Oven-Baked Churros #SundaySupper

This Sunday Supper we are celebrating the start of American Football season. Now we are not really a sports house, my husband doesn’t care for any sport and I am a basketball fan but since I can’t watch it in the UK I haven’t been keeping up with it. But I use to love going over to people’s houses for football parties because it always meant great food and fun with friends, I mean seriously what is not to like about that? So even if you don’t care for American Football you can still join in on the fun this Sunday because it is all about food and fellowship.

I debated for a long time what I should feature. Thinking about American football started me thinking about the few years we spent in Texas which of course then got me thinking about Mexican food, seriously I didn’t think I would miss it this much. To give you an idea of conversations between my husband and I we started talking about parties we use to go to at friends houses to watch things like the super bowl, and that drifted to BBQing fajitas and somehow that turning into going to Texas fairs and eating fried foods. Now I don’t know if you can follow the logic but that is how conversations often are with us, random. Once the topic turned to friend foods we both started reminiscing about the deliciousness of churros. Now if you have never had a churro before just picture fried bread covered in cinnamon sugar, it is amazing. Now one, I don’t have a deep fryer and two, I value my arteries so we opted for a slightly healthier attempt on them and I am happy to say they were very much like I remembered.

Oven-Baked Churros

113g (1/2 c) unsalted butter

1/2 tsp salt

250mL (1 c) water
125g (
1 c) plain flour

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla
100g (
1/2 c.) cinnamon sugar
recipe from Cooking with my kid


Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F)
In a medium saucepan combine the butter, salt and water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.

Remove from heat add the flour and stir with a spoon to combine. Mixture will thicken and start to resemble the texture of mashed potatoes.

With a spoon begin adding one egg at a time, mixing well before adding another. After adding each egg, the mixture will become wet and glossy, but after mixing on high for a few seconds it will thicken again, again. When all the eggs are are combined add the vanilla. The dough will be thick and starchy, (still with a similar texture to mashed potatoes.)

Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a medium sized star tip. I found to get consistent results they were best not much larger then a pencil. Pipe 8-inch rows of the dough with at least 1 inch between each churro onto a lightly greased baking tray.

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, and when a toothpick comes out clean. The time will differ depending on how thick yours are so keep an eye on them, you want them just when they are just turning a golden brown but not completely browned other wise they will be too hard.

Immediately transfer warm churros onto a plate of cinnamon sugar and cover. Or alternatively in a bag that you shake just keep in mind that the churros are quite delicate so they will break.

They are best if they are served soon after they are taken out of the oven

 
Check out what the rest of the SundaySupper Crew are making for this Tailgating Party

Pre Game Warm-ups:

On the Sidelines:

Main Events:

Overtime:

From the Cooler:

Wine Pairings by Wine Everyday

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61 Responses to Oven-Baked Churros #SundaySupper

  1. This is by far my favorite tailgating item!

  2. I have often wondered if you could bake these instead of frying, and I am happy to find out now that you can! I can’t wait to try these!

  3. Faye Leong says:

    This will definitely be added in my trial list….I am sure it’s turn-out better when you bake it! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

  4. Renee says:

    Oh yea! I’m loving that these are baked. Now I could eat a whole tray of them. Love cinnamon-sugar anything.

  5. This is really a cool recipe! Churros are one of our most eaten bakery items, and the idea of baking them is genius. I´m saving this recipe! Happy sunday

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  19. These look delicious. I would have never guessed churros were that easy to make!

  20. Cool snack, Laura! Thanks for sharing!

  21. I absolutely LOVE churros…but have never tried them baked before. They look amazing! They’d surely be the star of any tailgate :D

  22. Katie says:

    I have never attempted to make churros before, but now I really want to! These sound like a fun treat, and delicious!

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  24. Laura, great post! Like you, I’m not a football fan (in Canada, our national sport/obsession is hockey) but like we both said in our posts, we love parties with lots of good food! I love that these churros are baked instead of deep fried (which is something I never do at home because of all the oil and odours). I like the step by step photos too.

  25. Sarah says:

    You can BAKE churros?? I’m in!

  26. I can’t believe these are baked! YUM!

  27. Bea says:

    These look so good. I love that they are baked – we will have to give your recipe a try by using vegan “butter”.

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  30. Jen says:

    Yummy! I’ve always wanted to learn how to make churros- cannot wait to give these a try! Hopefully they come out as good as yours! Thank you for sharing!

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  32. Beautiful job on the churros! Thanks for bringing them to the #SundaySupper Tailgate! See you tonight @fromagechick!

  33. I LOVE churros!!! Can’t wait to try your recipe!!!!!

  34. Melanie says:

    I am so trying this! I never know that you could bake them instead of frying! LOVE!!!

  35. Growing up in San Diego I had my fare share of churros. I love that you aked them so I won’t have to feel so guilty :)

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  37. I can’t wait to try this recipe with Riley, my youngest. He is crazy about Churros!

  38. Tara Noland says:

    My daughter loves Churros. I will have to try this one!!

  39. I was totally searching for a baked churros recipe! Score! Thank you for sharing this for #SundaySupper! I can’t wait to try making them too!

  40. I never met a churo I didn’t like.

  41. I gotta tell you…when I read that you were doing churros for your #SundaySupper, I actually told my churro-loving family. So you and your blog were a discussion on my house this week. They asked “how do you get the churro shape?” and I said that might be some type of tool or cookie like press? I’m excited to see that it’s just a pastry bag and a star tip! My family will love these!

  42. Liz says:

    Churros without deep frying! Hooray!!! They still look irresistible….and would disappear quickly from any tailgate! Happy #SundaySupper!

  43. Oh my, these look amazing! I love churros, but have never done that at home. You make it look easy!

  44. These look so good!!! I love churros and these would be so fun to make with the kids.

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  47. I love that you baked these!

  48. Soni says:

    Oh you’ve made my most recent favorite thing!!I’ve only recently tried Churros and I so love them.Never knew they were made like this!Thanks for a lovely healthier version :)

  49. Susan says:

    I love that you baked your churros! So much easier and better for you, and it just means that you can have that extra one, or two. . .

  50. I’m craving these churros. I have churro fever! I love that you baked them; I can feel good about eating these. Happy #SS!

  51. Sunithi says:

    My kids are always buying this stuff at Costco’s > amybe will try out the home made version with whole wheat flour ! looks yumm ! Thanks for sharing :)

  52. Sarah says:

    I love churros. Never crossed my mind to bake churros. You are on to something lady!

  53. Patti says:

    I never saw a baked version! Can’t wait to try this one!

  54. Hezzi-D says:

    I’ve never made a churro because I hate deep frying but with your baked version I’ll have to give it a try!

  55. These look delicious! I never realized they’re so easy to make!

  56. I’ve never had homemade Churros and I’m thinking that is quite the shame! These look really tasty and very simple! A must try, for sure!

    Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com

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  60. I just made these – yum! I just wish there was an alternative to piping, I can’t even fill a pastry bag :-)

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