- Water 1 cup
- Vanilla Extract 1/2 tsp
- Salt 1/2 tsp • 1 kcal
- Sugar 1 1/2 tbsp • 470 kcal
- Vegetable Oil 1 tbsp
- Flour 1 cup
- Cinnamon 1/2 tsp
Churros are a surprisingly quick and delicious recipe to make. While they are frequently considered a dessert, you can try making them for breakfast as they are similar to a doughnut. This recipe is dairy and egg free which makes it perfect for anyone who may be on a Vegan diet. Making the churros into small, bite sized pieces rather than longer sticks, as they are traditionally made, makes them even more irresistible and perfect for passing around at a party! However, if you prefer a larger churro, feel free to make them however big you'd like- this recipe works for bigger churros as well! Doubling or tripling this recipe work great as well. Time to fry up some golden delicious cinnamon churro bites!
In a small bowl, combine the flour and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and set aside.
In a small saucepan, mix the water, vanilla, salt, 1 1/2 Tablespoons Sugar and 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil. Bring this mixture to a boil.
When the ingredients in the pot begin to boil, add the flour and cinnamon mixture to the saucepan.
When adding the flour and cinnamon mixture, be sure to stir constantly to prevent flour clumps from forming.
When the mixture has come together to form a ball, turn off the heat and continue to mix ensuring there are no flour lumps in the batter. Allow to cool. Meanwhile, Get a deep fryer ready with the oil temperature set at 375 ̊F. If you do not have a deep fryer, a pot with oil will do just fine. You can use a candy thermometer or oil thermometer to know when the temperature of the oil is correct.
Get a piping bag with a large star tip ready with the churro batter loaded into the piping bag. If you do not have a piping bag, you can simply roll the churro dough into logs.
Pipe or drop the churro batter into the hot oil. And fry for 8 minutes. If you are using a pot of oil and the oil does not completely cover the churro, fry one side for 4 minutes then flip the churro and fry for another 4 minutes. You can make about 4-5 churro bites at the same time without disrupting the temperature of the oil.
Move the churros to a plate lined with a paper towel to allow the oil to drain.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Toss the churro bits in the cinnamon and sugar and serve!
- This recipe is perfect for a party platter or passed dessert. Pair it with a simple chocolate sauce for dipping and enjoy!
- If you want to try an almond version of this recipe, replace the vanilla extract with almond extract for a subtle almond flavor.
- Churros are best made and served right away. While you can get your dough made a few hours ahead of time, they will taste the most delicious when served immediately out of the fryer.