Easy Homemade Churros

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These easy homemade churros are to die for and are the perfect treat! Sweet, simple and so fun to make! Pairs great with homemade raspberry sauce!

Easy Homemade Churros

By Alicia of The Baker Upstairs for I Heart Nap Time.

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Easy Churros Recipe

Hello again, I Heart Nap Time readers! I’m so happy to be back sharing another delicious recipe with you today. Being on the I Heart Nap Time creative team has been amazing! There are so many talented women on the team and I love seeing all of their creations. I have loved coming up with delicious treats to share with you, too! I’m especially excited about this easy churros recipe, because it’s one of my very favorite treats. These easy homemade churros are beyond delicious!

How to make churros

How to Make Churros

One thing I love about this recipe is that there aren’t too many churro ingredients.

  1. You start with a very simple pastry dough that comes together in just a few minutes. While you’re mixing the dough, heat your oil to 365 (I find a candy thermometer is really helpful for that step). When your dough is all mixed, scoop it into a pastry bag with a large open star tip and then you’re ready to make the homemade churros!
  2. Use a pastry bag and star tip to make this churros recipe. You could just use a plastic baggie with the corner snipped off. But I think the pastry bag + open star tip approach has a lot going for it. Not only does it make the homemade churros extra pretty with the classic churro shape, it also makes the whole process tidy and super easy!
  3. From there you just pipe 6 inch pieces of dough into the oil (I use scissors or a knife to get it to detach from the pastry bag) and let them cook for a minute or two on each side. Then let them drain on some paper towels. Once they’ve drained for a minute, roll them in cinnamon sugar and you’re done!

I found my large open star tip at Walmart for about a dollar, but you could also find one at Joann or Michael’s or any craft store.

Churros recipe

My favorite way to serve these easy homemade churros is with some raspberry sauce that I whip up on the side for dipping. The tart raspberry sauce is a delicious contrast with the sweet, simple churros. The sauce is also quick and easy and cooks for just a few minutes on the stove. This is one of my favorite desserts because it’s so easy and yet is so delicious and fun!

Easy churro recipe

If you’re looking for some more yummy treats, try these:

Easy Homemade Churros

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 churros
Calories: 183 kcal
Author: I Heart Naptime Contributor

These easy homemade churros are to die for and are the perfect treat! Sweet, simple and so fun to make! Pairs great with homemade raspberry sauce!

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Ingredients

For the churros:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • oil for frying I used canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon more or less to taste

For the raspberry sauce:

  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 12 ounces frozen raspberries

Instructions

  1. To make the churros, add the water, butter, and salt to a medium saucepan and heat over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted. Remove from heat. Add the flour all at once and stir to form a dough. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition, until the dough is smooth and satiny. Scoop the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip.
  2. Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat until it reaches 365 degrees. While you’re waiting for the oil to heat, prepare an area to drain the churros. I usually use a cooling rack lined with paper towels.
  3. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish and set aside.
  4. Carefully pipe six inch lengths of dough into the oil, being careful not to crowd the pot. Let cook 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove and let drain for 1-2 minutes, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  5. To make the raspberry sauce, whisk together the corn starch, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan. Add the raspberries and stir to combine. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches a boil. Let boil one minute, then remove from heat. Strain through a fine mesh strainer (if desired) to remove the seeds.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Churros
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 2%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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27 comments on “Easy Homemade Churros”

  1. Wow- these look amazing Alicia! I love churros so much.

  2. I’m a sucker for churros! Those look delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Yummy! My husband has been asking me to make churros forever, so I will have to pin this to make for him later!

  4. Love churro’s. Going to have to make these!

  5. Sounds perfect- Love that I can make them at home. Used to be that I could only get them at Disney – been way too long since I have been back. Now I don’t have to wait.

  6. These look SO good, Alicia!! Churros are the best!!!

  7. These look amazing, and I love how they are easy to make. My boys love Churros and I was thrilled to try some in a Barcelona. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. These are horrible i did just what it told me to do and they looked like doughnuts and tasted NASTY! i wouldn’t recommend these….. Thanks anyway! :)
    Britney Robb

  9. This recipe was horrible. It tastes completely terrible. The amount if ingredients was incorrect, everything was a mess.

  10. Thank you for posting this recipe!  Ignore the haters, I thought they tasted great.  I did discover that for some reason they didn’t pipe for me, just ran even after I added more flour,  so I ended up with disjointed, stringy funnel cake looking things.   But that’s fine b/c its more surface area for cinnamon and sugar, and it means I need more practice with deep-frying :)  I used peanut oil instead of canola, worked fine.  Told husband that if we ever declare bankruptcy and join the circus, I will need serious training before they will allow me to run the funnel cake tent.  But tasted awesome!

  11. This was absolutely amazing.  My kids loved them and said they taste better than the ones they make in Disney Florida! And it was too easy. The surprised look on the kids’ faces was priceless! I had a large star tip but I need an even larger one to make them as thick as the commercial ones.  Thank you so much.

  12. awesome churro recipe

  13. Hi Alicia/Jamielyn,

    Firstly, thanks so much for sharing your churros recipe, I had a fun time experimenting!

    However, if you don’t mind, I have a burning question that I hope you could help to answer. I followed the recipe, but somehow, the insides of the churros still does not come out as cooked/chewy as desired.

    Would like to ask if you have any tips regarding how to solve that issue? Thanks so much in advance if you could help! :)

    Regards,
    David

  14. These churros are amazing! I used strawberries for the sauce instead of raspberries and it was good enough to bathe in!! Thank you!!

  15. Love churros and these look perfect!

  16. Looks delicious and so easy to make! !

  17. Marlene Velasco Reply

    This is not a recipe for churros. I saw somebody commented they ate them in Barcelona, Spain. Churros come from Spain, and they are made with a mix of equal parts of water and flour and a little salt. Churros are fried in OLIVE oil, that is how they get their distinctive flavor. Then, you can prepare a mix of sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle over them .usually it is just sugar in Spain, but in Mexico and other parts of South America they even fill them with cream.
    Churros are not made with eggs and butter. Just to clarify that this recipe is for something else, but not churros. And we are not haters. I have been making them my entire life as my mother and my grandma. I know what I am talking about. Also, you can buy a churros maker on Amazon.

  18. I have been craving churros lately! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  19. How fabulous! I wish I had a plate of these in front of me! The flavors are so simple, and these treats are so delicious!

  20. Oh those look SO good, I’ll take a half dozen right now, please! :)

  21. Best part of Mexican food is defiantly the churros for dessert!

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