Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Churro Waffles

Have you ever eaten a churro before?  Well if you haven't....you have no idea what your missing out on! A churro is a golden rod of pure deliciousness twisted and rolled into lots and lots of sweet cinnamon and sugar right after it's taken a crispy bath in steaming hot oil.


With one bite you are plunged into a world where both spicy and sweet live harmoniously under the Mexican sun. That seems highly appropriate doesn't it?! Seeing as Mexico is one of the many places in Latin America and Spain where churros are made fresh daily by brilliant street vendors. 


Coincidentally Mexico, or at least getting another chance to dip my toes in the warm aqua water along the beaches of Playa del Carmen is on my 2013 resolution/to do list.


Additionally, since I woke up the other morning with dreams of sugared churros in my head, and since I was no where near the Mexican border at the time I figured I'd improvise a little.   So I present to you " Churro Waffles"


What I came up with is a fluffier equally tempting version of the popular Mexican treat infused with breakfast table capabilities.


                                                         

                                                                        Ingredients
 
1 teaspoon salt                                                                            
4 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 cups warm milk                                 
1/3 cup butter, melted                                                
3 shakes  of cinnamon
  

For the churro topping-
1 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup cinnamon
1/2 cup of melted butter

                                                               Directions                            



  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside.  Also at this time you can combine your churro topping and set it aside. Preheat waffle iron

      2.In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture;  Next fold in three shakes of cinnamon beat until blended

       3. At this time you can also melt your 1/2 cup of butter used to pour over waffles. Next generously spray your waffle iron with no stick cooking spray. Than ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. Once fully cooked immediately pour melted butter on each side of the waffle and than dip each buttered side into your cinnamon/sugar churro mixture.

4. Devour immediately!...... I mean serve immediately, Enjoy!

Oh and I drizzled my waffles with a little extra syrup at the end. Although this waffle is obviously sweet enough, those with a definite sweet tooth can give it a whirl! In the end though I thought they were perfecto without the dulce ( sweet) extras.

                                                                     
 
 
 
 

115 comments:

Jamie said...

I'd absolutely love those waffles. Look yummy, and I'm a huge churro fan

Jaime said...

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!!! I must make these! Thanks for linking up!

Ginger Bergemann said...

These sound incredible!! We love waffles around here. I usually make a sourdouggh version, but these....these....are definitely on my to try list. I'm pinning so I don't forget.

I would love if you shared this recipe on my Show & Tell link party today. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/01/show-tell-7.html

the cape on the corner said...

this looks so amazingly good. the churros and chocolate dipping sauce i had in spain was the beeeest thing ever. if i had these-or your skills to make them-i think i'd have to involve a thick delcious thing of chocolate!

Six Sisters said...

We are big churro and waffle lovers, so this is definitely a keeper for us! Looks amazing! -The Six Sisters

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

This recipe looks amazing. I just pinned it and I'm following you. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/week-in-review-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
Debi @ Adorned From Above

chica chocolatina said...

Thanks so much everyone for the sweet comments they really do make my day! :)

Food Done Light said...

What a fantastic idea. I can just imagine how good the waffles taste just by looking at them. I saw it on 36th Ave. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-67/

Jennifer said...

Wow those look so good! I wish I had a waffle iron!

Angie Generose said...

Well, this is genius. I honestly cannot wait to try it. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

-Angie - www.easylivingmom.com

A to Zebra Celebrations said...

Oh I love churros!!! I have to try this. I hope you come by my blog to link- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/tuesday-link-party-4.html
Nancy

theroyalcook said...

These look awesome! I love churros and will have to try these.

Lisa Eagle said...

Oh Yummy - will have to make them but hide them from my husband otherwise I won't get any!

Krista said...

These look delish! They remind me of an elephant ear! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Love seeing new faces. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

TheChattyMom said...

These waffles are ridiculously good. I've made cinnamon & sugar waffles before, but never used melted butter before dousing them in the sugary mix. Brilliant! My family is a churro loving family and this is a tummy pleaser for sure!

chica chocolatina said...

I'm loving that everybody loves Churros as much as I do! Your loving comments make my day!

FrugalFoodieMama said...

I just got a waffle maker for Christmas so I have been on the lookout for some tasty recipes. Already pinned this one! :)
Thank you for linking up at Marvelous Mondays this week!

Rita said...

These look dangerous! I'm afraid if I started, I would not be able to start! Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Oh my WOW!! I must try these! Goodness they look yummy!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I can't wait to see what you link up this evening!

Rain on a Tin Roof said...

Oh my word. These look divine. My man would love 'em! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

fitnessfoodandwhateverelse.com said...

You just made my day. Thank you. I will be making these soon!

Paula said...

Thanks for linking up at Riverton Housewives! We've featured you! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2013/01/riverton-housewives-round-up-47.html

chica chocolatina said...

Yea!! Thanks for the feature Paula! And all the blog love from everyone!

katherine peas said...

this is so fantastic! I must try these

Lisa Joy said...

Your recipe is getting a lot of love on Pinterest today! Looks delicious!! ;)

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

These waffles sound amazing!! Can't wait to try them out!

Thanks so much for linking up at Artsy Corner. You were featured this week, so stop by and grab a button! Hope to see you again this week :)

k8thegr8 said...

Yum! Two of my favorite things together! Found your link at Chocolate, Chocolate and More.
Kate
i heart eating

Attempting Aloha said...

This is going on the menu for tomorrow morning. We're huge waffle fans, and I love churros, so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing. :)

Aloha,
Charlie

megan said...

These look awesome!! I hope I will be making them tommorow ;)

Lisa said...

OMG, these sound SO delicious.

Rach said...

YUM!! :) found your recipe via Pinterest, and just made some (late night pregnancy craving...haha!) - definitely a keeper in my book! I love that you can get the satisfaction of a delicious churro, without deep-frying anything. Love. It. Thank you so much!!!

MJ said...

These sound delicious! I am going to make them this morning! Thank you for sharing!

The Wright Family said...

Just made these and they are wonderful! Really the only thing I might change is a little less cinnamon for the cinnamon sugar. Also you can get away with about 1/2 of the melted butter for topping. Still they were delish!

scissorsmith said...

found you through pintrest. We have waffles every weekend. my husband makes them. I saw this and new I would need to try these. my husband is a "purist" and wouldn't try it on his waffle, but I had him try my last bite and he was like "man I wish I had eaten my waffle like that" "I have to admit it is pretty good." so now I am sure we will be making these part of our breakfast now and again.

chica chocolatina said...

I'm so happy that everyone is loving the Churro Waffles as much as I do! Especially if you have given them a try :)
@The Wright Family, we are a house that absolutely loves a lot of cinnamon and butter too! A great tip for those who like it a little lighter!

Mandy@Mandy's Recipe Box said...

This awesome waffle is being featured on Totally Tasty Tuesdays this week! I've seen it floating around the web and pinterest and can't wait to try it!

chica chocolatina said...

@Mandy@Mandy's Recipe Box, Gracias, for the feature, when you try them let me know what you think!

Jennifer P. said...

Dude. Brilliant.

Michelle Hoang said...

Hello. Can't wait to make these. How much waffles do they make?

Anderson Family said...

These were so good and we didn't need the maple syrup. Being from AZ I would eat churros in mexico when we would go there thanks for this awesome idea!

chiquita latina said...

They look heavenly! I am going to have to try making some of these myself!

alphager said...

Just thought that someone should give you a head's-up: John Scalzi, one of the greatest living Science-Fiction-writers alive has blogged about your recipe here: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/01/17/for-the-three-of-you-who-dont-follow-my-twitter-feed-this-is-what-im-obsessing-about-today/ and loves it. He loves it so much that he has registered churrowaffle.com which redirects here. You're internet-famous now! ;-)

tannaz said...

these look amazing! how many waffles does this recipe make?

corvustristis said...

ZOMG!

chica chocolatina said...

@alphager, Thanks so much for the head's up! If you could see me I would be floating on cloud nine...... Awesome!

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

I saw these on Foodbeast and thought they looked amazing. I showed my kids and they are begging me to make them asap. Thanks for a great recipe that I am sure is going to become a favorite.

Ignacio said...
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Ignacio said...

No cinnamon in Spain, just sugar.

Not in Madrid, though, they fancy them 'naked'

Bethany Colyar said...

I found these via pinterest and made them this weekend. I didn't read the part about dipping the waffles in butter first, so I mixed a little butter with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Even when I made these wrong, they were still freaking amazing. I will absolutely make these again...only I'll follow the recipe next time!

chica chocolatina said...

@Bethany, So glad you found them, even happier that you loved them too!

Kitty Bradshaw said...

This whole recipe is evil... shame shame shame! lollll

Terry and Oliver: ToTheFuture.org said...
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Anthony said...

They look delicious!

Sarah E. said...

Stopping by from Totally Tasty Tuesday - these look incredible :) Cannot wait to try these and definitely pinned to share!

Dolcie said...

The waffle base is excellent!!! However, the sugar and cinnamon topping has WAY too much cinnamon in it. It looked like too much but I trusted the recipe and put in 1/2 cup anyway. My first waffle was caked in what seemed like pure cinnamon. I ended up putting half of the mixture in another container and adding more sugar to the remaining half. Also, drizzling butter didn't work for me, it just left streaks of butter on the waffle, making the streaks more pronounced when dipped in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Next time I think brushing the waffles with melted butter would work better.

chica chocolatina said...

@Dolcie, in my family we LOVE cinnamon! Of course if it seemed too much for you, you should tailor to your taste. The butter seemed to work perfectly for me I guess it depends on how you drizzle and the size of your particular waffle. It's always great to find a method that works for you in any recipe. Thanks, for stopping by.

ejt1977 said...

I found these via Pinterest and made them this morning. They were SO GOOD. I paired them with a caramel syrup recipe I also found. Absolute heaven.

house vegan said...

I made these this morning and they were stunning, thank you. For anyone interested, I made them egg and dairy free so they are completely adaptable.

Thanks again!

PattyLovesMath said...

our dentist will love you for this...

PattyLovesMath said...

our dentist will love you for this...

Lillian (My Recipe Journey) said...

YUM...I love Churros! I always buy them at carnivals! I made some at home recently and LOVED it! I wish I had a waffle iron! Great post!!!

Koala said...

Hmmmmmmmmm, Great idea! I came over here via flickr and I MUST try this receipt!
Tranks!
Uta

chica chocolatina said...

Thanks to everyone for loving my Original Churro Waffle recipe, it really does warm my heart to know you love them as much as I!

Tracey Jernigan Dimon said...

I am not familiar with cinnamon plus. What is it?

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Michelle Archibald said...

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and had to give it a try. But, I have a food allergy kid who can't have dairy or wheat/ gluten. So I substituted flax milk for the regular milk, Earth Balance butter spread for the butter and Pamela's Gluten Free Baking Mix for the flour, salt and baking powder. Let me tell you just how phenomenal these waffles were! The kids devoured them! My allergy kid even said, "Mom, they taste like a real churro!" Keep in mind he hasn't had one in over four years. This is a recipe keeper for sure!

chica chocolatina said...

Awww, I'm so glad that you were able to adapt them for your little one's, it warmed my heart to hear that he/she was able to have the taste of a Churro after all that time!

Misha Suchak said...

OMG these look amazing! It combines two of my favourite desserts, waffles and churros! cannot wait to try this! :)

foodfromourlife said...

What if you don't have a waffle Iron? Can you still make them?

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rachaelblarson said...

We made these tonight as a treat and LOVED them. I added less cinnamon and didn't use all the melted butter either (if that helps someone else). I will keep this on my treat list--a little too much sweet for breakfast for me. Kudos on such a great idea!!

Elaina Jean said...

OMG!!! This waffle is to die for!!! SO GOOD!! thank you for the great recipe, I have a feeling its going to be our new breakfast staple in this house.. or even dinner :)

chica chocolatina said...

@rachaelblarson & Elaina Jean, thanks so much ladies for sharing. I'm so happy you feel in love with them! I adore hearing when someone tries my recipe and they enjoy them so much!

Melissa Escalante Martínez said...

Can't wait to try this recipe!!!! Greetings from Mexico (:

*Chuck* said...

These look simply amazing!! I had to run into the kitchen and make them right away!!! Yummy!! I woud like to add a few suggestions though:

I cut the cinnamon sugar amounts in half, and STILL had tons left over. But maybe I use less or made less waffles. Not sure.

Also, the amount of butter actually is important. I didn't quite have enough to pour over the fresh waffles, and I didn't have any spray for the waffle iron, so in the end they tasted just like regular waffels with cinnamon sugar over them. If you sprayed the pan and then doused them in butter, i'm sure they'd taste more like a churro. I did end up using syrup, since they were a little dry without the butter.

Overall, a yummy recipe! I look forward to perfecting it in my kitchen. =D

Dionne said...

Half a CUP of cinnamon???! Is that correct?

chiquita latina said...

I can't wait to make these for my kids!

DashaKrazny said...

I just made these for brunch and I really am scarfing them down. :) Delicious! Thanks for sharing.

chica chocolatina said...

@Chiquitalatina, let me know what you think! @ DashaKrazny, I'm thrilled that you like them!

Anonymous said...

These look delicious!! But what is cinnamon beat?? I have never heard of it before. I want to make these tommorrow for my brother...so excited!!

Anonymous said...

These look delicious!! But what is cinnamon beat?? I have never heard of it before. I want to make these tommorrow for my brother...so excited!!

Carlijn van Dalfsen said...

I made them this morning... Girl these are the best!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

Tara Bell said...

I made these for my husband (who loves churros!) for Father's Day yesterday and he loved them! My kids wanted them again this morning... lol. Great idea, thanks for sharing your recipe.

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chica chocolatina said...

@Carlijin & Tara, Super awesome to hear that you tried them and loved them!

N Ryder said...

What is cinnamon plus? I used cinnamon sugar and they were amazing!

Lilia Cano said...

I will never look at another waffle the same!!!!! AMAZING!!!

Jenny said...

These were AMAZING. I served them with whipped cream on top, officially making dinner a dessert-dinner. Genius recipe!

Roland Martinez said...

I'm happy the fame of the Churro waffle lives on.

CBinLB said...

Hi. This really looks amazing. Can you tell me how I can print just the recipe to Pinterst? This is a real keeper, but I can't find the "Pin" button. Thanks much.

Susy Slais said...

Churros and waffles? Just two of my favorites! Why not call them Churffles? LOL

Joanne Whitman said...

Just made them today and they are great and I definitely will make them again great recipe

Joanne Whitman said...

Just made them today and they are great and I definitely will make them again great recipe

brookemeghan said...

You are a genius!!! I cannot wait to try this!

Marshon Hall said...

I just made them for Sunday Breakfast and they were a HIT!!! I cut the waffles in strips and let the kids dip them in syrup or chocolate syrup. Thanks for a great and easy recipe.

Roberta said...

These are fabulous, only we dip our waffle into a shallow pan of Unsalted melted butter, then dredge them in the cinnamon sugar, and finally a squeeze or two from the accompaning lemon wedges, simply sublime!

Lam said...

WIN! Just made this them this morning and they were fabulous! Thanks for the recipe.

Sara Sohaib said...

Wat z 3 shakes of cinnamon plus

Sarah F. said...

I made these this week and they were DELICIOUS! I mean, mine weren't nearly as pretty as yours, but they still tasted great! Thanks!

Vanessa T. said...

Oooh this looks amaazing! *drools*

http://cafecraftea.blogspot.com

m11angel said...

I made these this morning...turned out great..EXCEPT, there was way too much cinnamon in the sugar-cinnamon topping. I think if I make this again I will use 1 cup of sugar and maybe 1-2 tablespoons of cinnamon. It was empowering and tasted like red hots! So we had to just sprinkle a little on the rest. Otherwise good batter, just needs tweaking.

Gracy said...

Great recipe! It has become a family favorite! I also decreased the cinnamon at the end.

Mom to the mighty Zman said...

I want to try making these with a gluten free flour. I hope it works! Your recipe sounds so delicious!

Sandra Peternel said...

Hello,
I tried your recipe today and it´s sooo good :-)
I made some changes because in Germany we don´t like it soo much sweet but that is no problem! I hope it is ok that I put a link to your recipe on my blog?

http://sannas-hexenkueche.blogspot.de/2014/04/churro-waffeln.html

Sandra

chica chocolatina said...

@Sandra...I'm so glad you enjoyed my waffles and tried them even though they are definitely swirled with sugar! I am also super excited that my waffles are being eaten all the way in Germany!

Wendy said...

OUTSTANDING! I never get enough churro flavor even here in Southern California and this makes it even easier! Very clever recipe! I'm going to try making the waffles ahead and freezing them. I'll just reheat in the oven, dip in melted butter and then the spicy sugar and be good to go whenever I get a craving. I think it will work! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! Wendy H, Claremont CA

chica chocolatina said...

Thanks,Wendy...never thought about freezing them, what a great idea!

Wendy said...

Hi there! Reporting back. Freezing works great! I take them out of the freezer bags, put them on a baking tray on my grill, lower the cover and warm until crisp, dip in butter and roll in sugar and cinnamon! It's going with me on our camping trip. I've saved this in my "Heirloom Recipe File" to give to every new bride in my family! Thanks again for this wonderful recipe.

shelly shuey said...

Made these today and posted on my blog with a link back and all credit to you and your recipe.

Found you on Pinterest.

Jessica Richardson said...

Does anyone know how many waffle they make in a normal size waffle iron?

bao0504 said...

Hello! Is cinnamon plus just regular cinnamon? and what do you mean by 3 shakes...

Victoria Amada said...

what in the world is a cinnamon shake
thanks

catherine gibson said...

Made these for the kids breakfst this morning. They were wonderful. My kids im the best mom for making these for them. So i would to say thank you fir that. The only thing i change in ur recipe was the milk, i only had almond and it turn out the same....

Audrey Wilkerson said...

Did you really mean to say 1/2 CUP of cinnamon? I ended up using about 2-3 T instead.

They were delicious!

Thanks!

Georgia said...

I made this for breakfast today. It's a keeper.

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