Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.


1 dozen


1/2 cup water1/2 cup 2% milk1 tablespoon canola oil1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup all-purpose flour1 large egg, room temperature1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest1/2 cup sugar1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamonCooking spray


In a large saucepan, bring water, milk, oil and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Transfer to a large bowl; let stand for 5 minutes. Beat on medium-high speed for 1 minute or until the dough softens. Add egg and lemon zest; beat for 1-2 minutes. Set aside to cool. Insert a large star tip in a pastry bag; fill with dough. Pipe dough into 4-in. strips 1-in. apart onto parchment. Chill for 1 hour. Preheat air fryer to 375°. Transfer piped churros to air fryer; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over churros. Serve warm.

Air Fryer Cook Times

In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 churro: 97 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.