How to Make Mexican-Style Churros at Home

No one hates churros… at least, I’ve never met anyone who hates churros.

But, no one loves churros as much as I do.

Live footage of me in my home:


The flaky, crunchy, but somehow soft pastry is a delicious staple of one of my favorite places to visit — Mexico. Every time I go, I have a few main things in mind — the beach, churros, margaritas, churros and churros.

So, after my last trip, I decided it was about time to figure out how to make this delicious snack at home. I anticipated that the process would be hard a grueling, but honestly, it’s ~insanely~ easy.

Bon appetit, friends!

How to Make Mexican-Style Churros at Home:


For dough:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 10 cups frying oil

For coating:

  • 4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar until well combined.
  2. Combine water and coconut oil in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  3. Once boiling, pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and beat until thick dough ball forms.
  4. When the mixture has cooled slightly, add egg and mix until the dough comes back together.
  5. Scoop dough into a decorating bag with a large star-shaped tip.
  6. In a large bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon until well combined.
  7. Pour oil into a large pot and heat to 375ºF.
  8. Pipe churros into the oil.
  9. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. Remove churros with tongs and place onto a paper towel lined sheet tray to dry and cool.
  11. Toss each churro in the cinnamon sugar to coat.
  12. Enjoy!

If you would like to visually see a step-by-step tutorial, refer to the video below!

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