Churro Waffles with Homemade Cayenne Whipped Cream

Churro Waffles with Cayenne Whipped Cream - delicious waffles sprinkled generously with cinnamon and sugar, and topped with a homemade cayenne cinnamon whipped cream. Perfect for brunch! |

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These churro waffles are sprinkled generously with cinnamon and sugar and topped with an easy, creamy homemade cayenne whipped cream! Leftover whipped cream can be stored in a jar for up to a week.



Cayenne Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne (use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for less spice)
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Churro Waffles

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut sugar (any other sugar works also)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons┬ávegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (for sprinkling)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (for sprinkling)
  • sliced strawberries for topping (optional)


  1. In a glass pint jar, stir all the whipped cream ingredients together until they’re just incorporated. Twist the top on and shake for 4 to 5 minutes. Stop shaking only when you can’t hear the liquids jostling around in the jar anymore, and it feels like you’re shaking a thick cream inside the jar. Chill the whipped cream in the refrigerator while you cook the waffles.
  2. Preheat a waffle iron.
  3. Whisk together the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
  4. Add the milk, egg, oil, and vanilla to the dry ingredients, and mix. The batter should be a bit thick but easy to pour and spread on the waffle iron.
  5. Spread half the batter on the waffle iron and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. While the waffles are cooking, mix the sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling. Pour this mixture into a shallow bowl.
  6. When a waffle is done, use tongs to remove it from the waffle iron. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on the waffles immediately. Don’t wait for the waffles to cool off because the cinnamon and sugar will not stick as well. Set waffle aside and cook the remaining batter. You probably will not use up all the sugar, so save the leftovers in a sandwich bag.
  7. Top waffles with a dollop of chilled whipped cream and sliced strawberries. Refrigerate remaining whipped cream for up to a week.


NUTRITION INFORMATION: Amount Per Waffle (Plus some sugar on the outside): Calories: 446, Total Fat 14.6g, Saturated Fat: 2.1g, Sodium: 641mg, Cholesterol: 97mg, Total Carbohydrate: 70.4g, Dietary Fiber: 6.1g, Sugar: 32.7g, Protein 11.6g

  1. Cayenne whipped cream adapted from this recipe from Parade’s Community Table.
  2. You can use any other jar if you don’t have a pint-sized one.
  3. The longer you chill the whipped cream in the refrigerator before serving, the thicker it will be.