While eating churros might not be the best way to lose weight, you can still enjoy delicious homemade churros without breaking your diet! Here are a couple of ways you can make churros healthier at home:
- Skip the oil! Bake your churros in the oven or use an air fryer. You’ll get the same delicious taste with no extra grease. Click here to learn how to make air-fried churros.
- Substitute your cinnamon sugar. Get creative with your churro toppings! A great way to add natural sweetness is to use freeze-dried fruit. Crush up freeze-dried strawberries for a beautiful pink churro with the perfect touch of sweetness. You can also substitute sugar with any other sweeteners. Stevia and monk fruit are popular substitutes and taste amazing! Check out this video to see more sugar free options!
- Raid your kitchen for unique fillings, sauces, and dips. Homemade fruit compotes and sauces are delicious with churros and so easy to make. All you need for a quick apple pie filling is sauteed apples and a dash of cinnamon. Coconut milk, honey, cocoa, nut butters, and even avocados can make for delicious churro fillings with some creativity. You can always add protein powder to your fillings for a post-gym recovery snack as well.