Beyond easy churro chips recipe made with pita bread! I'm not kidding when I say you can have a batch ready in about 5 minutes -- and they'll serve around 8 people! Dust the freshly fried churro chips with cinnamon and sugar and you'll have an addictive sweet treat. (See instructions for Baked Churro Chips in the Notes section.)
2 to 3tablespoonsground cinnamon,more to your liking
Split the pita pockets in half to make single rounds of pita: Place your pita bread flat on a cutting board and split it in half from the seam with a sharp knife (you should end up with 2 single layers of pita). If you’re using tortillas or a single ply flatbread, you do not need to split them.
Cut each flatbread into 8 triangles: Using a sharp knife, or a pair of kitchen shears, cut each pita or tortilla into 8 triangles.
Fry in extra virgin olive oil: In a medium frying pan, heat about ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the pita or tortilla triangles (do this in batches so you do not crowd the pan). Fry, watching for one side to turn medium brown and quickly turn the chips over on the other side for a few seconds (it should take less than 1 minute until crispy and golden brown on both sides).
Drain: Prepare a large plate and line it with paper towels. Transfer the fried chips to the prepared platter and allow them to sit briefly over the paper towels to drain any excess oil.
Season and serve: While the chips are still nice and hot, dust them with sugar and ground cinnamon. Enjoy!
For baked churro chips: Heat your oven to 425°F. Follow the first step as written then brush the pita or tortilla on both sides with extra virgin olive oil. Cut each into 8 triangles and arrange them on a large sheet pan. Bake for about 5 to 10 minutes, turning the chips over occasionally until crispy and golden brown. Remove the chips from the oven, dust them immediately with sugar and cinnamon and serve!
How to serve churro chips: The easiest option is to serve them alongside a dip like caramel, chocolate, or Greek yogurt sweetened with honey. You can also serve them with vanilla ice cream, or make churro chip "nachos", by loading them up with fruity and sweet toppings!
How to store leftovers: Leftovers will keep in an airtight container of Ziploc bag for up to 2 days. Store them on your kitchen counter or in a pantry.