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Sesame & Peanut Churros (Vegan + GF)

Sesame & Peanut Churros (Vegan + GF)

Gluten-free, refined sugar-free churros flavored with toasted sesame and rolled in a salty-sweet peanut sugar!


  • Yield: About 30 Churros (serves 4)

Ingredients

Sesame & Peanut Churros

  • 1 cup almond milk (or soy milk)
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 quart oil for frying

Peanut Sugar Coating

  • 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or other granulated sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Optional: Melted chocolate.


Instructions

Peanut Sugar Coating

  1. Add the roasted peanuts and coconut sugar to the bowl of a food processor. Process for 6-10 seconds, or until you get a very fine meal (it should have the texture of almond meal). You don’t want to process too long otherwise it will turn into nut butter. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

Sesame & Peanut Churros

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the almond milk, sesame oil, and coconut sugar. Heat over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  2. In the meantime, combine the brown rice flour and tapioca starch in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Once boiling, immediately remove from heat and pour over the flour. Stir in the vanilla extract and quickly mix using a wooden spoon until a ball of dough forms. The dough will be quite firm, this is normal. Transfer the dough to a churro maker, or strong pastry bag fitter with a star tip.
  4. Heat the oil in a medium-size saucepan to 375 degrees (190°C). Pipe 5-6-inch lengths of dough into the oil. I recommend frying a maximum of 3 churros at a time.
  5. Fry for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown on each side. You can flip them halfway through frying for even browning. Remove from oil and transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper towels to drain excess oil. Then roll each churro into the peanut sugar. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  6. Enjoy immediately while it’s still warm! You can serve them with melted chocolate on the side. Churros are best eaten the same day.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Churro
  • Calories: 38
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.9g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0.4g