If you’ve never had churros you’re missing out!

This Mexican dessert (also Spanish and Portuguese) is to die for specially with the cinnamon sugar kick of flavor.

You can take it up a notch by dipping into some melted chocolate.

This recipe can be in your mouth within 20 – 30 minutes tops from making the pastry to frying the desserts.

So take the ingredients out of your pantry and get started!


Churros are so easy to make, a simple choux pastry fried in hot oil and coated in cinnamon sugar. Some people love to dip it with melted chocolate too.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican


The Pastry

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 TBSP Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Vegetable Oil
  • ½ TSP Salt
  • 1 Cup Flour

For Rolling

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 TSP Cinnamon


For the Pastry

  • In a sauce pan on medium heat, add water, sugar, vegetable oil, and salt.
  • Continue stirring until the sugar melts and the mix is well incorporated.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat.
  • Add the flour and mix until a pastry dough forms.
  • Let it sit aside to cool down.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon and set aside as a rolling station.
  • Place your cooled pastry into pastry bags. If you have tips, choose wide ones if not, don't stress I usually make them with no designs and do not use pastry tips.
  • In a pan heat oil for deep-frying, and add the churros without over crowding the pan.
  • Fry in batches until golden and roll in sugar/cinnamon as soon as you take them out of the oil so the sugar sticks.
  • Serve hot and enjoy.



If your dough is raw/underdone on the inside but your churro is done on the outside, you need to lower your oil temperature because the outside of the churro is cooking faster than the inside and giving you the impression that it’s done.
Keyword Churros