Wholemeal Baked Churros



Churros! Those tasty fried doughy pastry things that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Sounds too good to be healthy for you right? Well, I managed to turn these sensational treats into a guilt free dessert by swapping a few ingredients and baking them.


  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50g coconut oil
  • Vanilla essence to taste
  • 300ml hot boiling water
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 3 tbl spoon of honey
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Cover two oven trays with baking paper and set aside.
  • Mix the hot water, coconut oil and vanilla extract in a jug.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder together.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour mix and add the water mixture.
  • Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until you get a ‘thickish texture’ which looks similar to mashed potatoes.
  • Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a decorator tip.
  • Pipe the dough into long, thin lengths on the oven trays. Use a pair of kitchen scissors to cut the end of the dough from the piping tip.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly puffed and deep golden brown.
  • Once cooked, sprinkle cinnamon or sugar on top.