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Chai pumpkin churros

Chai pumpkin churros

Chai pumpkin churros are essential when the festive season is here. I know churros more as “dough fills” from my childhood. They are a whole other post by themselves and I’m sure going to get up all nostalgic about them, but for now churros, my friends. Not only do these totally vegan churros taste super delish, coated in sugar and dipped in chocolate, but these churros have two special ingredients. Homemade chai spice and sweet mashed pumpkin. Yes, these are super special churros for a super special time of the year!

Chai pumpkin churros are essential when the festive season is here. I know churros more as “dough fills” from my childhood. They are a whole other post by themselves and I’m sure going to get up all nostalgic about them, but for now churros, my friends. Not only do these totally vegan churros taste super delish, coated in sugar and dipped in chocolate, but these churros have two special ingredients. Homemade chai spice and sweet mashed pumpkin. Yes, these are super special churros for a super special time of the year!

I just can’t believe Christmas is two weeks away. It blows my mind on how quick time flies and when there are kids involved, time speeds by every quicker. You only realize this when Christmas slap’s you bang in the face and you have to get planning for a season that is already here. I have been frantic a couple times, realizing that I have been a bit behind on my Christmas recipes. I am not your typical blogger and I have been trying to organizing my self a bit more, but to time schedule every post and recipe is quite a hard activity when your primary job is being a caregiver or a femme de foyer so the French call a stay at home mom.

So getting everything sorted for this Festive season that so hastly arrived. I promise to deliver and this recipe has a bit of both seasons in them. A bit of pumpkin goodness for the last bit of Autumn and a bit of spice for the festive season ahead to put you in the festive mood and all. They certainly will make you go ho ho ho!

This week though, I’ll be starting with my festive season roundup so you can get those Christmas menu’s together. I’ll try to share all my favorites from savory to sweet until the actual 24th of Dec. From there I’ll take a whee break up until the first and we’ll start with some new recipes once again. How does that sound? Good! These churros are unforgettable and kind of hard to describe by the way, they are crispy, light, super chewy and spicy. Flavor explosion is I could put them like that!

Have I convinced you to make these yet? Our Christmas market is in town now and I cant hardly wait to smell and taste all the delish goodies, not that they are very healthy, but who’s counting calories now anyway’s?

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2-4 people

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Intermediate

Chai pumpkin churros

Chai spiced pumpkin churros

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup spelt flour (plain all purpose flour or gluten-free like quinoa or teff will work well)
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba
  • 1/3 cup mashed pumpkin
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp chai spice mix
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar

Nutty chocolate sauce

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 1 heaped tbsp nutty peanut butter or homemade Nutella 
  • 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt

Homemade Chai Spice

  • 2 tbsp ground cardamon
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp allspice (I found mine at dille et kamille)
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper

Method

  1. Before you start to combine the ingredients, start by heating up some oil on the stove in a cast iron pot, the heat should remain around 185 degrees Celcius to ensure the Churros are crispy and brown.
  2. In a medium whisking bowl combine the water, butter, coconut sugar, vanilla, chai spice and salt.
  3. Place in the microwave until the sugar is dissolved and boiling, add the flour and the pumpkin very quickly and mix very well.
  4. Add the aquafaba liquid and mix with a wooden spoon until the dough is smooth.
  5. Scoop into a piping bag or a ziplock bag, snip off the end and let it cool before squeezing in 3-4cm inch sticks into the boiling oil and snipping off the ends.
  6. Allow the churros to fry for about 1 minute each until brown, remove and place on some kitchen towel paper to drain the excess oil.
  7. While the churros are still hot, roll in cinnamon coconut sugar and serve with nutty chocolate sauce.
  8. These churros go great with some vanilla ice cream or cold whipped maple coconut cream.

Nutty chocolate sauce 

  1. Melt the coconut oil, add the peanut butter, cocoa powder, agave and cocoa powder.
  2. Mix well and add the salt.
  3. Serve straight away with the churros.

For the chai spice mix

  1. Mix all the spices together and then place in a spice jar for other use.

Hope you love these as much as we did, we are really looking forward to the festive season over here.

Have a great weekend!

M*

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