5 Ways to Eat Churros (Without Actually Making Churros)

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May 03, 2019
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When it comes to celebrating Cinco de Mayo, there’s nothing better than a piping hot churro. Crunchy! Sugary! What’s not to love? Though classic churros will always have a place in our hearts — they’re the MVP of fried desserts after all — this holiday weekend we’re spicing it up. From Bundt cakes and waffles to cupcakes and French toast, here are our top five ways to transform your churros this Cinco de Mayo.

This mesmerizing creation takes everything you know and love about a classic churro — cinnamon sugar — and transforms it into a fluffy Bundt cake. To really impress your party crowd, and give your cake some eye-catching texture, bake your yummy batter in Nordic Ware's Jubilee or Heritage Bundt pan. And don't forget the spiced chocolate sauce — ancho chile powder gives it a delicious kick.

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Matt and Allison Robicelli's Churro Waffles for NEW FNK, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet

Renee Comet

Fair warning about these decadent and chocolatey waffles: Once you have them, you may never want a regular waffle again. To give yours the signature crispy-crunchy texture of a churro, coat frozen waffles in a mixture of sweetened condensed milk and crushed cornflake crumbs for 15 seconds each and fry until golden brown. Top with maple syrup or cayenne pepper-infused chocolate sauce for a delectable morning treat (or after-dinner snack.)

Food Network Kitchen’s Churro Bowls.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

These edible creations work double-time — not only do they make the perfect crunchy dessert, you can also fill them with everything from chocolate pudding and fruit slices to ice cream! To replicate their spirally shape, flip a muffin tin, coat with cooking spray and pipe your churro dough around each cup. All that's left to do is freeze, fry and feast!

Bobby Flay’s Churros French Toast with White Chocolate-Orange Ganache.

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Matt Armendariz

As the self-proclaimed king of brunch, Bobby Flay knows a thing or two about making mouthwatering dishes. And this French toast-inspired take on the churro is one of them! Follow Bobby’s lead and pair your buttery sticks with a rich white chocolate and orange ganache.

Marcela Valladolid makes Churro Cupcakes, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Get the most out of a bottle of ground cinnamon with these super-moist cupcakes from Marcela Valladolid. Marcela uses the spice to add some fun flavor to her cupcake batter, buttercream frosting and crunchy tortilla crisp topping.

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