a delicious dessert, an indulgent breakfast or brunch, either way you are going to love these churro waffles
What is it about fried dough tossed in cinnamon and sugar? it is just impossible to resist.
I was an adult the first time I had a churro. Once or twice a month Ian and I would take the kids to this fun little outdoor Mexican cafe. They’d order their bean and cheese burritos or cheese quesadillas, play around the fountain throwing all the coins they could find, but the minute they spotted the churros on their trays, it was all over. We’d try to bribe them to take a bite or two of the dinner first, but the smell of the churros was just too much. I never could figure out why churros came along with the meal, but this was my first experience with a churro, and that was all I needed to be in love.
I suppose it’s a good thing that I do not love covering my kitchen in oil, or I would be frying up churros and doughnuts on a regular basis.
Luckily, you can have all the delicious taste of a churro without the frying.
The batter is part churro batter meets waffle batter, so go ahead and make these for brunch. Cooked in a waffle iron, then brushed with butter and tossed in cinnamon and sugar, they are completely delicious on their own. I suggest you go and get crazy by dipping them in chocolate sauce. You know you want to.
And if you want an even more over the top delicious treat, try your churro waffle with ice cream and chocolate ganache.
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- topping -
- 4 Tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon
- ice cream and chocolate ganache (optional)
- in a small saucepan heat the milk with the butter, just until the butter melts
- remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and flour
- add eggs, one at a time, and stir until each if fully incorporated
- heat waffle iron, and spray with non-stick cooking spray
- pour 1/4 cup batter for each churro waffle, cooking about 5 minutes (or according to your waffle iron instructions)
- brush each with the melted butter, and coat in the cinnamon and sugar
- enjoy plain, dipped in chocolate or topped with ice cream and ganache
Turns out the waffle iron is great at making SO much more than just waffles. This week churros, next week….the possibilities are endless.
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