Baby Cinnamon Churros

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I love branching out and making things I’ve never made before, and also loved the movie “Branching Out” on Hallmark Channel! It was a sweet story of a sweet little girl, Ruby, who decides to find her biological father for a family tree school project. The inspiration for these baby churros came from Ruby’s love of cinnamon and the Hispanic heritage she discovered! Oh and did I mention that I decided to air fry these? So much easier, and taste just as yummy as the traditional deep fried!


-1/3 cup unsalted butter

-1 cup water

-2 tablespoons sugar

-1/4 teaspoon salt

-1 teaspoon cinnamon

-1 cup flour

-2 eggs

-1.5 teaspoons almond extract

EXTRA SUGAR and CINNAMON for rolling at the end


In a medium sauce pan, combine water, sugar, butter, salt and cinnamon. Bring it to a boil, then add flour. Turn off heat and stir quickly until a ball forms. Take off heat and let cool a bit.

In a large mixing bowl, transfer the dough, and add eggs and almond extract. Use an electric mixture to combine all ingredients until a yellow-ish dough forms.

Using a large star tip and pastry bag (Or ziplock gallon size bag), pipe baby churros onto a non stick silicone baking mat. Cool in refrigerator for 20 minutes before air frying.

Set air fryer to 370 degrees. Carefully place each chilled churro in air fryer basket and spray with non stick spray. Air fry for about 10 minutes.

Combine desired amount of sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and roll hot churros in this mixture immediately after removing from air fryer. Serve warm with ice cream, Nutella, strawberry sauce, etc.

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