You will love these baked churros, they are the best! They are so light and fluffy! You won’t even miss them not being fried. Even though they are baked, they still have a crisp outer texture. The inside is super light and dense. They are semi guilt-free because they are baked as opposed to deep fried. You can still deep fry the batter if you prefer! No judgements here!
If you want to omit making the s’mores, you can! The batter is the same! To assemble the s’mores is super easy and quick. Simply add in your chocolate square and marshmallow on top a churro. Broil until the marshmallow is toasted! Add another churro on top and enjoy!
For Baked Churros
1-1/3 cup of all purpose flour
1-1/3 cup of water
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of salt
1/4 cup of unsalted butter
2 tbsp of light brown sugar (dark is fine as well)
1 tbsp of honey
1/2 tbsp of cinnamon
3 large eggs
1 tbsp of melted butter, for brushing
Preheat oven to 375F. In a saucepan on medium-high heat, bring the water, vanilla extract, salt, unsalted butter, brown sugar, honey, and cinnamon to a boil.
As soon as the mixture starts to boil, remove from heat and mix in the flour.
Crack and whisk eggs in a separate bowl. Add whisked eggs in 1/3rd at a time to the batter. Mix until smooth. (It will look a little runny, but just keep mixing it will combine & be smooth).
Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat (or wax paper). Place the lined baking sheet on top of another baking sheet. This will help the baked churros cook evenly without burning the bottom.
Place a 1M or 2D piping tip into your piping bag. Add batter to the piping bag and pipe golf ball size circles. (You can pipe 4-6 inch lines if you don’t want to make them all into s’mores!) Pipe the remaining batter.
Place churros into the oven for 28-32 minutes or until golden brown. I turn off the oven at minute 28 and let it sit in there for about 5-10 minutes or until they look a little crispy on the edges. (You can certainly fry the batter as well!)
Remove from oven and coat a thin layer of melted butter and dip them in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve immediately if you are not making s’mores with them!
For S’mores: Add chocolate square and marshmallow on top of a churro. Broil until marshmallow is toasted and add another churro on top! Serve immediately!