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Churro Donuts

These fluffy baked donuts are rolled in cinnamon sugar and topped with dulce de leche.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donuts, churro donuts, cinnamon sugar, Donut, donuts, dulce de leche
Servings: 8 donuts

Ingredients

For Donuts:

  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (107 grams) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) full-fat sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (35 grams) unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg

For Topping:

  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For Dulce De Leche:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

For Donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray your donut mold with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, light brown sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients, make sure the melted butter has cooled or it will curdle the sour cream and cook the egg.
  • Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are well combined. The dough will be much thicker than you think it will be, so don’t be alarmed. Also, be sure not to overmix your dough or your baked donuts will be tough.
  • Spoon or pipe the batter into your molds and fill them up to the top. If you’re using a silicone mold, place it on a cookie sheet before you put them in the oven, this will make it easier to get them in and out of the oven.
  • Place your donuts in the pre-heated oven. They usually take about 15-17 minutes to bake, but I started checking them around 10 minutes to see if the pan needs to be turned. You’ll know they are finished when you lightly press on a donut and it springs back.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from pan and allow to cool.

For Topping:

  • In a small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.

For Dulce De Leche:

  • Use whatever method you prefer for making dulce de leche. I listed all of them in the post above. I used the instant pot method

For Assembly:

  • When the donuts have mostly cooled roll each donut in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat fully.
  • Transfer the dulce de leche to a piping bag fitted with a small piping tip or use a spoon to drizzle the dulce de leche over each donut.