These miniature treats capture the essence of traditional churros but with a unique twist, resulting in Baked Churro Donuts. The donuts boast a golden-brown exterior coated in a tantalizing blend of cinnamon and sugar, providing a perfect balance of sweetness and warm, spiced flavor. Each bite-sized morsel is soft and cake-like on the inside, with a crispy outer layer. The inherent charm of churros is preserved in these mini donuts, making them an irresistible treat that combines the nostalgia of a beloved street food with the convenience and comfort of bite-sized baked goodness. Perfect for snacking or sharing, this recipe a delightful fusion of flavor and fun.
Ingredients for Donuts
1/4 cup butter (melted)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for Cinnamon Sugar Topping
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
Ingredients for Chocolate Sauce
1/2 cup milk
4 ounces chocolate chips
01Preheat oven to 350 F and prep donut tray with cooking spray or oil.
02Melt the butter for the donut batter and let cool.
03Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
04In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
05Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and fold together with a spatula until just combined.
06Using a spoon, fill each donut cavity about 3/4 of the way full.
07Cook for 10-12 minutes or when the donuts spring back when you lightly press on them.
08Melt the butter for the topping and combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
09Let the donuts cool in the tray for about 3-5 minutes, then remove from pan. Brush each donut with butter and cover with a layer of the cinnamon sugar topping.
10Make the chocolate sauce by adding the milk and chocolate chips to a saucepan on low heat. Stir constantly until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.