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The Perfect Churros

By: John Goins from
Updated July 13, 2020
The Perfect Churros
The Perfect Churros

"The perfect churros are a tasty deep-fried stick of dough, sprinkled with a combination of delicious cinnamon and sugar. And served with a luscious warm chocolate sauce. It has long been the after-party snack of choice in Spain and is a great snack favorite in North America. Now and then you’ll come across churros that are being frozen and reheated. But making them at home and being able to create the perfect churro is much more satisfying than buying them. Nothing compares with a freshly made perfect churro!"

NotesThese excellent churros are also great because you can add many other flavors to them. Nutella is a favorite. But more out of the box ideas are chai tea and pumpkin spice or, you can even have a savory churro. Just omit the sugar mixture and coat them in salt and lemon pepper.


Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time25 min

Cooking MethodSkillet


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 18 ounces Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. And set aside.

  2. Melt butter in the saucepan.

  3. Add water and salt. Bring to a boil

  4. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour and nutmeg.

  5. Reduce the heat to low and stir continuously until the mixture forms a ball.

  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

  7. Gradually beat the eggs into the dough and stirring constantly.

  8. Mix well until fully incorporated.

  9. Spoon the churro dough into a pastry bag with a star tip.

  10. Heat oil in a large saucepan.

  11. Squeeze out a 3-inch strip of dough into the hot oil.

  12. Fry the churros and turning them once until golden.

  13. Transfer to the cooked churros to a plate lined with paper towels.

  14. Roll the churros on the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  15. Serve together with a chocolate dip and a bottle of sweet wine.

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