Air Fryer Churros

Perfectly golden-fried Air Fryer Churros are a delectable treat for your upcoming Mexican-themed gathering! This simple delicacy, which is baked fresh and dusted with cinnamon-sugar, is much simpler to prepare at home than you might imagine.

by: Julia Foerster

what is a churro


Churros are a dessert made from fried dough that is popular in Spain and Mexico. They are normally deep-fried but taste as delicious made in the Air Fryer.

A sweet treat air fried until golden and tossed in cinnamon-sugar that makes a great dessert for every day but is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or your next Mexican-themed party! You have to try this easy Air Fryer Churro recipe!

methods for preparing churros


It’s not as hard as you may think to make churros in the air fryer. They have the same mouthwatering flavour as deep-fried churros, but they are simpler to prepare and need less hot oil handling. Customised doughnuts are


Tips and Tricks to make the BEST Homemade Churros


  • This recipe makes about 35 4-inch long churros.
  • It is ok if a few little lumps of flour remain after adding the flour to the saucepan.
  • Depending on the size of your piping bags you might have to divide the dough into batches.
  • Use a star-shaped tip to get the perfect shapes. I use a Wilton 1M tip.
  • If you don’t have piping bags or tips you could also use a ziplock or freezer bag.
  • Refrigerating the piped churros makes them easier to handle and they will keep their shape better while air frying.
  • Don’t refrigerate the piped churros longer than 1 hour or they will dry out.
  • If you have leftover dough you can store it wrapped in plastic wrap overnight. Let it come to room temperature before piping it into shapes, it is very difficult to pipe the cold dough.
  • Depending on you Air Fryer you might have to bake the churros in batches. They will increase in size a little bit while baking so leave some room between them.
  • Immediately transfer the baked churros to the cinnamon sugar mixture. This makes the sugar mixture stick better to them.
  • Churros taste best served warm. They don’t keep well. I don’t recommend freezing the baked churros.
  • Serve with warmed up Nutella, Chocolate Sauce (churros con chocolate), Caramel Sauce, or Whipped Cream.
PREP TIME:10 minutes 
COOK TIME:10 minutes 
TOTAL TIME:20 minutes 
SERVINGS:8 people
  1. 1 cup water, 1/3 cup cubed unsalted butter
  2. 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  3. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. oil spray

cinnamon-sugar coating

  1. 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar



  1. Place an oil-spraying silicone baking mat onto a baking sheet.
  2. Add the butter, sugar, salt, and water to a medium pot. Heat to a boil on a medium-high heat setting.
  3. Add flour to the saucepan and turn the heat down to medium. Cook, stirring continually, until the dough comes together and is smooth, using a rubber spatula.
  4. Take off the heat and put the dough into a mixing basin. Give it four minutes to cool.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl and mix using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer until dough comes together. The mixture will look like gluey mashed potatoes. Use your hands to press lumps together into a ball and transfer to a large piping bag fitted with a large star-shaped tip.
  6. Pipe churros onto the greased baking mat, into 4-inch lengths and cut end with scissors.
  7. Refrigerate piped churros on the baking sheet for 1 hour.
  8. Carefully transfer churros with a cookie spatula to the Air Fryer basket, leaving about 1/2-inch space between churros. Spray churros with oil spray. Depending on the size of your Air Fryer you have to fry them in batches.
  9. Air fry at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
  10. In a shallow bowl combine granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  11. Immediately transfer baked churros to the bowl with the sugar mixture and toss to coat. Working in batches. Serve warm with Nutella or chocolate dipping sauce.


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