This authentic churros recipe is easy to follow and yields delicious results every time. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make these classic Spanish treats in the comfort of your own home. Whether you enjoy them plain or dipped in chocolate, these churros are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Churros, a popular Spanish pastry, are often thought of as difficult to make at home. However, with this easy churros recipe, you can have authentic churros in no time! These delicious doughnuts-like sweets are perfect for celebrations or any special occasion.
- The combination of fluffy dough and crispy fried exterior is simply irresistible.
- And this authentic churro recipe is easier to make than you might think. Just a few simple steps and you’ll be on your way to enjoying these delicious Spanish treats.
- Churros can be enjoyed for breakfast or a snack! They are a treat the entire family will enjoy.
- Enjoy them plain, add cinnamon-sugar mix or dip in a chocolate sauce for a variety of flavors.
If you love cinnamon recipes, next time give these Cinnamon Almonds a try.
Making these authentic churros are easy, but you will need some kitchen tools to help you make this tasty snack. You should have these tools already in your kitchen. Gather these tools and get ready to make a sweet treat your entire family will enjoy.
- measuring cup and spoon
- medium saucepan
- mixing bowl
- electric mixer
- piping bag with a star tip
- large skillet or large pot
- slotted spoon
- shallow dish or plate
- paper towels
Making these authentic churros is so easy! And, you only need basic pantry staples to make them. You most likely won’t even need to take a trip to the grocery store to make this delicious treat that your whole family will love.
- butter, unsalted
- vanilla extract
- granulated sugar
- coarse salt
- all-purpose flour, sifted
- large eggs
- oil, for frying (I used coconut oil)
- cinnamon sugar ( 1/2 cup granulated sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon cinnamon)
They’re also great with my Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Ice Cream!
HOW TO MAKE THIS AUTHENTIC CHURROS RECIPE
While churros may seem daunting to make at home, the process is actually quite simple. The simple choux pastry dough is made from flour, water, sugar, and salt, and it is fried in oil until it is golden brown. Once the traditional Spanish churros are cooked, they are rolled in sugar and served hot. With just a few ingredients and a little patience, you can easily make authentic churros at home.
STEP 1: BOIL WATER, SUGAR, VANILLA, BUTTER, AND SALT IN A MEDIUM SAUCEPAN
In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of water, vanilla, butter, sugar, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
STEP 2: SLOWLY ADD THE FLOUR
Reduce heat to low, and add sifted flour stirring for 1 minute.
STEP 3: TRANSFER DOUGH TO A MIXING BOWL
Put the mixture in a medium bowl.
STEP 4: BEAT IN EGGS ONE AT A TIME
On low speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until incorporated after each addition (dough should look soft and glossy).
STEP 5: ADD THE DOUGH MIXTURE TO A PASTRY BAG
Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
STEP 6: HEAT OIL IN A LARGE SKILLET OR POT
Heat oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven on medium-high heat. The oil should reach 350°F degrees before adding the batter. Keep the temperature between 350°F – 400°F degrees.
STEP 7: PIPE BATTER INTO THE HOT OIL
Carefully pipe out the churro dough into a couple of inch lengths or the size of the pan, but do not overcrowd the pan.
STEP 8: FRY THE CHURROS
Fry, flipping once, until deep golden brown all over. Using a slotted spoon, transfer churros to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.
STEP 9: ROLL IN CINNAMON SUGAR MIXTURE
Roll churros in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve immediately.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS EASY CHURRO RECIPE
Churros are typically served with a dipping sauce on the side. The most popular dipping sauces are chocolate or caramel, but you can really dip them in anything you like. Here are some ideas for dipping warm churros:
- Dulce de leche
- Whipped cream
- Cream cheese frosting
- Butterscotch sauce
I hope you enjoy this authentic churros recipe! If you make it, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below or take a picture and tag me on Instagram (@theflourhandprint) so I can see your creation!
- Use a pastry bag fitted with a star tip to pipe the dough into the hot oil. This will help to create the traditional churro shape.
- Be sure to sift the flour before adding it to the wet ingredients. This will help to prevent lumps in the dough.
- Fry the churros in batches so that they have enough space to cook evenly. overcrowding the pan will result in uneven cooking.
- Serve the churros immediately after frying for the best results. They are best when they are hot and fresh.
- You can also use a deep fryer if you have one on hand.
- If you don’t have a piping bag on hand, you can use a plastic bag and cut the corner off to make a homemade piping bag.
- For best results use a candy thermometer to make sure the temperature of the oil is 350°F – 400°F degrees before deep frying your churros. Adjust the heat to maintain that temperature.
HOW TO STORE
Store any leftover churros in an airtight container at room temperature. They will be good for 2-3 days.
Reheat churros in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Do you have questions about this popular snack recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions in this special treat recipe.
Mexican churros are typically made with a lighter dough and they are fried until they are crispy and then are rolling into sugar. Spanish churros, on the other hand, have a denser dough and they are fried until they are fluffy and then rolled in cinnamon sugar.
You can use any type of oil that can withstand high heat without smoking. Some good options are vegetable oil, canola oil, or peanut oil.
The churros are done when they are golden brown all over. Be sure to flip them once during cooking so that they cook evenly on both sides.
A star tip is typically used to pipe the dough into the hot oil. This will help to create the traditional churro shape.
OTHER DELICIOUS DESSERT RECIPES YOU MAY ENJOY
Authentic Churros Recipe
This Churros recipe is often found at fairs. Enjoy these snack size churros rolled in a cinnamon sugar coating. Get creative and dip in chocolate or Nutella.
Choux Pastry Dough
- 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
- 3 large eggs
- oil, for frying (I used coconut oil) - 3 to 4 cups
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
- 4 ounce bar 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Choux Pastry Dough
- In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup water, vanilla, butter, sugar, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and add sifted flour stirring for 1 minute.
- Put mixture in a medium bowl. On low speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until incorporated. After each addition dough should look soft and glossy. Spoon mixture into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
- Heat oil in a large skillet or Dutch-oven on medium high heat reaching 350°F. Carefully pipe out batter into a couple of inch lengths up to the diameter of the pan, but do not over crowd the pan.
- Fry for 30-40 seconds, flipping once, until deep golden brown all over. Using a slotted spoon transfer churros to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.
- Whisk together the sugar and cinnamon. Roll churros in cinnamon sugar mix or place mix in a shaker decanter and sprinkle over the churros. Serve immediately.
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
- Break chocolate in small pieces and place in a medium saucepan with butter, water, sugar and corn syrup.
- Bring ingredients to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Continue to cook at a soft boil for 10 minutes. Lower heat if the sauce begins to boil above the rim of the saucepan.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Serve warm or cool and place in the refrigerator in a jar with a cover. Reheat in the microwave or small saucepan on medium heat.
If batter appears to be too thin, add a tablespoon (or more) at a time of sifted flour. The consistency may vary depending on the size of eggs used.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 29gProtein: 6g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Churro Recipe.
Awesome thank you, going to make some for sure then, son will love it!
Hope you get to sneak one to taste too! 🙂
My husband absolutely LOVES churros! I will have to make these for him!
Will the dough keep in the fridge overnight so I can just cook in small batches?
Hi Natasha! The dough should be fine if you don’t use it all at once. There isn’t any baking powder or soda that would lose potency.
Choc Chip Uru
These churros look so cute and ridiculously addictive, my tastebuds are watering away 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Thanks so much Joanne. Churros are so tasty! Glad you enjoy eating them!
Churros are super good warm and right out of the pan! Glad these bring back fond memories 🙂
I think because these little treats are bite sized, it could be dangerous after I reach for the 20th one or so dipped in nutella. Love this idea and so glad you had a great weekend! Take Care, BAM
haha! Only if you are alone, Bobbi! I think I got ONE 🙂
Karen (Back Road Journal)
I’ve never made them but I sure love them. Yours look absolutely wonderful.
Thanks, Karen! You gotta give them a try. They’re so yummy!
YUM – def. making this when i have company over!
Super! You’ll be their favorite host!
We have something similar in Greece called tiganites. I love to eat them with sugar and cinnamon! These look awesome!
Churros do cross cultures. Very Latin inspired. I’m curious to check out tiganites!
Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
These look amazing!! I may have to beg you to let me convert these to gluten free. I feel like I am missing my childhood favorite treat when I look at these photos.
Oh, I bet that would be really easy to make these gluten free. Sounds like I need to make another batch!
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
Oh my goodness these look soooo good. I love that they are mini. I won’t eat too many…or maybe I will eat too many. 🙂
Heehee! I won’t tell…just enjoy! 🙂
My boys would go crazy over these!! They look awesome.
Thanks, Matt! They’re finger licking good!
Churros looks so good! I’m going to try this. Can I replace egg with curd?
I’m not sure about replacing the egg Priya, but I hope you try it and let me know if it works. Would love to learn some alternatives to this recipe!
Oh my goodness!! These are so cute! And they look absolutely delicious too. I love the idea of making the churros mini size 🙂 Great idea cooking in coconut oil. I think I’d have mine with ice cream AND chocolate sauce! haha!
Thank you, Nicole. I really was hoping for a hint of coconut flavor by using the coconut oil, but it really didn’t come through. Love your way of enjoying these, ice cream AND chocolate!
Great recipe. Now, I don’t have to buy them.
You’ll never buy them again after seeing how easy these are to make!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
OHMYGOSH! These look so amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe – thanks!
Thanks, Patricia! I hope you love them as much as we do!!