Baked Cheater Churros















Oops, I meant to update two days ago but I had so much going on! My sister and her boyfriend came up to visit over the weekend, my DB had his law school ball, and I’m traveling all over the states. I’m exhausted and ready to come home… Not to mention that my new glitter Toms tore up my feet like nobody’s business. No bueno. I thought they were supposed to be comfortable shoes?

You know the phrase, “What would you do for a Klondike bar?” Well, for me, it’s more like, “What would you do for a churro?” because I love them so much. I would love nothing more than to eat a Disneyland churro everyday of my life. But since I can’t, I’ll settle for these semi healthier homemade goodies. These are baked, not fried, saving a lot of grease from your diet.¬†They’re extremely easy to make and are best served immediately.

Baked Cheater Churros


  • 1 sheet frozen pastry puff, thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut the frozen pastry into 1 inch wide strips
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  5. When they are done baking, brush the sticks with the melted butter and roll into the sugar and cinnamon mixture.


  • Corriendo

    do you like beignets? if so, u might like cinnamon & sugar-covered beignets! kinda like a softer version of churros. i made them, and all fo the people that tried them loved them (i think we all liked them more than we liked the regular powdered sugar-covered ones):

  • Elizabeth

    These look so simple and delicious! Yum!!

  • Aki

    Hmm, what a great idea! Then, dip them in some dulce de leche & u r in heaven!

  • fec

    my mouth is literally watering!!!

  • Perla

    These are actually called banderillas, not churros. It’s a real Mexican pastry.

    They are delicious!

  • Melissa Sheridan

    Hah! I totally agree about the Disneyland churros. Oh man, how I wish I wasn’t so far away from DL right now! Seems like the only places that even have churros are Costco or Sam’s club and they’re no good :( I might try these sometime!

  • Anonymous

    Where can you buy those frozen puff pastries?

  • Summer

    You can buy puff pastry in most grocery stores. I just bought some today in Walmart for $4.

  • casey

    I made these yesterday. They were so simple and were a big hit with everyone. Thanks for sharing. I will be using this recipe again.

  • Carrie Oehrlein

    I made these last night but I cut the puff pastry at each fold and then again to make mini ones. I then made a sweet cream cheese filling and filled them. I served them with macerated strawberries and it was amazing my boyfriend loved them! Thanks for the idea!

  • Anonymous

    The first time i made these they were a hit, I made a rhubarb dipping sauce and a chocolate sauce for them. Mine turned out crispier than I had wanted, not as soft looking as in your pictures. Any tips? I baked them for only 8 minutes. I will be trying them again tonight.

  • Laura

    These were fantastic! I noticed in your pictures that the cut pastry had holes poked in them, is that how the pastry comes, or did you have to do that yourself? I was going to experiment with poking holes, as mine (Australia) did not come poked, but i completely forgot. The pastry puffed up quite a bit (as one would think it should, lol), but wonder if it would look more like your picks if I’d had poked the holes…will try that next time, because of course, i do have a few sheets of pastry left over, YUM!

    • kim

      glad you enjoyed them! the pastry i bought had the holes already in them, so i’d give that a try to see if that made the difference. although, having super puffy churros isn’t a bad thing! :)

  • Heather

    Are these soft in the middle like the ones at the ark, or crispy throughout?

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  • Stacey Rudolph

    Okay, so I used Phyllo dough. I thought it was the same thing; Is it a different product? I made the churros and the layers separated making it hard to coat with butter/sugar and eat. Darn! They tasted okay, but it was quite flaky.

  • The Hungry Mum

    I’ve just pinned this recipe onto 2 of my boards to ensure I remember to make them! Thanks for sharing.

  • Myrna June

    I just made these churros using the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry sheets for my husbands birthday. They are ridiculously good and ridiculously easy to make!! I love how melt in the mouth they are. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Victoria

    I made these tonight for the first time, and they were delicious!! They were so easy, and were a hit with my friends, my husband, my 18-year-old daughter, and 15-year-old son. thank you so much, they are my new favorite dessert.

  • gabym

    Sooo easy! And they were a hit at my house

  • kai

    like to try it. Looks good and where can I find Trader joe’s artisan puff pastry book? thanks.

  • kai

    Where can I find trader joe’s artisan puff pastry book?

    • kim

      book? not sure what you mean. the puff pastry itself can be found at trader joe’s. if you don’t have a trader joe’s, you can use any pastry puff.

  • Christian

    so good

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