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Easy Cinnamon Churros (Spanish Doughnuts)

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Churros - Spanish Doughnuts Photo © 2007 Hector Rodriguez

Churros - Spanish Doughnuts

Photo © 2007 Hector Rodriguez
Churros are great for a special breakfast, dessert, or snack. This recipe calls for coating the churros with cinnamon sugar. If you don’t like cinnamon, you may substitute anise to make easy anise churros. Churros are so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried them before. I like to use a deep fat fryer for this recipe, but a deep, heavy frying pan will due.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 canister of 10 count refrigerated biscuit dough


1. Mix together the sugar and ground cinnamon. Place the mixture in a brown paper lunch bag and set aside.

2. In a deep frying pan, heat 2 inches of vegetable oil to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or use a deep fat fryer preheated to the same temperature.

3.While the oil is heating, separate the biscuits into equal quarters. Form each quarter into a ball.

4. When the oil is ready, place each ball into the oil using tongs or a slotted spoon.

5. Fry each side until golden. Watch closely because it the dough browns quickly.

6. Drain the churros on paper towels and then shake them in the paper bag to coat with sugar mix.

7. Serve immediately.

Servings: Makes 40 churros.

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 5 out of 5
Couldnt make enough!, Member justjoyce63

The kids loved these! However, the dough was sticky to handle, so I cut the biscuits in half, then rolled them into a ball before frying. It made it a bit easier. They cook quickly and I went through 3 cansiters of biscuits. They ALL went!!! Thanks for a quick and easy recipe I will be sure to make again!

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