Dairy Farmers of Canada

Air Fryer Churros

Perfectly crispy on the outside. Soft and fluffy on the inside. Our twist on traditional churros uses an airfryer for ease and Canadian milk products that meet some of the highest standards in the world!

  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cooking: 15 minutes
Yields 6 servings


  • Air Fryer Churros
  • 1 cup (250 ml) all purpose-flour
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) Canadian unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Canadian unsalted butter, melted
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Coating
  • 1 cup (250 ml) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) cinnamon, ground
  • Serve with
  • Dulce de leche
  • Canadian vanilla ice cream
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Preheat the air fryer to 375°F and grease the air fryer basket with Canadian butter.

In a large pan, combine water, butter, salt, and sugar. Over high heat, bring the mixture to a boil.

Once boiling, turn off the heat and gradually add in the flour while mixing until a dough comes together.

Transfer the dough from the pan to a large mixing bowl and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.

After cooling, add the egg and vanilla extract to the dough and mix using a handheld mixer or standing mixer.

Transfer the dough to a piping bag. If you do not have a piping bag, you can use a plastic sandwich bag and cut one of the corners off the bag, or simply drop the batter by spoonfuls into the air fryer basket.

Pipe bite-sized churros (about 1 inch) into the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd. Cook in several batches.

Brush top of churros with the melted butter. Cook for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Repeat for the rest of the dough.

While the churros cook, mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a large bowl.

Once all the churros are cooked, transfer them into the sugar and cinnamon mixture, toss until evenly coated, and set aside to cool.

Serve the churros with Dulce de Leche and Canadian vanilla ice cream.


  • If the cinnamon sugar mixture doesn't stick well to the churro bites, brush them with a bit more melted butter and then toss them again in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Dip your churros in our delicious Dulce de Leche

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