Imagine biting into warm, freshly Baked Churros: its delightful crunch giving way to a soft and deliciously chewy center.
Packed with a delicious blend of cinnamon and sugar, these churros are a great example of how simple ingredients can create wonderful dishes.
Why This Easy Churros Recipe Works
BAKED, NOT FRIED - We are baking our homemade churros instead of frying, which makes for a lighter treat without compromising taste.
LESS MESSY - Because we don't have to worry about using our deep fryer, this baked version is much less messy!
TEXTURE AND FLAVOR - The cinnamon-sugar coating adds the perfect amount of sweetness and spice to the churros, creating a delightful contrast with the tender interior.
SAUCES - These churros are fantastic on their own or paired with your favorite dips and sauces. My favorite is chocolate sauce.
Please check the recipe card below for a detailed, printable ingredient list.
MILK - Lends creaminess to the batter. I use whole milk but you can also substitute it lighter milk version. I've never used non-dairy milks, so I unfortunately can't speak to it. But if I were experiment with one, I'd probably go with oatmilk.
BUTTER - I generally recommend using unsalted butter for most of my cooking and baking. It gives us more control over the amount of sodium. However, for simplicity sake, in this recipe, we're using salted butter. It lends richness and a subtle saltiness that complements the sweet flavors. But of course, if you prefer you can use unsalted butter with a quarter to half a teaspoon of salt.
FLOUR - I use all-purpose flour for the churro. It add enough structure and chewiness.
EGGS - They add richness and help bind the batter, ensuring a smooth texture.
SUGAR - We'll use a combination of granualted and brown sugar.
CINNAMON - Infuses the sugar coating with a warm, aromatic flavor.
How To Make Baked Churros
Please check the printable recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
- Melt butter with milk, water, brown sugar, and a tablespoon of white sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat and whisk in the flour until fully incorporated.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat. Gradually stir in the eggs.
- Fill a piping bag with the batter. Use a star tip and pipe 6-inch long logs onto a lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 400° Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Leave the churros in the turned-off oven for an extra 10 minutes.
- After baking, coat the churros in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Recipe Success Tips
CONSISTENT PIPING - Ensure your churros are of equal size for uniform baking.
OVEN COOLING - Letting churros cool in the oven prevents them from flattening and keeps them crispy.
SUGAR COATING TIMING - Tossing the churros in cinnamon sugar while warm ensures a perfect coat.
DIPPING SAUCES - Pair with chocolate dipping sauce or rich caramel sauce for an extra indulgent treat.
COFFEE OR HOT CHOCOLATE - Serve with a warm beverage to complement the sweet and spicy flavors.
ICE CREAM - For a decadent dessert, serve alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
STORE - Keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days.
FREEZE - Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or at room temperature.
REHEAT - It's best to let frozen churros thaw overnight. Freezing your baked churros will cause them to dry out a little, so we like to wrap them in a paper towel when we reheat them to help prevent any further moisture loss.
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- Preheat your oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the butter, milk, water, brown sugar, and one tablespoon of white sugar in a medium or large saucepan. Cook the ingredients over medium heat until the butter is fully melted.
- Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the flour until it is fully incorporated into the melted butter mixture.
- Turn off the heat and whisk in the eggs one at a time. Ensure that each egg is fully incorporated into the churro batter before adding a new one.
- Transfer your batter to a piping bag equipped with a star-tip nozzle.
- Slowly pipe logs about 6 inches long onto your baking sheet.
- Bake your churros for 20 minutes, and then turn off the oven. Allow your churros to cool inside the oven for 10 minutes.
- Place your churros in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag with the cinnamon and remaining granulated sugar. Shake the bag a few times to evenly coat the churros.