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Let me show you how easy it is to air fry the Spanish classic churros. You will love frozen churros in air fryer and even better with a chocolate dipping sauce.

You can also follow this method for the Portuguese classic farturas or any other similar sweet treats.

This is an updated post. We originally showed you how to air fry frozen churros back in 2019.

Air Fryer Frozen Churros
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Frozen Churros

My love for churros began many, many years ago, around my teenage years. I spent Christmas aged 13, 14, and 15 on holiday in Spain and loved a walk about on my own and to walk the seafront with a warm churro in my hand and usually some chocolate dipping sauce.

Then years later living in Portugal there would always be a street trader selling churros by the beach or the Portuguese equivalent of farturas.

But fresh homemade churros are not great for the air fryer. So instead on one of many trips to Spain we brought across the border (back into Portugal) frozen churros. We then took them home and air fried from frozen.

They were delicious but we had a more powerful air fryer at the time and we overcooked them. And without being able to go back out and get more, we didn’t have anymore for a long time.

Since then, I have been on a mission to find some frozen churros for the air fryer and finally got some. Though we could have had some sooner, but all had hazelnut sauce and with our nut allergy not an option.

These frozen churros are our updated post, and we hope you find some good ones that you can also air fry from frozen.

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Farturas Vs Churros

Portuguese farturas are very similar to Spanish churros and on holiday many holiday makers are confused between the two.

You will even be on holiday in Portugal and see both being sold together and both being deep fried in oil and then coated in cinnamon.

Note firstly that the Portuguese fartura and the Spanish churro are both types of doughnuts and the fartura is often to the shape of a cannelloni and then filled with jam or cream. Whilst the Spanish churro is more of a u shape though you can get straight ones now.

For example, these are the straight churros Sofia bought by a beach in Spain:

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Are Churros Mexican Or Spanish?

Churros originated in Spain and then into Portugal and then after the trend started, they made their way into other Spanish speaking countries such as Mexico.

Whilst the Americans with their regular trips to Mexico will assume they are Mexican they did start in Spain.

Can You Air Fry Churros?

Yes you can air fry churros. We prefer to air fry frozen churros because there is no mess with batter and premade churros are perfect for the air fryer.

You can also get just a handful or a full bag of frozen churros from the freezer and load into the air fryer.

Where To Buy Frozen Churros?

My hunt for some frozen churros took 3 years. Though this was because we wanted to buy frozen churros with a nut free chocolate sauce. I am sure you can find them much quicker than me.

Frozen churros Costco is a good option. And many of our readers tell us that is where they get their churros for the air fryer. But we don’t have one.

Churros Sam’s Club is also a good option if you live in the US.

For us Brits premade churros are best purchased from Aldi, Tesco or Iceland.

Best Way To Reheat Churros?

We recommend you reheat churros in air fryer. That is because you get the perfect crip on the churros and don’t have the problem of them going soggy as they are cooked. Plus, you can also warm up frozen chocolate sauce at the same time.

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Frozen Churros Air Fryer Ingredients

Frozen Churros Air Fryer Ingredients

Churros – We loaded one full box of frozen churros into the air fryer, though you can do more or less. Just don’t overfill the air fryer if you want an even cook.

Sauce. We also recommend using a frozen churros recipe that comes with a chocolate sauce. So good for dipping your churros into.

Then for extra crisp you can also add some extra virgin olive oil spray to the churros for extra crisp.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this air fried churro recipe it has been our Philips Air Fryer. We recommend this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

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How To Cook Frozen Churros In Air Fryer?

  • Load. Start by placing the frozen churros into the air fryer basket.
  • Cook. Next set the temperature to 180c/360f and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Spray. Then do a quick spray with olive oil and increase the temperature to 200c/400f and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Toss. Next remove from the air fryer and place in a bowl and toss in the cinnamon sugar and serve with chocolate sauce.

And I am sure you can see now how easy churros in the air fryer are and why you should be doing it too!

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Frozen Churros In Air Fryer

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Frozen Churros In Air Fryer

Let me show you how easy it is to air fry the Spanish classic churros. You will love frozen churros in air fryer and even better with a chocolate dipping sauce.
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 2
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  • 1 Box Churros


  • Place into the air fryer basket the frozen churros. Air fry for 4 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How To Cook Frozen Churros In Air Fryer?
  • Then shake, spray with olive oil, and cook for a further 2 minutes at 200c/400f.
    How To Cook Frozen Churros In Air Fryer?
  • Place in a bowl and toss in the cinnamon sugar packet. Or if you don’t have one then add 1tsp each of cinnamon and granulated sugar to the bowl.
    How To Cook Frozen Churros In Air Fryer?
  • Serve with warm chocolate sauce for dipping.
    How To Cook Frozen Churros In Air Fryer?


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Oil. The olive oil spray is not essential, but it makes the air fryer frozen churros a little bit more crispy.
Thanks for reading our churros air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious sweet treats in the air fryer do check out our air fryer brownies.


Serving: 250g | Calories: 620kcal
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

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  1. 4 stars
    Delicious!!!! The timings were spot on not too hard or too soft, these went down the best with a homemade chocolate sauce, thank you.