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Waffle Churros {Air-Fryer}

by Sophie

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Crispy and better for you waffle churros – fried in the air fryer without a drop of oil and coated with a mixture of cinnamon sugar and served with a homemade chocolate sauce. Presenting my air-fried waffle churros in their best, nutritious forms.

Waffle churros from Van's waffles

I was introduced to waffle churros at a recently visited country fair. The churros were crispy, nicely dusted with a gingerbread sugar concoction and served with a chocolate dip. With each bite, those felt heaven in the mouth. Unfortunately, they are not the healthiest snack to try. But with Van’s® waffles, I created these amazing baked/air-fried waffle churros that are rich in protein, whole grains, and goodness of wholesome ingredients. Plus, these are dusted with erythritol-based cinnamon sugar and served with my very-own five-minute chocolate sauce.

Waffle churros with chocolate sauce

Those looking for a fruity version of waffle churros will love my blueberry waffle churros served with a classic berry-compote-based sauce. Again, it’s crispy, comforting and so so wholesome. Each bite gives you the ultimate churros-experience and loads of better-for-you, healthy goodness from the ingredients used in Van’s waffles.

Van’s Products – An Overview:

Van's product line

After all, Van’s products are not only nutritious and Non-GMO Project Verified, but they are also delicious. This brand is wholesome and delivers foods that you and your family can really feel good about eating. By the way, waffles are not the only things that Van’s has. They have some awesome collection of crackers and snacks that you will fall in love with.

Easy waffle sticks with frozen waffles

Their certified gluten-free snack bars are available in four different, intriguing flavors: Blueberry and Peanut butter, Cranberry Almond, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Strawberry & Peanut butter. Van’s crackers are available in both gluten-free and whole-grain options and choices include: Say Cheese (nutrient-dense wholegrain crackers with cheese), The Perfect 10® (offering 16g of whole grain per serving), and Multigrain Crackers (featuring fiber-rich grains and superfoods).

Van's products are available in the frozen isle

Game Day is imminent, and I love to make some homemade snack bites for my guests and family. Having the baked waffle churros and Van’s crackers handy, I don’t have to worry much about the snacking options. Just make the dips or sauces ready, prep your fruits and complete the snacks-platter with warm waffle churros and crackers. Feel free to add extras so that your family and friends have a delight in every bite.

Shopping Van's products

Non-GMO and Certified Gluten-free Van’s Waffles are not only healthy, but they are a delight in every bite.

Let’s make some waffle churros, shall we? For this recipe, I am using the organic Power Grain and the Organic Blueberry waffles.

How To Make Waffle Churros?

Ingredients:

Waffle churros ingredients

1 pack Van’s Power Grains® Waffles and Van’s Organic Blueberry Waffles, Cooking oil or cooking oil spray to brush (optional)

Cinnamon Sugar:

1 tbsp cinnamon powder, 2 tbsp powdered erythritol sweetener (you can use your favorite sugar-free sweetener too)

Chocolate Sauce:

1/2 Cup Coconut Cream, 1/4 cup Maple syrup, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup semi sweetened chocolate chips (vegan preferred)

Berry Compote Sauce:

1 cup blueberry, 1 cup chopped strawberries, 1 tbsp erythritol

Method of Making Waffle Churros:

Start by toasting the frozen waffles as per the packaged instructions. All we need is soft waffles to cut into sticks and air fry. Preheat the air fryer at 355F for five minutes. Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to cut each waffle into wedges or sticks. (Refer to the image below)

how to make waffle churros

Add parchment paper on the air fryer basket or try. Lay the waffle sticks and wedges and brush with few drops of avocado or coconut oil. You can also use cooking oil spray for this step and just spray evenly on both surfaces. If you want to do it oil-free, skip the oil brushing step. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and air fry for 3 minutes and then for 2 minutes after turning the waffle sticks.

In a shallow bowl, add a tbsp of cinnamon and 2 tbsp of powdered erythritol sweetener.  Mix well to combine.

Tossing waffle sticks with cinnamon sugar

Once the air frying time is over, cool the waffle wedges and sticks for 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with some cinnamon sugar or add to the bowl with cinnamon sugar and toss to coat well.

Waffle bites served with chocolate and berry sauce

Your waffle churros are ready. Serve them with homemade chocolate sauce or berry compote sauce.

Easy homemade chocolate sauce

Chocolate Sauce: In a small microwave-safe glass bowl, add coconut cream and maple syrup. Microwave high for 30-seconds and mix. Then add the rest of the ingredients and whish well. Now, microwave again for another 30 to 90 seconds until all the ingredients are well combined. Serve the sauce with waffle churros.

Berry compote sauce over waffle churros

Berry compote sauce: In a saucepan, add 1 cup blueberry, 1 cup chopped strawberries, and 1 tbsp erythritol. Use a spoon to break the berries and allow them to sweat. When the sauce bubbles and reaches a thick consistency, add two tbsp of water and switch off the stove. Once cooled, transfer the sauce to a blender and blend till a puree is formed.

Serve the berry compote sauce with Organic Blueberry waffle churros. 

Easy Churros with Van's Waffles
Waffle bites served with chocolate and berry sauce

Waffle Churros

Crispy and healthy waffle churros – fried in the air fryer without a drop of oil and coated with a mixture of cinnamon sugar and served with a homemade chocolate sauce. Presenting my air-fried waffle churros in their best, healthiest forms.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer dessert, baked churros, churros, Van’s waffle, waffle churros
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Sophie

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Van’s Power Grains® Waffles and Van’s Organic Blueberry Waffles cut into sticks or wedges
  • Cooking oil or cooking oil spray to brush optional

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp powdered erythritol sweetener you can use your favorite sugar-free sweetener too

Chocolate Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Cream
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup semi sweetened chocolate chips vegan preferred

Berry Compote Sauce

  • 1 cup blueberry
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 tbsp erythritol

Instructions

  • Start by thawing the frozen waffles as per the packaged instructions. Preheat the air fryer at 355F for five minutes. Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to cut each waffle into wedges or sticks. (Refer to the image below)
    how to make waffle churros
  • Add parchment paper on the air fryer basket or try. Lay the waffle sticks and wedges and brush with few drops of avocado or coconut oil. You can also use cooking oil spray for this step and just spray evenly on both surfaces. If you want to do it oil-free, skip the oil brushing step. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and air fry for 3 minutes and then for 2 minutes after turning the waffle sticks.
  • In a shallow bowl, add a tbsp of cinnamon and 2 tbsp of powdered erythritol sweetener.  Mix well to combine.
    Tossing waffle sticks with cinnamon sugar
  • Once the air frying time is over, cool the waffle wedges and sticks for 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with some cinnamon sugar or add to the bowl with cinnamon sugar and toss to coat well. Your waffle churros are ready. Serve them with homemade chocolate sauce or berry compote sauce.
  • In a small microwave-safe glass bowl, add coconut cream and maple syrup. Microwave high for 30-seconds and mix. Then add the rest of the ingredients and whish well. Now, microwave again for another 30 to 90 seconds until all the ingredients are well combined. Serve the sauce with waffle churros.
    Easy homemade chocolate sauce
  • Berry compote sauce: In a saucepan, add 1 cup blueberry, 1 cup chopped strawberries, and 1 tbsp erythritol. Use a spoon to break the berries and allow them to sweat. When the sauce bubbles and reaches a thick consistency, add two tbsp of water and switch off the stove. Once cooled, transfer the sauce to a blender and blend till a puree is formed.
    Berry compote sauce over waffle churros
  • Serve the berry compote sauce with Organic Blueberry waffle churros.
    Waffle bites served with chocolate and berry sauce
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Nutrition

Serving: 84g | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g
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2 comments

Laurie Leahey March 3, 2020 - 10:56 am

5 stars
These sound delicious. Do you think there’s a way to make the churros without an air fryer?

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Sophie March 3, 2020 - 12:30 pm

Baking is another option if you don’t want to deep fry the waffle sticks.

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