Baked Churros

These baked churros are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and full of donut-y deliciousness. Here is the star tip we used on the pastry bag. This is the right sized one for the full churro effect.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3 eggs


1. In a medium sauce pan, add water, butter, sugar, brown sugar and salt. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until butter is melted.

2. Remove pan from stove and add vanilla and flour, stirring until flour is incorporated (I used a wooden spoon).

3. Add one egg at a time being careful to stir quickly so that the eggs don’t cook.

4. Once all 3 eggs are incorporated, transfer your dough to a pastry bag (be careful as dough will be hot and also it will not all fit in the bag at once).

5. Pipe onto a parchment lined baking sheet in 3 inch strips with room in between.

6. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes (I said 370, not sure why?! :))

7. Remove from oven and melt 4 tablespoons butter. Mix 1/4 cup sugar with tsp cinnamon. Brush your slightly cooled churros with butter and roll in sugar mixture or sprinkle it all over your churro.

Dig in!

Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (9, 7 and 4). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}