Saturday, July 28, 2012

Baked Churros




I'm not really into frying our food so I'm always looking for ways to take fried food and bake them so they'll taste just as good.  The kids love Churros, but I didn't know how they would taste baked, but I gave it a try anyways.  These turned out delicious!  Of course they don't have the exact same crispiness like the fried ones, however they have less grease  and they taste every bit as good. They're a little crispy on the outside and a little chewy on the inside!   In fact, they were so good that I can't really say how many this recipe makes because the kids were eating them as fast as I took them out of the cinnamon sugar mixture!  


Ingredients are as follows:

1 C water
1/2 C margarine
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C flour
3 eggs

cinnamon & sugar to coat  


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease cookie sheets.


Place water, margarine, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla into a pot.



Bring up to a boil, remove from heat and add the flour.


Stir until a dough forms.


Add eggs in one at a time and mix until combined (this is after one egg).


Keep mixing until a thick paste forms (this is after three eggs). 


Spoon dough into a pasty bag and pipe 6" strips onto the cookie sheet.


Bake for 18-20 minutes; until golden brown around the edges.


Immediately remove from pan then toss into cinnamon sugar mixture.


Take a bite and enjoy!




35 comments:

  1. Yum .... I love churros, but would rather not have all the fried food .... this is perfect!

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  2. These look great and use such simple ingredients! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I have seen churros at the malls or at the beach and always stayed away from them because they're fried. Thanks for a baked version of them!

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  4. This sounds delicious! Yum! I love churros! I didn't think it would be so easy to make them at home!

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  5. I love this idea!! They look fantastic!

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  6. I love churros but they can be greasy and fatty, this sounds like a great compromise!

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  7. Awesome recipe! I love that you baked them and not fired them!!

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  8. Lisa..I have nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award. Please stop by my blog for information. Patsy

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  9. thanks for sharing. i was wondering how they are cold??? I was thinking of takin them to a meeting. and would be making them the day before.
    thanks

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    1. They are best when they are eaten warm. My kids had ours gone within the day, which they did eat them cold too, however I can't say about the following day.

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  10. Great ! This is definitely a recipe for me!
    I hate to fry as I usually make a mess (I love to eat fried food but not to make it)
    Thanks so much for sharing this :)

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  11. You make these look SO easy! I know that I'd eat each and every one of those sweet churros!

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  12. Did EXACTLY what was in the directions but centers were still uncooked. I wonder if i made them too thick. Piped out on the cookie sheet, they were about a half inch thick. Anyone else have this problem?

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    1. It sounds like they were a little too thick. Mine were about a quarter of an inch thick when they were piped out, however they baked up to about half an inch.

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  13. Oh, wow! Those look fabulous! We, too, love churros, but don't love the grease. 'Gotta try this recipe! -Marci

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  14. Hi! I love churros but never thought to make them... can't wait to try them! I'm pinning this now :) I’m stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday to say hello. I hope you’ll come visit me at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

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  15. I need to try these! I love churros - but I don't fry food. Pinning for later. Visiting from Whimsy Wednesday :)

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  16. That looks lovely! I shall try baking churros as well. :D I love them!

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  17. These look way addicting. I love that they are baked!!

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  18. Hi Lisa,
    Your Baked Churros look delicious, we would just love them, "all of them", this is a great recipe. Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  19. I love churros. These looks delicious!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-2.html

    Thanks, Nichi

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  20. These look so amazing and I want to make dozens of them for Christmas! I love the name of your blog. I have to come back and spend a little time here. Visiting from Foodie Friday. xo

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  21. I love churros...and they're baked? outstanding! thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays.

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  22. These look wonderful.. love anything with cinnamon... Thanks for sharing on foodie friends friday and remember to come back on Sunday to vote for your favorite.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  23. How delicious! This is being featured at the Recipe Box.

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  24. My kids are going to be SO happy! They love churros! Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday each week. I appreciate YOU! Can't wait to see what you link up next :)
    Michelle

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  25. Lisa, these look phenomenal!! But I'm not surprised!! You're a baking genius!! Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

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  26. Yummy!! I love churros. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!! The party is live at http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-3.html

    Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

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  27. I stay away from fried food as much possible but this looks excellent as a baked version! Pinning it!

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  28. I FOUND THIS RECIPE, IT REALLY SOUNDS SO GOOD AND YUMMY! AND YOU'VE MADE IT
    SOUND PRETTY EASY TO WHIP UP A BATCH AND NOT DIRTYING A WHOLE LOT OF DISHES! CAN YOU SURE A ZIPLOC PLASTIC BAG, INSTEAD OF A PASTRY BAG????

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure you could use one, however I wouldn't squeeze too hard!

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  29. Thanks atleast this time i can enjoy to cook churos and no more greasy&/oily. my Kids will enjoy this.

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  30. Is it ok to use butter instead of margarine? Kindly advise..thanks! =)

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  31. Looks wonderful.....can't wait to try and taste....great for anytime company comes over. :D

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