Who doesn't love churros? They're a delicious cinnamon-sugar treat, and making them in an air fryer takes them from a guilty treat into a sweet treat. After over 7 experiments, I do NOT recommend using a parchment paper liner. I do NOT recommend adding the cinnamon sugar to the dough.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour in milk and add salt. Lower heat to medium and bring to a boil, continuously stirring with a wooden spoon. Quickly add flour all at once. Keep stirring until the dough comes together.

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  • Remove from heat and let cool for 5 to 7 minutes. Mix in eggs with the wooden spoon until pastry comes together. Spoon dough into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe dough into strips straight into the air fryer basket.

  • Air fry churros at 340 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and pour onto a shallow plate.

  • Remove fried churros from air fryer and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Editor's Note:

Please note serving suggestion and cooking time differences when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

172.5 calories; 3.9 g protein; 17.5 g carbohydrates; 84 mg cholesterol; 112.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2019
It tasted good but it was very dense and dripped through the holes of my air fryer basket. The cinnamon and sugar wouldn’t stick to the churro. I used two duck eggs so maybe next time I will try just one. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2020
I follow the instructions to the t... horroble. My bf hated them. They just taste like egg. So disapoingting and a waste of ingredients. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2019
It tasted good but it was very dense and dripped through the holes of my air fryer basket. The cinnamon and sugar wouldn’t stick to the churro. I used two duck eggs so maybe next time I will try just one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2019
Not quite as crispy as the real thing but pretty dang close! Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2020
I follow the instructions to the t... horroble. My bf hated them. They just taste like egg. So disapoingting and a waste of ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/10/2020
I followed the directions to a tee and they tasted so bland. Don’t waste your time or your ingredients on this recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2020
It was good overall but for one I found that it was a tad eggy so I just added less eggs the next time I tried it and for two I found the cinnamon sugar wouldn’t stick so what I would recommend is before you dip it put a butter glaze with a pastry brush before you. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2019
made no changes would definitely make again Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/07/2020
Followed the recipe exact... mixture was liquid-y... did not fry in air fryer... took 10 - 15 minutes to not be raw dough. Very messy, but tasted good. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/14/2020
unfortunately the dough stuck the the air fryer basket, even after I sprayed it with cooking spray. They didn't puff up/out like they did with the same batch mixture in a deep fryer. After reading some comments about taste we added about a teaspoon of vanilla when we added the eggs. They tasted good but in no way looked or had the texture of a real churro Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2020
To those who gave poor reviews, I’m not sure why you had difficulties. I have been cooking and baking for quite some time, so if you’re new to cooking and baking I do hope you continue your pursuit of cooking. Practice makes perfect. ?? Read More