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A pile of churros served on a white bowl.
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5 from 8 votes

Homemade Mexican Churros

Homemade Mexican Churros are crispy, delicious, and so easy-to-make. Only a handful of ingredients needed to make this irresistible dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 24
Calories: 54kcal

Ingredients

For the Dough:

Other Ingredients:

Coating Ingredients:

Instructions

For the Dough:

  • Add water, butter, sugar, and salt to the pan. Bring to a boil.
  • Add flour. Reduce heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes together. 
  • The mixture should be smooth. Let cool. About 5 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and egg.
  • Blend with a hand mixer until combined.
  • The mixture will look soupy at first, but it will come together.

For the Frying:

  • Add mixture to a large piping bag with a round star tip ½ inch.
  • Heat oil in a large pot or deep skillet.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon topping ingredients. Set aside.
  • Once the oil is hot, pipe about 6 inches of the mixture to the pan.
  • Fry about 2 minutes on each side. Total of 4-5 minutes.
  • Briefly transfer to a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Immediately roll in the sugar cinnamon mixture.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough until there is no more left.

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Notes

PRO TIPS:
  • The dough is ready when a thin film forms on the bottom of the saucepan. You’ll see the dough to be smooth. Allow this mixture to cool completely.
  • Use cold eggs. This will help cool down the batter slightly.
  • Go short! Longer churros curl, making it more difficult to fry.
  • Use a candy thermometer when frying. Oil should stay between 350 degrees F and 370 degrees F.
  • Don’t overcrowd the frying pan, or they will not fry properly.
  • Roll while warm so the cinnamon sugar sticks better.
  • Reheating Churros and getting the same crunch is nearly impossible. Make and eat right away!

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg