- 1 What Are Churros?
- 2 13 Reasons Why You Will Love This Recipe
- 3 Baked Churros with Coconut Sugar
- 4 3 Ways to Make Churros
- 5 How To Make Churros in Coconut Flavour
- 6 Step By Step Recipe
- 7 FAQs
- 8 Related Recipes
- 9 Let’s Connect
- 10 Eggless Churros Recipe
Eggless Churros recipe with Whole Wheat gives crunchy bites with health and flavor, both rolled into one. These are eggless, baked, butter-free, refined sugar-free, made with whole wheat, and comes in coconut flavor.
Crispy crunchy cylindrical sticks, dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar is a snack difficult to resist. And when dipped in melted chocolate then this snack vanishes sooner than you can think of even.
Baked churros with whole wheat flour are not only healthy but also hassle-free to make. No hassle of heating oil and then deep-frying these. Believe me, it's the easiest snack you can make.
If you want to have soft bites then doughnuts are what you want.
When I baked these for the first time, I literally had to divide these amongst all of us as there was a massive demand and everyone wanted to have these. The slight tinge of cinnamon makes it taste so much heavenly!
Before we proceed further, let's understand a little about this yummy and crunchy snack.
What Are Churros?
Churros is a famous snack or street food in Spain and Portugal. It is made with a dough of flour and water with very little butter and sugar. They are as popular as a breakfast item in Spain just like Hash Browns are in America or Pakoras in India.
Origin Of Churros
There is a story that says that the Churros were first made by a group of sheepherders. They did so as they were living somewhere in high mountains and thus had limited access to fresh food. Once out of hunger they decided to try a dough made with just flour and water. The recipe worked exceptionally well and soon became popular all over Spain. (Source)
13 Reasons Why You Will Love This Recipe
- These are healthy as made with whole wheat and coconut sugar.
- Eggless and vegan too.
- No Baking powder/soda is used.
- These are baked. Bake in the oven or in the air fryer. (I did both)
- Comes with the added flavor of coconut.
- Refined sugar-free.
- Making Churros is simpler and easier than you could even think of!
- The dough to make churros get ready in less than 3 minutes!
- The ingredients needed are there in every kitchen!
- No beating, no whisking, no sifting, no kneading, nothing is required.
- Just flour is added to hot water and dough gets ready. Even kneading the flour requires some time but not making Churros.
- Comes out super crunchy.
Baked Churros with Coconut Sugar
I guess this recipe of mine was waiting to be tried with coconut sugar only. I had been planning to post this recipe of healthy baked Churros for the past 4 months but somehow couldn't.
And when Caroline Radhakrishnan @ currylines.com announced her healthy baking contest in association with Farm made Foods wherein the participants had to use coconut sugar in their contest entries, then only I decided that I would be sharing Churros recipe. And as the Churros were going to be made using coconut sugar, so the next obvious twist was to add coconut into and turn my ordinary Churros into Coconut Churros!
And I am very happy with my twist. Hope the judges like it too. Keeping my fingers crossed till then.
A Little About Coconut Sugar
This is my second recipe using coconut sugar. Before this, I used it in my Eggless Pineapple Basbousa which is a Turkish recipe and simply means a semolina cake.
Coconut sugar, as the name speaks itself, is made from coconut but don't worry, there is no taste of coconut in it. It is a natural sugar made from coconut palm sap.
- It has a low glycemic index of 35 against 65 of refined sugar.
- It is natural and is unrefined.
- A good natural option for people having a vegan diet.
- It has lots of nutrients
- Being rich in potassium, magnesium, and calcium, it regulates the body's water content effectively.
- It has less fructose. (Source)
3 Ways to Make Churros
- With Piping Bag: This is the most common way to make churros. But I request you not to use plastic piping bags. This is for 2 reasons. The first is that it is not considered healthy to put warm eatables in plastic. And the second reason is that it is very difficult to do so. Most of the time, piping bag tears. Thus either use a cloth or silicone piping bag or do not use it.
- With Cookie Press
- With Hands
How To Make Churros in Coconut Flavour
- The dough to make Churros gets ready in just 3 minutes. First, water is heated along with some oil and sweetener, and then dry flour is mixed into it which quickly gathers and turns into a dough. Then desiccated coconut is mixed into it. That's it! So simple it is!
- Thereafter, the dough is cooled slightly and then filled into a cookie press or piping bag, through which long cylinders are piped. If frying, these are piped straight into the hot oil. But as I baked these, so I piped these into the baking tray and then baked them in the preheated oven as well as in the air fryer.
- Preheat oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes till they turn golden brown.
- Once baked, I rolled them in a mix of coconut sugar and cinnamon. Cinnamon's magical taste is unbeatable.
- Serve with whipped cream or chocolate sauce. And I made the chocolate sauce too with coconut sugar this time.
- Believe me, they taste heavenly without chocolate too.
Step By Step Recipe
A. For Churros
- In a wide-bottomed wok, take water, oil and coconut sugar.
- When the water starts boiling, turn off the flame and mix in whole wheat flour and rice flour, taking care that no dry flour is left anywhere in the pan.
- Mix it nicely, turn on the flame and cook this mix till it leaves the sides of the pan and turns into a round ball. It will be done quickly in less than a minute.
- Now, add desiccated coconut and mix it in the dough.
- (You can skip this step if you don't like coconut flavor)
- Wait till the dough gets lukewarm. In the meantime, do other preparations.
- Grease a baking tray, start preheating the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Also, fix the star nozzle in the cookie press or in the piping bag.
- When the dough is lukewarm, then put little dough in the cookie press and pipe vertical churros of as much length as you wish to have on the greased baking tray.
- Before baking, you may coat these with desiccated coconut. I tried both ways. The ones in microwave convection were baked without coconut coating whereas the ones in the air fryer were coated. (See below)
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes till they turn golden brown.
- In a bowl or plate mix cinnamon and coconut sugar. Take care that the bowl is lengthy enough to hold long churros otherwise you will have difficulty in coating these.
- After taking out of the oven, brush little oil on these and then toss them in a mix of coconut sugar and cinnamon.
- Keep these on a wire rack till cooled completely. Alternatively, you can keep these in a steel strainer also that is kept over a bowl.
- Serve with whipped cream or chocolate sauce. And I made the chocolate sauce too with coconut sugar this time.
Tip: Do not dip in the chocolate sauce before serving else they will get soggy. Serve along with chocolate sauce and whipped cream and dip just before popping it in your mouth.
B. For Chocolate Sauce
- Take cocoa powder, rice flour and coconut sugar in a pan.
- Make a fine paste by adding little water to it.
- Once smooth, add the rest of the water and boil it for 3 to 4 minutes till it coats the back of the spoon. It will be liquidy at this point but thickens once completely cool.
In Air Fryer
- To make Churros in an air fryer, preheat the air fryer at 170 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Pipe churros in a tray or plate.
- Coat them with desiccated coconut.
- Lift and keep one by one in the air fryer basket. You can lift these easily as they neither stick nor break easily.
- Air fry for 10 to 12 minutes till golden brown. No need to flip in between.
- Coat with cinnamon and coconut sugar mix.
- Preheat Otg at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes with both the rods ON.
- Pipe the churros on the greased baking tray.
- Keep the tray in the middle rack and bake with both the rods ON.
Whole Wheat Churros: Omit desiccated coconut and you have plain churros which too tastes too delicious.
Q) Churros are sweet or savoury?
Though Churros are popular as a sweet dusted with sugar and eaten by dipping in melted chocolate but you will be surprised that these are eaten as a salty snack too with cheese or chicken. But of course, the most popular way is to have it with chocolate. You can also have it with whipped cream or fruits. We have had it with both but definitely, the chocolate ones steal the show easily.
Q) Aren't these fried? How do baked churros taste?
Though these are popularly served as fried only just like French Fries! But the baked ones tasted very crunchy. I baked some in microwave convection and some in the air fryer. Both came out good.
After eating my baked Churros, I was wondering why are these fried? These were so crisp and yummy even when baked.
Q) How To Make Churros Without Piping Bag?
- Agree that the best Churros are made using a piping bag that is fitted with a star nozzle. No doubt about it! But does this mean that you cannot make Churros without a piping bag?
- This time, I tried using a cookie press for making my baked Churros. I fitted the star nozzle into the cookie press and I got my perfect churros. Yes, they were thinner than what they should be but tastewise they were excellent.
- Shall I tell you something? The cookie press I used is almost 40 years old as it belonged to my mom-in-law. She used to make snacks (Chakli, sev, etc) with it. I used it for the first time and it was really nostalgic.
Q) How To Make Churros Using Knife?
- You can make Churros with hands too and that too easily. Actually, the dough is very pliable and doesn't stick at all.
- So, you roll thin cylinders out of it and then for making vertical grooves, I used a knife.
- Make these grooves all around the roll and not just in the front. This is how I experimented with it. The ones made in the cookie press or piping bag were undoubtedly better but these handmade were good too. Try it, if not happy, at least you won't be disappointed.
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Eggless Churros Recipe
An easy recipe, made with wheat flour and flavoured with coconut and chocolate sauce.
My Cup measures 240 ml
- 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 Tbsp Rice Flour Optional
- 4 Tbsp + 1/2 Cup Desiccated Coconut
- 1 Cup Water
- 4 Tbsp Oil Or Ghee/Butter
- 4 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Whipped Cream Optional
- 1/4 Tbsp Desiccated Coconut
For Chocolate Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Rice Flour
- 3 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Water
In a wide-bottomed wok, take water, oil and coconut sugar.
When the water starts boiling, turn off the flame and mix in whole wheat flour and rice flour, taking care that no dry flour is left anywhere in the pan.
Mix it nicely, turn on the flame and cook this mix till it leaves sides of the pan and turns into a round ball. It will be done quickly in less than a minute.
Now, add 4 Tbsp desiccated coconut and mix it in the dough.
Wait till the dough gets lukewarm. In the meantime, do other preparations.
Grease a baking tray, start preheating the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Also, fix the star nozzle in the cookie press or in the piping bag.
When the dough is lukewarm, then put little dough in the cookie press and pipe vertical churros of as much length as you wish to have on the greased baking tray.
Take desiccated coconut in a plate and roll these piped churros in it. You will be able to lift these easily, so no worries.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes till they turn golden brown.
In a bowl or plate mix cinnamon and coconut sugar. Take care that the bowl is lengthy enough to hold long churros otherwise you will have difficulty in coating these.
After taking out of the oven, brush little oil on these and then toss them in a mix of coconut sugar and cinnamon.
Keep these on a wire rack till cooled completely. Alternatively, you can keep these in a steel strainer also that is kept over a bowl.
Once cooled completely, store these in an airtight container. Or serve immediately.
Serve with love, whipped cream or chocolate sauce optional.
For Chocolate Sauce
Take cocoa powder, rice flour and coconut sugar in a pan.
Make a smooth paste by adding little water at a time.
Add rest of the water and boil it for 3 to 4 minutes till it coats the back of the spoon.
It will be watery at this stage but thickens when completely cool.
- You can use any oil or ghee or butter for making these. I used coconut oil.
- Instead of coconut sugar, feel free to use sweetener of your choice, be it jaggery or brown sugar or khandsari sugar or any other.
- In case, you feel the dough is too loose after mixing then continue cooking for little more time and it will soon leave sides.
- In case, the dough is too dry after mixing then add little warm water.
- While serving keep the chocolate sauce and the Churros separately. If dipped earlier, these will get soggy.
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