Easy Air Fryer Churros

Take the fair to your kitchen with these Air Fryer Churros! You won’t be able to resist the crispy cinnamon sugar crunch or the soft doughy center. 

Air Fryer Churro Recipe

mini air fryer churros and dipping sauces with plates and a tea towel

If you don’t already have an air fryer, these Air Fryer Churros are your reason you need to get one!

There’s nothing better than some churros and a delicious drink like my favorite hot chocolate. I almost don’t believe that there’s no oil needed for this air fryer churro recipe because they taste sinfully delicious!

Plus, making churros is surprisingly simple! It takes less than 15 minutes to make the dough and then you can let your air fryer do all the hard work!

So what are you waiting for? Give this air fryer churro recipe a try!

Air Fryer Churros Recipe

close up shot of air fryer churros and dipping sauces

Makes: 24 small churros

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 6-8 minutes

Total time: about 25 minutes

Ingredients for Air Fryer Churros

ingredients for air fryer churros
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Coating

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

For Serving

  • Chocolate sauce
  • Caramel sauce

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How to Make this Air Fryer Churros Recipe

  • To make your churros, start by preheating your air fryer to 375 degrees.
  • Add the butter, water, sugar, and milk to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, making sure to stir frequently.
  • When the mixture reaches a boil, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the flour with a wooden spoon. 
  • Return the saucepan to the heat and continue to stir and cook until the mixture comes together into a smooth ball. 
  • When the dough reaches the ball stage, transfer it into a large mixing bowl and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the eggs and the vanilla. 
  • Add the egg mixture a little at a time, using your electric mixer to beat the mixture into a soft dough.
  • Add your dough to a pastry bag, prepared with a 1M open star decorating tip, making sure not to overfill the bag.
  • Pipe the dough directly into the basket of your air fryer, using kitchen scissors to cut 3-inch segments of dough.
  • Cook the churros in the preheated air fryer for about 6-8 minutes until they are golden brown. 
  • Next, mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a small mixing bowl. When the churros are finished, add them immediately to the cinnamon sugar and roll them until they are completely coated.
  • Let the churros cool on a cooling rack for a few minutes before serving with your favorite chocolate or caramel sauces. 
air fryer churros in a silver tray with dipping sauces

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You may want to use your electric mixer to beat the dough for a couple of minutes before adding the eggs. Beating it beforehand will release more of the heat so you don’t risk scrambling your eggs as you add them!
  • You can use a heavy-duty Ziploc bag as a pastry bag if you don’t have one handy. Just snip the corner of the bag and drop your open star tip right in. 

Should I cook my churros all at once?

You may want to cook these churros in a few batches! 

It’s easier to pipe the churros into the air fryer if they each have a little space, and since they cook so fast it won’t take too long to do a few batches.

But be careful, these are so yummy that you might not be able to resist the first batch by the time the second one comes out!

Storage

You can store these churros right on your counter for about 2 days if kept in an airtight container! 

Yield: 8

Air Fryer Churros

air fryer churros with sauces in a silver tray next to air fryer

Take the fair to your kitchen with these Air Fryer Churros! You won’t be able to resist the crispy cinnamon sugar crunch or the soft doughy center. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes 6 seconds
Total Time 23 minutes 6 seconds

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For Coating
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • For Serving
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Caramel sauce

Instructions

  1. To make your churros, start by preheating your air fryer to 375 degrees.
  2. Add the butter, water, sugar, and milk to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, making sure to stir frequently.
  3. When the mixture reaches a boil, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the flour with a wooden spoon. 
  4. Return the saucepan to the heat and continue to stir and cook until the mixture comes together into a smooth ball. 
  5. When the dough reaches the ball stage, transfer it into a large mixing bowl and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the eggs and the vanilla. 
  7. Add the egg mixture a little at a time, using your electric mixer to beat the mixture into a soft dough.
  8. Add your dough to a pastry bag, prepared with a 1M open star decorating tip, making sure not to overfill the bag.
  9. Pipe the dough directly into the basket of your air fryer, using kitchen scissors to cut 3-inch segments of dough.
  10. Cook the churros in the preheated air fryer for about 6-8 minutes until they are golden brown. 
  11. Next, mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a small mixing bowl. When the churros are finished, add them immediately to the cinnamon sugar and roll them until they are completely coated.
  12. Let the churros cool on a cooling rack for a few minutes before serving with your favorite chocolate or caramel sauces. 

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