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Cinnamon Bunuelos

Here is a simple, delicious treat: Cinnamon Buñuelos

Cinnamon Bunuelos Recipe
My son and I often make these sweet treats to go with hot chocolate on a chilly day. Everyone seems to love them.  There’s something about using the “pizza cutter” tool that is really exciting for kids, and these are so simple to make that your kids can prepare the entire recipe all by themselves.

Yield: Serves 8 to 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Cinnamon Buñuelos


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
  • 4 large (burrito-size) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Place two oven racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray (or line with parchment paper).
  2. Place tortillas on a cutting board. Brush generously with melted butter.
  3. Place sugar and cinnamon into a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the buttered tortillas with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  5. Place 2 tortillas on each baking sheet. Use a pizza cutter to cut them into chip-sized shapes. Spread the pieces apart a little bit on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake 8 to 12 minutes, or until crispy and lightly browned,. The chips will begin to curl up on the edges. Rotate baking sheets during baking.
  • You might have leftover butter or sugar (those are generous amounts given in the recipe), but that just means you can make some more (or use a little less).
  • These are great to serve with a big mug of hot chocolate.




  1. postedNov 6, 2010 8:35 PM

    I know kids like the colorful sprinkles – but I’ll just go with the cinnamon sugar. Love the idea of dipping them in hot chocolate. Where is that Mexican chocolate in my pantry?

  2. postedNov 5, 2010 1:52 PM

    That is so fun Lori! Love your videos, they are great 🙂

  3. postedNov 4, 2010 1:02 PM

    Cinnamon is my favorite and these look absolutely GREAT!!! I’m trying them tonight!

  4. postedNov 4, 2010 5:42 AM

    Yum yum I don’t have kids, but I definitely want to make these!! 🙂

  5. postedNov 4, 2010 4:48 AM

    What a fun and easy snack! I’d love to know what your idea of ‘chilly’ is in San Diego. 😉 You’ve got it good!!

  6. postedNov 3, 2010 2:50 PM

    Your Cinnamon Bunuelos are looking way great girl – love the pairing with the hot chocolate.

  7. postedNov 3, 2010 12:50 PM

    Thanks for the new and refreshing idea for tortillas.

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