Craving something sweet? Try out this easy baked churros recipe! With just a few simple steps, you can whip up these delicious treats in minutes. Perfect for any dessert cravings, or to share with friends and family.
Making Baked Churros
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.
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 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 rich cinnamon sugar coating.
Gather Ingredients and Preheat Oven
To make these easy churros, you'll need a few basic ingredients. Gather your all-purpose flour, butter, salt, sugar, eggs, vegetable oil and ground cinnamon. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) before starting the steps for making your delicious treats.
Combine Butter and Milk in a Saucepan
In a medium-sized saucepan, combine your butter and milk over medium heat. Let the mixture come to a strong boil before removing it from the heat and transferring it to a bowl or large measuring cup. Allow the mixture to cool off for 15 minutes before continuing with the recipe.
Prepare Dry Mixture in a Bowl
In a separate bowl, mix together the baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and all-purpose flour. Slowly pour it into the cooled off milk mixture and stir until everything is well combined. In a third container, prepare your egg yolks by whisking them until they become pale in color before adding them to the mixture. Combine all of the ingredients thoroughly before setting aside your dough.
Add Wet Ingredients to Bowl with Dry Mixture and Mix Together
Once your dough is ready, you can proceed to adding wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry mixture and mixing everything together. Add half a cup of oil and two tablespoons of water, then mix again until all the ingredients are combined. Keep in mind that if the dough is still too soft, you may need to add more flour until you get the desired texture. Finally, let the dough cool down at room temperature before proceeding with baking your delicious churros.
Pipe Churro Batter onto Greased Baking Sheet
Grease a baking sheet with butter or cooking spray and preheat your oven to 375F. Take a pastry bag, spoon the churro dough and pipe it onto the greased baking sheet. To create the traditional pattern that makes churros look so distinctive, cut pieces of about 2-3 inches in length once you’ve filled the pastry bag. Make sure to leave enough space between the churros as they will expand when cooked./
Don't Forget the Dipping Sauce!
Every good baked churro needs some dipping sauce! You can use chocolate sauce, Or my favorite, the no thermometer salted caramel sauce recipe!