These Churro Cinnamon Squares are loaded with spicy cinnamon in every bite. Warm and gooey in the center, crackly on top, and dusted with sparkling cinnamon sugar.
All about these Cinnamon Churro Squares…
These cinnamon bars seem simple, but they boast huge flavor and texture. Dense, chewy and flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon these blondies are topped with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar for an extra pop. These Cinnamon Churro Squares are:
- Soft and chewy with a dense texture.
- Buttery and sweet.
- Spiced with cinnamon.
- Sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
- Simple to make-no equipment necessary.
- Easy, easy, easy, made using ingredients you most likely have on hand!
Notes on Some Ingredients:
- Flour: this recipe was tested using all purpose flour.
- Light Brown Sugar: adds a depth of flavoring and a chewy dense texture to the bars.
- Cinnamon: a healthy dose in the bars and on the top create a spicy flavoring reminiscent of a churro!
- Butter: use unsalted to control the salt in the bars.
How to Make (step-by-step):
- Combine the dry ingredients together in a medium size bowl, stir together with a whisk or fork to combine.
- Mix together the wet ingredients: melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
- Combine the wet and dry together to create the batter. Bake in a prepared baking pan.
- Stir together the cinnamon and sugar. After bars have baked, brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Melted Butter: using melted butter is what helps create that dense, chewy texture to the bars. Plus using melted butter allows us to make this recipe with no equipment since we’re not creaming the butter and sugars.
- Bake Time: the longer these bake, the more cake-like they become in texture. Be sure to be prompt in removing these bars from the oven.
- Parchment Paper: lining the baking pan with parchment paper helps ensure easy removal from the pan and allows for nice slicing when serving. Let the bars cool completely before slicing to allow for the clean cuts that you see in photos.
Churro Cinnamon Squares: FAQS
Blondies should be gooey in the center, if they’re not this could be due to over-baking. It’s also possible your oven is set too hot. In the next batch, bake at a lower temperature or cut the baking time.
When checking your blondies, look at the edges, if they are golden and pulling away from the baking pan, then they are done. Be sure not to overcook, the centers should remain gooey and not be overly dry or hard.
A blondie is similar to a brownie, with the difference being that a blondie doesn’t contain cocoa. It is made of vanilla and brown sugar which provides a rich depth of flavor thanks to the molasses.
More Cinnamon Dessert Recipes to Enjoy:
Churro Cinnamon Squares
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In small bowl mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl combine the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth.
- Add the eggs and vanilla. Stir to combine.
- Stir in the flour mixture. Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 mins. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping in a small bowl. Brush the top of the bars with the melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Store leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature for 3-4 days.
- Freezing: wrap in plastic wrap or foil, then transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer up to three months. Transfer to the refrigerator overnight to thaw.
Recipe first published February 13, 2018. Updated November 14, 2022 with new images and information.
Photography by the talented @KJandCompany.co