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Black Friday 2018

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Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Churros Using the Air Fryer

60 min Serves 26

Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Churros

Ingredients

For the Churros:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the Chocolate Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Directions

1

In a saucepan on the stove, bring water to a boil and stir in sugar and butter.


2

Once melted, reduce heat to medium/low and fold in flour. Remove from heat.


3

In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and vanilla extract.


4

Slowly fold a few eggs into the dough. Keep repeating until eggs are well combined into the dough. Let cool.


5

Place dough into a pastry bag with a star-shaped tip. (I'm actually using a Wilton decorator, pictured.) Pipe 6-inch long churros onto a parchment paper lined baking pan or a silicone mat.


6

Place tray into the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes. (This makes your dough less sticky and easier to work with.)


7

Place a single layer of churros, not touching each other, in the air fryer. Air fry for 10 minutes at 380 degrees.


8

Mix cinnamon and sugar together on a small plate.


9

Once churros are done cooking, roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place them on a cookie cooling rack. Repeat the process until all churros are cooked.


10

To make the chocolate sauce, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in a glass bowl using the microwave for about 20-30 seconds. Mix well and dip warm churros in the sauce to serve!

This recipe makes about 26, six-inch churros.


14 Comments

cinnamon and sugar churros from the air fryer – a piped churro prior to cooking

Does your family enjoy a warm churro as a treat?

You’ve gotta try making these cinnamon sugar churros in the air fryer! The result is a deliciously crisp on the outside yet soft and chewy in the middle perfection! It’s all the great qualities of a restaurant-style churro, minus the frying oil!

cinnamon and sugar churros from the air fryer – the finished product

Sticks of Sugary Donut Heaven

The process is fairly simple and includes making a simple dough on the stove, piping the churros onto a baking sheet, chilling them in the fridge, and then finally air frying them to perfection! It may seem like a lot of steps, but it’s straightforward and tastes AMAZING. I promise it’s well worth the effort.

cinnamon and sugar churros from the air fryer – ingredients on the counter

Hip Tip: You’ll need a pastry bag and star-shaped tip to make churros. I actually used my handy Wilton Dessert Decorator for this project and find this kitchen tool super helpful!

Of course placing dough in a freezer bag with the corner cut off could work, however wouldn’t result in the same tube shape with ridges. 🙂 


Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Churros

Make these heavenly churros at home with an easy chocolate sauce using your air fryer!

Ingredients

For the Churros:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the Chocolate Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Directions

1

In a saucepan on the stove, bring water to a boil and stir in sugar and butter.


2

Once melted, reduce heat to medium/low and fold in flour. Remove from heat.


3

In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and vanilla extract.


4

Slowly fold a few eggs into the dough. Keep repeating until eggs are well combined into the dough. Let cool.


5

Place dough into a pastry bag with a star-shaped tip. (I'm actually using a Wilton decorator, pictured.) Pipe 6-inch long churros onto a parchment paper lined baking pan or a silicone mat.


6

Place tray into the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes. (This makes your dough less sticky and easier to work with.)


7

Place a single layer of churros, not touching each other, in the air fryer. Air fry for 10 minutes at 380 degrees.


8

Mix cinnamon and sugar together on a small plate.


9

Once churros are done cooking, roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place them on a cookie cooling rack. Repeat the process until all churros are cooked.


10

To make the chocolate sauce, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in a glass bowl using the microwave for about 20-30 seconds. Mix well and dip warm churros in the sauce to serve!

This recipe makes about 26, six-inch churros.


Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from CookingLight.com


cinnamon and sugar churros from the air fryer – dipped in chocolate

You are the cinnamon to my churro!

This fun recipe is like a sweet love note to your family, and they’ll all love you forever for making them. LOL! No, seriously though, these are way too yummy! And now that I know how easy it is to make churros at home, it’s on!

What an impressive treat to make in the air fryer!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 14

  1. Kay will

    Mmm going to try this tonight

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Perfect -Enjoy Kay, and thanks for stopping by!

  2. La nena

    Looks delicious I will try it

  3. Mary

    I will try this with my new air fryer!

  4. j

    yum 🙂

  5. Scarlet B

    Is there anything the air fryer *can’t* do? These look amazing.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Scarlet! I agree 👍😀

  6. Nancy

    Hi Lina! I am loving your posts about air fryers and I recently received one (at Christmas!). However, I haven’t even taken it out of the box yet. Can you comment on how easy/hard they are to clean, can it be used to make a meat entree (thinking dinner), or even cook a whole meal? I’d like to break open the box but the thought of just another fad kitchen appliance that won’t be useful is holding me back. Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      They are super easy to clean! I think you’ll love it. We use ours just about everyday for a quick side dish or even just to warm up leftovers! Yesterday I warmed up leftover steak and potatoes and it tasted just like the night before!

      Here’s how to cook a whole chicken in your air fryer! I enjoy not using my oven in the summer when I can. https://hip2save.com/2018/06/30/cook-whole-chicken-air-fryer-hour/

      Hope that helps!

  7. Cheryl Ellefson

    I love fruit filed churros. Can I make them in my air fryer?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I’m not familiar with them, but that sounds yummy! Let us know if you try it. 🙂

  8. Tina D

    Would probably brown a bit better and be more churro like if you gave them a light spritz with coconut spray oil(Pam) the coconut spray doesn’t impart any taste like Pam sometimes does and your cinnamon sugar would stick a bit better afterward too.

  9. Nancy Walton

    Made this for my church community group tonight and everyone loved them.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s such great news!! Yay, thanks for sharing!

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