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!

Ingredients Needed:

Ingredients needed to make cinnamon blondies laid out on the counter.

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):

How to make Cinnamon Churro bars showing dry ingredients being mixed together, and the wet ingredients in separate bowls.
  1. Combine the dry ingredients together in a medium size bowl, stir together with a whisk or fork to combine.
  2. Mix together the wet ingredients: melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Combine the wet and dry together to create the batter. Bake in a prepared baking pan.
  4. Stir together the cinnamon and sugar. After bars have baked, brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
How to make Cinnamon churro bars, showing mixed batter and sugar and cinnamon combined.

Expert Tips:

  • 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.
Overhead shot of cinnamon blondies topped with cinnamon sugar, sliced into square bars.

Churro Cinnamon Squares: FAQS

Why are my blondies not gooey in the center?

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.

How can you tell when your cinnamon blondies are done baking?

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.

What is a blondie?

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.

Up close view of cinnamon churro bars stacked with bite out of the top one.

More Cinnamon Dessert Recipes to Enjoy:

Stack of cinnamon churro bars, stacked with a bite out of the top one.

Churro Cinnamon Squares

4.91 from 32 votes
Dense, chewy and flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon these blondies are topped with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar for an extra pop

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Baking Pan: Can be made in an 8×8 baking pan also. The bars will be thicker and bake for about 35 minutes.
Storage: 
  • 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. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 271kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 115mg, Potassium: 58mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 429IU, Vitamin C: 0.01mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 1mg
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Recipe first published February 13, 2018. Updated November 14, 2022 with new images and information.

Photography by the talented @KJandCompany.co