Baked Pumpkin Churros Recipe

Emma
Emma Published November 11, 2020

How To Make Baked Pumpkin Churros

Churros is famous for its light and airy texture. But it can be better by making these treats by using pumpkin. It’s healthy and flavorful, try it!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½ cupwater
  • ½ cupcanned pumpkin
  • 6tbspunsalted butterdiced into small pieces
  • 2tbsppacked light brown sugar
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 2tspground cinnamondivided
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • ¼tspground ginger
  • tspground cloves
  • ½ tspvanilla extract
  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 2largeeggs
  • ½ cupgranulated sugar
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • Hot fudge sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lay an 18 by 13-inch baking sheet underneath another 18 by 13-inch baking sheet and line top baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. In a medium saucepan combine water, pumpkin, butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Set over medium-high heat, and cook stirring frequently until it reaches a full rolling boil.

  3. Mix in flour and cook, stirring and turning dough constantly with a rubber spatula, for 1 minute.

  4. Immediately transfer dough into the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.

  5. Then with mixer running on low speed, add in one egg and mix until combined while increasing mixer speed and stopping and scraping sides of the bowl as needed.

  6. Repeat process with second egg and mix in vanilla.

  7. Transfer dough to a large piping bag fitted with a large star tip.

  8. Pipe dough onto the prepared stacked baking sheet, either into 7 1/2-inch lengths for longer churros and cutting with scissors after piping each.

  9. Bake in center of preheated oven until set and golden brown, about 28 – 33 minutes.

  10. Meanwhile, in a shallow baking dish whisk together granulated sugar with the remaining cinnamon.

  11. While churros are still warm, working with about 3 large or 6 minis at a time, brush lightly with melted butter then immediately transfer to cinnamon-sugar mixture and roll to coat.

  12. Transfer to a wire rack and repeat with remaining churros. Serve warm for best results with hot fudge sauce if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1020.22kcal
  • Fat: 10.42g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.20g
  • Trans Fat: 0.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 234.67g
  • Fiber: 9.04g
  • Sugar: 210.69g
  • Protein: 5.34g
  • Cholesterol: 51.35mg
  • Sodium: 1681.88mg
  • Calcium: 108.40mg
  • Potassium: 597.97mg
  • Iron: 4.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 1984.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.39mg
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