These Air Fried Churros are incredibly easy to make, foolproof, and absolutely delicious. I tried several recipes and attempts until I made my own additions and got these perfect.
Kitchen Tools: Air Fryer, Mixer (Handheld or stand) Pastry Bags, a large star tip like this one, a rubber band, mixing bowls. shallow bowls, spatula, and tongs.
Now you can return to working with the churro dough after checking that it is cooled down enough. Using a spoon or your spatula, make a well in the middle of the dough (press in an indention until you have a small bowl-like shape.)
Crack the egg into the well and add the vanilla extract and cinnamon. Use a mixer on low to incorporate everything. At first everything will start to seperate, but if you keep mixing for a few minutes more until you have a smooth slightly sticky dough.
Place the dough into an extra-large pastry bag with a star tip.
Spray or grease your air fryer pan/tray. Squeeze out about 4-inch strips of dough. Twist and press the tip down at the end to release and separate the dough. Some people use kitchen scissors and snip the dough off instead.
Repeat until your pan is filled leaving about 1/2 inch between each churro. They don't expand very much so you don't need a ton of space around them. But you want the air to be able to circulate enough around each churro so it comes out crispy.
I like to give brush or spray some more vegetable oil on top of the churros because it gives something for the cinnamon sugar to adhere to later.
You will have enough batter to make about three to four trays worth of churros.
Set your air fryer to 380 Fahrenheit and 10 minutes.
Once the churros come out, you can sprinkle them and/or toss them in a bowl of sugar and cinnamon while warm. I find a tong helps.
I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Also if you make the recipe I would love to know how it turned out.