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Churro Waffles Recipe

These crisp and fluffy churro waffles are a fun twist on the classic breakfast recipe! Fresh warm waffles are brushed with butter and dusted with cinnamon and sugar. 

Churro waffles on white plate

I LOVE CHURROS. 

Seriously, they are a nostalgic treat that make me happy any time I get the chance to chow one down. My dad would always spoil me with the special cinnamon and sugar fried dough when we would go on errand runs together. 

You see, we lived at least one hour away from any sort of big box store or larger town. That drive was torture to a small child, but my dad would fill the time with loud singing, the best dad jokes, and the promise of a treat if I was helpful and kind. 

I always chose Costco churros. Because, well, they are the best when you are little and in need of a sugar fix. And, let’s be honest, the price is right. 

I took my love for churros and combined that with my favorite waffle recipe. It is light, fluffy, and slightly crisp on the outside. Add melted butter, and a quick toss of cinnamon and sugar, and you have the most insanely decadent breakfast treat! 

Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Recipe 

Flour, butter, eggs ingredients for waffles

Churro Waffle Ingredients:

All of the ingredients in this recipe are pantry staples. Which means you can whip these up in no time! Let’s break down what you will need.

  • All-purpose flour- Basic white flour 
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon

A few notes… Use room temperature ingredients. I take the eggs out of the refrigerator about 20 minutes before I am ready to get cooking and slightly heat my milk so it takes away some of the chill. This helps things come together more quickly without the need to mix the batter heavily. 

Waffles dipped in butter with cinnamon and sugar

How to make churro waffles from scratch:

For the waffles:

  1. Lightly whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk, 1/2 cup melted butter, and vanilla extract in a large measuring cup. Whisk to combine.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Whisk by hand until just combined.
  4. Preheat an electric waffle iron. Pour 2/3 cup of the batter into the iron and cook according to the manufactures directions.

NOTE: This recipe does better with slightly crisp waffles. We cook ours a tad longer.

For the topping:

  1. While your first waffle is cooking, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a large plate or large shallow dish.
  2. Place the remaining 1/4 cup melted butter close by.
  3. As the waffles complete cooking, brush with butter and dust with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  4. Serve immediately.

What to serve with waffles:

These cupcakes are so incredibly delicious all on their own. Here are a few things we like to serve with our churro waffles:

  • Warm syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh fruit
  • Side of yogurt

Cinnamon and sugar waffles on a white plateTips for this recipe:

  • This recipe is freezer friendly. Make the waffles and freeze fully before you add the butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Heat in the toaster or oven for 5-10 minutes until heather through. Brush with butter and dust with cinnamon and sugar. 
  • Do not over mix your batter. I always recommend hand mixing your batter. A light mix allows the ingredients to incorporate while keeping air in the mixture keeping your waffles light and fluffy.
  • Use room temperature ingredients. Having ingredients the same temperature helps everything to mix together quickly.

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Churro Waffle Recipe

Churro Waffle Recipe

Yield: 8 waffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These crisp and fluffy churro waffles are a fun twist on the classic breakfast recipe! Fresh warm waffles are brushed with butter and dusted with cinnamon and sugar. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk or buttermilk
  • 3/4 cups butter, melted and divided
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

For the waffles:

Lightly whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl.

Combine the eggs, milk, 1/2 cup melted butter, and vanilla extract in a large measuring cup. Whisk to combine.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Whisk by hand until just combined.

Preheat an electric waffle iron. Pour 2/3 cup of the batter into the iron and cook according to the manufactures directions.

NOTE: This recipe does better with slightly crisp waffles. We cook ours a tad longer.

For the topping:

While your first waffle is cooking, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a large plate or large shallow dish.

Place the remaining 1/4 cup melted butter close by.

As the waffles complete cooking, brush with butter and dust with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe is freezer friendly. Freeze the cooked waffles BEFORE adding the butter and sugar topping.

When ready to serve, heat in the oven at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes or until heated through. Brush with butter and dust with cinnamon and sugar.

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Anna

Saturday 18th of April 2020

Best waffle recipe I‘ve ever made!! They are so crispy and good! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jesseca

Monday 20th of April 2020

Thank you, Anna! We love this recipe too. The cinnamon and sugar really gives it a fun flavor.

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