Homemade Churros Recipe

Spanish Churros
Piping hot churros for breakfast!

I’ve got good news for all you churro lovers out there!

Just in case you don’t happen to live a five-minute walk from a delicious churrería, these crispy tubes of fried dough can easily be made in the comfort of your own kitchen. I know this because I recently watched my Spanish friend Sensi whip them up in a matter of minutes with ingredients that almost anyone has in their cabinets. Luckily, I took notes and came up with a great churros recipe for you guys!

Sensi was my good friend Sarah’s roommate the first year that Sarah and I lived in Seville. Sarah got lucky with Sensi, and they became so close that when we visited Seville earlier this summer we were able to stay with her.

In true Spanish style, our stay not only included a pull out sofa and some bath towels, but also various home cooked meals throughout the weekend. Spanish hospitality is alive and well down south, and Sensi provided us with the essentials: tortilla de patata, salmorejo, and, to our delight, homemade churros.

I was surprised to see how easy it is to make churros– my mother-in-law has always told me it is quick and simple, but I never believed her since she never actually made them herself!

If you want to feel like you are in Spain without actually getting on a plane, this churros recipe is the perfect solution.

Tip: If using the plastic bag to pipe out the churros proves too difficult, you can now buy a churro maker!

Sensi’s Spanish Churros Recipe (Serves 4-6)

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This delicious and authentic Spanish churros recipe is easy to make and only includes four ingredients! You have to try it!
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup flour (Sensi used pastry flour but all other recipes I've seen use all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (not typical in Spanish churros but Sensi used it and it was delicious!)
  • Olive oil for frying (you can substitute vegetable oil if you must, but everyone in Andalusia fries with olive oil)
  1. Sift the flour and stir in the baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. Bring the water to a boil, then take off of the heat and whisk in the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir for two-three minutes until the dough is consistent and lump free (you could also beat the mixture with an electric mixture for one minute on a medium speed)
  4. Let the dough rest and cool for about 5 minutes
  5. Fill a churrera (churro maker) or a pastry sleeve with a star tip with the churro dough
  6. Heat the oil to a medium heat and when it's hot enough pipe the dough in a circular motion.
  7. Separate the spirals so that they don't stick and flip the spiral if necessary
  8. When they are golden on the outside take out and let rest on paper towels
  9. Repeat the process until all the churros have been made
  10. Cut the spirals into sticks of churros and serve with hot chocolate or sprinkle with sugar


Ready for homemade churros? Check out the picture tutorial!

Making Churros
The pastry flour Sensi used.
Churros Batter
Making the batter.
Homemade Churros
Piping the batter into the hot oil and then separating the rings.
Churros recipe
When they are getting golden flip them once, and when perfectly golden it’s time to eat!

This homemade Spanish churros recipe is easy, quick and yummy. So next time you are thinking pancakes, why not try something new? Enjoy your homemade churros!

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Lauren Aloise

Professional eater, writer, cook, food tour operator. Fascinated by food and its history. Loves: a gooey slice of tortilla, fish markets, homemade cocktails, train travel. Hates: Overhyped restaurants, wine snobs, long menus, mediocrity. Check out my food tours at www.devourspain.com.
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  1. Maureen says

    Thank you for this recipe which I have only just seen, so sorry for the late comment. Actually, I was wondering if there is any sugar in this batter. Could you let me know please? Thanks very much 🙂

  2. says

    I tasted Churros first time at Cayo Coco, Cuba. Every evening it was prepared fresh in front of you and also Cotton candy. Rings of Churros were delivered in oil by turning a wheel of a machine carrying Churros dough. Nothing was added to dough and icing sugar and cinnamon powder were sprinkled on hot churros. They call them in Cuba “DONUTS”.
    Recipe given here by Lauren Aloise seems very easy and well explained. I am medical doctor but cooking is my favorite pastime and hobby. You can make it taste little different by sprinkling with ground almond and cardamom in place of cinnamon. I would suggest fry them little more on brown side.Thanks Lauren. I will try your recipe. I am sure to make very tasty Churros with your recipe. More Spanish recipe, vegetarian please !!!!!!!!!

  3. Quixotequest says

    Are there places in Spain where these are not called porras? All the churros I’ve tried in Spain besides churros bombón were smaller diameter and served in a kind of loop where they look like a jacket zipper tie.

  4. Theresa says

    Love your blog it comes across so personal as if we were sitting in the kitchen having our coffee a cup of hot chocolate. My mom was brought up in Asturias in the town of Oviedo. We grew up on Spanish cuisine and good old American food.
    Fridays supper was a great “torta”delicious, no veggies just
    Potatos, some onions and desert would
    be CHURROS . Mom made hers in the round maybe that is how they do theirs in Oviedo. People would put the CHURROS over a long pole and sell them
    in the marketplace.
    I love my heritage and cooking Spanish
    Excuse me for writing a short story.


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