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5 from 1 vote


These churros are a fun dessert that's a total childhood favorite. These lightly fried up dough sticks can be rolled in sugar, or you can go the extra step and have them with dulce de leche, or caramel sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican American
Keyword: Churros, Churros with Caramel, Easy Churros
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Julie of


  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream


  • Combine the cinnamon and granulated sugar, set aside.
  • In a sauce pan mix combine the water, unsalted butter, salt, brown sugar, and cook over medium-high heat until the butter is completely melted.
  • Add the all purpose flour to the butter mixture and mix until it turns into a ball of dough.
  • Cook the dough for an additional 40 seconds to remove the flour taste and then remove the saucepan from the stove.
  • Allow the dough to cool for at least 2 minutes and then add the eggs 1 by one while stirring rapidly.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Place the dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
  • Squeeze 5-inch strips of dough into the hot oil. Repeat, while frying 5-6 at a time.
  • Cook the churros for about 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Place the churros on a plate with paper towel to remove any excess oil and then coat them with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • To make the caramel sauce, combine the water and sugar and cook over medium heat in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves.
  • Once the sugar dissolves, keep a close eye on it, sugar burns quickly.
  • Once it turns into a copper color remove it from the stove.
  • Add the butter and heavy cream and mix until well incorporated.
  • Once the caramel thickens nicely and is lump free transfer to a heat proof container.



Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.8mg