15 Minute Funnel Cake Bites make the popular fair food easy to prepare any time of the year!
July has arrived and that means it’s time for another #FoodieExtravaganza! Each month we take turns hosting and selecting a foodie holiday associated with that month. Somehow in all the planning July was overlooked so in a mad dash in the second half of June, Lauren of From Gate to Plate told us to celebrate the doughnut. If anyone is keeping score, National Doughnut Day is actually the first Friday in June, but none of us are complaining to be celebrating one of America’s favorite breakfast treats today. July is National Culinary Arts month so let’s just go with that. Also in July: Fried Chicken Day (today, the 6th), Blueberry Muffin Day (the 11th), and Junk Food Day (the 21st).
Well…. Doughnuts… or… Donuts. Which way is really correct?! Do you know?! Because here in Iowa 9 out of 10 times we’re going to call them donuts, but then when you go to one of the coasts you find doughnuts. I mean really… to-may-toe, to-ma-toe, right?
I started out this adventure with the wrong month apparently when I decided to choose donuts as a theme, but I also had Breakfast Donut Burgers in mind too (which I still plan to get on the blog soon!)… but needless to say that didn’t get done so I whipped up one of my fair favorites in mini form!
I used to devour funnel cakes at the fair when I was younger; when I didn’t gain 20 pounds by just looking at them! Now days, I can only handle two or three bites and I’m done. That’s why these 15 Minute Funnel Cake Bites are perfect for the person who craves funnel cakes, but yet doesn’t want to gain the 20 pounds by eating the whole thing.
Honestly, these could probably be called 10 minute instead of 15 because they’re done that quickly! Mix up the ingredients, drop into hot grease and toss in sugar, then you’re done! Easy as that!
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2-3 cups vegetable oil, for frying
- Granulated sugar for tossing
- In a large skillet, preheat oil to 350*F.
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- In another medium bowl, combine the milk, sugar and melted butter.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring just enough to combine.
- With a small cookie scoop or teaspoon, scoop the dough out and place in the hot grease.
- If grease is not deep enough to cover both sides, flip when golden brown, about 1 minute.
- Remove once golden brown and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
- Toss with sugar!
- *Yields roughly 12-1 inch bites*
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