Cinnamon Churros

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Cinnamon Churros-a tasty deep fried Mexican pastry covered in Cinnamon Sugar

Cinnamon Churros-a tasty deep fried Mexican pastry covered in Cinnamon Sugar

 Have you ever had a Churro? I’ve had them maybe 6-7 times my life. It’s a Spanish Pastry. Deep fried but not greasy, crunchy, sweet but not too sweet. Down in Miami, when I lived in South Florida, you could easily find them. And you wanted them fresh. Just amazing.

I’ve been in Georgia 15 years now. I hadn’t even thought about a Churro until we took the kids to Disney and Universal Studios 2 years ago. Oh and if you love Harry Potter, like we do (we’ve all read every book and watched the movies over and over!) you’ve got to go to Universal in Orlando. You really feel like you are at Hogwarts, in Hogsmead, oh, oh oh! And Butterbeer is the bomb! I could make myself sick on that stuff. And when you go into Olivander’s Wand Shop, they recreate the scene form the movie with Harry picking out his wand. The chose my son to play Harry. A moment in time I know he’ll never forget.

Cinnamon Churros-a tasty deep fried Mexican pastry covered in Cinnamon Sugar

Sorry, I got distracted, anyway, we had Churros while there. The kids loved them. I knew I’d search the internet when we got home to find a recipe. Life went on, I forgot about Churros. Then I stumbled across  Mowielicious. It was her photography that drew me in. She is fabulous. I can’t even tell you how I found her, probably pinterest. Her Churros are a work of art, and she serves them with a chocolate dipping sauce.

It was her recipe that sealed my fate. I did have to do conversions to American standard measurements, but her instructions were easy and my Churros turned out just like we all remembered them.

Cinnamon Churros-a tasty deep fried Mexican pastry covered in Cinnamon Sugar

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Cinnamon Churros

Cinnamon Churros

Cinnamon Churros


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • oil for frying
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  1. Assemble all your equipment first. You'll need a heavy medium saucepan to prepare your batter and a second pan for frying. Line a cookie sheet with paper towels for draining. Combine sugar and cinnamon and place in a large plastic bag, set aside. A damp cloth or sponge will also be handy. This is a very sticky dough. A pasty bag fitted with a large star tip.
  2. Bring butter and water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and with a hand mixer, add salt, flour and cinnamon until combined. Dough will appear crumbly. Add in eggs and vanilla, beat again until dough becomes smooth.
  3. Place dough in pastry bag and carefully pipe dough into oil heated to 350 degrees to desired length. Use a knife to cut off dough from tip. Fry dough for about 3 minutes turning half way. Remove from oil to drain on paper towels for a few minutes. Place fried dough in bag with cinnamon sugar and shake to coat. Repeat with remaining dough.


If you don't have a pastry bag, don't let that stop you from trying to make Churros. Just use 2 spoons and drop by balls into heated oil. They will still taste fantastic.

recipe source

adapted from Mowielicious

Cinnamon Churros-a tasty deep fried Mexican pastry

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Oh these cinnamon churros look delicious!

  2. These look great! My daughter used to work in a part of town here where there was a street vendor who made the churros. She brought me one and it was fantastic! We used to have them all the time – and then she changed offices! I had no idea they were so easily made. And when I say “easy” I meant easy for me to watch how you made them. I’m going to give it a go soon!

  3. I cannot believe I’ve never had a Churro! I’ve always wanted to make them, however! These looks so wonderful. I’m thinking they’d be especially delicious right now, with my coffee. REALLY wish I had some!

  4. MMMmmm churros!!! These look so crisp and sweet and perfect!

  5. Churros are on my list 🙂 Yours are so pretty!

  6. Churros are on my bucket list!!! I can only imagine how wonderful these taste!

  7. I’ve never made churros, but this looks do-able. Like the idea of a chocolate dipping sauce too!

  8. I love churros Joan! Thanks for the recipe. Now if only I lived closer to Florida…

  9. Why did I come here? I already knew what I’d be in for. I knew it was just going to make me want to make these. *Bangs head on desk and moans softly* 🙂 Manhattan has lots of street fairs in the summer and there are always fried dough stands. Funnel cakes, zeppolis, churros…

  10. Oh I want to dive into these! I loved getting these on the Boardwalks and noshing as we people watched and basked in the sun. Thanks for the great trip down memory lane! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  11. These look delish! Pinned! I think I pin everything you make:)

  12. Oh I LOVE Churros! I will definitely have to try this recipe sometime 🙂 Thank you for sharing.


  13. i love churros, especially dipped in chocolate, like i had in spain…oh my GOSH!

  14. These Churros look fantastic! Yum!

  15. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Joan, every time I’ve gone to Disneyland (which was a lot as a kid!) or the fair, I only eat churros. It’s kind of weird but makes my tummy happy each time I bite into those hot, cinnamony sticks of heaven. Making homemade churros is brilliant and I’m SOOOO doing it!

  16. These look divine!! They’d be perfect on a cold, weekend morning. Especially with the chocolate sauce (where is it?). 🙂

  17. These look wonderful — haven’t had one in ages and they are soooo good! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

  18. Love this! Sounds so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at Pint Sized Baker for Two Cup Tuesday!

  19. This recipe seems so good!!!! Your churros look yummy!!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #20 🙂
    Have a great week!!

  20. Wow, I know its not really what your recipe is about but you are making me miss my mom’s homemade doughnuts. We used to have them on school snow days and such. And thinking of frying dough just made me want them so bad. This recipe looks yummy, My husband would love these.
    I would love it if you would share this (and anything else you have been working on) at my party!

  21. These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

  22. I don’t think I have ever had a churro…I am clearing missing out on something fabulous!!!! They do seem pretty easy to attempt on my own though…but maybe you could just bake some and share with me 🙂

  23. I absolutely LOVE a great churro! The only problem is that I could eat these all day long and that might not be good for the ole waistline. Yours look simply perfect – can’t wait to try your recipe!

  24. YUM! Just pinned these – so delicious!!

  25. Amanda Sprague says:

    I was just wondering what size star tip did you use? You say a large star tip but when I went through my pastry tips for my friend to use to make churros, apparently none I had was large enough because the dough was so thick. So which size did you use? Thank you.

    • You can use a 1M or a 1G star tip. Or just use what you have available. The dough is thick so you will have to squeeze hard to push the dough through the tip but it’s worth the effort!


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