Mini Churros

Want to make homemade churros? This version skips the vat full of scalding hot oil, while still delivering the doughy, cinnamony, sugary deliciousness you crave. No risk. All reward.


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Butter, unsalted – cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs, whole large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon



In a medium saucepan, add water, butter, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.


Reduce heat to low and add flour to the saucepan in small increments. Stir constantly with a rubber spatula and cook until the dough comes together and is smooth.


Remove from heat and cool for about 5 minutes. Transfer the dough to a food processor.


Add eggs and vanilla extract to the work bowl and mix until the dough comes together and the mixture is a glue-like texture.


Transfer dough to a large piping bag fitted with a large star-shaped tip.


On a greased baking mat, pipe churros into 4-inch lengths and cut the end with scissors.


Refrigerate piped churros on the baking sheet for 1 hour.


Preheat the air fryer to 350F for 4 minutes.


Carefully transfer churros with a spatula to the fry pot, leaving about 1/2-inch space between churros, and spray with oil.


Air fry churros in batches at 350F for 8 minutes. Turn and continue air fry for 6 minutes or until golden brown.


In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon to make the coating. Immediately transfer air-fried churros into the sugar mixture and toss to coat. Work in batches.


Serve warm with caramel, hazelnut spread, or chocolate dipping sauce.

Nutritional information

Recipe: Mini Churros

Serving in this recipe: 2

Calories: 680
Total Fat: 37 g 55.4%
Saturated Fat: 21 g 103.7%
Cholesterol: 267.3 mg 89.1%
Sodium: 370 mg 15.4%
Total Carbs: 74 g 24.7%
Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.1%
Sugar: 25 g  
Protein: 13 g 26.2%
Vitamin A: 22.6% Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 6.5% Iron: 21.4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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