a churro person, but make them into donut holes and pipe dulce de leche filling into them and I’m all over them! These look amazing. :)

  3. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says

    Okay seriously these are my dream donut holes. Dulce de Leche filling?! Pinned.
    I want to make these right now!!! 😉

  4. says

    Oh I ADORE churros! I used to love getting them from Costco, then when we moved out to Hawaii, and the Costcos here don’t have churros!! What kind of madness is that?! Well, I think I would like these WAY better than the ones from Costco anyway. That filling makes me swoon!

    • says

      Um I have never been to Costco…now I want to get a membership just to try their Churros! hahaha. At least you have other amazing treats in Hawaii – I swear the pineapple we had on our honeymoon in Maui was the best pineapple I’ve ever had!!

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