Making homemade Mexican churros is easier than you think! These cinnamon sugary fried dough of goodness will transport you right to Mexico without the cost of airfare ;)
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Homemade Mexican Churros

Making your own Mexican churros at home is easier than you think!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 dozen
Calories 96
Author Julie Wampler

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 quart canola oil, for frying

Instructions

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter then add water, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil then remove the cinnamon stick and remove the mixture from heat.
  • Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until a smooth dough is formed, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Let dough cool, about 10-15 minutes then transfer to a bowl and add the egg. Stir vigorously until egg is incorporated. The mixture is pretty hot so you have to stir vigorously so the egg doesn't actually cook and you get scrambled eggs :)
  • Transfer dough to a piping bag fitted with a closed star tip. Set aside.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Hold piping bag above oil and pipe about four 6-inch lengths of dough. Fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes, flipping every so often with a spider strainer.
  • Transfer to paper towels to drain briefly then transfer to cinnamon-sugar mixture and roll around until evenly coated. Repeat with remaining dough in piping bag.

Notes

adapted from Saveur
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Mexican Churros
Amount Per Serving (2 churros)
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2churros | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sugar: 10g