Churro Waffles

churro waffles

 Leah Maroney

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings

If you've ever had churros dipped in chocolate, you know what this recipe is all about. Churros are perfectly crunchy, cinnamon sugar-dusted sticks of goodness, dunked in creamy chocolate—a dream come true. But turning your waffles into churros for breakfast? That's heaven.

It may sound complicated, but it couldn't be easier. Simply prepare waffles like you normally would, brush with melted butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Drizzle on some melted chocolate and you've got a perfect, decadent breakfast for a special weekend.

Kids love them, too! Cut the waffles into sticks for an adorable, hand-held breakfast. Little ones can dip the sticks into the melted chocolate and feel like they're having dessert for breakfast! They can also help with brushing the waffles with butter and dusting them with the cinnamon sugar, for an interactive experience they'll ask for again and again.

Ingredients

  • For the Waffles:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 11/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cups butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce, whipped cream

Steps to Make It

Note: While there are multiple steps to this recipe, this Churro Waffles recipe is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation.

Make the Waffles

  1. Gather your ingredients.

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  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients—flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

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  3. Whisk together the melted butter, milk, and eggs in a liquid measuring cup.

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  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine until all the dry ingredients are just moistened.

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  5. Cook the waffles on your waffle iron to your desired doneness. Keep them warm in a 250F oven while your finish cooking all of them.

Make the Topping

  1. Gather your topping ingredients.

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  2. Combine the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl.

    Combine the cinnamon and sugar

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  3. Melt the butter and brush the cooked waffles with the melted butter on both sides.

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  4. Dust the waffles with the cinnamon sugar until they are completely coated on both sides.

    dusted with cinnamon sugar - churro waffles

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  5. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments until completely melted. Then drizzle the chocolate sauce over the top of the waffles, and serve with whipped cream!

    churro waffle melted chocolate

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Variations

Tips

  • You can make the waffles ahead of time and heat them up in the oven before coating them in cinnamon sugar. The waffles freeze very well and toast up nicely. A crispier waffle is ideal for this recipe.
  • Make sure to use salted butter for brushing the waffles. You need the salty and sweet combination for the ultimate flavor.
  • You can make them into mini waffles for added cuteness. Just add less batter to your waffle iron.