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Air fryer churros with chocolate sauce

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
25 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Our favorite two-ingredient dough serves as the starting point for these cinnamon-spiced treats. The dough gets a flavor boost with vanilla extract, and is then rolled into ropes and air-fried until crisp and light. To create the churros effect, the cooked dough gets brushed with a little butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. The accompanying microwave sauce gets a gentle chile kick that amps up the goodness (you can omit it if you’d like). If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake the dough at 375°F for about 8 minutes; these churros will just be a little denser than air-fried ones.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Self-rising flour

½ cup(s)

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

½ cup(s)

Vanilla extract

¾ tsp, divided

Sugar

2½ Tbsp, divided

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp

Low-fat milk

cup(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

4 tsp, or dark cocoa powder

Cornstarch

1 tsp

Cayenne pepper

tsp

Light butter

1 Tbsp, melted

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, place flour, yogurt, and ½ tsp vanilla; stir well with a wooden spoon until just combined and then keep mixing dough in bowl with your hands until smooth (about 1 minute of kneading).
  2. Place a large piece of parchment or wax paper on a work surface and sprinkle lightly with a little flour. Place dough on paper. Use a knife to cut dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 5-inch long rope.
  3. Preheat air fryer, if necessary, to 375°F. Coat air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange dough ropes in air fryer, leaving some space between them. Lightly coat dough with nonstick cooking spray. Air-fry until golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes.
  4. While churros cook, combine 2 tbsp sugar and cinnamon in a pie plate or other shallow dish. In a glass measuring cup, whisk milk, cocoa, cornstarch, pepper, and remaining 1½ tsp sugar and ¼ tsp vanilla. Microwave on High until bubbly and thick, about 1 minute, whisking every 20 seconds.
  5. When churros are done, brush all over with melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm with sauce.
  6. Serving size: 1 churro and about 1 tbsp sauce