This Mexican dessert was a favorite of mine growing up that my mom would make and buy for us. Traditionally buñuelos are in a more tostada shape….not chip shape, and you can take the time to make them from scratch but this is an easier, quicker and just as delicious way to make them from home. I love making these when we are having guests over because they are always a crowd pleaser, great to eat on their own or added to ice cream like shown above! These will be great as a Cinco De Mayo dessert!
Combine cinnamon and sugar in a bowl until it’s a dark brown color like shown. (I never measure this out but just mix until it looks like this….feel free to do a taste test of the mixture to make sure it isn’t too cinnamon-y for you. I love these raw tortillas from Costco but you can use any store bought/pre-made FLOUR tortillas.
Cut the tortillas into triangles (or keep it whole for a tostada shaped dessert). Fill up a pan with veggie oil…..about 1/2 high and heat on medium/high heat. Prep is KEY when making Booners (as I like to call them), because once they start cooking the process is fast! This is my set up: pan, baking sheet with layers of paper towels to absorb the grease, cinnamon/sugar mixture bowl to dip, then serving bowl for finished chips. Heat the oil. I sprinkle some water into the pan……and if it sizzles it’s ready to go. But the temp for those who love specific directions was at least 180degrees. Flip booners once they are golden brown. Transfer cooked booners to the paper towels to soak up excess grease.
Dip still warm booners into cinnamon and sugar mixture and coat both sides. Feel free to tap the booner a little to dust off any excess cinnamon and sugar.