Ever wondered how to make the best churro waffles? There are many recipes online, but few can make the best churro waffles as good, tasty, and alluring.
Churros are a popular sweet treat with a texture similar to funnel cake. They can be served on their own or dipped in cinnamon and sugar, but they’re also great as part of a breakfast sandwich or waffle.
Here’s how to make the best churro waffles.
A Quick Recipe to Make the Best Churro Waffles
- 4 Tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 Eggs and 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 Cups regular flour
- ½ Cup hot milk
- Melted 1/3 cup butter
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tsp ground cinnamon, plus more as desired
- 1/2 cup cinnamon 1 cup sugar
- 1 Pound melted butter
- Set aside the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. You may now make your churro topping and set it aside.
- Preheat the waffle maker.
- Beat the eggs in a separate basin. Mix in the milk, butter, and vanilla extract. Fold in three shakes of cinnamon after pouring the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Blend until smooth.
- Melt the 1/2 cup of butter that will go on the waffles. Spray the waffle iron liberally with nonstick cooking spray.
- Pour the batter into a hot waffle iron.
- Cook the waffles until they are golden brown and crunchy. Once fully cooked, brush each side of the waffle with melted butter and dip each buttered side into the cinnamon/sugar churro mixture.
- Serve waffles immediately, pouring with extra syrup if preferred.
Can You Make Churro Waffles Ahead of Time?
You can make these waffles ahead of time, freeze them, and then reheat them in the oven or toaster. The best way is to freeze before baking, so you don’t have to worry about drying out your churro waffles.
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218 degrees Celsius).
- Place a wire rack on top of a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper (to prevent sticking) or aluminum foil (for easy cleanup).
- Spray the top rack with nonstick cooking spray again for extra insurance against sticking (but keep an eye on it as it bakes!).
- Bake the batter according to recipe instructions until golden brown around the edges but not too dark (about 10 minutes), rotating once halfway through cooking time if needed.
- Remove from the oven when slightly underdone so they won’t be soggy when thawed out later; this allows some air pockets inside, which help create a crunchy texture when cooked again after being frozen.
- Cool completely before freezing in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to one month.
- You can also brush each side lightly with melted butter if desired before freezing them for added moisture retention during storage.
How Long Does it Take to Make Churro Waffles?
You’ll need to prepare the batter ahead of time and let it rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
The waffles should be cooked on a preheated waffle iron, but you can use an oven as well. If using a non-stick pan, spray it with non-stick spray before pouring in the batter.
The Churro Waffle recipe mentioned above makes about 10 waffles (depending on your waffle maker), so if you’re just making these for yourself or two people, feel free to cut the recipe in half!
Most standard-sized electric waffle irons should work with this recipe; however, if your iron is smaller than 6 inches across, reduce all ingredients by half (except for 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract) and half the baking time (set the timer for 15 minutes instead of 20).
Most electric waffles take between 5 – 10 minutes per batch, depending on whether they are single or double-stacked (i.e., one or two squares). You should also check that each side has browned evenly before removing it from heat because some irons will cook faster than others depending on their wattage and the thickness of the metal used inside them!
Do I Need a Special Waffle Iron for Cooking Churro Waffles?
If you’re wondering whether you need a special waffle iron to make churro waffles, the answer is NO! You can make these in your regular iron or even toast them like regular pancakes.
The best way to reheat leftover churro waffles is to toast them on medium heat in a toaster until warm and crispy. Try putting some butter on top for extra deliciousness!
If you don’t have access to a conventional oven (or if it’s just too hot), you can also reheat them at 350F for about 10 minutes or until warmed through.
Can this Churro Waffle Recipe be Doubled or Tripled?
You can definitely increase this recipe to make more than one batch at a time, but it will take some time.
Any change in the size of your waffle maker will affect how much batter you need to get each waffle cooked. If you double or triple the original recipe, your waffles will be thinner than their smaller counterparts.
This means they’ll cook faster and become crispy on the outside faster. We recommend starting with two tablespoons of batter per waffle for 1-inch thick Belgian churros; then, adjust depending on how thick or thin they become after cooking until they achieve your desired consistency.
If you find that after a few minutes of cooking, all of your churros have turned into crisp sticks instead of puffy pillows, reduce the heat slightly so that there is still some give when eating them fresh out of the iron without burning yourself!
Can I Use Regular Flour Instead of Cake Flour in my Churro Waffle Recipe?
Yes! You can substitute all-purpose flour for cake flour.
The texture of baked goods made with cake flour tends to be more delicate, but if you’re going for a denser texture, all-purpose flour is the way to go.
You may notice that your recipe is lighter and fluffier when using cake flour than all-purpose flour, but this isn’t always the case!
In fact, sometimes recipes made with cake or pastry flour can be dense and heavy. It’s really a matter of personal preference and experimentation until you find out what works best for you (and your taste buds).
What is The Best Way to Reheat my Leftover Churro Waffles?
If you have leftover churro waffles that will not be eaten immediately, the best way to reheat them is to use a toaster oven or microwave.
Reheating in the oven is recommended when there are only a few waffles left over, and you want them warm but not crispy and browned like they were straight out of the iron. The heat from your oven should be less intense than what was used for baking so as not to burn or dry out your waffles.
Reheat in a microwave by placing several waffles on a baking sheet and cooking for 30 seconds at 750 watts; repeat 2–3 times until they’re hot enough for eating.
This works well if there are only two or three leftovers (don’t forget not all microwaves heat things evenly). If it’s just one lonely left-over waffle left after dinner, try putting it in the microwave on medium power and watch closely until it warms up!
Where Did These Churro Waffles Originate From?
Churros are a popular dessert in Mexico and Spain. Nowadays, churro waffles are a popular street food in Mexico.
If we talk about only “Churros”, they were invented by Spanish bakers in the 16th century and have since become an iconic dessert of their culture.
Basically, Churro is a fried dough pastry that is crispy on the outside yet chewy and light on the inside. It is commonly served with hot chocolate or dulce de leche (a sweet caramel sauce made from sugar and milk).
What is Cake Flour?
Cake flour is a low-protein flour that is used in cakes and other baked goods. Cake flour has a protein content of 6-8%, compared to 10% in all-purpose flour.
Cake flour can be either bleached or unbleached, but since we prefer the taste of bleached cake flour, we recommend using it in the churro waffle recipe. Cake flour usually comes packaged in 25 lb bags.
What Other Toppings Can I Use for Churro Waffles?
You can use any other toppings you would like, including:
- Chocolate chips
- Peanut butter
- Maple syrup
If you are a person who enjoys waffles with fruit on top, try using strawberries or blueberries. They are delicious when paired with these churro waffles.
Cinnamon sugar is also another fun way to add some crunchy texture and sweetness to these churro-inspired waffles.
Does Coffee Give These Waffles an Aftertaste?
Coffee is actually a pretty mild acid, so it will help to neutralize the baking soda.
Also, coffee’s flavor works really well with chocolate since it’s a bitter flavor, and there’s also some dark cocoa powder in this recipe.
We think you’ll be able to taste the coffee a little bit more than usual because of all those flavors, but nothing that would stand out as “off” or unpleasant.
For those reasons, we don’t recommend using decaf coffee for this recipe (although we had tested it with decaf before and had success). If you’re concerned about having too much caffeine from your waffles, feel free to use half regular coffee grounds and half decaffeinated grounds, or just go all in on one side or another!
Churro waffles are easy to make and will help you enjoy the flavors of both churros and waffles simultaneously. They’re also oven baked, which means they won’t leave a mess in your kitchen as frying does.
Cuisinart Waffle Maker, Double Belgian, Stainless Steel