Churros (Gluten Free, Vegan, Soya Free, Nut Free Recipe)

Churros (Gluten Free, Vegan, Soya Free, Nut Free Recipe)

Oh my goodness, you really must make some of these churros immediately.  The kids will love you.  I first saw the recipe for Emma’s delicious Churros over on Free From Farmhouse but we needed a gluten free version so I adapted it!

Emma’s churros look much prettier than mine as she’s piped hers, but as I don’t have the means to do that I settled for blobs instead.


What You Need:

  • 250ml water
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 2tbsp rice bran or vegetable oil
  • 125g Gluten free plain flour (to start with and add more if needs be). I use Doves Farm Gluten Free Flour
  • Oil for frying
  • Sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling


What You Do:

  • Put the water, sugar, salt and 2 tbsp of oil into a saucepan and bring it to the boil while stirring.
  • Take it off the heat and sift the flour into the pan, mixing it as you go.
  • Add more flour if needs be until it balls up.
  • Heat the oil until a tiny bit of the dough sizzles.
  • Add small spoonfuls of dough to the oil and fry until they’re golden.
  • Remove from the oil and put on kitchen roll to drain.
  • Douse the churros with a mix of sugar & cinnamon!



You may also like to see other Free From Recipes including:
Socca – Gluten Free Flatbread
Mixed Berry Muffins (Gluten Free, Vegan, Nut Free, Soya Free)
Anything You Want Oaty Bites (Gluten Free, Vegan, Nut Free, Soya Free

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  • sasy
    March 7, 2016 AT 6:51 PM

    i forgot to say i wish you show the inside what its look like.

    • International Elf Service
      March 16, 2016 AT 9:37 PM

      Yes that would have been helpful, sorry about that x

  • sasy
    March 7, 2016 AT 6:49 PM

    its does not work the inside was not well cooked. I done what the recipies say ! But the outside was nice its the inside was a mess its does not cook inside it was Wet Soft. Too bad its was a nice recipies, i dont know what i did wrong ! thanks for recipies.

    • International Elf Service
      March 8, 2016 AT 3:33 PM

      It should work fine, so may be the oil was too hot, so the outside cooked before the inside…

  • Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    January 1, 2016 AT 6:08 PM

    Ummmmm I want to make these right now! I’m going to pin & make them for the kids tomorrow. Thank you for sharing x

    • International Elf Service
      January 1, 2016 AT 8:48 PM

      You’ve just reminded me – I have some of the dough in the freezer. We can’t get enough of these so we have to ration them!

  • Random Musings
    December 21, 2015 AT 10:27 PM

    These sound lovely, and quick enough to make too, ideal for when it’s so busy over the holidays 🙂 I love the look of them, “blob” shaped is the way forward! #holidayrecipelinky

    • International Elf Service
      December 21, 2015 AT 10:55 PM

      Blobs all the way I say. I’ve never managed to get to grips with a piper….my meringues are blobs too. 😀

  • Honest mum
    November 24, 2015 AT 11:19 PM

    Oh wow, have to have these now! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

    • International Elf Service
      November 25, 2015 AT 9:20 PM

      Hot cinnamony goodness. So comforting and necessary in the winter don’t you think??

  • Heledd - Running in Lavender
    July 9, 2015 AT 10:28 PM

    Yummmmmmmm…… I need to try these, with a side of chocolate sauce. Thank you of linking up to #SundayStars xx

    • International Elf Service
      July 10, 2015 AT 9:21 PM

      Ah…yes…..YUM! Chocolate sauce would definitely be a good thing with these!

  • Emma's Mamma
    July 6, 2015 AT 11:03 AM

    Yum! They look and sound delicious! #sundaystars

    • International Elf Service
      July 6, 2015 AT 8:11 PM

      Too delicious Emma!

  • Rosie @ Little Fish
    July 5, 2015 AT 3:56 AM

    Ooh, these look yum – love churros and have to say I like the ‘blob’ look! x

    • International Elf Service
      July 5, 2015 AT 8:48 PM

      Thank you Rosie! I remember making pasta blobs at one point – I’ll try and dig the recipe out. Blob making is obviously a skill of mine 😉

  • al ferguson
    July 4, 2015 AT 10:00 PM

    If you are going to link up recipes then you need to send samples 😉 #bigfatlinky

    • International Elf Service
      July 5, 2015 AT 8:47 PM

      Now that’s a great idea – though Mr. Postie might eat them en route….

  • Emma
    July 4, 2015 AT 1:56 PM

    Great to see you managed a gluten free version and glad it went so well. I think your blobs look great!! I’m sure they taste delicious too. Thanks for sharing on #freefromfridays

    • International Elf Service
      July 5, 2015 AT 8:46 PM

      Thank you Emma though I would LOVE to produce beautifully piped ones like yours! I’ve frozen some of the mix and will let you know if it works!

  • Trista, Domesticated Momster
    July 4, 2015 AT 6:45 AM

    You had me at the picture of those “blobs” of churro goodness! I bet they are so yummy fresh and still warm. With coffee! Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe with us at #foodpornthursdays.

    • International Elf Service
      July 5, 2015 AT 8:46 PM

      Ah thanks Trista – it’s the sugar & cinnamon combo – it’s rather addictive!

  • Sarah James
    July 3, 2015 AT 5:51 PM

    What a fab recipe, always on the lookout for gluten free alternatives, thanks for sharing. #FoodPornThursdays

    • International Elf Service
      July 3, 2015 AT 8:20 PM

      They really are delicious and great for birthday parties too 🙂

  • Vanessa
    July 2, 2015 AT 10:44 PM

    Who thinks I can bake these? Would it work?

    • International Elf Service
      July 2, 2015 AT 10:48 PM

      Oooh – is it up for question?? I reckon you can…!

  • Lupin Girl
    July 2, 2015 AT 9:14 PM

    Wow! I need these in my life! Will definitely be going on my ‘to make list’ #foodpornthursdays

    • International Elf Service
      July 2, 2015 AT 9:38 PM

      I’ve frozen some of the mix to see how that works out .

  • Mother Mands
    July 2, 2015 AT 10:25 AM

    They look good! 😀 I don’t eat much fried food, but doughnuts and Churros are an exception 🙂 Knowing I have a stock of gluten free recipes for friends who are coeliac is great too.
    Nice one! 😉


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