Everybody is making everything into churros! Churro donuts, churro dessert cups, churro chips, churro Chewbacca… seriously. My kids are always like, “I want a churrrrrrroooooo” at Disneyland and I am like George Lopez's Grandma, “You wanna Souve-que?!” Three dollars for a churro and it lasts all of 15 seconds. A couple years ago a friend made cinnamon rolls in her waffle maker and it gave me an idea – Churro Waffles! And to make it even more grand, let's just make them Churro Waffles ala Mode because ice cream just makes everything better.
These are not paleo but you can make them with substitute flours etc if you would like to make them more paleo-friendly, But seriously, sometimes you gotta have a little treat and this one is just the ticket. You'll need a waffle iron, pancake or waffle mix, sugar, cinnamon, and ice cream. Easy peasy, right? Here's how to make them:
Mix the batter according to the package directions. We used Bisquick for this recipe because it's quick (knee slap).
Be sure to mix thoroughly so there are no clumpies.
Use a ladle to pour the mix into a hot, buttered waffle iron. I had to have this Fiestaware iron even though I don't own Fiestaware. 10 year and still going strong! I don't use cooking sprays because they taste like bug spray and are full of chemicals. Just use butter – it tastes better!
Cook the waffles until just firm and remove with tongs.
Mix cinnamon and sugar on a plate and keep a spoon in it to spoon the mix over the waffles to churro-tize them.
Toss the hot waffles in the cinnamon sugar mix until coated.
Allow the waffles to cool on a rack above a cookie sheet to catch any stray sugar crumbles. We lined the cookie sheet with a paper towel to help make cleanup easier.
Stack waffles on a plate for everyone to eat as they like or serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top. If you need to re-heat them in the microwave, set the timer for no more than 15 seconds at a time to avoid overly drying out the waffles. CLICK HERE to pin this recipe to Pinterest.
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Churro Waffles ala Mode
A fun take on the ice cream cone with a Mexican twist!
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 1 batch of Bisquick or other pancake/waffle mix, mixed
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 TBPS ground cinnamon
- 1/4 gallon vanilla ice cream
- Mix the cinnamon and sugar until blended. Spread out onto a plate.
- Cook the waffle mix in a waffle maker until cooked.
- Place the hot waffle on the cinnamon sugar mixture and toss to coat.
- Place waffle on a plate.
- Add 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream to the top of the waffle and allow to melt.
- Serving Size: 1 waffle
- Calories: 200
- Sugar: 27
- Sodium: 164
- Fat: 6
- Saturated Fat: 3
- Unsaturated Fat: 3
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 34
- Protein: 2
- Cholesterol: 20
Keywords: waffles, churros
So I'm not gonna lie – after I made these at 6am so I could take the photos, Matthew ate the one with ice cream for breakfast. That's the silly stuff childhood memories are made of … “Remember that one time Mom let me have ice cream and waffles for breakfast?” Life is short. Eat a churro.