Easy Homemade Churros


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

Easy Homemade Churros

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 so far this year 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 each month, too! I’m especially excited about this month’s recipe, because it is one of my very favorite treats. These easy homemade churros are beyond delicious!

Easy Homemade Churros


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 you’re ready to go!

Easy Homemade Churros

Now, you don’t technically have to use a pastry bag and star tip to make these. 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 churros extra pretty, with the classic churro shape, it also makes the whole process neat and tidy, and super easy! To me, less mess is always better. 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. 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), 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!

Easy Homemade Churros

My favorite way to serve these is with some homemade raspberry sauce 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 Homemade Churros

Easy Homemade Churros


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


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.
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.
Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish and set aside.
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.
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.

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

snickerdoodle cupcakes

Churro cupcakes

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Heavenly chex mix on I Heart Nap Time

Heavenly Chex Mix

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Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day. I’m also into photography and graphic design, and I love learning new things. I’d love for you to stop by The Baker Upstairs and say hi!

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  1. Mique posted on February 20, 2014 at 8:53 am (#

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

    • Alicia posted on February 20, 2014 at 9:32 am (#

      Thanks Mique! I am a churro fanatic. :)

    • Britney+Robb posted on November 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm (#

      me to i remember having them in school!

  2. Korilynn posted on February 20, 2014 at 9:55 am (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on February 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm (#

      Me too, these churros look AMAZING and so easy!

  3. Stephanie posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:10 am (#

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

  4. Amy@theidearoom posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:48 pm (#

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

  5. Gina posted on February 21, 2014 at 11:55 am (#

    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. Kristyn posted on February 21, 2014 at 10:22 pm (#

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

  7. Kathy posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:41 am (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm (#

      Enjoy the churros Kathy! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  8. Britney Robb posted on November 1, 2014 at 7:04 pm (#

    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. Paola posted on December 25, 2014 at 8:22 pm (#

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

  10. decafATL posted on February 28, 2015 at 9:10 pm (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:22 pm (#

      Glad you liked it! :)

  11. Iman posted on June 6, 2015 at 6:26 am (#

    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on June 15, 2015 at 3:35 pm (#

      I’m so glad your family loved these! Thanks for your comment. :)

  12. alexis posted on July 20, 2015 at 11:19 am (#

    awesome churro recipe

  13. David posted on August 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm (#

    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! :)


  14. Jentipher posted on April 15, 2016 at 11:19 pm (#

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