Cook's Hideout: Vegan Churros with Chocolate Sauce

September 05, 2015

Vegan Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Buffet on Table: Week 1 -- Combos from Countries
Day 5: Mexico -- Vegan Churros with Chocolate Sauce
For the last day of this week's Combo meals, I made a addictive dessert from Mexico -- Churros with Chocolate Sauce. Churros are fingers or loops of sugar coated fried pastry dough that is usually served with cups of hot chocolate.
Mexican Churros with Cinnamon
Churros have a light crunchy outside and an airy inside. They are quite easy to make at home. They can vary from country to country in shape and size: in Venezuela, they are shaped as dainty loops whereas Mexican churros are quite long and spiked with cinnamon. Many Latin countries like their churros with just a dusting of granulated sugar.

Mexican Churros with Cinnamon
Churros are best when served hot, they get a little chewy when cooled. They are very very addictive and I couldn't stop myself from nibbling on these while making. Both my kids loved them too. My daughter saw me editing the pics today and wants me to make more for her. I think even I'm tempted to fry up these beauties some time soon :-)

All purpose flour - 1cup
Tapioca flour or Cornstarch - 1tbsp
Baking soda - ⅛tsp 
Salt - ¼tsp
Water - 1¼cups
Dark Brown Sugar - 1tbsp
Nonhydrogenated Vegan margarine - 1tbsp
Vanilla extract - ¼tsp

Cinnamon Sugar for rolling the Churros:
Granulted Sugar - ¼cup
Ground Cinnamon - ¼tsp

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, tapioca flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the water and brown sugar and bring to a boil, then add the margarine and heat until melted. Lower the heat to low, stir in the vanilla, and pour in a little of the flour and stir; it will be very thick , but just keep stirring. After all the flour has been added, remove from the heat and continue to stir for about a minute, to form a thick, smooth dough. Let the dough cool for 10 minutes.
  • While the dough is cooling down, heat oil for deep frying on medium high heat. Make sure that there is at least 2" of oil in the pan, to cook the churros properly, they should be able to float in the oil.
  • Fit a large pastry bag with a large star tip nozzle. Scoop the batter into the bag; firmly twist the top so that the dough drops down the bag.
  • Spread the sugar on a plate, stir in the cinnamon and keep ready.
  • Check if the oil is hot enough by dropping ¼tsp of dough and if it starts to bubble rapidly and fries quickly, then you are ready to make some churros.
  • To make the churros, twist down the top of your pastry bag, squeeze the top and press the length of dough about 4" long directly into the hot oil. Use a sharp scissors or your hands to pinch off the churros from the pastry bag.
  • Depending on the size of your pan, you can fry 5~6 churros at a time, make sure not to crowd the pan.
  • Use either metal tongs or a metal slotted spoon to gently turn the churros occasionally. 
  • Fry for 4~6 minutes or until the churros are firm and lightly golden. Remove from the oil onto a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • Cool for 2~3 minutes, then place them in the cinnamon sugar mixture and gently roll to coat. Serve warm with hot chocolate.
Mexican Churros with Cinnamon



  1. Wow your churros came out so well.Awesome clicks.

  2. my kids simply love this :-))) nicely made !!

  3. Vegan churros and chocolate sauce sounds a prefect pair to enjoy anytime of the day without any guilt, love that those cute churros are vegan, cant wait to give a try soon.

  4. Churros look so perfect and crunchy.. love it with chocolate dip.
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  5. Churros turned out perfect.

  6. I love the combo...i love the idea of these being vegan and I also love their soft color and texture...absolutely gorgeous Pavani.

  7. OMG pavani, those pictures are so tempting...that's such a classic and loved combo!..

  8. Tempting dish. Vegan sounds great.

  9. You are such a good food photographer Pavani..Whatever you presented, immediately it made me to crave for that..Lovely combo and stunning photos..Churros with blurred chocolate sauce in the background (pic2) is awesome.

  10. Yay! Even I made the same. Yours look so lovely.

  11. A classic combo and a stunning visual there!

  12. Between Gayatri and you I think I will take the giant leap in making churros which I think are way out of my league. Beautifully done Pavani.drooling here.

  13. That is one delectable combo for people with sweet tooth.

  14. this has been on my to do list for such a long time - yours look fab!

  15. i have this on my to do for a long time... you are tempting to make it soon...


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