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Mexican Doughnut Recipe

This is an easy and delicious Mexican doughnut recipe, called Churros in Mexico.

They are light and delicious and topped with a yummy cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Crispy on the outside and soft and light on the inside. This is what good doughnuts are meant to taste like.

The recipe comes from a cookbook full of yummy Mexican treats called Mod Mex.

If you want to try your hand at homemade donuts, give this recipe a try. They really are fantastic.

Mexican Doughnut Recipe

These Mexican donuts, or churros are light and delicious. Crispy on the outside, light and soft on the inside.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 242 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, 8 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus 1 / 2 cup for coating
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus 4 cups for frying
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus 1 teaspoon for coating
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, large


  • In a medium-size pan with a heavy bottom, combine the water, butter, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup oil, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, salt and vanilla and bring to a boil. Stir in both flours and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the dough no longer sticks to the side and forms a ball in the center of the pan.
  • Transfer the hot mixture to a large bowl, Using a hand held electric mixer, beat in the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Let the dough cool and then spoon it into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment. Pipe the batter in 10 inch strips onto the parchment, and let them set for 8 - 10 minutes, or until firm, but slightly tacky to the touch.
  • In a large skillet, heat the remaining oil over high heat to 325°F. Slide the strips of dough into the pan, one at a time, and fry until golden brown, 5-7 minutes, turning once.
  • Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon. Toss the doughnuts in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat and then serve warm.
  • Makes 12-15 donuts.


Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 216mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 296IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
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Churro doughnut recipe

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