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.