Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros — I’ve seen pumpkin spice latte recipes, pumpkin pie cookies, and even vegan pumpkin brownies. You may be wondering what else could come out of the pumpkin trend that is new and exciting. Well, I have you covered. I am here to share my recipe for Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros! It is a sweet snack for this fall season, and you can make it with your favorite churro toppings like cinnamon sugar or chocolate sauce.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros are amazing! If you are looking for the perfect fall dessert, this one is truly amazing, light, and delicious and served with a cinnamon and sugar coating. Indeed a great dessert.

Typically Churros are deep-fried, but today I made the same classic pumpkin churros recipe in the air fryer, and it did terrific–light and fluffy.

This is one of the best if you love a great fall treat. You can coat it with anything. Today I went with traditional ground cinnamon and sugar, for a tasty afternoon treat, for the entire family.

If you are looking for even more fall desserts, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER MUG PUMPKIN COFFEE CAKE, AIR FRYER EASY PUMPKIN CAKE, AIR FRYER PUMPKIN ROLLS, and a simple AIR FRYER MUG PUMPKIN COFFEE CAKE.

What Is A Churro?

A churro is a pastry item that is prepared using piped dough. Typically they do not contain pumpkin.

They are usually tossed in a granulated sugar coating. Today, we kicked it up a notch and tossed them into a granulated sugar and ground cinnamon coating.

How To Make Churros

Don’t think of churros of something you can get at the end of a great Mexican meal. Today I show you how to make your own air fryer pumpkin churro batch!

Typically you would prepare this recipe in a vat of oil, so you are saving hundreds of calories and fat by cooking it in the air fryer. So, forget the deep fryer and head straight to the air fryer.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros
  • Water
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Egg
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Shortening
  • Cream Cheese
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar

How To Make Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

How To Make Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

Bring the water, butter, pumpkin, and salt to a boil to combine in a saucepan. Turn the heat off and mix the flour in until it is very thick.

How To Make Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

Working quickly and in the egg, mixing vigorously to combine (you are working quickly to avoid scrambling the egg. This is a little tricky; if you do not mix in quickly enough, your churros may have an “eggy” taste. I recommend using a sturdy whisk to mix the egg in as it may feel like the egg and the pumpkin mixture won’t want to combine, but it will all come together.)

How To Make Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

Scoop the batter into a pastry bag with a large star or round tip. If you do not have a pastry bag or tips, you can use a Ziplock bag and snip off one of the bottom corners. Preheat the air fryer for 5-10 minutes at 375 degrees F, air fryer setting.

Pipe the churro batter into any size or shape you prefer in the air fryer basket. The basket should be sprayed lightly with oil before piping, or you can also line the basket with parchment.

Air fry them for approx 15-20 minutes. Depending on the size or shape you make, the churros could be a little longer or shorter this time. Just keep a careful eye on the first batch you make to be sure they are cooking properly and not overcook.

How To Make Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

While the churros are cooking, mix sugar and spices in a bowl or on a plate. Once churros have been cooked, while they are still hot, toss them around in the sugar mixture, making sure to coat them very well. Set aside to cool.

Best if served immediately, but you can also store in an airtight container

How To Make Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

How To Make Frosting Dip

Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Shortening
  • Cream Cheese
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar
Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros


Whip together the softened butter, softened cream cheese, and shortening until combined.

Add in 1 cup of the powdered sugar, and slowly mix until all sugar is combined. Scrape down the sides/bottom of the bowl from time to time.

Add in the vanilla and whip the frosting on a medium-high speed for approx. 5 minutes. Once whipped, scoop the frosting into a piping bag (or zip lock bag and cut a corner). Set it aside

Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

FAQ’s-

Some Pro Tips:

  • The most important part of this recipe is when you add the egg. As soon as you add the egg, mix the batter really well.
  • For best results, either use a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
  • Coat them as soon as they come out of the air fryer so the coating sticks. If you have trouble with this, brush on some melted butter before you coat them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • For best results, eat them while they are warm.

Some Great Dips To Serve These Along:

I made a simple homemade cream cheese frosting, but you can serve these in many other ways. Some of my favorite dipping sauces are:

  • Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Pumpkin Dip

Why are my churros raw inside?

If your churros come out of the air fryer raw, that means that they have not been cooked long enough.

I would suggest that you cook them a bit longer. You may have to lower the air fryer temperature so they are perfectly cooked.

What do churros taste like?

If you have never had a churro before, they are a bit light traditional fried dough; they are crispy on the outside and warm and tender on the inside.

They are a great and sweet treat.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

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Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 25 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Pumpkin Churros are amazing! If you are looking for the perfect fall dessert, this one is truly amazing, light and delicious, and served with a cinnamon and sugar coating. Truly a great dessert.

Ingredients 

Churro Ingredients:

  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon clove
  • ½ teaspoon ginger

Frosting Dip Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup butter room temperature
  • 2 oz shortening
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Bring the water, butter, pumpkin, and salt to a boil mixing to combine in a saucepan.
  • Turn the heat off and mix the flour in until it is very thick.
  • Working quickly and in the egg, mixing vigorously to combine (you are working quickly to avoid
  • scrambling the egg. This is a little tricky; if you do not mix in quick enough, your churros may have an
  • “eggy” taste. I recommend using a sturdy whisk to mix the egg in as it may feel like the egg and the
  • pumpkin mixture won’t want to combine, but it will all come together.)
  • Scoop the batter into a pastry bag with a large star or round tip. If you do not have a pastry bag or tips
  • you can use a zip-top bag and snip off one of the bottom corners.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 5-10 minutes at 375 degrees F, air fryer setting.
  • Pipe the churro batter into any size or shape you prefer in the air fryer basket. The basket should be
  • sprayed very lightly with oil before piping, or the basket can be lined with parchment.
  • Air fry them for approx 15-20 minutes. Depending on the size or shape you make, the churros this time
  • could be a little longer or shorter. Just keep a careful eye on the first batch you make to be sure they are
  • cooking properly and not over-cook.
  • While the churros are cooking, mix sugar and spices in a bowl or on a plate.
  • Once churros have been cooked, while they are still hot, toss them around in the sugar mixture, making
  • sure to coat them very well. Set aside to cool.
  • Best if served immediately, but you can also store in an airtight container.

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional

Notes

OPTIONAL Frosting Dip Directions
1. Whip together the softened butter, softened cream cheese, and shortening until combined.
2. Adding in 1 cup of the powdered sugar slowly, slowly mix until all sugar is combined. Scrape down
the sides/bottom of the bowl from time to time.
3. Add in the vanilla and whip the frosting on a medium-high speed for approx. 5 minutes.
4. Once whipped, scoop the frosting into a piping bag (or zip lock bag and cut a corner). Set it aside.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 557IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mg

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