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Totally addictive churro-inspired treats

These waffle, milkshake and gooey popper recipes are inspired by the ever-popular snack churros. Each recipe is heavily coated in cinnamon-sugar.

 Addicting churro recipes


Churro waffles recipe

Churro waffles

These waffles are made simple by using a mix. They are coated in loads of cinnamon-sugar and ready to eat in minutes. These churro waffles make the perfect last-minute breakfast and are sure to be a hit.

Serves 4


  • 2-1/2 cups Krusteaz buttermilk complete pancake mix
  • 1-1/4 cups cold water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Whipped cream and strawberries (optional)


  1. Preheat your waffle iron, and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, combine the pancake mix, water and oil. Stir until combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the preheated waffle iron, and follow the waffle iron’s instructions to make 4 full-size waffles.
  4. Meanwhile, in one bowl melt the butter, and in another bowl combine the white sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Cut each waffle into the 4 segments created by the waffle iron.
  6. Dip each segment into the butter. Shake off the excess, and then dip both sides of the buttered waffle into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Shake off the excess.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream and strawberries, if desired.
  8. Enjoy immediately.

Churro poppers with caramel dipping sauce recipe

Churro poppers with a caramel dipping sauce

These churro poppers are stuffed with marshmallows that get creamy and melt as they are baked. Plenty of cinnamon and sugar cover these dough-bites, and a delicious, creamy caramel dipping sauce completes this delicious treat.

Serves 10


  • 1 package buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 30 miniature marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray, and set it aside.
  2. Open the biscuits, and flatten each one with your hand.
  3. Dip each biscuit in the melted butter to coat both sides.
  4. Shake off the excess butter.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the white sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Dip each buttered biscuit into the sugar-and-cinnamon mixture until completely covered. Shake off the excess.
  7. Place 3 miniature marshmallows in the middle of each biscuit.
  8. Fold the biscuit around the marshmallows, and pinch to form a ball.
  9. Place the ball (seam side down) into the greased muffin tin.
  10. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until no longer doughy.
  11. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the butter and brown sugar. Stir until the butter is completely melted and the brown sugar is well combined. Stir in the heavy whipping cream, and continue to stir until completely combined. Add in the vanilla extract.
  12. Remove from heat. If not serving immediately, place the poppers in a resealable container and in the fridge. The sauce thickens as it cools.

Churro milkshake recipe

Churro milkshake

This milkshake can be whipped together in minutes and is the perfect refreshing drink on a hot summer day.

Serves 1


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons Torani cinnamon vanilla syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Extra cinnamon and a maraschino cherry for garnish (optional)


  1. In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, whole milk, cinnamon vanilla syrup and cinnamon.
  2. Blend until completely combined.
  3. Pour into a glass, and garnish with extra cinnamon and a maraschino cherry, if desired.
  4. Enjoy immediately.

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