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a pile of mini churro bites sitting on a plate

Homemade Churros

Yield: 40 small bites
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
This is a Disney inspired churro recipe with step by step photos and tips to make this recipe perfect every time. 
5 from 10 votes


  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  • Add water, butter, salt and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon to a small or medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir and bring the mixture to a roiling boil.
  • Turn off the heat, add flour and stir vigorously with a rubber spatula until mixture forms a ball. Set aside and let rest for 7 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until combined. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a deep medium-sized skillet or 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat or until the temperature reaches 350 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
  • Spoon the dough into pipping bag fitted with a large closed star tip. Carefully pipe 1 to 2 inch strips of dough over the saucepan, cut with a knife and drop into the hot oil. Repeat until churro bites fill saucepan with room to fry being careful not to overcrowd. I usually fit about 8 small churros in a small saucepan.
  • Fry churros until golden brown, stirring occasionally at the beginning to prevent them from sticking to each other. Remove with a slotted spoon or wire skimmer and drain on a plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Toss the churro bites until coated. Serve warm or with chocolate sauce, if desired.


  • You can use a plastic bag with the corner cut off instead of a pipping bag with a tip, but you need to make sure the hole creates no larger than 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch wide size churro. Too thick and your churros will not cook through completely. We highly recommend using the star tip to create crispy edges.
  • Nutritional information is an approximate calculation based on this recipe yielding 35-40 mini churros. However, depending on your size and the amount of oil used in the process, the nutritional information can significantly vary. Consult an online nutrition calculator for the most accurate information. 


Serving: 1mini churro, Calories: 72kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
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