Cook With Manali's Cinnamon Churros

Homemade Cinnamon Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce makes a delicious treat!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20 churros
Calories: 89 kcal
Author: Manali



  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg yolk, large
  • oil, for deep frying [i used canola]

Cinnamon sugar

  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate
  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • zest of half orange
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder


Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  1. To make the chocolate sauce, heat cream, milk and chocolate chips in a pan. Whisk till combined.
  2. Add dark chocolate and mix till the chocolate melts.
  3. Add cinnamon powder, orange zest and mix.


  1. To a pan add butter, water, salt, sugar and vanilla extract. Let the butter melt and mixture come to a boil.
  2. Remove the pan from heat, add flour and baking powder, stirring continuously.
  3. Mix till it forms a smooth dough. Let the dough cool down for 2-3 minutes, add then add the egg yolk.
  4. Mix using a spatula till well combined. If your dough isn't looking smooth, smear your hands or spatula with little oil and give a quick knead. It will be smooth.
  5. Heat enough oil in a pan on medium heat.
  6. Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with french star tip.
  7. Once the oil is hot, squeeze the dough into the hot oil directly. I kept my churros small so squeeze accordingly. [Be very careful while doing this step, the oil is hot!]
  8. Once you are sure you have squeezed out the required length of the dough, cut it using a scissor.
  9. Deep fry the churros in the hot oil till they turn golden brown in color.
  10. In a plate mix together sugar and cinnamon powder. Roll the fried churros immediately in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  11. Serve the cinnamon churros immediately with chocolate dipping sauce!
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Churros
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.