Facts about churros

  • Churros are fried-dough pastry-based snacks. They are often referred to as "Spanish doughnuts" or "Mexican doughnuts".
  • Churros were originally about the size of a breadstick and were eaten plain or rolled in cinnamon sugar.
  • Today, churros have become increasingly popular throughout the United States and other non-Latin countries.
  • Churros are typically fried until they become crunchy, and then are sprinkled with sugar or cinnamon.
  • In Cuba, churros are filled with guava.
  • In Spain, Mexico, and Argentina, they are available in cafes for breakfast.
  • In Chile, Argentina and Brazil, churros are filled with dulce de leche.
  • There are about 116 calories in one churro.