Have you ever seen a recipe on Pinterest you really wanted to try? Have you been afraid to try it because it seems so hard to pull off? I know I have! And who wants to have their final product become a viral Pinterest fail meme? Not me! That is how I have always felt about churros and why I wanted an EASY churros recipe!
This delicious fried-dough pastry has always been a favorite snack in my house. If you are not familiar, this snack is popular in Mexico, Spain and Portugal. But you can see them in your favorite Mexican restaurant, at fairs, and many theme parks. In the traditional recipe, you make a dough from scratch and it is placed in a piping bag. Then you pipe it into oil and fry it.
I don’t know about you, but my pastry skills are not great. The idea of piping something into hot oil scares me a bit! If I cannot pipe frosting onto a cupcake properly, what chance do I have of doing a similar act into piping hot oil! That is why I LOVE this Easy Churros Recipe – A Shortcut Method! It starts with a can of biscuit dough so basically the hardest part is opening up that can because it makes me jump every time I pop one open!
You are going to love this Easy Churros Recipe! You only need a few ingredients and no piping is required. Yay! You can easily make this snack for the kids, dessert for after dinner or even for breakfast! This recipe takes maybe 15-20 minutes from start to finish. And if you are a dunker, you can use your coffee or melt some chocolate and dunk away!
The two key tools for making these churros is a nice, sharp pizza cutter to cut the dough and a pan that’s good for frying.
The pan I LOVE and use for at least 50% of our meals is this big ‘ol jumbo sauté pan. It fits a lot, is nonstick so it cleans up super fast and even has a glass lid that is oven safe. It is SO versatile! It works well for this recipe too, but since it isn’t super deep so if you splash a lot you might get some oil on the stove – just be careful and you’ll be fine!
The other must is that sharp pizza cutter. You can’t get much sharper than the Kitchy Pizza Cutter. It makes nice, clean cuts, is easy to use and protects your hand while you use it. It also comes apart to easily clean. Now, on to the recipe!
Easy Churros Recipe
1 package of biscuit dough
2 Tablespoons of cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
3-4 cups vegetable or peanut oil (or enough to fill the bottom of your pan), for frying.
Step 1: Place the oil in a large pot big enough to fry the churros in. Place over medium heat as you prepare the biscuits.
Step 2: Use a pizza cutter to slice the biscuit dough into 4-5 strips each.
Step 3: Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and set aside.
Step 4: Fry each biscuit strip for about 30 seconds, flip and then cook until golden brown.
Step 5: Immediately roll the fried biscuits in the cinnamon sugar to coat.
Step 6: Repeat with all biscuit strips until done. Serve warm and enjoy!
Can you believe how easy this Easy Churros Recipe is to make? Even the kids can help! My son gets a kick out of cutting the biscuit dough into strips with the pizza cutter. While he was doing that, my daughter helped mix the cinnamon and sugar together. This freed me up to get the oil heated up and ready to fry the dough. Both kids rolled the Easy Churros into the cinnamon sugar mixture! Yummy!
- 1 package biscuit dough
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3-4 cups vegetable or peanut oil, for frying
- Place the oil in a large pot big enough to fry the churros in. Place over medium heat as you prepare the biscuits.
- Use a pizza cutter to slice the biscuit dough into 4-5 strips each.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and set aside.
- Fry each biscuit strip for about 30 seconds, flip and then cook until golden brown.
- Immediately roll the fried biscuits in the cinnamon sugar to coat.
- Repeat with all biscuit strips until done.
- Serve warm.