Vegan Oven Baked Churros

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Hello & Happy Wednedasy!






With Cinco De Mayo around the corner I’m whipping up a slew of quick and easy concepts that will be perfect for your get together! Churros are one of those things, that either you’ve had them or you’ve never heard of them, you like them, or you just don’t get the hype. 


Surprisingly, I fell into the category as “I’ve never had one”, until I went to Disney World lol. (embarrassing)


I’m not sure what the explanation is, but I only saw churros on menus at Mexican restaurants and my family typically never ordered desserts and I just never experienced a churro in all its glory. Churros are everything I love all wrapped up into one concept. I love carbs and all things cinnamon and sugar!


Churros are fried like most classic goodies, but you can absolutely bake these and still get a fab result. 







What I love about this recipe is that it’s quick, easy, cheap, involves a handful of accessible ingredients, it’s nostalgic for many, baked not fried, can easily be made in bulk, perf for entertaining, and non vegan approved!




If you’re looking for a quick and easy concept that will make you look like an iron chef, you have to try my recipe for vegan Oven Baked Churros!



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Why this recipe rocks:







Baked not fried

Fun and festive 

Non vegan approved 

























 Recipe Tutorial 




Yields 8 large, 12 small

Vegan Oven Baked Churros

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • Coating:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter 
  • Ganache: 
  • 1/2 cup Lily's dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil 


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a pan add water, coconut oil, sugar and salt. Mix together until coconut oil melts and water boils.
  3. Turn off heat when water boils and add flour. Mix until you get a dough. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes. 
  4. Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a loaf pan. 
  5. Add the cooled dough to a pastry bag. Create 7inch long churros. Cut the ends off with a knife. Bake for 20-30 minutes turning midway for an even bake. If you find that yours are still soft, continue to bake. If your concerned about burning, simply make a tint with aluminum foil. Once baked allow to cool, brush with melted vegan butter and dip into the pant with the cinnamon and sugar to coat. 
  6. To make the ganache combine the chips and coconut oil and microwave for 1 minute stirring every 15 seconds to prevent the chocolate from burning.













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  1. In #5, do you mean TURNING midway for an even bake?
  2. is the 375 degree for this recipe Fahrenheit or Celsius?? Can’t wait to try this! X
  3. I can't believe those beautiful churros were made in an oven! I can't wait to try this.
  4. I cooked them for 20 minutes and the inside was gooey but we ate them anyway because they tasted good. I pulverized sucanat and added cardamom instead of using white sugar and cinnamon
    • Hi Gloria! Sorry I missed this! Mine cooked all the way thru and came out really good! Let me know if you get to try them again!
  5. Is it possible to substitute all purpose flour for wheat flour?
    • Hi Daisie, You can use wheat flour with any recipe just be sure to review the equivalents and understand the texture will be more dense.
  6. Hi, Can the coconut oil be replaced by butter (even though it won’t be vegan anymore)? Thanks!
    • Hi Jessie! I believe so! Let me know how they turn out!
  7. As much as I wanted these to work I was super disappointed... they turned out gooey and mushy... they didn’t cook all the way through and I left them in the oven for like 30 mins and they still didn’t cook and brown like they should have...
    • Hi Erika! Thanks for sharing your experience. I've yet to have anyone have issues with it, but may revisit this concept for a Valentine's Day concept. My churros were small and thin, and all cooked through.
  8. Thank you! Will these be good to eat the next day? Thinking to make these for a bake sale.
    • Hi Carolina! My apologies for the delay. They should hold up for the following day.
  9. Can I substitute coconut oil with olive oil? will it change the consistency or the taste? thanks, Vanshika
    • You can, but typically they recommend a more neutral oil for dessert recipes.
  10. can you use a gluten free flour blend? These churros look delicous!
    • Hi Tessa! You absolutely can. Like most recipes that feature GF flours I believe the texture may just be a lil more dense. Please let me know how they come out!

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