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Golden Brown Homemade Churros

Can a person go wrong with cinnamon & sugar? I think it is near impossible actually. There is just something about these two flavors that can’t be beat, combine them with butter and flour and you know you have a winning combination.

While some can talk about their favorite part of having a churro is at Disneyland and fairs, mine comes from the mall. You know those stands you walk buy near the food cart. You can smell the cinnamon and sugar roasting together under the heat lamps.

You know that is healthy.

I must convince myself that they have not been hanging there long because I MUST have one. It’s a guarantee that stand will be receiving my $5 for this airy and delicious dessert.

The one problem with this (or saving grace) is that the nearest mall food court is 3 hours away. So I had to figure out how to make these beautiful golden brown yummies for myself.

The Cast Of Golden Brown Homemade Churros

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 cup flour
2 eggs
1/4 cup cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
Vegetable oil for frying

Directions For Golden Brown Homemade Churros

1. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup cinnamon to roll your churros in at the end.

2. Bring water, butter, and 2 tablespoons of sugar to a boil in a saucepan.

3. While you are waiting for the above ingredients to boil you will need to fill a skillet with vegetable or olive oil. Fill your skillet 2 inches full of oil and heat on medium-high. Cover a plate with 3 – 4 paper towels and set aside until needed.

4. After your butter mixture has started to boil turn off the heat add 2 teaspoons of vanilla and stir. Add in your 1 cup flour and mix until mixture pulls away from the sides of saucepan.

5. Add your eggs one at a time. Do this by hand so that you don’t over mix your batter. If you over mix it could make your churros tough.

6. Place your mixture into a pastry bag or ziploc bag with the end cut off. If you want professional looking churros you can use a star tip.

7. Squeeze out 3 – 4 churros into your hot oil. 3-4 inches long is a good size. Don’t over crowd them in the pan as you will need room to turn them. Cook churros for 60-90 seconds on each side. I pulled one out to test the inside to make sure it was done all the way through.

8. Remove churros from oil when they are through and place onto your plate with paper towels.

9. Roll your churros in your sugar and cinnamon mixture.

10. Enjoy these hot and delicious golden brown homemade churros!

Additional toppings could be powdered sugar, chocolate or caramel dipping sauce.

Do warm churros bring back any memories for you? State fair, mall shopping center or sitting at your grandmother’s kitchen table with the warm smells of love circling around.




  • Chandra Ray

    I have tried many different types of Churros and yours look absolutely delicious!

    • Brandy

      They make for a great summer treat! Thanks for stopping by.


    Your Churros look delicious

  • Ellen Christian

    I have always wanted to try to make my own churros. Those look yummy!

    • Brandy

      Good luck Ellen! They took a couple tries to get them fried just right but were so delicious. I keep wondering if there is a way to bake them or if Churros are just meant to be fried. Guess I have an experiment on my hands.

  • Ali

    Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. 🙂

    • Brandy

      Thank you for hosting Recipe Sharing Monday Ali. I love your linky each week and find delicious new ideas that I have to try out. Thank you for stopping by!

  • Miz Helen

    Hi Brandy,
    Your Churros look delicious, can’t wait to try your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • My memories of churros is actually our local Costco. : )
    Thanks for the recipe. I love churros.

    • Brandy

      Costco churros work when that craving hits. Now that you bring it up I do remember getting them at the annual once a year Sam’s Club trip we used to take. A warm churro is really hard to top and I can’t wait for you to taste a homemade one.

  • Dawn

    I am not sure that I knew what a churro was until I read this. It’s funny because we call our chihuahua Puppy Churro. 🙂


    • Brandy

      Puppy Churro is pretty funny. It gave me a laugh this morning. 🙂

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  • Laura

    Wow! That sounds completely doable. We’ve only had them at Taco John’s, but we love them. Could be really fun addition to taco night!

  • Maria

    Brandy I love all of your recipes! ALL. OF. THEM! This just made my mouth water and it’s 1:30am and I really shouldn’t be thinking about food!

    • Brandy

      Thanks Maria! I think 1:30 am is the perfect time to whip up a batch of churros. Think delicious breakfast…err early morning snack. When you can’t sleep you have to take matters into your own hands right? 🙂

  • Darcy

    Omg yum! I love churros and cinnamon sugar soft pretzels are pretty amazing too.

    • Laura

      Oh man..I love Cinnamon and Sugar soft pretzels…mmm!

  • Amber K.

    Call me crazy but I’ve never had a churro. I’m thinking about making some though so this recipe is great.

    • Brandy

      I can’t believe it Amber! A warm churro is an amazing piece of heaven covered in cinnamon and sugar. Enjoy!

  • You know, I don’t think I have ever had Churros before…I didn’t know what I was missing! This sounds so good!

    • Brandy

      Churros are delicious! Served warm they just bring back memories for me as they were hard to get growing up. Not many places sell them so they were a rarity. A delicious rarity.

  • Linette

    Those look so delicious! I’ve had churros before, but I’ve never tried to make them myself.

    • Brandy

      They are a little finicky trying to get the frying down but so worth it! Plus I know they are fresh because let’s face it when you find them at the mall you don’t truly know how long they have been hanging out under the heating lamp.

  • Cecile

    I have never tried to make churros but these look delicious!