These mini churro waffles are crispy and airy. They are easy to cook in your waffle iron and make a fun breakfast, brunch or snack.
These churro waffles are great just as they are but they also work great for ice cream sandwiches.
I love how cute these came out. The mini bite-sized pieces make them almost irresistible.
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been obsessed with churros this summer. I’ve made Spanish style churros with chocolate, baked churro ice cream sandwiches, and now churro waffles.
I’ve also been obsessed with “Fight Song” this summer. It’s always on the radio and random car commercials. It’s such a motivating workout song, but I really need to find another one soon because you can only listen to the same song over and over again for so long.
The churro batter is just 5 simple ingredients which comes together in minutes. Then, rather than have to pipe and fry the dough, you just put it into your waffle iron and let it do the work. They do take longer to cook than waffles, but then end result is delicious!
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup sugar for coating
- In a medium saucepan, add water, butter and salt. Bring to a boil and stir until butter is completed melted. Turn off heat and add in flour. Stir until all flour is incorporated and becomes a smooth dough ball. Add in eggs and stir into dough until it becomes uniform again.
- Heat up your waffle iron and coat with oil spray. I used a standard round Belgian waffle iron. When waffle iron is hot, take a chunk of dough (approximately 1 1/2 tbsp) and roll it into a ball and press into the center of one of the four sections of the waffle iron. You need enough dough to fill about 2/3 of that section. Gather 3 more dough balls and place one on each remaining section, so you now have four small churro waffles being made. The dough for each section should not touch. Close your waffle iron.
- Cook until waffles are a dark golden brown and are completely crisp on the outside. They will take longer to cook than standard waffles, around 20 minutes. Once waffles are done, remove, and then add more dough to your waffle iron and repeat cooking process until all your dough is used up.
- Add sugar to a small ziploc bag. If desired, you can also add 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Add a few waffles into the bag and then seal and shake around so that waffles become coated in sugar. Remove and repeat with remaining waffles. Serve while still warm.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Do you think these would do well with an egg sub?
Sorry, but we haven’t tried it.
Made these yesterday…… And today 🙂 Absolutely going to be a go to recipe from here on in. I made a batch exactly as per the recipe, then I made some but added freshly sliced peach (we have an abundance of fresh peach in the south of France) Then I made some with some grated gruyere cheese – All stunning – Many Thanks
We’re so glad you loved the recipe! The peaches and cheese sound really good – thanks for sharing those ideas.
Made these in my mini waffle maker. They are delicious and really easy to make! In the mini waffle iron, it only took about five minutes per waffle and was definitely worth the wait. Thanks for the delicious recipe <3
We’re so glad you liked them!
What is yhe batter supposed to look lije after the eggs because mine isbt forming into a ball?
it should be a dough ball again after the egg has been mixed in
Have u tried making these with gluten free flour?
I have not, sorry!
The kids love these. I barely can get a bite in. Just wondering, the first batch came out waaaaay too dark. So I reduced the time. Is something wrong with my waffle maker? I have found it takes 6.5 minutes at the lowest setting available on my waffle maker to get lightly browned like the ones you’ve pictured.
the timing probably varies depending on the waffle maker. It sounds like yours may be more powerful than mine! glad you got it to work though!
These turned out great! I was just wondering if you could freeze/refrigerate any excess uncooked dough, and if so, for how long?
I’d try freezing it, but I haven’t actually tried myself.
Churros in waffle form?! YUM. I’m obsessed with churros, so having churros as waffles would be AMAZING. I need to try these asap.
hope you try them!