Sweet Cinnamon Tortilla Dessert Cups

sweet cinnamon tortilla dessert cups

The other day I was rummaging around the kitchen looking for a treat, but sadly no treats were to be found. Then, I got the idea to make bunuelos – fried tortillas-like disks with cinnamon sugar. Oh yeah.

Thennn, I realized frying stuff would make a massive mess and probably result with me getting oil burns on my feet and maybe losing an eyebrow. So, I changed it up to bake the tortillas instead. It’s healthier and I don’t have to put on socks – everyone wins!

every time

Sweet Cinnamon Tortilla Cups


  • 2-4 Flour or flour sub tortillas (not corn)
  • 2 Tb. Butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tb. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions: I have 8 inch tortillas so I used a big mouth glass to cut them into smaller circles. If they are hard to bend (dry) microwave them for a few seconds so they will fit in the cups. Brush both sides of the tortillas with melted butter or coconut oil. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar. Place in a cupcake pan or ramekin. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until crispy.

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Fill ‘er up!

strawberries in cinnamon tortillas baked dessert (800x600)

If you want to make ‘real’ bunuelos here are two How-Tos…

How to Make Mexican Bunuelos

Bunuelos Worth It All the Way


  1. says

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  2. says

    Looks amazing!! I love that you post easy recipes, super helpful for someone like me that gets hangry (that’s hungry and angry) and can’t wait to eat!

  3. Jackie O says

    These look so easy & tasty that I def want to try-even more so b/c of the pic you included of Michael Bluth! I’d recognize that “cornballer” anywhere-I SO miss that show!

  4. says

    Love strawberries and cream. Are those the Costco fiber tortillas?

    I saw a commercial for a bacon cup making pan. First, I thought yuck and then I wondered if it would work with turkey bacon.

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