These Baked Cinnamon & Sugar Churros are quick and easy to make, with a buttery, flaky pastry crust, and rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
This summer heat-wave has me craving fast, easy, sugary, sweet treats that take only minutes to make. How about you?
Around here, we just aren’t used to 90 degree weather.
Yet, our sweet tooth doesn’t take a vacation. At least mine doesn’t. 🙂
The good news is, these sweet pastries are so easy to make, the kids can help you, and they will love the buttery, flaky twists that are covered in cinnamon and sugar within just minutes.
These twists are somewhat nostalgic for me. Every summer when I would visit my grandparents, my grandmother would make me Cinnamon & Sugar Toast, loaded with butter, along with a cup of her famous hot cocoa. That breakfast was like pure heaven to a sugar-loving kid like me.
The soft, chewy, buttery cinnamon and sugar toast dipped into the rich, dark, creamy, piping hot chocolate…heaven. I will never forget the amazing taste!
Although I’m a long way away from being a kid, I wanted to recreate that yummy-ness at home!
But before we go off and get all crazy on a sugar high 🙂 I wanted share a great new find. It’s about handbags.
As you know from my Travel Juneau Alaska and Travel Haines Alaska post, I’ve been traveling – which means I learned really quickly that I need to travel lighter, more compact and efficient.
I had to learn this the hard way after packing luggage that was more than half my weight. = bad idea #neveragain
Anyway, I’ve been having the worst time finding a handbag that I truly love, but I think I *finally* found a line that I’m crazy about.
Have you heard of Baggallini handbags? Their purses and totes are storage machines!
These handbags were designed by former flight attendants, who clearly have a gift for organization and efficiency. What I love about them is the durability of the hardware. The zipper, snaps and clasps are meant to last through tough use (ahem…, me).
I discovered them at a local Gift Shop and I was hooked.
They are made of a water-resistant nylon and have lots of storage – even in their compact bags like the Baggallini Seville Mini that I bought. I love it so much, I just placed an order for the Baggallini Luggage Santiago Tote and the Baggallini Everywhere Bag.
If you’re looking for versatile handbags that are light, durable and easy to travel with – these are it!
I’m thinking I can store a baker’s dozen of these Baked Cinnamon & Sugar Churros in one of these bags, because one never knows when one will get hungry while they’re on the road! 🙂
Cinnamon & Sugar Churros
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 sheets puff pastry *
- 4 to 6 tablespoons melted butter
- Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl and set aside.
- Thaw puff pastry sheets, then cut into four even squares for each pastry sheet (8 total squares). Brush with melted butter.
- Evenly distribute the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the pastry sheets. Using a pizza cutter, cut the squares into 1" strips. Lay one strip down on top of another with sugar sides facing each other, gently press together and then twist.
- Lay the twists down on a baking sheet and bake par the pastry sheet instructions. Remove from oven, let cool and serve.
Harriet Emily says
Oh. My. Gosh. These look amazing! I’ve always wanted to try churros, but I’m still yet to get round to it – I can’t seem to find them anywhere in the UK! I love the addition of cinnamon to these, and they look so pretty with twists! I’ll definitely have to try making these so I can finally try them!
I’m so glad you like them Harriet Emily! They are such a great treat, and so easy to make!
My Dish is Bomb says
Churros are my absolute favourite! I had one for the first time when I was in Disneyland as a little kid and I was hooked. I love this baked version, I’m always a little hesitant to deep-fry!
Me too. I deep fried for a long time, and now I don’t know why I bothered. I like the baked version much better and so much less hassle! 🙂
Sam @ SugarSpunRun says
Love that bag and LOVEEEEE these churros! I’ve never made them myself but I’m thinkin’ it’s about time!! Great recipe! 🙂
Thanks Sam. That bag totally rocks – absolutely adore it. And the churros – it goes without saying – they taste amazing!
Kennedy Cole|KCole's Creative Corner says
YUM! I love how no-fuss you’ve made these churros! I’ve never seen them made with puff pastry before! Thanks for sharing; I will definitely be trying these ASAP! 😀
Thank you! I’m so glad you like them. Easy recipes are the best in the summer time, because who wants to spend time in the kitchen when you could be playing in the sun!
What a great childhood memory to have with your grandmother, and it definitely looks like these churros would bring the nostalgia of those buttery-cinnamony toasts back! These look delicious, and I love the sound of that bag — it looks perfect for traveling! Can I just say I love your new logo, too? It turned out great!
Haha! Thanks Marcie. I ended up designing the logo myself because I couldn’t get one I liked, so it’s the logo for me right now. 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
Cinnamon sugar toast + hot chocolate, yes I agree that would be world’s best breakfast! Love this Kristi, I’m always sold at cinnamon sugar, can never have enough! Pinned!
Thanks for the pin Manali. I am a huge fan of cinnamon & sugar. 🙂
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Oh wow! These churros look awesome! I loved this baked version. Now we can have guilt-free churros! Lovely share, Kristi! You made these looks so easy. Would love to give it a try! 🙂
Thanks Anu! They are so easy and make such a quick and tasty treat!
One of my favorite snacks! Though I haven’t made it for ages 😀
Thanks Medeja! I make a similar version every time I make a pie crust. I just can’t turn down the sugary treat!
Yes! I´m with you! Anything that is quick and easy on these hot Summer days are good, anything that takes too much time or perhaps it needs to be made in a hot oven.. is not for me.. These baked cinnamon sugar churros look amazing!
Yes! That’s why I love seeing all your popsicles and ice creams – this hot weather begs for those types of treats!
These look fantastic. Churros are so special and I’d love to do a baked version. What a great breakfast treat with a cup of coffee on the weekend!
Thanks Monica! I’m with you – these go great with coffee! Have a beautiful week!
Mary Frances says
Yum!! What a sweet treat. I didn’t know they’re so easy to make!
Thanks Mary Frances! They are very easy to make, which makes them an easy treat. 🙂
Sarah @ The Chef Next Door says
Oh how I wish I had a big plate of these churros in front of me right now! I would go to town! 🙂
Thanks Sarah – I know exactly what you mean. Face plant! 🙂
Definitely can relate to that nostalgia over cinnamon churros — a childhood classic at carnivals, ice skating rinks, and movie theatres. Love that this recipe is baked instead of fried, and would love to substitute coconut oil for butter, do you think that would work?
What a great idea Felicia! It makes me want to try the coconut oil. I don’t know why it wouldn’t work – they are usually a great substitution for each other. Try it and let me know how it goes. I think you’re on to something! 🙂
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
I love love LOVE these! What a great recipe!!! And that bag is super cute!
Thanks Jen! I am totally digging that bag. Super light, efficient and tons of storage. Swoon!
What an awesome handbag and these churros look so crispy and perfect!
Thanks Christin! I love churros, so this was a win-win. 🙂
These churros look incredible, Kristi! I love that they remind you of your grandmother, they sound like the perfect treat. That bag sounds awesome too, I am always looking for a bigger purse to hold everything too and your new logo looks amazing! 🙂
You have me blushing Kelly! Thanks for the compliments on the logo and churros! 🙂
Margaret Pereira says
kristi the churros look amazing! I love anything with cinnamon and sugar so these will be a hit with me. Going to make them!
I’m so glad Margaret! I’m with you – I love cinnamon and sugar too – ssssoooo good! 🙂
Oh, I can’t help turning on the oven even on hot days like these.. I just love baking and especially sweets. I would love these, they look really really good.
Thanks Ella, I’m with you. I don’t stop cooking just because of the heat! And, these are so worth it. 🙂
Yummm ! CINNAMON & CHURROS – My favorite combination . Thanks for posting this recipe.
Thank you Fareeha! I love Churros – they’re such a great summertime treat. 🙂
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
My kiddos would love making and eating these with me Kristi, they look delicious! Send some of that 90 degree weather over my way will you?? We have had an unusually cool summer here and I prefer the heat!! 🙂
Haha! There are days I would definitely send you the heat Renee! 🙂 We’ve had days when we can’t stand the heat outside and need to head to the air conditioning! I’m so glad that your kids will enjoy these churros! It sounds like a fun day making them together! xoxo
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
I’m always craving something sweet! I cannot get over how easy these are to whip up? 4 ingredients?! Seriously. These look delicious and are definitely a must-make!!
Thanks Tina – I’m all for easy desserts!