Baked Churros

**Recipe Updated 5/4/14** Thanks to those who emailed and said that they thought there were one too many eggs. I reworked the recipe twice with the new changes. The recipe below highlights those changes. I also added storage instructions and a link to our caramel dipping sauce per your request**

I never went to a fair until I had children. Now it’s an every year thing. Since none of us ever went to a fair growing up, we love them and we love the food! My husband loves the funnel cake topped with powdered sugar and chocolate sauce. I opt for a frozen dipped banana or Nutella crepes. The kids want a fried Oreo. And none of us can resist sharing a fresh churro or some cotton candy.

baked churros

It’s a once a year treat that we all love and enjoy because it brings so many fun memories. I wanted to recreate the fun of the fair at home, without the fat.

baked churros

Baked churros bring all the flavor of churros without the fat. You will love them. Crispy on the outside with just the slightest hint of softness on the inside and topped with a cinnamon sugar coating.

Baked Churros

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a sauce pan, place the water, butter, sugar and vanilla.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Once mixture has reached a boil, remove the pan from the stove top and stir in the cup of flour, stirring until a dough forms.
  4. Once dough is formed, stir in the eggs one at a time, stirring until each egg is incorporated into the mixture.
  5. Place the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe six inch by one inch strips onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn heat to broiler and broil for 30 seconds to one minute until outside becomes browned. Turn churros and broil an additonal 30 seconds to one minute. (Only do this if you would like your churros extra crispy and browned).
  7. Remove churros from oven and turn them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture until all sides are coated.

Notes

**To Store: Store in an airtight container for up to three days. If churros become soft, place churros on a baking sheet under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, rotating to crisp all sides. Remove from oven and serve.

http://burntapple.com/2013/06/04/baked-churros/

Looking for a dipping sauce? Try our no thermometer salted caramel sauce. It’s delicious!

 

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Comments

  1. these sound so simple! they are one of my favorite treats! I’ll have to try these!

    • This is like an answer to my dreams! : ) I’ve been thinking about churros a lot lately (for some bizaree reason). I think it has something to do with a Nigella Lawson show I watched where she fries up a batch of them. I’ve been wanting to make it but the frying part is a turn-off. I would love to try this. Thanks for the recipe and for all your hard work in getting it just right! : )
      THANK YOU.

  2. Oh yay! I love Churros and have avoided them for years. I can’t wait to try these! I am pinning right now. I hope you’ll come and share them at my weekly party: http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/whatd-you-do-this-weekend-18/

    Saw you over at Mandatory Mooch. Best wishes for tasty dishes this week!

  3. Yum! Those sound awesome!! 🙂

  4. Stopping by from Full Plate Thursday…just wanted to say what a yummy recipe and healthier too! Would love it if you would join in at the Rock ‘N Share Linky Party. Have a great weekend! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  5. Lori Who Needs A Cape? says:

    My kids would devour these, pinning 🙂 Found you on Tuesdays At Our House!

    We’re hosting our 1st SUPER SUNDAY Linky Party, feel free to link this post up!
    http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-1/

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

  6. These churros look great, and I love that they are BAKED!!!! I need to try that sometime, they sound fabulous!

  7. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

    These sound really good! I’m so glad you linked up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you this week!

  8. Yum, I love churros. You make them sound so simple! Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday!

  9. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Hi, Burnt Apple. I stumbled upon your website through pinterest, and decided to give this recipe a try. There are a few mistakes in the recipe- you never said when to put in the water (I assumed with the butter, sugar, and vanilla), and then you have a typo where you said to take the pan off of the stove but leave on the heat. You never use the pan again in this recipe (unless you’re supposed to scramble the eggs), so that was confusing. Anyway, I had put my churros in the oven for 17 just in case, and then I broiled them like you said. But when I pulled one out and dipped it in sugar/cinnamon, expecting a bite of heaven, I got a mouthful of hot, bland dough. I ended up baking them for 30 minutes, and they look exactly like yours, but they’re not good. You crushed my hopes and dreams of having some delicious, easy churros.

    • burntapple says:

      So sorry, I wrote this recipe up at 2:00 in the morning. I usually double check the next morning to make sure it looks okay after I’ve had a few hours of rest, but I forgot to. I made the changes on the recipe, and they can be viewed now. Thank you so much for stopping by and for bringing that to my attention. Please stop by again, Traci

  11. The recipe calls for 1 cup water, but it doesn’t say anywhere in the recipe to use it? Help! 🙂

    • burntapple says:

      So sorry, I wrote this recipe up at 2:00 in the morning. I usually double check the next morning to make sure it looks okay after I’ve had a few hours of rest, but I forgot to. I made the changes on the recipe, and they can be viewed now. Thank you so much for stopping by and for bringing that to my attention. Please stop by again, Traci

  12. Please, I need help, ¿ water ????????? I love this recipe but I don’t understand where is the water in the recipe, thanks.

    • burntapple says:

      So sorry, I wrote this recipe up at 2:00 in the morning. I usually double check the next morning to make sure it looks okay after I’ve had a few hours of rest, but I forgot to. I made the changes on the recipe, and they can be viewed now. Thank you so much for stopping by and for bringing that to my attention. Please stop by again, Traci

  13. I was going to make this for about 20 people, how many does this recipe make?

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Do I allow the dough to sit for it to actually turn into a dough? I’ve followed the recipe exactly and mine is way to runny to be handled as dough?

  15. These were pretty good… not too sweet. i did tweek the recipe a bit. Added about 1/4 cup extra flour to thicken the batter(mine was runny after adding eggs) and about 3tbsp of sugar…didnt think 1tbsp was gonna do it for my sweet tooth family. But over all this was an easy recipe and yummy with my coffee…(chocolate milk for the kids)!!
    Thanks 🙂

  16. Wow! These look delicious, I love that they are baked. They don’t have much butter which is good on the tummy. Can’t wait to try. & I love your blog. I’m new to the blogging community myself, if you happen to check out my blog please let me know any suggestions you have for it. I’ve been up 2 days so I am still learning a great deal.
    God Bless, Kate

  17. Hi. Any suggestions on what to do if I don’t have the pastry bag with a star fitting?
    I can’t wait to try this recipe

    • burntapple says:

      Good question. You might want to try putting the pastry in a ziploc bag and snipping the corner off. Hope that works!

  18. Do I put the tbsp of sugar and the one cup on sugar into the stove top mixture?!

    • You will use the 1tbsp of sugar in the stove top mixture. The one cup will be used to roll the churros in later. Hope that helps!

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