Mexican Buñuelos Are a Cinnamon-Sugar Sensation

Sugar, spice and everything nice.Sugar, spice and everything nice.Buñuelos are one of the most popular desserts during the holidays in a Mexican household. These cinnamon-sugar crisps are usually given as gifts or made at parties as a tasty dessert to enjoy with a hot cup of champurrado. Anyone can make buñuelos this holiday season. All you need are four simple ingredients to make your Navidad extra special!


1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
6 (6-inch or fajita size) flour tortillas
oil for frying

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1. On a large plate, combine sugar and cinnamon.

2. In large skillet or pan, add enough frying oil reach halfway up the sides of pan. Heat over medium heat. Test if the oil is ready for frying by frying a small piece of tortilla. Tortilla should sizzle immediately and turn golden brown in 2 minutes.

3. Carefully place each tortilla in hot oil until golen brown. Use tongs or slotted spoon to transfer each fried tortilla onto a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.

4. Immediately transfer fried tortilla to the cinnamon-sugar mixture (tortilla must be warm). Coat evenly by sprinkling tortilla with cinnamon-sugar.

5. Serve and enjoy!

-By Ericka Sanchez

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