Cinnamon Buñuelos

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Cinnamon Buñuelos are a simple and delicious sweet treat!

cinnamon bunuelos in a basket with hot chocolate

My son and I often make these Cinnamon Buñuelos to go with hot chocolate on a chilly day and chocolate milk on a hot 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.

The back-story behind this recipe is fun. I used to work for a catering company back in college. We worked large parties and events, and every time we had a Mexican-themed party… these Cinnamon Buñuelos are what we served for dessert. I baked hundreds of these over and over and over again, and we packed them in baskets and displayed them at parties. They were always a big hit at the events, and I loved them so much that I made them at home too.

ingredients for cinnamon bunuelos

How to make Cinnamon Buñuelos:

You’ll need just four ingredients: burrito-sized flour tortillas, melted butter, white sugar and ground cinnamon. And they’re easiest to make if you have a pastry brush and a pizza cutter.

making cinnamon bunuelos

Brush melted butter on the tortillas and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.

cinnamon bunuelos cut

Using a pizza cutter, cut the tortillas into wedges.

cinnamon bunuelos ready to bake

Bake them in the oven until they are crispy!

cinnamon bunuelo

And you’ll end up with cinnamon chips, which we’re calling Cinnamon Buñuelos. Technically, a “Buñuelo” is a fried dough fritter that is covered in cinnamon and sugar. So we’re taking some liberties here by applying that name to these cinnamon tortilla chips.

cinnamon bunuelos in a basket

They are delicious, and they are addicting! I hope you’ll try this super simple recipe- whether it’s for an everyday treat or for a celebration like Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy!

Here are a few more cinnamon-themed recipes you might like to try:

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Cinnamon Bunuelos

Easy recipe for the perfect sweet treat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 305kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword bunuelos, cinnamon


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


  • Place two oven racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray (or line with parchment paper).
  • Place the tortillas on a cutting board. Brush generously with melted butter.
  • Place the sugar and cinnamon into a bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle the buttered tortillas with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Place 2 tortillas on each baking sheet. Use a pizza cutter to cut them into chip-sized shapes. (Alternately, you can do this on a cutting board and transfer the pieces to the baking sheet, but you might lose a little of the cinnamon sugar as you do so). Spread the pieces apart a little bit on the baking sheet.
  • Bake 8 to 12 minutes, or until crispy and lightly browned,. The chips may begin to curl up on the edges. Rotate baking sheets during baking.


  • You might have leftover butter or sugar (these 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg


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  • Denise Michaels wrote:

    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?

  • Carol wrote:

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

  • Sues wrote:

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

  • Liz @ LBBakes wrote:

    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!!

  • marla wrote:

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

  • Patricia wrote:

    Thanks for the new and refreshing idea for tortillas.