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Air Fryer Churros

Jacklin Altman
These are a lightened-up version of one of my favorite desserts, made healthier because they’re air fried with minimal oil! They're crispy on the outside, soft and doughy on the inside, and just sweet enough! Served with a chocolate or caramel dipping sauce, these are an absolute home run.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4
Calories 267 kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Air Fryer
  • Piping Bag


  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar + 1 tbsp cinnamon to roll churros in
  • Oil spray of choice
  • Chocolate to dip I used @nestletollhouse espresso chocolate chips mixed with milk chocolate 50/50 and melted in the microwave


  • Melt butter over medium high heat, add water, salt, and sugar and stir until dissolved
  • Reduce heat to low, stir in flour, keep stirring until you have a uniform mixture
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 min
  • Stir in egg and vanilla. Keep stirring until mixture is fully incorporated
  • Put mixture into a piping bag and either refrigerate piping bag for 30 min prior to piping OR pipe churros onto lined/sprayed air fryer sheets and put in fridge for up to 45 min
  • Spray churros with cooking spray. Air fry at 370 for 12 min, until golden. I used my @gowiseusa Mojave air fryer!
  • Toss in cinnamon sugar mixture and have yourself the tastiest treat ever!


Calories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 69mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 234IUCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer, dessert, cinnamon, churros
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