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Homemade churros on a dark plate with chocolate sauce and dulce de leche in the background.
How to Make Churros
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Learn how to make authentic churros with this easy to follow step-by-step tutorial! Crisp and golden on the outside, airy, tender, and light on the inside.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
Keyword: authentic Mexican churros, how do you make churros step by step with pictures, how to make churros, how to make churros step by step
Servings: 42 6-inch long churros (approx.)
Calories: 60 kcal
For the churro pastry
For the cinnamon sugar coating
To make the churro pastry
  1. Place the water, butter, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat and cook until the butter is completely melted and the mixture is simmering.

  2. Add in the flour all at once, and continue to cook, stirring vigorously, for about 5 minutes, or until the dough gathers itself into a ball and a film begins to form on the bottom of the pot.

  3. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl, and beat on medium speed.

  4. Drop in the eggs, one at a time, while continuing to beat. Allow each egg to become fully incorporated, before adding the next (about 30 seconds to a minute).

  5. Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a jumbo French star tip.  

  6. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat, until it registers between 325 and 375 degrees F on a candy thermometer.  

  7. Pipe long strands of the dough into the hot oil, about 4 to 6 at a time, and fry in batches (turning frequently) until golden brown. 

  8. Remove from the hot oil with tongs, allowing excess oil to drain away, and toss the fried churros in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. 

To make the cinnamon sugar coating
  1. Place the sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir to combine. 

Recipe Notes

Serve these churros with one or more of the following dipping sauces:

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Churros
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.