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Mexico On My Plate: Sweet Tortilla Chips and Cinco De Mayo

Mexico On My Plate: Sweet Tortilla Chips and Cinco De Mayo

Nancy Lopez-McHugh with a delicious suggestion for a Cinco de Mayo snack recipe.
By Nancy Lopez-McHugh


Every once in a while I need a break from salty and spicy chips. When I need that salty and/or spicy chip break I make these sweet chips. These cinnamon sugar chips are based on Mexican buñuelos, a fried sweet snack. While delicious buñuelos are rather time consuming and these little chips are a great alternative. 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 that sweet craving.

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Mexico On My Plate: Sweet Tortilla Chips and Cinco De Mayo

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  • Author: Nancy Lopez-McHugh


A sweet healthy alternative to salty and fatty chips.


  • Flour tortillas, either homemade or store bought*
  • olive oil, you can also use melted butter
  • sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • baking sheet lined with baking paper


  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, 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.


*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.

Cinco de Mayo (5th of May, Mexican Holiday) is in a few days. Please make sure you check out the Mexico On My Plate archives for some authentic Mexican recipes ideas. Enjoy and Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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