Easy Baked Churros (much HEALTHIER, made with oats!)

Easy Baked Churros

Today I’m going to show you how to make churros in the oven.

These healthier baked churros are so easy to make with no frying.

It’s served with light coconut based chocolate dip and healthy powdered sugar.

BAKED CHURROS RECIPE
(makes 14-16 churros)

Ingredients:
2/3 cup water (150ml)
1/4 cup butter (50g)
1 tsp maple syrup or honey
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/3 cup ground oats or oat flour (120g)
1 tsp tapioca starch or cornstarch
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

NUTRITIONAL INFO (per churro without chocolate dip):
72 calories, fat 4.1g, carb 6.6g, protein 2g

Preparation:
In a saucepan, add water, sliced butter, maple syrup and salt. Bring to boil and let the butter melts completely.

Remove from heat and stir in the oats and starch, mix with the wooden spoon until the dough ball is formed.

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Let it cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Bring off the heat, let it cool a bit, then add one egg (and vanilla) at a time, beating well after each addition, until it’s fully incorporated into the dough.

Transfer the dough into a piping bag, and pipe the churros onto a lined baking tray.

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Bake at 400F (200C) for 18-20 minutes.

Serve coated in cinnamon sugar or dip into a chocolate sauce.

LIGHTER CHOCOLATE SAUCE
Mix together: 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey, 2 tbsp melted dark chocolate.

HEALTHIER SUGAR COATING
Just combine 1/4 cup coconut sugar with 2 tsp ground cinnamon.

Enjoy!

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