40 minutes
to prep

30–45 minutes
to cook

Makes 40 churros

About this Recipe

Churros are a Mexican favorite coated generously with cinnamon and sugar. Enjoy churros warm with a cup of hot chocolate.

Recipe by: Vegan Mexican Food
Photos by: e martin


For dough:

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil, for deep frying

For cinnamon sugar mixture:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Combine oil, water, sugar and salt in a large heavy-bottomed pot on the stove.

Step 2

Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Remove from heat.

Step 4

Add flour and stir vigorously with a metal spoon until mixture forms a thick, smooth textured ball.

Step 5

Then let the mixture cool in the pan until warm, not cool.

Step 6

Transfer dough to a piping bag with a medium size star tip. Pipe logs three to four inches long onto a sheet pan.

Step 7

Let sheet pan chill in a refrigerator while you prepare the oil.

Step 8

In a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat the vegetable oil over high heat to 350 degrees (approximately 10 minutes). Alternately, you can use an electric deep fryer, heating the oil to 350 degrees.

Step 9

Deep fry churros until golden (maintaining the temperature) and remove with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towels.

Step 10

Prepare cinnamon sugar mixture in a bowl.

Step 11

While warm, toss churros gently in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.

Step 12

Serve and enjoy!