Baked Churro Doughnuts

  • Author: Marissa Allen
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 doughnuts
  • Category: Breakfast


Tasty baked doughnuts with a light, cake-like texture, tossed with tons of cinnamon sugar.



  • 1/4 C butter, melted
  • 1/4 C applesauce
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 C flour
  • 1 C milk

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine the butter, apple sauce, sugar and brown sugar in a bowl. Mix until well combined- mixture should be relatively smooth.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Barely stir in the 1 C milk. If lumps remain, it’s ok.
  6. Prepare the doughnut pan with nonstick spray.
  7. Pour the mixture in a large plastic bag (a makeshift piping bag). Carefully pipe the batter into the doughnut pan.
  8. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing doughnuts from the pan.
  9. Preparing Cinnamon Sugar Coating: In a plastic bag, add the cinnamon and sugar. Place the melted butter in a shallow medium bowl.
  10. When ready to coat the doughnuts, lightly dip both sides in the melted butter and place in the sugar+ cinnamon plastic bag. Gently roll around till doughnut is fully coated.