Make homemade baked churros at home with this super easy recipe!

Light and fluffy, with crispy edges and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, this classic Mexican treat can be oven baked or air fried using ordinary crescent roll dough!

Skip the time-consuming dough and the messy deep fryer. Snack time is just minutes away!

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Ingredients and Variations

Homemade baked churros are a quick snack made with just 4 ingredients! This fun treat is perfect for last-minute playdates, movie nights and sleepovers!

Crescent Rolls – Use Pillsbury dough, or the store version. Stock up on extra crescent rolls when they go on sale!

Cinnamon Sugar – Add more or less cinnamon to the sugar to suit your preference. Plain sugar or powdered sugar are other popular toppings for churros.

How to Make Baked Churros

This easy recipe for churros can be baked or air fried to sweet and crispy perfection!

  1. Prepare cinnamon sugar mixture and set aside.
  2. Unroll and separate crescent roll dough into 4 pieces and press seams together, as described in the recipe below.
  3. Brush 2 pieces with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  4. Top the 2 pieces with the remaining 2 pieces and cut into 6 long strips.
  5. Twist each strip and transfer to a baking sheet.
  6. Brush churros with melted butter and bake until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Brush with more butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
cinnamon sugar Baked Churros

In the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°F.
  2. Line air fryer basket with parchment paper.
  3. Assemble churros as directed in recipe below (cut them into smaller pieces to fit, if necessary).
  4. Place churros in a single layer and cook for 10 minutes until golden brown and crispy, flipping halfway through.

NOTE: Adjust the cooking time based on the size and thickness of the churros and model of the air fryer.

A Great Idea!

Assemble a ‘churro bar’ with dipping favorites like spicy chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, or even strawberry jam.

Storing and Reheating Churros

  • Keep leftover churros in a covered container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  • Enjoy them at room temperature or reheat them in the microwave for about 30 seconds, the oven for 10 minutes at 350°F, or in the air fryer for 3 minutes at 350°F
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Baked Churros

These cinnamon-sugar churros are baked until golden brown and crispy. No fryer needed!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Candace


  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons for stronger cinnamon flavor
  • 8 ounces crescent rolls 1 can, or crescent roll dough sheet*
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter divided


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Unroll dough out flat onto parchment paper (helps with dough not sticking). Separate to 4 rectangular pieces and press seams together.
  • Brush 2 pieces very lightly with melted butter (optional). To each of the two pieces, evenly sprinkle with ¼ of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Top each of the two pieces with the remaining dough pieces and lightly press together.
  • Using a pizza cutter (or sharp knife), cut each layered rectangle into 6 long strips while carefully holding the dough still. Carefully separate one strip and with one end in each hand, with the dough close to the parchment paper, twist both fingers in opposite directions 3 times for each strip. (It is much easier to twist with the strip close to or touching the surface.)
  • Place twisted churro back on parchment paper** and lightly pinch ends together and down onto parchment paper.
  • Move parchment paper filled with churros to a baking tray. Using a silicone brush, lightly brush churros with butter (approximately 1/2 teaspoon). Bake 9-11 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
  • Brush baked churro with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve with Spicy Chocolate Sauce.


*If using a crescent roll sheet, cut the long side of the sheet in half. Sprinkle one half with half of the sugar mixture. Place second half on top, and cut into 12 even pieces.
**If preferred, prepare a baking tray lined with a second piece of parchment, and transfer the twisted churros to it for baking.
Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 91 | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Mexican

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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