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Churro Donuts (Baked Not Fried)

4.3 from 82 votes
Make my Baked Churro Donuts recipe, a mash up of two favorite desserts that taste even better together. Bake them in a homemade donut tin.
Baked Churro Donuts made without a donut tin! deliciously simple

Hi Bold Bakers!

One of my all time FAVORITE desserts are churros. Whether they’re served with a classic dusting of cinnamon sugar, or dipped in chocolate sauce, very little compares or feels more nostalgic to me than eating a good churro. You’ve seen me previously make a Churro Mug Cake and some Churro Waffles, and even how to make Homemade Baked Churros, so I think it’s safe to say that I REALLY like churros.

Another one of my most popular recipes are donuts. If you’ve never tried to make them at home, I cannot recommend it enough. I love how versatile they can be; frosted and topped all different ways, and sometime even filled with scrumptious goodies!

Previously, I’ve made delicious Chocolate Baked Donuts but now I like the idea of taking two classic desserts like my churros and homemade donuts and re-imagine them together. So, I can’t wait for you to try my one of the most delicious combinations yet – Churro Donuts!

These little guys start with a plain donut base and my DIY Donut Tin. No special cooking equipment is required to make these bad boys! These donuts are going to be baked, with means no messy oil. Then, while they’re still warm, I brush them with butter and generously toss them in cinnamon sugar to make some delicious Churro Donuts!

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I don’t stop there, as no self-respecting churro is complete with out a good dip in some rich chocolate sauce. You will not BELIEVE how simple these are to make, especially with how much flavor they pack! Enjoy!

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Churro Donuts Recipe

4.3 from 82 votes
Make my Baked Churro Donuts recipe, a mash up of two favorite desserts that taste even better together. Bake them in a homemade donut tin.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 donuts
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Make my Baked Churro Donuts recipe, a mash up of two favorite desserts that taste even better together. Bake them in a homemade donut tin.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 donuts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4oz/120g) butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup (2 1/2oz/75g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups (10oz/300g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cup (320ml) milk
  • 1/4 cup ( 2oz/60g) butter melted Churro Topping
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/120g) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (3oz/90g) chocolate chopped Chocolare Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cream

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and melted cooled butter.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet until evenly combined with no lumps leaving you with smooth pourable batter.
  • Spoon or pipe the batter into your DIY doughnut tin. Place in a preheated 350oF (175oC) oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for about 5 minutes before turing out onto a wire rack and removing the tin foil.
  • While the donuts are cooling make the topping - In a small bowl, melt 1/4 cup butter. In another small bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
  • Next make the chocolate ganache - Melt the chocolate in a microwave or over a bain marie. Stir in the cream until you have a shiny thick ganache.
  • To assemble your donuts - Brush each cooled donut with the melted butter then place in the bowl of cinnamon sugar, coating each donut completely on all sides.
  • Once all of your donuts have been coated in cinnamon sugar dip the top half in the chocolate ganache making sure to generously coat with chocolate. Enjoy!

 

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Tina
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Tina
4 days ago

Can i substitute egg with this recipe?

YummyLilicious
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YummyLilicious
6 days ago

Hi
I’m really looking forward to trying out this recipe but a little confused as to which type of butter to use salted or unsalted?

Thank you

Nina
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Nina
3 months ago

Looking at the recipe and watching the video, I think I’m missing something. You add milk in the video but the recipe doesn’t tell me how much to add.

Monica madan
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Monica madan
3 months ago

Hi my dear bold teacher. Any substitute for eggs here?

Tahira Akhtar
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Tahira Akhtar
5 months ago

These never worked for me what did i do wrong? Mine turned out really doughy and thick not at all fluffy like cake or light
Did i mix it too much? or is it to do with my ingredients or flour?
Hope you can help really want to use this recipe

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Saman Jawad
6 months ago

I finally made the Churro donuts and they were a big hit with my kids ..I used homemade butter ..they turned out perfect..Thank You Gemma for giving me the confidence to bake with your guidance and personal touch..God bless you ????

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Gracie08
7 months ago

I just got my donut pan yesterday so this is the first one I made. I liked the taste and will be trying other ones as the weeks past. I didn’t dip them in butter before dipping them into the sugar and cinnamon. I figured there was enough butter in the recipe so I just dipped them in the mixture after I took them out of the pan.

Liza Sklar
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Liza Sklar
7 months ago

Good morning! I am trying to find a donut recipe that will not come out crumb-y like cake mix. I hope this is it. But can you tell me what to do to make the batter chocolate?

Kiran
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Kiran
11 months ago

Hi Gemma.Is it possible to write or mention at the end of the recipes what one can use instead of eggs?
Thankyou

nanna
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nanna
1 year ago

I would like you to have closed captioning on all recipe demos. Please

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