Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
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.
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.
Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
- Flour tortillas either homemade or store bought*
- olive oil you can also use melted butter
- ground cinnamon
- baking sheet lined with baking paper
- Preheat oven to 200℃ or 392℉. 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.
See how quick and easy that was? It’s also perfect if you have leftover flour tortillas to use up.
Nancy Lopez is a food blogger and author of the cookbook Mexican Tamales Made Meatless. Born in Mexico, raised in the US, and currently living in Southern Mexico, she has followed a meatless diet for almost 10 years. It is her passion and mission to share all she has learned about vegan Mexican cooking and vegetarian Mexican recipes. Mexican Made Meatless is a blog dedicated to preserving the authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine just without the meat. It’s a place to celebrate Mexican culture and all it’s delightfully delicious traditional foods. Read more…
Fantastic and super addictive chips..
A lovely recipe! I am a sucker for homemade tortillas.
Thank you Rosa!
interesting recipe. 🙂 i never heard of sugar chips before.
These tortillas looks superb. I loved the cinnamon twist to these home made tortillas 🙂
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!~
Wow, good for you Claudia! I’ll stop by later to see your tortillas. Thanks!
Nice treat and beautifully illustrated as usual.
Thank you Joan!
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. : )
Thank you Crystal 🙂 You should go ahead and give them a try, they are super easy.
I love cinnamon sugar; these chips look absolutely addicting!
Thank you Laura!
Oooooh I love you for this one! 🙂 I adore cinnamon tortilla chips, wonderful way of making them at home.
Hehe, thanks Kiri. Hugs:)
Love love love! These look so good!
THese are soooooooooooo much easier than making buñuelos–and they look equally delicious. Will make these soon!
Gracias Victoria 🙂 I hope you do.
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! 🙂
So we are the same Ramona 🙂 OMG vanilla ice cream and these would be awesome. You too have a great weekend.
I love making savoury baked pita chips. Your recipe is perfect when you get that crispy sweet craving. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I’ve never made pita chips, but I image they are much the same. Thank you 🙂
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
I hope you had fun at cheer practice 😉 Thanks and feliz cinco to you too.
Yum! These look so good! I love warm cinnamon sugar chips served with fruit salsa.
Thanks Jill 🙂
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…
I’m not okay around potato chips and corn chips, huh -forget about it. Lol!
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.
Haha poor Suzanne you can relate to my hubby 🙂 Thanks!
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!
I think you kidos would love these. Thanks and you too 🙂
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.
Good for you. It’s the only thing that works for me too. Thank you:)
Simply gorgeous golden color!
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!
No, not hard at all Melissa. Yep and I hope you bake yourself a batch soon:)
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!
Thank you so much for your kind words. I’ll try 😉
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.
Haha, your husband and I are alike then:) Thanks and yeah they are perfect after dinner.
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!
So true, thanks Stephanie!
Great idea and so easy for a sweet cinnamany craving. Meriem
Thank you !
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 🙂
Yummy! I think I want another batch:)
Yum!! Your FB page is gone or the link does not work 🙁
Thank you for catching the broken link, I have corrected it. Here it is https://www.facebook.com/spicie.foodie
Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.