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Easy Homemade Churros Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Churros

A delicious treat fried and then coated in cinnamon and sugar.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 374kcal


  • Heavy-Bottomed Saucepan
  • Cast Iron or Large and Deep Skillet
  • 16" Piping Bag
  • Open Star Pastry Tip ½'' Opening Diameter
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Stand Mixer with Whisk Attachment



  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon

Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Making the Homemade Churros

  • In a heavy-bottomed saucepan bring water, unsalted butter, sugar, and salt to a low boil just long enough to melt the butter.
  • Add in the flour and mix with a rubber spatula until a thick dough forms.
  • Add the dough to a mixing bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Using a whisk attachment, add egg and vanilla and mix until a looser dough forms.  (It will resemble a pate a choux.)
  • Add your piping tip to the piping bag and cut off the opening at the end so that the dough will clear the tip.
  • Preheat vegetable oil in skillet.
  • Pipe 5-6-inch-long strips of dough into the hot oil using a knife to cut off the end.
  • Fry on all sides about 3-5 mins, until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels and toss in cinnamon sugar.
  • To make the chocolate sauce.

Cinnamon and Sugar

  • Stir to combine.

Chocolate Sauce

  • Bring the heavy cream to a slight boil
  • Add in the chocolate and vanilla.
  • Stir until the chocolate has melted.
  • Pour in serving dishes.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 867IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg