Waffel Iron Churros
Bring some fun breakfast ideas to your table and try out these Waffle Iron Churros. These churro waffles have all of the ingredients of a real, authentic churro, pressed into a waffle form. If you have ever been to Mexico and have tried a real, authentic churro, you know how yummy they can be. They're so nice and crispy on the outside and nice and warm and soft on the inside. Of course, you can't forget the dusting of cinnamon and sugar on the outside. These churro waffles have all of that and more, which is what fun family breakfast recipes are all about. You could also make these for a dessert after dinner. Not only are these churro waffles coated in the sweet sugar and spicy cinnamon, they also have a maple pecan crunch topping with chocolate sauce, and candied oranges. Sounds absolutely decadent doesn't it? Enjoy all of these delicious toppings on the fresh churro waffles, hot off the press. Another fantastic idea for these waffle iron churros is to serve them for dessert.
This waffle iron churros recipe might just be the most fun breakfast idea you try. There is a lot going on with this waffle iron churros family breakfast recipe, but once you read through the instructions and get the ingredients prepared it will come together in no time. Your mouth will start to water when you realize all of the tasty toppings for this waffle iron churros recipe. With cinnamon sugar, chocolate sauce, maple pecan crunch and candy orange, this is a fun breakfast idea to serve for special occasions. This is a family breakfast recipe they won't soon forget. Before you start, read through the step by step instructions to be sure that you have everything you need. You will need a waffle iron to make t his waffle iron churros fun breakfast idea. Just like the traditional Churro recipe, this waffle iron churro recipe is dipped in a cinnamon sugar mix. For this fun breakfast idea and many more, you'll want to take a look at the Grandmothers Kitchen site.
You can make this fun breakfast idea even better by using quality ingredients. You can use organic cinnamon for the cinnamon sugar mix, and organic cayenne for the maple pecan crunch. When it comes to the churro batter, you can use organic eggs, sugar cane, organic flour and some cane sugar. The use of organic ingredients is better for you as you will steer clear of any pesticides residues that conventionally farmed foods may have. Organic ingredients such as organic eggs help to ensure that the eggs come from happy chickens and that they are fed a healthy diet. Organic farming also means that the soil will be healthy for future generations of growing, and will not be full of insecticides and chemicals that can then be passed into the food. You can shop around and find organic ingredients on sale, and stock up on organic produce when you can. Local farmers markets are a great place to meet the farmers in your area, and find out what produce is seasonal. Your local farmer may also pass along a good recipe using some of their organic ingredients, and it's a good place to make kids know where their food comes from.
This waffle iron churro fun breakfast idea calls for 1/2 a pound of pecans which is about 1 3/4 cups of chopped pecans. This is another ingredient that is good to buy organic, although you may find the price of pecans a bit expensive, the extra cost is worth it, as you will taste the difference. This fun breakfast idea is just one of the ways you can get cinnamon into your diet, and while the sugar might counteract the healthy benefits of this spice, it's a good reminder to start using it more often. Cinnamon is one of the top spices for antioxidant levels. Cinnamon spice is a powerful spice that has been used around the world medicinally for thousands of years. Cinnamon spice comes from the inner bark of trees. You can obtain the healthy benefits of cinnamon by consuming its pure bark, cinnamon essential oils, cinnamon ground spice or in extract form. Cinnamon is an anti microbial, is immunity boosting, and may help with inflammation to name a few. **
Makes 8 waffles
This is a printable recipe.
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup of melted butter to brush churros
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 large eggs
3 cups whole milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons fine salt
2 Tablespoons baking powder
Chocolate Sauce: Yields 1/2 cup
1 1/4 cup water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
2/3 cup heavy cream
Maple Pecan Crunch:
1/2 pound unsalted pecans
1 1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 Tablespoon light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
2 navel oranges, Peel only Julienne cut 3 mm x 3 mm x 3 to 5 cm (matchstick)
Make the topping:
1.Whisk the sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
Make the waffles:
2.Preheat a waffle iron to setting #4.
3.Whisk the eggs, milk, the butter, and vanilla in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon. Add to the egg mixture and whisk until just combined. Do not over mix; it’s okay if there are still some small clumps of flour.
4.Cook the waffles according to the waffle iron manufacturer’s directions. Brush the cooked waffles with the remaining melted butter and then dip in the cinnamon-sugar topping mixture.
5.Combine water and sugar in a pot, heat just to dissolve sugar.Whisk small amounts of sugar water into the cocoa powder until all the water has been added,and there are no lumps.
6.Strain the cocoa mix back into the pot, and bring it to a boil. Once at a boil, add the cream all at once. Turn down the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes
Strain sauce into desired container when finished.
Maple Pecan Crunch
7.Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. Spread nut mixture in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with a nonstick baking mat. Bake, stirring frequently, until browned, 12 to 15 minutes; let cool. Coarsely chop pecans once cooled. Pecans can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container up one week.
8.In a medium skillet, combine the water, chili flakes and sugar and bring to a boil. Add the orange strips and cook over low heat, until the liquid is reduced to thin syrup and the orange skin are translucent, about 4 minutes. Simmer until the syrup is thick and the slices are tender but still intact, about 5 minutes.Reserve the syrup for another use.
Nutrition Facts for: Waffel Iron Churros From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, butter, eggs, whole milk, unsalted butter, pure vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, fine salt, water cocoa powder, heavy cream, pecans, pure maple syrup, light-brown sugar, fresh thyme, coarse salt, cayenne pepper, chili flakes, navel orange.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 Waffel serving. * Per Waffel: Calories 1119, Calories from Fat 518, Total Fat 57.5g 88%, Saturated Fat 29.6g 148%, Cholesterol 213mg 71%, Sodium 1167mg 49%, Potassium 951mg 27%, Carbohydrates 145.1g 48%, Dietary Fiber 6.9g 28%, Sugars 89.0g, Protein 16.3g, Vitamin A 33%, Vitamin C 49%, Calcium 36%, Iron 30%
This recipe comes to use from Dish Cooking Studio in Toronto, Canada.
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