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Churro Waffles – Cookies and Cups


These Churro Waffles made with Fleischmann’s® Rapid Rise™ Yeast. These are out of control. You can make the batter the night before and have it all ready to have waffles in the morning OR serve them with ice cream for an indulgent dessert! Either way, this is the perfect breakfast treat and special enough to bake up for Mother’s Day! Haven’t pulled together a sweet treat to make yet? Don’t worry, I have you covered.

Have you ever seen such a beautiful site? These Churro Waffles are not only outrageously delicious, but they are so easy to whip up. I am not always awake enough on school mornings to make my children a from-scratch breakfast. They eat their fair share of cereal, oatmeal, and granola Monday – Friday.

BUT I happen to be the BOSS of weekend breakfasts. So the whole idea today is that these very weekend-friendly Churro Waffles can TOTALLY be made Monday – Friday without a lot of extra work. The reason they are so easy is thanks to Fleischmann’s® Rapid Rise™ Yeast.

You can make the waffle batter the night before, let it rise in the fridge overnight and in the morning, you just heat up your waffle iron and bing, bang, boom you have warm, yeasty waffles that have quickly become a family favorite in my house. With half the recipe already complete, and the time that the Rapid Rise™ Yeast has saved, you can even bake a little extra by turning these overnight waffles into CHURRO WAFFLES with just two simple steps, which make them perfect for special occasions, like Mother’s Day. Mom might even like it if you save these waffles for dessert by topping them with some ice cream and caramel sauce! The time that you save prepping these the night before, will give you plenty of time to give mom all her Mother’s Day presents…hint, hint, husband!

Churro Waffles made with Rapid Rise yeast! These are out of control...you can make the batter the night before and be ready to have waffles in the morning!

Let’s talk about how easy these come together.

You just mix together the dry ingredients…

Churro Waffles made with Rapid Rise yeast! These are out of control...you can make the batter the night before and be ready to have waffles in the morning!

I like to whisk them together so everything is evenly mixed in.

Churro Waffles made with Rapid Rise yeast! These are out of control...you can make the batter the night before and be ready to have waffles in the morning!

You add in some warm milk, melted butter, vanilla and eggs. Mix it just until it comes together. That’s it! Now you can cover the batter, stick in the refrigerator until the next morning. But if you want waffles ASAP, no worries. The Rapid Rise® Yeast works quickly if you cover the batter and place it in a warm, draft-free place to rise. It will only take about 45 minutes.

Using yeast in waffles is fairly new to me, but my kids really love the extra flavor the yeast gives the batter.

When you’re ready to make the waffles, just heat up your waffle iron and make them like you would any other waffle! I used 1 cup of batter for each waffle in my Belgium Waffle maker.

Churro Waffles made with Rapid Rise yeast! These are out of control...you can make the batter the night before and be ready to have waffles in the morning!

To make these into “Churro” waffles, all you need to do is brush each waffle with melted butter and sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar! These taste exactly like warm churros!

And like I said, if you want to save your sweets for dessert, how epic would these be topped with ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce? Seriously, yes.

Churro Waffles made with Rapid Rise yeast! These are out of control...you can make the batter the night before and be ready to have waffles in the morning!

I URGE you to get your Fleischmann’s® Rapid Rise™ Yeast and your waffle maker handy. Good things are about to happen.

Churro Waffles made with Rapid Rise yeast! These are out of control...you can make the batter the night before and be ready to have waffles in the morning!

*I have partnered with Fleischmann’s® Yeast to create this recipe. I only partner with brands that I use in my kitchen. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Churro Waffles

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Serves: 6 waffles

Ingredients

Waffles

  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise™ Yeast
  • 2 cups very warm milk (120° to 130°F)
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Churro Coating

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Instructions

Waffles

  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, granulated sugar, salt, cinnamon and yeast. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl heat milk and butter until very warm (120°-130°F). Add in the eggs, vanilla, and milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just blended. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight. Alternately, instead of an overnight, refrigerator rise, cover and let batter rise in a warm, draft-free place for 45 minutes until doubled.
  3. When the batter has doubled, uncover it and stir.
  4. Preheat your waffle iron, coat lightly with non-stick spray and cook according to the manufacturer directions. I used a cup of batter for each of my waffles in a Belgium Waffle maker.

Churro Coating

  1. Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Using a pastry brush, brush all sides of the waffles with butter, Generously sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on the waffle, tapping off any excess.
  2. Serve warm.

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