Baked Crescent Churros

Just four ingredients make a speedy version of the crispy Mexican classic, cinnamon sugar-sprinkled churros.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

2
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Unroll dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Press each to 6x4-inch rectangle, pressing perforations to seal.
  • 2 Brush tops of 2 rectangles with some of the melted butter; sprinkle with about half of the sugar mixture. Top each with remaining rectangle; press edges lightly. Brush tops with melted butter.
  • 3 With sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut each rectangle stack lengthwise into 6 strips. Twist each strip 3 times; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Brush tops with any remaining melted butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.

Expert Tips

Traditional churros are strips of dough that are deep-fried and rolled in cinnamon and sugar. We simplified them by baking crescent dough strips and sprinkling with cinnamon-sugar--a quick way to a crispy, sugary treat!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Churro
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.