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Gluten-Free Churros

Gluten-Free Churros


Yields: 10 churros


  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • canola oil for frying
  • confectioners’ sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Set aside for topping.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir until the mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Line a baking sheet with greased parchment paper. After the dough has cooled for 10 minutes, add egg and vanilla to the saucepan, and beat ingredients well with a wooden spoon to blend them completely. Transfer the mixture to a decorating bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe 4-inch lengths onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Heat 3-inches oil in a deep saucepan over medium-high heat. Fry a few strips at a time in hot oil (at least 375°), turning once, until golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Roll warm churros in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Serve warm.
Aviva Kanoff has been described as "the Indiana Jones of cooking"—an adventurer, world traveler and fearless hero on the ground, in any vehicle and anywhere with a cooktop. As a former student of the French Culinary Institute, Aviva’s artistic approach led her to creative experimentation with food. She is the author of the award winning No Potato Passover and Gluten Free Around the World.
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lois Blais Schurek BC December 10, 2016

GF Churros These are delicious! I have tried so many GF recipes, all claiming the same thing, "to be the best" but this only truly is yummy. My star tube must be a lot smaller than hers, because they turned out tiny, 3/4 " diameter. I only used about 1/2 inch of oil to cook them all in, which I think is a bonus. Tiny, crisp, with a hint of sugary, cinnamon sweetness! Awesome. Reply

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