Mexican Cinnamon Chips Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: June 6, 2022

This Mexican cinnamon chips recipe is a crispy sweet snack that is easy to make and requires only four ingredients. Made with a fried flour tortilla and dusted with sweet cinnamon-sugar mixture, it’s a mixture that works well due to the balanced mix of the cinnamon’s spice and aroma and the sugar’s sweetness. This combination is popular in Mexican snacks and desserts like sopapillas, buñuelos, churros, and even cookies. This recipe is very versatile too as you can serve cinnamon sugar tortilla chips with fruit salsa or dip it in this grape jelly and cream cheese. They are also perfect to serve during movie nights.

Tips on Making Mexican Cinnamon Chips

Here are some tips and tricks to make these cinnamon chips the star in your next Mexican-themed dinner party:

 

  • Choose between corn or flour tortillas. Although corn is the more popular choice and generally has fewer carbs compared to flour, we use flour tortilla chips as it has a neutral flavor that should carry the cinnamon sugar better.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan when frying. Putting too much tortilla on the pan will make the chips soggy instead of crispy. Overcrowding the pan also means longer frying time. Instead, fry your chips by batch
  • Keep leftover chips in resealable or airtight containers. Properly storing the cinnamon crisps will help prolong its crispiness even for a few more days. Keep it in the fridge and eat cold or thaw it for a few minutes before consuming.
  • Coat the chips immediately after taking them out of the pan. The cinnamon and the granulated sugar dusting sticks to the chips properly when they’re still hot since the mixture melts onto the chips. 
Mexican Cinnamon Chips Recipe

How To Make Mexican Cinnamon Chips

These cinnamon chips are made of fried Mexican tortilla, crisped, and dredged in a sweet and slightly woody cinnamon sugar mix.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 10 flour tortillas, (1 pkg), large
  • 4 cups oil
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Cut the tortillas into 6 triangle shapes each. You can use scissors, a knife, or even a pizza cutter.
  3. In a pan over high heat, pour in the oil. Once hot, place just enough sliced tortillas in the pan.
  4. Cook the chips until slightly golden then drain onto a strainer lined with paper towels.
  5. Sprinkle the tortilla chips immediately with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve with honey and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 28g
  • :
  • Calcium: 150mg
  • Calories: 2316kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Fat: 230g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 143g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 65g
  • Potassium: 111mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Sodium: 553mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 12IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

What Can I Substitute for Cinnamon?

There are many substitute spices for cinnamon. Switching up this cinnamon chips recipe by using other spices such as nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, allspice, or ground ginger is also a good alternative.

How Can I Use Leftover Tortillas?

Transform leftover tortillas into a hearty tortilla soup or cheese enchiladas. Other than these, you can use them for your wrapped veggies, baked cups, or even as a substitute for your pizza dough.

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Conclusion

These Mexican cinnamon chips are the best when you want a sweet, light, and easy-to-make snack. You can’t go wrong with crisps coated in cinnamon sugar. They can be enjoyed most especially by kids! Pair these cinnamon chips with a couple more Mexican snacks for a satisfying grazing experience!
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