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Classic Churros – The BEST homemade churro recipe! Deep fried dough that is coated in cinnamon sugar. Perfect for dipping in warm chocolate sauce.


I love a good churro. I would order them every time I go to my local taco restaurant so when I moved away, I needed to figure out how to get my churro fix. Making them at home ended up being so easy, cost-effective, and delicious! Coat them in a whole bunch of cinnamon sugar and then serve them with chocolate sauce.

The important thing to remember is that they are a dessert to be eaten pretty immediately as they do not warm up very well.

Common Questions About Making Churros

What is a churro?

Churros are a tube-shaped fried dough that is typically covered in a blend of cinnamon sugar.

What can I serve with churros?

Churros are great for dipping! Some favorites of mine are –

How many churros does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 25 churros that are about 2.5″ long.

How long do churros last?

I suggest eating them the day that they are made because they get soggy if they sit too long.

Ingredient Notes –

  • Water adds moisture to the churros to create a soft and chewy dough.
  • Butter adds richness and fat to the churros.
  • Sugar adds sweetness – brown sugar is a delicious substitute as well.
  • Flour gives the churros structure. Make sure to measure using the scoop and level technique.
  • Vanilla enhances the sweetness of the churros.
  • Cinnamon adds a bit of spice and warmth to the dough.

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Yield: 25 (2.5" long) churros



Classic Churros - The BEST homemade churro recipe! Deep fried dough that is coated in cinnamon sugar. Perfect for dipping in warm chocolate sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Fill a large, high sided pot with 2" of vegetable oil and heat it to 365 degrees F while you make the churro batter.
  2. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, add in the water, butter, and granulated sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the flour, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir until fully combined.
  4. Set the mixture aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Next, add the egg and mix to combine.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
  7. Very carefully, pipe the churros directly into the oil and use sharp scissors to cut the dough.
  8. Fry for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the churros to a paper towel to drain any excess grease. Repeat with the remaining churros.
  9. (Optional) For the classic churro coating, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Toss the warm churros in the cinnamon sugar and enjoy.
  10. Churros are best enjoyed on the day they are made - I don't recommend storing them as they tend to become soggy.

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