There’s nothing quite like a warm churro freshly fried and rolled in cinnamon and sugar. These little crispy sweet sticks of pure happiness are so addicting. I think I ate three before I even took these photos! Luckily, I was able to practice enough self-control to at least save a couple for this post.
Whether you’ve had authentic churros in Mexico or the oh so loved churros at Disneyland, this recipe is sure to fulfill all of your churro cravings. Plus, they are so easy to make. And I bet you already have the ingredients in your pantry. One less trip to the store to satisfy your cravings is always a win in my book.
What are homemade Mexican churros made of?
A churro is made of choux dough, the same dough used in eclairs and cream puffs, that is fried and rolled in cinnamon and sugar. The best part about churros is that they are made with simple pantry ingredients: flour, butter, salt, and eggs, so you can easily make the fried pastry any time!
Can you reheat churros?
Homemade Mexican churros are obviously best when eaten fresh, but if you want to enjoy them the next day they can easily be reheated in the oven or microwave.
Oven Method: Preheat the oven to 300F. Place churros on a baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil. Bake 5-10 minutes or until warm.
Microwave Method: Wrap the churros in paper towels, place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or until warm.
Can you freeze churros?
Churros can be frozen before or after you fry them. If you want to freeze the pre-fried dough, pipe the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze until frozen solid, then transfer to a freezer bag. When a craving hits, you can easily fry the dough following the recipe instructions below.
Fried churros can be frozen on a baking sheet, then transferred to a freezer bag once frozen. To reheat, bake on a baking sheet at 400F for 10 minutes, making sure to cover churros with aluminum foil.
You'll also enjoy these other Mexican recipes!
- Creamy Chicken Quesadillas
- Authentic Guacamole
- Pico de Gallo
- Mexican Hot Chocolate
- Instant Pot Sweet Pork Tacos
- Mexican Horchata