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Nutella Stuffed Churros

May 27th, 2015

Nutella Stuffed Churros feature a homemade pastry that is deep fried until golden, coated in sweet cinnamon sugar, and stuffed with Nutella. TO DIE FOR! Step-by-step video below.

Yield: 15 churros

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: These made me fall in love with the combination of Nutella and cinnamon. It's warm, sweet, and inviting and smells like heaven. Texture: The churros are curnchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and when that thick and creamy Nutella oozes out you can't help but go to your happy place. Ease: Not the easiest recipe and it will make a mess. It's probably best reserved for a weeknight project when a little baking therapy is called for. SO WORTH IT. Appearance: Glorious. Pros: Who knew churros could be even better than they already are?! Cons: So decadent which is both a pro and a con. Would I make this again? Oh yeah.

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Nutella Stuffed Churros require just one to describe them - "AMAZING!"

I haven’t been in the kitchen much this past week because Jared finally came home from tour and we have been working tirelessly on our new house. It was tough moving by myself while he was on tour, but just as tough to hold off on decorating and turning the house into a home for so many weeks. Now we can finally make it feel like a home together and we’ve gotten so much done already. We purchased some new furniture that I am SO excited to have delivered but of course, we have no idea when it’ll show up. Why can’t everything run like Amazon Prime?! Obviously getting settled and getting everything to our liking is going to take time, especially since I love home design and love creating beautiful spaces, but it’s been a blast.

I took a break from house stuff to create these Nutella Stuffed Churros because why not? Why not combine two outrageously tasty sweet treats into one decadent dessert that everyone will go gaga for?! I even filmed a step-by-step video to go along because this does require making a homemade dough, piping, deep frying, and stuffing. It’s totally doable, but so much easier when you’re following a visual guide! I hope you love these as much as we did.

Nutella Stuffed Churros require just one to describe them - "AMAZING!"

How to make
Nutella Stuffed Churros

Yield: 15 churros
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Nutella Stuffed Churros feature a homemade pastry that is deep fried until golden, coated in sweet cinnamon sugar, and stuffed with Nutella. TO DIE FOR! Step-by-step video below.


For the cinnamon sugar:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the churros:

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4.5 ounces) flour
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup Nutella, melted until pourable


For the cinnamon sugar:

  1. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a large shallow bowl.

For the churros:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, water, and salt over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the flour. Stir well for 30-45 seconds over low heat, allowing the dough to dry out a little. Remove from heat. Stir eggs in one at a time, making sure to thoroughly incorporate each egg into the dough before adding the next one. Stir vigorously until dough is smooth.
  2. Remove the dough to a pastry bag fitted with a large open star tip (I used Ateco #827). Pipe the churros out onto a parchment-linked baking sheet, piping about 4-inches long. Use scissors to cut the end for a perfect shape. Place in the fridge while you heat the oil.
  3. Make ahead: The dough can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 hours, or frozen for up to 1 week. Thaw for 30 minutes before frying.
  4. In a large heavy-bottomed pot fitted with a deep-fry thermometer, heat 2-inches of vegetable oil over medium-high.
  5. When the oil reaches 350°F, use a slotted spoon to add each piece of dough to the oil, frying only a few at a time. Fry for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown. Test the first churro to make sure the center is cooked through and no longer doughy. Let the fried churros drain on a paper towel-linked plate before toss them in the cinnamon sugar to coat while still hot. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
  6. With a skewer, carve a hole through the center of each churro. Place the Nutella in a piping bag fitted with a small, narrow tip. Pipe the nutella into the churros starting from the center until it comes out the end, then flip the churro around and repeat for the other end so it is completely filled.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from this recipe
Course : Dessert
Cuisine : Mexican
Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    klayde marie — June 1, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Sounds like a great recipe! I was wondering would there be a difference if I used regular all purpose flour instead of rising? Also instead of using a piping bag because I don’t have one, could I just put the nutella in between the batter before it goes in the oven? Thanks

    • #
      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — June 2, 2022 at 7:08 am

      Hi Klayde! Tessa actually used all-purpose flour in this recipe. You will need a couple of piping bag for this recipe, though. The churro batter needs to be piped out. It is then fried, and you pipe the Nutella in the center of each churro with another piping bag. You should be able to use a Ziploc bag, or some sort of sturdy plastic bag, and just snip the corner off, if you cannot find piping bags. The shape won’t look like this if you don’t have a piping tip, but it should still work. There is a video included on the recipe page, so watch that if you’re not sure how they are supposed to look at each step 🙂 Happy baking!

  2. #
    keshia — October 19, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    can this work with other fillings?

  3. #
    Hassan — February 6, 2018 at 7:19 am

    I tried making churros… they were too soft from the inside. I fried them at 350F until they were golden. Kindly suggest what to do.

  4. #
    Ludmila — July 10, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Hi Tessa,

    I have made the churros but instead of Nutella i fill them with slightly sweetened home made cottage cheese and they were delicious.

  5. #
    Anurag — June 8, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Hi can these be made eggless please suggest a replacement for eggs

  6. #
    Allison — May 5, 2017 at 4:04 am

    These look so good but would have to find something else to stuff them with. Not a big fan of Nutella..

    • #
      Tessa — May 9, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      Dulce de Leche, caramel, whipped cream, cookie butter, peanut butter, sweetened cream cheese, so many options!

  7. #
    ThatboiJP — February 13, 2017 at 8:52 am


  8. #
    Wilma — January 4, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Hi can these be made with gluten free flour ?
    Thanks. They look delicious

  9. #
    Neha — November 30, 2016 at 9:16 am

    its one inevitable treat i know ! but can you please suggest a replacement for the eggs….can’t wait to try the recipe ! 🙂

  10. #
    Dulce — September 18, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Do u have to refrigerate the dough for 3 hrs?

  11. #
    Kerry — May 29, 2016 at 2:37 am

    What sort of flour did you use was it plain or self raising

    • #
      Tessa — May 29, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Plain flour!

  12. #
    Sarah — March 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Hello! I am just curious if these can be made ahead of time to take to a party. I know churros are typically eaten warm, at least I thought so, so if I make them the morning of a party would they still be ok for dessert? That is, if they make it to the party!

  13. #
    Maggie Wilson — March 9, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I hate churro so as much a s I hate you!!!!!!!

    • #
      Sarah — June 6, 2022 at 10:50 am

      My reply to Maggie Wilson is: “Only people who are unhappy with themselves are mean to others”.

  14. #
    don — February 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    fried pies

  15. #
    Anchita — February 9, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Hi can you show eggless churros recipe n a few more eggless desserts..

  16. #
    HH. Bean — January 19, 2016 at 11:07 am

    So you basically made Pate au Choux. or cream puff/ eclair dough. I never knew that you could fry it though. i am trying this for sure!

    • #
      Tessa — January 20, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Yep 🙂 It’s pretty awesome!

  17. #
    des medina — July 8, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    it looks easy…I hope I can make it just the way you show it from your video. will definitely try it for my daughter as she is an addict churros eater hahaha. thank you for sharing your recipes. I have tried some of your recipes and my family likes it. I am glad I follow your blog…more power and God bless.

  18. #
    Jomarie hernandez — June 21, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    el just gave this a first try and I must say the tips you use make a huge difference. I had smaller stars and they weren’t thick enough to stuff with the Nutella but we dipped them instead. I’m a bad baker so I was definitely out of my comfort zone, next time it should be a lot better ! Lol

  19. #
    Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture — June 17, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Holy heaven, these look divine! Can’t wait to try them!

  20. #
    Cardinal — June 14, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Wooow, it looks fantastic!

  21. #
    Hala — June 3, 2015 at 4:02 am

    DELICIOUS!!! isn’t the same recipe for choux? or puff??

  22. #
    Farha – faskitchen — May 30, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Isnt moving to a new home really exciting.. the thrill of relocating, redecorating, throwing away unwanted stuff.. ur churros with nutella look awesome

  23. #
    Melissa — May 29, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Yum!! These look amazing. Can’t wait to attempt this one 😀 Congrats on the move too!

  24. #
    Jessica the Baker — May 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Oh yum! Churros and Nutella…what could be better? I bet you can’t eat just one. 😉

  25. #
    Gaby — May 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Congrats on the move! These churros do look to die for!

  26. #
    Margaret Anne @ Natural Chow — May 27, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I just tried churros for the first time recently and fell in love! I can’t wait to try this recipe because it looks amazing, Tessa!

  27. #
    Robin — May 27, 2015 at 7:54 am

    These look amazing. I can’t wait to try them.. They’ll be a perfect ending for a southwest dinner.

  28. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — May 27, 2015 at 4:37 am

    You moved ALL BY YOURSELF?! My gosh! As a moving maven, I know how hard it is with 2 people but on your own?
    I hope you ate 10 of these as a reward 😉 Anything crunchy, sweet and filled with Nutella is a mega winner in my books! Pinned!

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