Homemade Cinnamon Tortilla Chips are the perfect crispy treat to satisfy those churro cravings! These easy homemade cinnamon chips cook quickly. Great on their own or paired with your favorite salsas, dips, and desserts!
Homemade Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
Cinnamon is one of Mexico’s standby spices, in case you didn’t know! Some throw it in with the other “Cs” of Mexican cooking: cumin, corriander, cayenne, and chili powder. All for good reason too, because cinnamon adds that “sweet heat” we’re all familiar with.
Pair a little of that simple spice and some sugar with plain tortilla chips and you’ve got a by-the-batch sweet treat! The best part? These crispy little snacks seem to go with all sorts of salsas and dips: peek back at our Caramel Apple Dip, or our more-recent Fresh Strawberry Salsa.
In all, we have a great snack here that would be welcome at near-every occasion: game day, house party, potluck- you name it!
Ingredients to Make Our Homemade Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
Flour Tortillas – Either go with store-bought or use some Homemade Tortillas.
Butter – Salted or unsalted works.
Cinnamon – Traditional Mexican cooking will often use a high-quality ceylon cinnamon. Just try to source some good stuff!
Additions/Variations – To make this “rustic,” you could sub the white sugar out for some raw sugar. On top of this, see if a sneaky pinch of cayenne is a welcome bit of extra heat…
How to Make The Cinnamon Chips
The real appeal of this recipe is just how simple it is: the kids could probably whip up a batch of these with little help! Whether you have the kids helping or not, start by getting your oven pre-heated to around 350 degrees. While that’s getting warm, start brushing your tortillas down with the melted butter.
Once you’ve got them all brushed and coated with butter, you’re going to reach for your cinnamon and sugar. Mix the spices together in a bowl and generously dust your buttered tortillas. Here, you can cut your tortillas into smaller chips using something like a pizza, pasty, or pasta wheel cutter. The usual shape is a triangle, but your chips can be whatever shape you want!
Once you cut your chips, you’ll transfer them over to a baking sheet(s) that you’ve sprayed with plenty of nonstick cooking spray. Your oven should be up to temp by this point, so pop your chips in and let them cook for close to 8-10 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when you get them cooked to a light, golden brown color.
After you’ve pulled them from the oven and allowed them to cool to a nice, toasty warm, you’re ready to pair them with whatever dips or salsas you had in mind! Enjoy responsibly- they can be very addicting…
Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 15 small 6 1/2" Flour Tortillas
- 6 tbsp melted Butter
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine.
- Spray a baking sheet(s) with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place tortillas onto the baking sheet.
- Brush each with melted butter and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Cut the tortillas into triangles.
- Bake for about 8-10 minutes until light, golden brown. Allow to cool.