Cinnamon-Dusted Churro Pancakes


Experience a delightful fusion of flavors with our Cinnamon-Dusted Churro Pancakes! This recipe brings together the warm, sugary delight of churros and the fluffy comfort of pancakes. Topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, these pancakes promise a sweet and cozy start to your day, perfect for a lazy weekend brunch or a special breakfast treat.

Cinnamon-Dusted Churro Pancakes

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 2 pancakes per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Fiber: 2g


  • All-purpose flour: 200g (7 oz)
  • Baking powder: 10g (0.35 oz)
  • Salt: 5g (0.18 oz)
  • Granulated sugar: 50g (1.76 oz)
  • Milk: 240ml (8 fl oz)
  • Egg: 1 large
  • Vanilla extract: 5ml (0.17 fl oz)
  • Ground cinnamon: 15g (0.53 oz)
  • Butter for cooking
  • For Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
  • Granulated sugar: 50g (1.76 oz)
  • Ground cinnamon: 5g (0.18 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Make Pancake Batter: In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and vanilla extract. Combine wet and dry ingredients until just mixed.
  2. Prepare Cinnamon Sugar: Mix together cinnamon and sugar for the topping and set aside.
  3. Cook Pancakes: Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly butter it. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook until golden.
  4. Cinnamon Dusting: Once cooked, immediately dust the pancakes with cinnamon sugar.
  5. Serve: Stack pancakes and serve warm with additional toppings if desired, like maple syrup or whipped cream.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Do not overmix the batter; lumps are okay and ensure fluffy pancakes.
  • Keep the cooked pancakes warm in an oven at a low temperature while making the rest.
  • For a deeper flavor, add a pinch of nutmeg to the pancake batter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make the batter ahead of time?

Yes, but it's best used within 24 hours.

Can I use whole wheat flour?

Yes, but the texture will be denser.

How do I make these pancakes vegan?

Use plant-based milk, a flax egg, and vegan butter.

Can I freeze these pancakes?

Yes, they freeze well. Reheat in a toaster or oven.