Churro Waffles

Super Easy Churro Waffles! Soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, these easy waffles taste just like a churro!

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These waffles are everything you love about a churro but in waffle form. Who says your breakfast can’t taste like dessert! These Churro Waffles are light and crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.

This easy waffles recipe is perfect for a fun weekend brunch, or make it for a special morning like birthdays and Christmas. You can even serve them for dessert with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!

After the waffles finish cooking I brush them with a little melted butter then sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar, just like churros!

What’s in Churro Waffles?

  • Flour: All-purpose flour is the base of this Churro Waffles recipe. Organic unbleached has the best flavor!
  • Baking powder and baking soda: These two leavening ingredients help the waffles to become fluffy and less dense.
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch makes the waffles light and crispy.
  • Buttermilk: I prefer buttermilk over regular milk in my waffles (and pancakes for that matter!) because it adds a ton of flavor and richness. Whole milk will work in a pinch.
  • Oil: Any neutral-tasting oil like vegetable oil, light olive oil, or avocado oil.
  • Vanilla: Vanilla brings warmth and emphasises the sweetness in these Churro Waffles.
  • Eggs: This binds all of the ingredients together.
  • Sugar: Can’t skip the sugar! Just a little sugar is added to the churro waffle batter, and then more sugar is in the topping!
  • Topping: 3 simple ingredients: butter, sugar, and cinnamon. It tastes just like churros!

How to make Churro Waffles

  • Start by preheating your waffle iron. Meanwhile in a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and egg yolks until combined.
  • In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment add egg whites and sugar and beat on medium-high until soft peaks form.
  • Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  • Cook batter in the waffle iron according to manufactures directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium shallow bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • When the waffles are done brush each of them with the melted butter.
  • Dip each waffle in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Serve immediately with syrup if desired.

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Tips for the Best Waffles

  • Cornstarch: 1/4 cup of cornstarch is added to keep the waffles light and crispy.
  • Separate the egg: Adding the egg yolk to the wet ingredients and whipping the egg whites separately creates a fluffy waffle.
  • Don’t overmix: Overmixing the batter can lead to a tough dense waffle.
  • Buttermilk: Instead of regular milk I always like to add buttermilk to my waffles. It is best to use buttermilk, whole or 2% in this recipe.
  • Don’t stack: Stacking the churro waffles after they’ve cooked can make them soggy so avoid stacking them by setting them each on a plate.

How to keep Waffles from getting soggy

I have always been a fan of crispy waffles. To make sure the churro waffles were not soggy I added cornstarch to the batter to keep the waffles nice and crispy. I also like to place them in a 200-degree oven when they are done cooking to make sure they stay crispy while the rest are cooking. I also like to make sure I place my waffles in a single layer when they are finished cooking. Stacking them on top of one another when they are warm makes them lose their crispiness.

What to serve with Churro Waffles

Have these waffles on their own or serve them with some of the following for a well-rounded breakfast:

How do you make churro toast?

If you love the taste of churro waffles but are looking for something easier, churro toast is for you!

  1. Begin by making toast in a toaster.
  2. Once the bread is toasted, spread butter over it.
  3. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon, and serve!

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Churro Waffles

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Super Easy Churro Waffles! Soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. They taste just like a churro!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs egg whites and yolks separated
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • In a large bowl combine together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together buttermilk, oil, vanilla and egg yolks until combined.
  • In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment add egg whites and sugar and beat on medium high until soft peaks form.
  • Fold in the egg whites to the batter.
  • Cook batter in waffle iron according to manufactures directions.
  • In a medium shallow bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • When the waffles are done brush each of them with the melted butter.
  • Dip each waffle in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Serve immediately with syrup if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Churro Waffles
Amount per Serving
Calories
563
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
30
g
46
%
Saturated Fat
 
21
g
131
%
Cholesterol
 
82
mg
27
%
Sodium
 
475
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
294
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
67
g
22
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
29
g
32
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
428
IU
9
%
Calcium
 
168
mg
17
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Churro Waffles

 

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