Hispanic Recipe of the Month – December 2017

Cinnamon Sugar Buñuelos are made with tortillas. Buñuelos are crispy, golden fried tortillas covered with cinnamon and sugar and used as a dessert during Christmas celebrations.

Cinnamon Sugar Buñuelos


  • 1 ½ cups canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 12 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • chocolate or maple syrup


  • Mix sugar and ground cinnamon in a bowl and set aside. For 12 tortillas, use 1 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon.
  • Cut corn tortillas with a sharp knife or cookie cutters into desired festive shapes. Tortillas can be cut into wedges or stars or they can be left whole.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and fry tortillas for a minute or until they turn golden brown and develop bubbles.
  • Place fried tortillas on a plates lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Brush fried tortillas with butter and sprinkle with the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Make sure both sides of the tortillas are evenly coated with the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  • Arrange buñuelos on a serving platter and serve with chocolate or maple syrup. Try out fun ways to serve buñuelos or try serving these crisps with ice cream topped with berries.

Buñuelos can be made ahead of the holiday season, packed and given as Christmas gifts. 

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