Classic Cinnamon Sugar Churros

15 churros
35 min

Churros are the type of desserts everyone should have at least once in their life, especially when make fresh. They're incredible crunchy on its exterior and are soft and tender on the inside. The iconic cinnamon-sugar coating pairs so well with the textures, creating a desert and flavor no one can resist! I've recently stumbled across the world of fresh churros and I haven't looked back since. Frozen churros are a most of the time a total *no-no* and are nothing compared to fresh off the stove and made right at home. This easy recipe requires less than 10 ingredients and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with the way they wow your taste buds!

Classic Cinnamon Sugar Churros
Recipe details
  • 15  churros
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
For coating
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a large pot or skillet over medium high heat. While the oil is heating, prepare the batter. If needed, reduce burner temperature to maintain heat at 350F.
In a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat, add water, granulated sugar, salt and butter. Stir slowly until combined and bring this mixture to a boil.
After the mixture reaches to a boil, lower the heat to medium-low. Pour in the all-purpose flour and stir constantly with a rubber spatula until the mixture comes together and is mostly smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a medium mixing bowl. Allow it to cool for 4-6 minutes.
Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat with an electric mixer until it all comes together. Transfer the batter into a piping bag fitted with a medium-sized star tip.
Carefully pipe out the dough into the heated oil. Once it reaches 5-7 inches in length, cut the end with scissors. Fry for about 2 minutes and flip or until golden brown. Transfer the fried churros onto paper towels to dry before coating them in a sugar cinnamon mixture.
Repeat this process with the remaining dough. Serve plain or with any desire dipping sauce.
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