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Indulge in the ultimate keto snack with sweet Cinnamon Pork Rinds Keto Churro, made from crispy, zero carbs pork rinds coated in a delectable blend of cinnamon and sugar. Those keto pork rinds are also the best low-carb alternative to breadcrumbs, keto cereal or high-carb treats, perfect for satisfying your cravings on the keto diet.

Cinnamon flavored churro pieces.
Churro pork rinds

This recipe combines everything you have been waiting for from a snack in your lifestyle.

A keto or low-carb snack also known as pork rinds, chicharron, keto churro, granola cracklings and more. Just pick your favorite.

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The Best and Crunchiest Ever Keto Snack

Our homemade sweet keto pork rinds, with a churro taste, are the best and crunchiest snack you have been waiting for. Deep-fried to golden perfection and filled with collagen, these sugar-free and gluten free sweet chicharrones are always gone in minutes of making them. 

Most important, this is the best crunchy snack instead of the potato chips you wanted and needed. But we do have so much more. Please have a look at our keto bite recipes

What Are Pork Rinds?

Just read before you say no to this just because of the name. 

Pork rinds are a big staple in our lifestyle. They are a perfect replacement for various dishes we try to make with very low carbohydrate content. 

To sum it up, pork rinds are made from skin of a pig that has been thoroughly cleaned. Various countries have recipes and staples on how to use those pork skins. 

You can even buy them in a snack aisle under the UTZ pork rinds brand or pork king, which is the one without any additives or fillers. 

They can be rendered fried or roasted.

In case you want to look at it, I have also made a simple basic recipe for pork rinds.

If you buy pork fat by mistake, as I did, you can make perfect pork scratchings and pork cracklings that will last forever.

Pork Rinds Keto
Cinnamon Pork Rinds

Are Pork Rinds Keto-Friendly?

Since pork rinds contain zero carbs, they are the best ketogenic diet snack.

Macro and Carbs in Pork Rinds

Pork rinds are a macro-friendly snack, as they are mostly high in fat. The protein in pork rinds is another addition containing nearly zero grams of carbs. Their low-carb content makes them popular for individuals following ketogenic or low-carb diets.

 However, it’s always a good idea to check the packaging or nutrition label, as some flavored pork rinds varieties may have trace amounts of carbs per serving from added ingredients.

Are Pork Rinds Healthy?

Pork rinds can be a part of a balanced diet when enjoyed in moderation, as they are a good source of protein and healthy fats. However, they are high in sodium and saturated fats, so it’s essential to be mindful of portion sizes and opt for other, more nutritious snacks when possible.

How Many Pork Rinds Can I Eat on Keto Diet or Low Carb?

The number of pork rinds you can eat on a low-carb or keto diet depends on your individual caloric and macro-nutrient needs. While they are a low-carb snack, eating pork rinds in moderation is essential and fitting them within your daily carb and calorie allowance to maintain ketosis and overall dietary balance.

Best Pork Rinds for Keto as a Substitute for High-Carb Meals?

Crispy pork rinds are very popular in our lifestyle. Pork rinds are often used for various keto food and dishes instead of breadcrumbs, keto substitute for fried chicken or added into fathead dough for more crunchiness and extra taste. 

Grind them in a food processor and store them in the container in your fridge for whenever you need breadcrumbs. 

Break them into smaller pieces and add them to your morning yogurt or breakfast granola

Cracklings
Sweet Pork Rinds

Pork Rinds Keto Way

My story on how I came up with churro looking and tasting like cracklings is unusual. 

As I made some pork rinds for us, I completely forgot to flavor them. And as I finished frying them, after my first bite, I realized they had no taste at all. 

Those cracklings just needed to be flavored a bit. Salty or savory, they need to be. Otherwise, they do not taste like anything. 

Keto Churro Idea

So as I did not flavor them, my head started spinning with ideas about what to do. And since they were still warm and I was at that moment craving something sweet, I thought of cinnamon and sugar.

Cinnamon is always in my head; I add it to whatever I can. 

So as those not-so-yummy cracklings were still warm, I quickly mixed up a bit of cinnamon and sugar and rolled them in the mixture.

O MY GOD

They were so good I had to do them the next day and the day after. And that is how my recipe was introduced to my family and later to quite a few of my friends. 

And as they look and taste a bit like churros, that’s how my name came into as an idea.

How Are Pork Rinds Made?

There are several recipes with a slight variation in cooking or preparation. If you follow our recipe, the main few steps are as follows.

  • Cook
  • Clean
  • Cut
  • Dehydrate
  • Deep Fry
  • Coat

I have already tried making those delicious pork rinds without cooking or dehydrating them, and for me personally, none of those worked. I had to cook the pork thoroughly, then dehydrate, and only then did I get it fully puffed up. 

Chicharron
Sweet churro

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STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE KETO SWEET PORK RINDS – CHICHARRONES

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

Prepare your ingredients for a quick start. 

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Cinnamon Pork Rinds Keto Churro

Second Step: Cook the skin

Ensure your skin is clean and cut into small pieces to fit in a cooking pot. Place all the skin into the cooking pot and cover with water. On top of the skin you’re going to cook, place a heavy pot to ensure the skin is permanently submerged in the water while cooking.

Sorry for my broken piece, but that was the heaviest I had in the kitchen, which fitted.

Cook for about an hour.

Keto Snack pork being boiled
Cooking

Third Step: Clean and Cut

Once you cook the skin thoroughly for an hour or so, take it out and let it dry and cool. 

Some of the skin still contains fat that needs cleaning up. With a sharp knife, scrape the fat to ensure you get the thinnest skin possible. Cut into the desired shape. Cut it into long strips if you want a churro-like look and shape.

Keto Churro preparation in cutting the cooked skin
Cleaning

Fourth Step: Dehydrate

Once all the skin is clean and cut, place them onto a dehydrator sheet. 

Switch on the dehydrator for eight hours. The dehydration time depends on the size and thickness of your skin. It should take about eight hours, sometimes less, sometimes more. 

I usually keep it throughout the night, and all the skin is fully dehydrated in the morning. If you have more layers, swapping trays from time to time is always suggested so the dehydrating process gets evenly distributed.

Pork Rinds layered on a dehydrator sheet
Dehydrating

Fifth Step: Collect

Once all the skin is dehydrated, collect them from the sheets and place them in a jar or a bowl for later.

Chicharron being dehydrated
Collecting

Sixth Step: Deep Fry

Prepare a cooking pot with oil and switch the heat on for deep frying. Once the oil is fully heated, one by one, submerge the sticks of dry skin into the oil. It is advisable to use Tongs to make sure the skin doesn’t fully twist.

For a better understanding, look at the video where I hold each skin stripe with two tongs to ensure the churro look stays fully intact.

Pork Cracklings deepfring in the oil
Deep Frying

Seventh Step: Coat

When all the churros are deep-fried and still warm, it is advisable to coat them straight away; otherwise, the sweet mixture will not stick to the skin. 

Prepare a glass container where you add two tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of cinnamon. Mix it, and one by one, coat every single pork rind in the mixture. 

Serve and enjoy.

Pork Skins covering with cinnamon and sugar substitute
Coating

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Cooking – Please do not skip the cooking step, as this is important for the skin to get soft, and you can cut the extra fat quickly. It is also needed to cook the skin, so your churros will puff up much more as they would not generally without cooking. 
  • Coating – After I made the recipe, great advice was given to me by one of our readers to put the sweet powdered mixture into a ziplock bag and coat it that way. Fabulous tip. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.

Where To Get the Pork Skin?

For us here in Austria, it is normal to sell pork skin in supermarkets.

I always buy the skin when I see fresh meat delivered. We usually have a butcher in the supermarket who cuts the meat directly there.

If you have a problem finding pork skin, you can try Asian markets or Asian shops. 

Also, if you have farmers around, you can trust they will be more than happy to supply you with a few pieces. 

How Long Can I Eat Pork Rinds Made at Home?

Once you follow our steps, the pork rinds should last very long. Sometimes even a few months.

Keto Churro
Chicharron

Can I Dry Keto Friendly Chicharrones in the Oven?

I have not tried this step since I do have a dehydrator. But I have heard quite a lot of people are drying pork rinds in the oven, so I believe that should not be a problem as long as you dry them at a low temperature. 

Drying them at 120 degrees Celsius or 250 degrees Fahrenheit for about three hours is advisable. That should be long enough for your pork skins to dry thoroughly.

Can I Fry Pork Rinds in the Air Fryer?

You certainly can, and I have made it and try it. It is straightforward and perfect if you would like to choose this option. The only difference I found was that the pork rinds in the air fryer do not pop up as well as they usually do in the deep-frying option. 

Also, if you are looking for long strips and churro-like looking chicharrones, deep-frying them and holding each end with a tong will give you the results you are looking for. 

How To Store Churro Cinnamon Sugar Pork Rinds?

You can keep them on the kitchen counter and take them whenever you need a piece. They should normally stay crunchy for about 3 to 4 days.If you want to store them for longer, placing them in a zip-log bag is the best advice.

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Yield: 20

Cinnamon Pork Rinds Keto Churro

Cinnamon flavored churro pieces.

Indulge in the ultimate keto snack with sweet Cinnamon Pork Rinds Keto Churro, made from crispy, zero carbs pork rinds coated in a delectable blend of cinnamon and sugar. Those keto pork rinds are also the best low-carb alternative to breadcrumbs, keto cereal or high-carb treats, perfect for satisfying your cravings on the keto diet.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Prepare your ingredients for a quick start. 
    2. Ensure your skin is clean and cut into small pieces to fit in a cooking pot. Place all the skin into the cooking pot and cover with water. On top of the skin you're going to cook, place a heavy pot to ensure the skin is permanently submerged in the water while cooking. Cook for about an hour.
    3. Once you cook the skin thoroughly for an hour or so, take it out and let it dry and cool.  Some of the skin still contains fat that needs cleaning up. With a sharp knife, scrape the fat to ensure you get the thinnest skin possible. Cut into the desired shape. Cut it into long strips if you want a churro-like look and shape.
    4. Once all the skin is clean and cut, place them onto a dehydrator sheet. Switch on the dehydrator for eight hours. The dehydration time depends on the size and thickness of your skin. It should take about eight hours, sometimes less, sometimes more. 
    5. Once all the skin is dehydrated, collect them from the sheets and place them in a jar or a bowl for later. 
    6. Prepare a cooking pot with oil and switch the heat on for deep frying. Once the oil is fully heated, one by one, submerge the sticks of dry skin into the oil. It is advisable to use Tongs to make sure the skin doesn't fully twist.
    7. When all the churros are deep-fried and still warm, it is advisable to coat them straight away; otherwise, the sweet mixture will not stick to the skin. Prepare a glass container where you add two tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of cinnamon. Mix it, and one by one, coat every single pork rind in the mixture. 

    Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • Cooking - Please do not skip the cooking step, as this is important for the skin to get soft, and you can cut the extra fat quickly. It is also needed to cook the skin, so your churros will puff up much more as they would not generally without cooking. 
  • Coating - After I made the recipe, great advice was given to me by one of our readers to put the sweet powdered mixture into a ziplock bag and coat it that way. Fabulous tip.

Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 104Total Fat 8gCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gProtein 1g

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First Published: February 21, 2020
Last Updated: July 21, 2023

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4 Comments on “Cinnamon Pork Rinds Keto Churro”

  1. Are you sure they should be dried in the oven at 350 Fahrenheit for about three hours? That is the temperature we use to bake most cakes and many other foods for a much shorter time. It seems like they would be burnt to a crisp at that time and temp.

    Also, you say to store them in a bag, would that be true if you live in a very humid area? Some of my spices in jars tend to clump much faster where I live than when I lived just 10 or so miles further away from the water. Would the humidity affect the rinds?

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    • You are right Shalom and I have changed it to 250F. With the paper bag, most of the moisture should be absorbed. But I have changed that now to a Ziploc Bag as that is what I have made and have it crunchy already for the last 3 months.

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