Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

by Spicie Foodie on May 4, 2012

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Every once in a while I need a break from salty and spicy chips. Actually have I ever told you that chips, potato and corn, are my kryptonite? They are. I like to think that I have pretty good self restraint, but when it comes to chips there is no telling what will happen. Well, it’s not like I eat a whole large bag of chips by myself over a few days…Oh wait, yeah I’ve done that many times. Since my self control goes right out the window it is best not to have chips in this house. Either that or I beg hubby to buy a small bag for himself only, which I usually end up eating half of.

When I need that salty and/or spicy chip break I make these sweet chips. For some reason when it comes to sweets I have more self control. I do like sweets and desserts but a small serving or a few bites is all I need to satisfy the craving. Which is why these sweet cinnamon chips are perfect.

Cinnamon Sugar Chips; Cinnamon Sugar Crisps; cinnamon; sugar; bunuelos; Mexican; snack; dessert; sweet; baked; healthy; healthier; olive oil; flour tortillas; butter,vegan, vegetarian,

These cinnamon sugar chips are based on Mexican buñuelos, a fried sweet snack. The other day I had the biggest buñuelos craving but couldn’t dedicate the time required to prepare authentic buñuelos. I’ll tell you about buñuelos another time but today I’ll share my healthy and quick recipe for preparing cinnamon sugar chips. There actually isn’t much of a recipe as they are super quick to make. But don’t let that fool you the flavors are intense and perfect for satisfying sweet cravings.

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Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Chips
Flour tortillas, either homemade or store bought*
olive oil, you can also use melted butter
ground cinnamon

baking sheet lined with baking paper

*It helps if the tortillas are a few days old or are dry. This makes them crisp up quicker. You could also leave fresher tortillas out on the counter for 30 minutes before baking.

1. Preheat oven to 200c or 392f. Combine sugar and ground cinnamon in a deep bowl until well combined. The amounts are up to your personal preference. Stack flour tortillas and depending on size desired, cut into 1/8ths – small triangles. Place the triangles on baking sheet, brush with olive oil or melted butter, flip and brush opposite sides too. Place in center of oven and bake until golden and crispy. Remove from oven and lightly brush with more olive oil or melted butter. Gently toss the baked and oiled chips in the cinnamon sugar, careful as the chips may be hot. Serve at room temperature or as desired.

Cinnamon Sugar Chips; Cinnamon Sugar Crisps; cinnamon; sugar; bunuelos; Mexican; snack; dessert; sweet; baked; healthy; healthier; olive oil; flour tortillas; butter

See how quick and easy that was? It’s also perfect if you have leftover flour tortillas to use up. By the way these would also be a great treat to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, check out these other Mexican recipe ideas.

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{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Priya May 4, 2012 at 6:28 AM

Fantastic and super addictive chips..


2 Spicie Foodie May 4, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Thanks Priya!


3 Rosa May 4, 2012 at 6:30 AM

A lovely recipe! I am a sucker for homemade tortillas.




4 Spicie Foodie May 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Thank you Rosa!


5 Michelle May 4, 2012 at 7:44 AM

interesting recipe. :) i never heard of sugar chips before.


6 Spicie Foodie May 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM



7 Nandita May 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

These tortillas looks superb. I loved the cinnamon twist to these home made tortillas :)


8 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Thanks Nandita!


9 claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine May 4, 2012 at 9:36 AM

these look great I just made homemade tortilla’s yesterday to post tomorrow and wishe I had saw this to try them… for sure this is going on my list! love it happy Cinco De Mayo tomorrow CHEERS!~


10 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Wow, good for you Claudia! I’ll stop by later to see your tortillas. Thanks!


11 Joan Nova May 4, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Nice treat and beautifully illustrated as usual.


12 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Thank you Joan!


13 Crystal @ A Lovin' Forkful May 4, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I have always wanted to try a recipe like this and your amazing recipe and gorgeous photos have I think inspired me to finally give them a try. : )


14 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Thank you Crystal :) You should go ahead and give them a try, they are super easy.


15 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM

I love cinnamon sugar; these chips look absolutely addicting!


16 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Thank you Laura!


17 Kiri W. May 4, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Oooooh I love you for this one! :) I adore cinnamon tortilla chips, wonderful way of making them at home.


18 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Hehe, thanks Kiri. Hugs:)


19 RavieNomNoms May 4, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Love love love! These look so good!


20 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Thanks :)!


21 Flavors of the Sun May 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

THese are soooooooooooo much easier than making buñuelos–and they look equally delicious. Will make these soon!


22 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Gracias Victoria :) I hope you do.


23 Ramona May 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

It’s not safe to leave me alone with a bag of crunchy treats….. I get the munchies and it’s all over. I love this flavor combo and I would use these chips as a spoon with vanilla ice cream. YUM! Have a great weekend! :)


24 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

So we are the same Ramona :) OMG vanilla ice cream and these would be awesome. You too have a great weekend.


25 Anna's Table May 4, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I love making savoury baked pita chips. Your recipe is perfect when you get that crispy sweet craving. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


26 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Hi Anna,

I’ve never made pita chips, but I image they are much the same. Thank you :)


27 Gina May 5, 2012 at 12:03 AM

My figure is so glad chips aren’t my addiction. These on the other hand could be. Easy too, I like them even better now. Just came by to wish you Happy Cinco De Mayo tomorrow. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Off to cheer practice with the kid, when does it ever end, when? lol


28 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Hi Gina,

I hope you had fun at cheer practice ;) Thanks and feliz cinco to you too.


29 Jill | Dulce Dough May 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Yum! These look so good! I love warm cinnamon sugar chips served with fruit salsa.


30 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Thanks Jill :)


31 anna May 5, 2012 at 1:54 AM

chips! they are my issue too! i am mostly okay around potato chips, but corn chips? do not ever let me near a bag! although lately i’ve been pretty fierce around cookies too…


32 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I’m not okay around potato chips and corn chips, huh -forget about it. Lol!


33 Suzanne Perazzini May 5, 2012 at 4:40 AM

My husband has a passion for salty chips and will only allow me a small bowl for myself. This idea of using up the leftover tortillas we always have is genius.


34 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Haha poor Suzanne you can relate to my hubby :) Thanks!


35 Nami | Just One Cookbook May 5, 2012 at 6:11 AM

I saw similar recipe yesterday and surprised to make sweet chips out of tortilla. I need to make this with my kids! Hope you are having a great weekend Nancy!


36 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Hi Nami,

I think you kidos would love these. Thanks and you too :)


37 dassana May 5, 2012 at 11:39 AM

i love chips and whenever i go out to shop i see to it that i don’t buy chips… self restraint :-)

loved the reflecting diptych of the tortillas.


38 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Good for you. It’s the only thing that works for me too. Thank you:)


39 cookingrookie May 5, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Simply gorgeous golden color!


40 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Thank you


41 Melissa@EyesBigger May 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

These are one of my favourite treats but I’ve never actually tried making them! for some reason I figured they’d be really hard. But now I know!


42 Spicie Foodie May 5, 2012 at 4:53 PM

No, not hard at all Melissa. Yep and I hope you bake yourself a batch soon:)


43 Holly May 6, 2012 at 12:46 PM

You take the most beautiful photographs of your food. I’ve been stopping by your blog on and off for a few months and every time I’m totally inspired by both your recipes and photography. Keep up the good work!


44 Spicie Foodie May 7, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Hi Holly,

Thank you so much for your kind words. I’ll try ;)


45 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) May 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I love chips, too. I usually have a bag or two around the house so I can enjoy a few in the afternoon. However, I have to hide them from my husband–for his own good. He will eat a whole bag of tortilla chips before he even realizes what he’s done, LOL!

Your cinnamon-sugar version would be too easy for me to eat. After dinner when I feel like nibbling on something just a little sweet, these would hit the spot.


46 Spicie Foodie May 8, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Hi Jean,

Haha, your husband and I are alike then:) Thanks and yeah they are perfect after dinner.


47 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. May 6, 2012 at 10:31 PM

I like to eat sweet chips like this sometimes too. And it doesn’t take much sugar for them to satisfy my craving which is always a good thing!


48 Spicie Foodie May 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM

So true, thanks Stephanie!


49 SkinnySimpleRecipes May 16, 2012 at 3:43 AM

Great idea and so easy for a sweet cinnamany craving. Meriem


50 Spicie Foodie May 16, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Thank you !


51 Magic of Spice May 20, 2012 at 3:28 PM

These are one of my favorite snacks! I used to make them often when the kids were small…they look delicious, and now I am craving :)


52 Spicie Foodie May 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Yummy! I think I want another batch:)


53 Sylvia August 7, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Yum!! Your FB page is gone or the link does not work :(


54 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Hi Sylvia,

Thank you for catching the broken link, I have corrected it. Here it is https://www.facebook.com/spicie.foodie


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