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Baked Churros

Howdy!

Ohhhhhh do I have a special treat for you!  One of my favorite fair foods of all times, Churros!!  But my Churros are not traditional Churros, they are baked and not fried, and let  me tell you, you wouldn’t notice the difference!

Baked Churros

These babies are simply perfect, loaded with cinnamon and sugar and the dough is soft, with a slight crunch on the outside.  They are the perfect Churro!  Not only are they totally delicious, but they are also so easy to make.  I was shocked on how easy they were!  I Googled the recipe and I found one on Latina’s magazine website.  I was a little afraid, but it seemed easy enough, so I thought I would give it a shot and by golly, it worked like a charm!!!

Baked Churros

All you do is melt some butter, salt and sugar with water, mix in some flour and egg and bam you have batter!  Churros on its way.  I filled my pastry bag, using a star shape tip (Wilton 1M size) and then I started piping out the dough.  The dough was all nice and warm as I placed on my cookie sheet.  Baked these bad boys for about 13 minutes and the smell ohh the smell of them baking is fantastic!

Baked Churros

Once I took my Churros out of the oven, I let them sit for about a minute so they weren’t to soft and then shook them in a baggie with cinnamon and sugar.  Then started munching.  For the sugar I used my NuNaturals Presweet Tagatose.  If you haven’t tried it, its fantastic substitute for sugar.  I love the stuff and I always keep it on hand.  In case you don’t know what Presweet Tagatose is, it’s a naturally-occurring sweetener found in milk, fruits and vegetables. It is 92% as sweet as sugar.  I love it!!!

Baked Churros

Baked Churros
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 28 Churros
  • Serving size: 1 Churro
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
A healthy baked cinnamon and sugar pastry found at the fair.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ cup light or reduced-fat butter (I used Smart Balance Light with Flaxseed Oil)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Egg substitute or 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sugar or Presweet Tagatose
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F, Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray; set a side.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup water, brown sugar, salt, and butter and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add flour, stirring with large wooden spoon until well blended.
  3. In a bowl, combine egg substitute and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture until completely incorporated. Spoon dough into pastry bag with large star tip (I used Wilton #1M). Squeeze dough onto baking sheet in 4-inch strips, leaving space for each churro to expand. Bake for 10 - 13 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  4. In a large plastic or paper bag, combine sugar substitute and cinnamon. Add the hot churros, about 5 at a time and shake to cover. Serve warm.
Notes
Calories per Churro using Presweet Tagatose: 32.1, Fat: 1.1, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 40, Potassium: 7.1, Carbs: 6, Fiber: .01, Sugar: .09, Protein: .05

Calories per Churro using granulated sugar: 36.3, Fat: 1.1, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 40, Potassium: 7.1, Carbs: 6.1, Fiber: .01, Sugar: 2.7, Protein: .05

Baked Churros

This was a fun recipe to make and glad I did it.  I do have to tell you, I normally freeze treats like this and I did freeze these and my Husband said they were mushy.  I know they are best as soon as you make them, but I took a chance to see how they would be defrosted at room temperature.  Not a good idea.  If you are like me and you like to freeze everything, don’t freeze the Churros!   Enjoy them the day you make them.  They do last all day!   🙂

Have  a great day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Foodie Friends Friday

Comments

  1. I had no idea that you can bake churros! This is genius!!

  2. WOW what a GREAT recipes! Now I know I can bake these and they will come out just as good! Yummmm! Thanks for posting!

  3. Wow, this is seriously AMAZING! Now I NEED to make these, YUM!

  4. YUM! I love churros but have never even thought to bake them – how is that possible! Need to try these!!!

  5. Ashley says:

    Great recipe, I can’t wait to try!
    Now since you can’t freeze them, can you make the dough in advance and bake when ready to serve? I like to prepare things in advance if I can… or do they reheat well?

  6. Ooh, gonna have to try these!

  7. Churros are out favorites.. Can you believe they sell these in traffic light stops all over miami.. lol

  8. Thanks for sharing! I love churros but not with all fat and calories that come with it.

  9. These look so yummy! I am pinning this right now!! xx. McKenna Lou
    http://www.lynnandlou.com

  10. what did you use as egg substitute?

  11. Danielle Omole says:

    I made these tonight and halfed the recipe. They are dangerously delicious!!!! I had to cover them up or I would have eaten them all!

  12. Love love love these so much, Jennifer! I must try them!

  13. ahhhh omg I looove these churros

  14. This is so awesome you were able to bake these! Not only healthier but the smell of anything fried just lingers, forever! And it’s so gross the next day (or 4)…lol!

  15. This is my kind of recipe, easy, quick and delicious. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Cinco de Mayo. Please stop by to vote for your favorite recipe.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  16. The first time I had them in Spain and I was looking for a famous small cafe with the best one. It is so delicious. I made it myself as well. It’s the best with a real chocolate to drink.

  17. I have been waiting for this recipe! I absolutely love Churros, who wouldn’t with their warm, cinnamon, crunchy outside and soft inside goodness.

  18. I am so horribly dissatisfied with is recipe. After following this recipe completely all I ended up with was weird sticks of gross egg flavored dough in cinnamon sugar. I’m very disappointed and will never make this recipe again.

  19. First time making churros, awesome batter to use! I baked them at 350 accidently so they were soft all around and I like mine crispy on the outside. So I deep fried them for 30 seconds and they were so perfect! Thanks !

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