Air Fryer Churros are attractively golden and crispy on the outside, covered with perfectly spiced cinnamon sugar. Get the hot chocolate ready and make these right now!
Air Fryer Churros is the lighter version of the usually deep-fried snacks. Instead of frying, we “bake” them up inside the air fryer with zero oil.
But don’t worry, they’re every bit as crispy, beautifully golden, and fluffy inside as the classic version! Enjoy with a mug of hot chocolate, dip into Nutella or caramel, or freeze some, so you can always have them freshly baked!
Air Fryer Churros Recipe
1 cup water
1/4 cup unsalted butter (diced into small pieces)
2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg (room temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
First In a shallow dish, whisk together sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
Make the Batter:
Put water, unsalted butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the flour with a rubber spatula, stir continually until the mixture comes together and is shiny and smooth, with no lumps (a few tiny lumps are ok).
Then transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl, and let it cool for five -5- minutes.
By a hand electric mixer, whisk in vanilla and the egg into the flour mixture until fully combined and smooth. The mixture may start to separate, keep mixing until it’s fully combined.
Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a 1/2 inch star tip.
Put a silicone baking mat or waxed paper on a baking sheet and spray with oil spray.
After pipe churros onto the greased baking mat, into 4-inch lengths, and cut end with scissors.
Refrigerate piped churros on the baking sheet for 1 hour.
Preheat Air Fryer to 375 degrees F.
Prudently transfer churros with a cookie spatula to the Air Fryer basket, leaving about 1/2-inch space between them. Spray churros with oil spray. Depending on the size of the Air Fryer you have to cook them in batches.
Air fry for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Roll in Sugar:
Directly transfer baked churros to the bowl with the sugar mixture and toss to coat.
Serve warm with your favorite sweet dipping sauce.
Calories: 77 Carbohydrates: 12 Protein: 1 Fat: 3 Saturated Fat: 2 Trans Fat: 1 Cholesterol: 16 Sodium: 59 Potassium: 22 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 7 Vitamin A: 106 Vitamin C: 1 Calcium: 14 Iron: 1