Churro Waffles – Homemade cinnamon waffles are finished off with a cinnamon sugar coating that reminds you of a theme park churro.
I am on a breakfast kick and I just can’t stop myself! Breakfast seems to be the only meal I can get my kids to eat these days so I guess that’s where I’m feeling most of my inspiration. These Churro Waffles are a hit with them (and my husband) so I had to share them with you all.
The recipe is a variation of my classic waffle recipe, using oil instead of butter and adding in cinnamon to the batter, as well as in the coating. The result is a sweet cinnamon waffle that doesn’t even need syrup. In fact, I don’t even eat these with utensils. I pick them up with my hands and take a bite, just as I would with cinnamon toast.
Here are my Churro Waffles!
Tips & Tricks
- Go easy on the butter and sugar coating. If you don’t let the excess butter drip off, too much sugar will stick to the waffles. As much as I love the sugar coating, you don’t want it to get so thick it feels like wet sand on the waffle. A light coating goes a long way.
- Cook the waffles until golden brown. This give the outside of the waffles a sturdy texture. That way, when you dip them in the melted butter, they won’t fall apart.
- Let the waffles cool slightly before coating in sugar. This allows the sugar to sit on top of the waffle instead of getting absorbed into it.
- 2 cups flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 3½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 large eggs separated
- 2 cups whole milk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the cinnamon sugar coating:
- 1½ sticks salted butter melted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together until combined. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add egg yolks, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk together to combine. Add to dry ingredients and whisk together just until combined.
- Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add to batter and gently fold in just until combined.
- Spray nonstick spray on preheat waffle iron. Add batter to waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions. My small round iron held ⅓ cup of batter but yours could hold more or less depending on the size of the iron. Repeat with all of the batter.
- Place melted butter in a shallow dish. Add cinnamon and sugar to another shallow dish and stir together. Dip one waffle into the melted butter and let as much of the excess butter drip off as possible. Dip into cinnamon sugar and quickly flip to coat the other side. Repeat with other waffles