How to Make Mini French Crullers

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Doughnuts are definitely in the sweet treats hall of fame. With their signature circular shape, this dessert staple is hard to resist. One of my personal favorites is the french cruller. Different from many of the other kinds of doughnuts, the french cruller has light and airy inside its harder shell that's usually covered in a sweet glaze. It's simply delicious! (And especially with my mini crullers, they are not as heavy as regular cake or yeast doughnuts).

The good news is that they are also pretty simple to make (and a lot of fun to as well). Essentially, a french cruller is fried pate a choux dough, which is the same kind of dough used to make eclairs (such as my Pumpkin Pie Eclairs) and cream puffs.

Mini French Crullers are simple, cute, and deliciously light and airy. In other words, there is no excuse to not have these cooking up in your kitchen. And when you do, leave a comment and let me know how it turns out!

So, let's get crulling! :)
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Step 1: Ingredients

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For these delicious sweet treats, you will need:
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tablesponns coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 135 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
You will also need vegetable oil for frying as well as ingredients for a glaze. I just used sweetened condensed milk but be creative! Try a glaze with raspberry reduction and icing or a chocolate ganache. The possibilities are endless.

Also, you all are wondering why I used coconut oil (you can substitute the same amount of butter for coconut oil) in my recipe. It is actually a really great and healthy butter substitute. I found out that it boosts immune systems, helps maintain blood sugar levels, reduce cholesterol, and many other awesome health related benefits. So try it out! Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions on where to find it.

I bet that these are SO good! :)

Woody711 year ago
Holy moly, these are DELICIOUS!!!!!!!
npuka1 year ago
Is there anything i can substitute for coconut oil?
jen7714 (author)  npuka1 year ago
Yes! Butter is definitely the most common substitute.
Showler1 year ago
I made these at midnight. Delicious as balls.