These Spanish churros are the best. Great for breakfast sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and dipped in chocolate sauce
The best part is you can make them in your own kitchen and serve something different for breakfast on the weekend. These are easy to make. So are you ready to learn how you can make Spanish churros at home? Let’s get started!
Churros are so delicious. It is one of those must take every time we visit Spain. Even in Spain, they are made in different ways.
They are made from a thick batter-like dough. It resembles doughnuts but also sticky cinnamon buns at least the taste not the way they look.
Whereas doughnuts are made with a dough, churros are made with a thick and batter. Just like with doughnuts, fried churros puff up.
They originate from Spain and Portugal but can be found predominately in Spain. In Spain, you eat them for breakfast and you see lots of breakfast bars where you can order them.
You can find thin knotted versions but you can also find churros that are made in a circle or a thick variety called Porras.
When you order churros in the South of Spain in Andalucia you’ll get a different type. These are thinner without any ridges on them.
Churros are served plain, without sugar or chocolate.
You can find churros in a lot of countries. In some countries, you can even find dedicated shops called churrerías for them. You can find them in:
As you can see this Spanish churros recipe is very popular all over the world.
Spanish churros ingredients
To make this easy breakfast recipe you need a number of ingredients. Put the following ingredients on your grocery shopping list:
- Plain flour
- Olive oil (not extra virgin)
- Baking powder
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Extra fine sugar
- Dark chocolate chips
How to make Spanish churros
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add oil and water and stir to combine. You will get a thick batter that is a little bit sticky.
Transfer the churros batter into a piping bag with a star tip nozzle (8mm). Put the piping bag in the fridge so the batter can cool.
Preheat a pan with oil over medium-high heat to 375F/180C check with a small bit of churros dough if it turns golden in less than half a minute.
Pipe the churros directly in the oil and cut them with scissors about 5 inches or 10-12 cm. Do not crowd the pan, so no more than 3 or 4 at a time.
Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Remove from the pan with a sloth spoon and drain on a paper towel
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Roll the churros in the cinnamon sugar.
Warm the chocolate au bain-marie in hot water or in the microwave. Stir until smooth
Serve hot with chocolate sauce.
Are churros vegan?
If you are wondering if churros are vegan? The answer is yes because churros ingredients are plant-based.
Churros are made with flour, you can also make them from potato as well and these are also vegan.
Are churros gluten-free?
The answer to the question if churros are gluten-free is no. It contains wheat or all-purpose flour so not suited if you are gluten intolerant.
How to store churros
Eat Spanish churros fresh right after you fried them. But there are a number of ways to easily store them:
- Fried – when you fried the churros you can keep them in an airtight container
- Refrigerate – if you want to eat these within two days store the dough in a piping bag in the fridge. This prevents the batter from going dry. Let the batter get to room temperature and fry them
- Freeze – you can freeze churros but do so unbaked. Either pipe the churros in the length and shape you want. Then put them in an airtight container or between parchment paper. Now when you want to use them, fry them in hot oil
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Have fun making these breakfast churros!
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Want to make the most delicious Spanish churros at home? Try this recipe! Crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. Best fried churros ever!
- 1 cup plain flour (150 gram)
- 1 cup of boiled water (250 ml)
- 1 tbsp olive oil (not extra virgin)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups of oil for frying
- 1/4 cup fine sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Chocolate Sauce:
- 1/2 cup / 100g dark chocolate chips
- Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add oil and water and stir to combine. You will get a thick batter that is a little bit sticky
- Transfer the churros batter into a piping bag with a star tip nozzle (8mm). Put the piping bag in the fridge to let the batter cool
- Preheat a pan with oil over medium-high heat to 375F/180C check with a small bit of churros dough if it turns golden in less than half a minute
- Pipe the churros directly in the oil and cut them with scissors about 5 inches or 10-12 cm. Do not crowd the pan so no more than 3 or 4 at a time
- Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Remove from the pan with a sloth spoon and drain on a paper towel
- Combine sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Roll the churros in the cinnamon sugar.
- Warm the chocolate au bain-marie in hot water or in the microwave. Stir until smooth
- Serve hot with chocolate sauce
Calories: 88; Fat: 3g; Carbs: 14.4g; Protein: 1.4g;