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Can Vegans Eat Churros? Let’s Find Out!

  • Mike 

Are Churros Vegan?

Yes! They are vegan because they do not contain any animal-based ingredients. The only fancy ingredient used in the making of churros is flour.

They are made from vegetable oil instead of animal fat. But, they do contain eggs, which means that they are not entirely vegan. But, if you eat them, they should be acceptable for vegans.

Other use egg substitutes such as flaxseed meals and a non-dairy list of ingredients.

A batch of churros is the perfect snack, whether you want to eat them alone, with warm chocolate sauce, or with a cup of coffee.

What Are Churros Dough Made Of? 

Typical churro is fried dough made from wheat flour, eggs, and sugar. The best way to eat them is straight out of the fryer.

They do not contain any animal products or any common ingredients from animals. They are a traditional Spanish dessert.

Vegan churros are not made with eggs or dairy products. Vegan churros are made from water, flour, sugar, and salt. Further, vegan churros are fried in vegetable oil, not lard.

Some vegan churros are also fried in oil that contains trans fat. They are sprinkled with cinnamon or powdered sugar and served with chocolate or caramel sauce.

Are Churros Gluten-Free?

No, they are not gluten-free! They are made from a wheat flour dough, which contains gluten. 

They are also deep-fried, which means they contain trans fats. They have high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavours, and preservatives.

The main simple ingredient of cooked churros is fried dough that is made with flour and water. They are usually covered in cinnamon and sugar, but some are chocolate-coated.

Churros are fried in oil, which could be a problem for sensitivity to cross-contamination. Churros are not gluten-free by themselves because they are made with wheat flour.

Can I make these sugar-free?

Yes, you can make churro sugar-free. The trick is to use a natural sweetener such as honey instead of refined white sugar.

If you want to add some extra sweetness, you can also sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.

You can make vegan churros by substituting vegan butter and adding more water. Adding a good sugar substitute like Swerve or Stevia. My personal favourite is a mixture of Swerve and Fiorentino sugar. 

If you do not have an allergy to sugar, I recommend giving the recipe a try. The churros are amazing, and the sugar-free version is as good as the original.

Are Disney churros vegan?

Yes, they are! Churros at Disneyland Paris are made from chickpea flour instead of regular wheat flour. They taste like regular churros.

They are not made with any animal products. And there are no animal products used in their preparation.

Disney churros are served at all the Disney theme parks. And they are also available, fresh, at some Disney resorts and Disney mini-markets. You’ll also find them in the Disney snack carts.

The traditional cinnamon Disney churros are vegan, but not all churros are vegan.

Are Churros Suitable For A Vegan Diet?

Churros aren’t incredibly vegan-friendly because they’re fried in oil and served with sugar.

If you’re vegan, then you’ll need to skip the eggs and milk used to coat the churro batter, but. Use a plant-based egg replacer like EnerG Egg, containing flaxseed oil for binding.

You can substitute the flour with almond flour. Use coconut oil instead of tablespoons of butter or a vegan egg replacer.

The recipe for churros is suitable for a vegan diet. The best part about churros is the sugar combination. You can’t go wrong with that. You can also meet your sweet tooth with vegan chocolate.

Tips To Make The Best Vegan Churro Recipe

Vegan churros are a classic favourite. If you love them, making them must be a labour of love and a challenge. But, if you want to take it a step further, then make them vegan.

It is not something you need to do and that you do, but it is something that you can do if you want. Kinds of churros are a delicious pastry, and as with all pastry, it is best when there is a contrast of textures.

Here are some tips for making the best vegan churro recipe: 

  • By adding coconut to the doughnut, you will be adding a different texture to the dish. It is important because the actual churro is a dessert that’s also a treat. And we all love treats. 
  • You can use vegan ingredients such as organic sugar, almond flour, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Also, when making these treats, you need to be careful about temperature since they tend to burn.
  • You should make them at home by using the type of vegetable oil instead of lard and using a vanilla bean instead of extract.
  • Use organic cane sugar instead of refined white sugar.

How To Make Vegan Churros?


  •  Cauliflower
  • Almond flour
  • Brown sugar or Coconut sugar
  • Teaspoon salt
  • Turmeric
  • Water


1. Start by cutting the head off of the cauliflower and chopping it into small florets.

2. Prepare the churro dough by mixing almond flour, sugar mixture, salt, and turmeric. Add a small amount of warm water to the dough and knead it until it forms a cohesive dough.

3. Next, drizzle the dough with a generous oil vegetable and mix it. Add the cauliflower to a high-speed blender and blend it until smooth.

4. Roll the dough out until it’s 1/4-inch thick.

5. Cut it into one-by-four-inch strips. Cut the strips into one-inch pieces.

6. Boil the classic churros for two minutes until golden brown and place them on paper towels.

Then Serve!

Last Words

A vegan churros recipe is not easy to come by, but it is possible. Make sure that you use a vegan oil and a sugar substitute approved as safe for baking.

I hope you enjoy this vegan churros recipe, and if you like this recipe, please rate it and leave a comment below.

You should also read our article about Olivia Rodrigo, whether she is vegan or not.

Mike Halladay

Mike Halladay

Hey! Mike Here! I love all things vegan. I am a Dad of 2 youngs boys and a food lover and amateur Chef. I transitioned to being a Vegan 9 years and it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. My health and lifestyle improved beyond belief! This is why I started to spread the word!

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