Churro waffles are light and fluffy but also covered in a delicious cinnamon and sugar coating. They are the perfect combination of breakfast and dessert!

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The Best Churro Waffle Recipe

Churros are a classic, dessert made by frying dough into long sticks and rolling it in cinnamon and sugar. While I love the classic treat, I wanted to transform it into a breakfast recipe! So, I made churro waffles to satisfy my craving.

My recipe uses a little brown sugar and cinnamon to make the buttermilk waffles rich and sweet. However, I must admit, these waffles are amazing even without the churro sugar.

But, of course, that isn’t the end of this fluffy waffle recipe. Once baked, we dip them in melted butter and a cinnamon sugar mix. This warm, sweet coating makes them taste just like the classic dessert!

You can top the churro waffles with maple syrup, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, dulce de leche, or just eat them plain. They are so, SO good, you really don’t need more than just the waffles themselves. 

(Love waffles? Try my Sourdough WafflesChocolate Chip Waffles, and Sweet Potato Waffles, too!)

close up image of several churro waffles stacked on one another.

Ingredients for Churro Waffles

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ingredients to make churro waffles.
  • 2 cups buttermilk – All that cinnamon and sugar can be a lot! Buttermilk helps balance the flavors perfectly. 
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil – Melted coconut oil adds a very subtle, tropical flavor to the waffles. 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar – I use light brown sugar but dark brown will create an even more complex flavor. 
  • 2 cups flour – All-purpose flour is best. However, if you have gluten-free all-purpose baking flour, you can use that as well to make gluten-free churro waffles. 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon – We use ground cinnamon in the waffle batter and the cinnamon sugar coating to create a warm, sweet taste.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter – I use unsalted butter for this churro waffle recipe

Variations

  • Replace the coconut oil with vegetable oil.
  • Cut the waffles into sticks after they come out of the waffle iron. Dip the waffle strips into the butter and cinnamon sugar to make churro waffle dippers

Directions for How to Make Churro Waffles

  1. Start the waffle maker: Follow the manufacturer’s directions to preheat the waffle iron
  2. Make the waffle batter: Add the buttermilk, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla to a large bowl. Then, whisk to combine the ingredients. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, and whisk into a smooth batter. Let the batter sit for ten minutes to thicken. 
  3. Make the cinnamon sugar: Add the cinnamon and sugar for the topping to a small bowl, and whisk together. Set the cinnamon sugar aside for now. 
  4. Melt the butter: Melt the butter for the topping in a shallow bowl, and set it aside. 
  5. Cook the waffles: Cook the waffle batter in the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions. If you are making a single, Belgian waffle, you will use about ¾ cup of batter, and it will take about 4-5 minutes to cook. Your waffles are cooked when they are golden brown and easily pull away from the waffle iron.
  6. Coat the waffles: Remove the cooked waffle from the waffle iron, and brush both sides with the melted butter using a pastry brush. Dip the buttered waffle in the cinnamon sugar. 
  7. Serve: Add your favorite toppings, and enjoy your waffles while warm!

Serving Suggestions

These waffles are plenty flavorful on their own, but you can never go wrong with extra toppings! My favorite options include dulce de leche, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, fresh fruit, or coconut flakes!

serving of churro waffle on a white round plate topped with chocolate sauce, dulche de leche and whipped cream.

How to Store + Freeze Churro Waffles

  • Store leftover waffles in a gallon-sized sealable bag in the fridge for up to one week.
  • Freeze the waffles for up to three months, omitting the cinnamon sugar coating. Place a sheet of parchment paper between each waffle to prevent them from clumping together.
  • Reheat waffles thawed or frozen in the toaster oven. Once warm, brush frozen waffles with butter, and dip them in the cinnamon sugar coating.

Quick Tip

Be sure to let your batter rest! Doing so will help the flour absorb some of the liquid, making the mixture thick. As a result, the waffles will cook up light and fluffy rather than being dense and chewy.

A stack of churro waffles topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

Churro Waffles

Churro waffles are light and fluffy but also covered in a delicious cinnamon and sugar coating. They are the perfect combination of breakfast and dessert!
4 from 1 vote
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Shallow dish
  • Waffle Maker
  • Tongs
  • Pastry brush
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • whisk

Ingredients  

Waffles

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • Dulce de leche
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Whipped cream

Instructions 

  • Plug in your waffle maker and turn it on to preheat.
  • Add the buttermilk, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla to a large bowl and whisk together.
    2 cups buttermilk, 3 eggs, 5 tablespoon melted coconut oil, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Add the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, and ½ tsp of cinnamon to the bowl and whisk to make a smooth batter. A few small lumps are okay.
    2 cups flour, 2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Let the batter sit for 10 minutes. This will let the flour absorb some of the liquid and make the batter nice and thick.
  • While the batter is resting, stir the granulated sugar and tablespoon of cinnamon together in a separate shallow dish.
    1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Scoop the batter into your hot waffle maker and cook the waffles according to the manufacturer's directions. Most Belgian waffle makers will take about 4-5 minutes to cook. The waffles will be golden brown and easily pull away from the waffle iron plates.
  • Remove the waffle from the waffle iron and brush both sides with the melted butter then dip the waffle in the bowl of cinnamon and sugar, coating both sides.
    4 tablespoons melted butter
  • Repeat cooking the remaining waffle batter, buttering the hot waffles, and dipping them all in cinnamon and sugar.
  • Drizzle the churro waffles with warm dulce de leche, chocolate sauce, or top with whipped cream. They are also delicious just with the cinnamon and sugar coating!
    Whipped cream, Dulce de leche, Chocolate sauce

Notes

  • Place the buttered, sugared waffles on a baking tray lined with foil and keep them in a 200 degree F oven while you cook all of the batter. This will keep the cooked churro waffles warm while you make the whole batch. 
  • Cut the waffles into strips and serve with dipping sauces (chocolate sauce, caramel etc). Churro waffle sticks are a delicious dessert or breakfast!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 366IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Brenda B. Liggins says:

    I think the recipe is a very good one! I will make it when my Goddaughter comes over for a visit. She will love cooking with me! Thanks for the recipe♥️

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