Baked Cinnamon Chips

CATEGORIES: Latin, Other, Sara

Aloha! It’s good to be back! Thanks to Kate for holding down the fort without me. She and I are spoiled having two people to share the blogging load with, so when one of us is MIA it’s a lot of work for the other- thanks girl!

So guess what? Today is my birthday. Well today as in Tuesday (at nearly midnight) when I’m sitting here preparing this post, not today as in Wednesday when you are all reading it. Let me tell you about my birthday. And don’t tune out yet, this totally has something to do with today’s post. I promise. I just turned 30. And I’m about to pass out from a food-induced coma. I basically ate my way through the day. Seriously. It all started this morning when my husband surprised me with breakfast in bed from one of my favorite places which included plate-sized cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, and a slab of bacon quiche. I’m willing to bet that just one bite of the bacon quiche alone had more calories than your entire dinner menu tonight. Then my sweet friend Katie took me to lunch at Costa Vida and while she got her cute little mini-salad I stuffed my face with the giant sized version (c’mon, it’s only a buck more- I’m all about value). Just about the time I was recovering from the sweet pork finding its way to my thighs my husband surprised me with news that he had arranged a babysitter for the night so we could go to dinner at Tucanos. (Good job honey!) Anyone who’s eaten at a Churrasco can understand the food-induced coma from that alone. They basically just hook up a feeding tube to your gut as you walk in and then continuously stuff it with red meat. After rolling me out of the restaurant and using a fork-lift to put me back in the car we swung by the Cheesecake Factory where the husband picked up an 48 lb Caramel Turtle Cheesecake. Fortunately we had friends (which was a surprise, thanks friends!) to help us pound that one down, but are you feelin’ me now??! Needless to say I have a date with one of my work-out buddies at 6am in the morning.

Soooo this post/recipe has another half to it and I was going to post them both today, but if I stay up any later to do that then I’m going to have to sit in a jogging stroller while my work-out buddy wheels me around. And that would just be embarassing. Plus I’m 30 now, so I just can’t handle the late nights like I did in my 20’s. haha. Hmmm…now I’m seeing how long my explanation is and I’m thinking that in the time it took me to write it out I could have been finished with the 2nd post. Oh well- there’s no turning back now! You’re getting this part today and a bonus post tomorrow! Then you’ll get me again on Friday, so there’s going to be no shortage of yummies this week. Don’t forget to pop in every day!

This is as simple as it gets (sorry to my brother Drew who literally just finished telling me on the phone that he thinks it’s lame when our recipes don’t have more than 3 ingredients). I told him we definitely have a 3-ingredient or less audience out there- am I right or am I right?? Back me up on that one.


Part 1: Baked Cinnamon Chips

Flour Tortillas (I like the little 6″ ones)
Melted Butter
Cinnamon Sugar

Preheat oven to 350.

Lightly brush one side of each tortilla with melted butter. You could use cooking spray instead of butter, buy why would you ever want to do that? Life Lesson from Sara: If ever given a chance to choose between butter or cooking spray, butter wins. Always.


Then sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar. A little or a lot. Since we’re doing life lessons today, here’s another: If ever faced with the decision to go with a little sugar or a lot of sugar, a lot wins. Always.


Use a pizza cutter to cut those tortillas into wedges. Last life lesson of the day: If you don’t own a pizza cutter go buy one. You will use it for all sorts of things you never knew you needed a pizza cutter for.

Place them on an ungreased baking sheet (sugar side up, incase you are visually impared and can’t tell by the picture) and bake them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. You’ll see them crisp up. Watch for the edges to turn up.


Remove from oven and let cool. I usually place them on a cooling rack so I can fill up the pan with more, but they can just cool on the pan as well.




When they’re done they’ll be light and crisp and oh so delicious. These are yummy, addicting little things. You can use them for all kinds of things- try making nachos by topping them with some vanilla ice cream and buttermilk caramel sauce or hot fudge. Or dip them in fruit dip or straight into whipped cream. Or just snack on them plain- they make a great after school snack. My toddler loves making these with me. Even sprinkled with sugar they’re still more healthy than a fried tortilla chip and they taste like a yummy cookie!

Part 2 to this recipe can be found here: Sweet Fruit Salsa

 

Try them with our Sweet Fruit Salsa, or in Strawberry Chocolate Nachos!

91 comments

  1. These look delicious! Growing up, we used to heat a tortilla over the stove flame, slather it with butter and sugar, fold it up and eat it like a Mexican crepe! The crunch on yours beats mine any day!

  2. MMMMM Tucano’s! we used to go there all the time when we lived in Provo! It was our favorite place to take our visitors from TX. Now that we’re back in TX, we miss being able to go there at lunch time (when it’s cheaper).

  3. Happy belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a great day! The cinnamon chips look fantastic. I always have tortillas…

  4. yey for tucanos!! i think my hubby’s taking me there tonight for my b-day . . . i think we might have to reservations though because of graduation or end-of-finals celebrations . . .
    PS – the cinnammon chips look awesome Ü

  5. This recipe actually has 4 ingredients, if you count the cinnamon and sugar seperately. See? You’re just fine.

    I just made them, and the kids gobbled them up. Yum! We do taco bars for family gatherings, and I’m thinking this would be a good dessert to do with that.

  6. I love to make these and eat them with some frozen mixed berries that have been slightly defrosted (so they’re not mushy and gross yet) mixed w/ a little bit of brown sugar. Yummy!

  7. Happy Birthday! I am all with you in going all out and eating whatever you want on your birthday, especially the big 30! 🙂

  8. We are birthday buddies! In age even! I feel you on the birthday food coma. Mine was doughnuts at work followed by homemade caramels and dinner at Goodwood. I’ve been following your blog for a while and love your recipes.

  9. Oh good one! I make these for the kids sometimes. The other fun thing to do like this is pie crust. I bake it with some butter spread on it and cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on it. So yummy and makes the house smell amazing. Then we just break it up and fight over it!

    Try it… your little one will love it.

  10. I was going to look up a recipe to make this to go along with a fruit salsa recipe that I love. Thanks, you saved me the trouble.

  11. Happy Birthday! Hurray for the big 30–we’re the same age for the next month! What’s a birthday anyway if you can’t indulge in all your favorite foods?

  12. Happy Birthday!!

    Ok, this and the fruit salsa recipe are going to my file-to make!

  13. Happy Birthday Sara! Hope it was a wonderful one – it sounded delicious! I am Provo right now for my son’s college graduation and we will be celebrating at Tucano’s – his favorite! I of course will be making a stop at either Cafe Rio or Costa Vida sometime during the weekend!!

  14. haha, you’re lame bro! If you tasted these you’d totally approve of the tiny ingredient list 🙂

  15. Have you made these with the Costco uncooked tortillas? How would I use them? Cook them first. Cool. Then butter, sugar, slice, bake….???? Any suggestions? Happy Belated Birthday!

  16. Jodi, I’ve often wondered the same thing, but I’ve yet to try it with the raw tortillas. I’m not sure if they will bake up the same, but ya I’d probably cook them as normal and then bake. Next time I use those I will experiment- let me know if you try anything too!

  17. I made these with multi-grain tortillas, and they were still good! Next time I’m buying the good old white kind, because I’m sure they’ll taste even better! My bils were also impressed with these.

  18. Sara,
    You are wonderful. Thank you for responding so quickly & leaving a cute post on my blog! I tried the chips with store bought Wilson tortillas. Huge success! Today, I had a couple of raw Costco ones in the fridge with some left-over butter from last night. I gave it a try. I first cooked them as they suggest on the package. I then, let it cool, and forgot to cut it before putting the butter & sugar on it. So, when I took it out of the oven, I cut it up and thought, hey, I have more butter & sugar, so I turned turned them over, buttered, & sugared, and put 'em back into the oven for a couple more minutes. They are super yummy! Seriously though, who could go wrong with more butter & sugar? Thank you!

  19. I made these last night to go along with ice cream. I was trying to replicate an old favorite bluebell ice cream, it turned out to be perfect! So simple, yet so delicious, also gives me a way to use up old tortillas. thanks! 🙂

  20. I make these all the time, but instead of brushing with butter, I just brush with water. Makes super low-fat chips that I serve with strawberry salsa in the summer.

  21. Totally back you up on the three ingredient or less thing. We live in Antigua in the Caribbean and need lots of portable food for the beach. This one is great! Any ideas on calzone?

  22. Wondering: Could you use CORN tortillas? If you're gluten free? Or is there something else you'd recommend?

  23. Chaviva- I've never tried corn before with this recipe, but I know you can definitely bake your own corn chips so I assume it would work. If you could find or make gluten free pitas those would work really well too.

  24. We made these at our home summer camp with my girls' friends. Each kid got a tortilla shell and melted butter. Then I let them chose an extract to mix in with the butter before spreading on the tortilla. They turned out fantastic with coconut extract by far being the best. Thanks so much!

  25. Hey Drew, you must not have to make three meals and two snacks every day for a hungry family! I love to see three ingredients once in a while! 🙂 Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  26. Made this using whole grain tortillas and brushed with coconut oil. It was SUPER DELICIOUS! My kids loved it and I felt good giving it to them!

  27. Just wondering if you could use corn tortillas with this recipe? I have Celiac Disease and so am gluten intollerant. These little guys along with the fruit salsa sound really good!

    1. Sorry, just saw the earlier post asking the same thing… never mind, I’ll take a crack at it w/the corn. Thanks! 🙂

  28. I just started following your blog a few weeks ago and I love it! I just made the cinnamon chips and can’t believe how good they are! I actually put butter and cinnamon sugar on both sides, because let’s face it you can never go wrong with more! 🙂

  29. Just tried these using corn tortillas and they were a pretty chewy….any suggestions? Maybe they only really work with flour?

    1. I know this is couple years late but i used rice torillas as gluten free and they were soooo good!

  30. You know, we used to do something similar with pita chips, and they were awesome but a bit of a pain. First you have to split the two layers in half without them tearing apart, and then they soak up the butter, making it hard to spread on. This sounds like a much better idea! (and lower calorie, bread wise)

  31. Just wanted to say that your brother is wrong. Wrongitty wrong. Wrong a long a ding dong. Three ingredient (or less) recipes save the day OFTEN around here!

  32. Would these be good if they are made ahead? How long do you think they would keep and stay fresh?

  33. These are deliciously addicting! I live in an apartment with three military men and it’s hard to find a snack they all agree on. This was quick, easy and I can put them in a ziplock bag and let them feast on the go!

  34. I am actually one that sees a recipe with more than 5 ingredients and think, ‘Do I really need to make this or is there a simpler version?’ I have 5 kids and a really picky husband. The less ingredients the better chance for them to like it. Your brother is so wrong!! I love 3 ingredient recipes.

  35. I keep reading all of your yummy fall recipes and I’m so disappointed that fall has not hit Vegas yet… then I came across this recipe. Now I’m thankful it’s still summer 🙂

  36. Love this idea but was wondering anyone’s thought on using Corn Tortillas as I’m Gluten Intolerant. ANYONE TRIED IT WITH CORN TORTILLAS?

  37. These chips are super delish and a huge hit among a crowd! Be very careful when baking them, though. They really only take about 8 minutes and don’t use a “jelly roll pan” Use a regular cookie sheet or a stone. I (unfortunately) had to toss an entire pan out tonight because they were too burned to serve to my coworkers tomorrow. But…still super yummy nonetheless!!!

  38. I made these chips yesterday for a snack while my husband and I watched a movie. Totally loved them!!! And love how easy they are. We ate them all before our two year old boys could try any so I made some more this evening. This will definitely be a regular snack in our house! I’m going to try the Strawberry and Chocolate Nachos next!

  39. My grandmother and mom used to make these when we where little kids… they called them Bonuelos'(spelling) they where always a GREAT HIT! I’ve done the same with my children and now that they are all gown and when they come back to visit, they still ask me… Mom can you make use some Bonuelos’ and of course… I do! =D

  40. Have you tried using corn tortillas instead of flour? My boyfriend is gluten free… Just wondered if it would taste funny 🙂 Thanks!

  41. Can’t wait to get our new stove so we can make some of those. Can you make them on an outdoor grill? I’m sure you can make almost anything on a grill these days. Lol

  42. I can make this recipe into 2 ingrediants for you. 🙂 There is a land o’ lakes butter on the market that already has the cinnamon sugar in it and all you would have to do is spread it on the tortillas 🙂 Can’t wait to try this

  43. My son needed an appitizer for a project for his high school Spanish class. He made this recipe and it was a delicious!!! Thank you SO much for sharing 🙂

  44. Wow this looks soooo delish. I have made the chips with taco seasoning , those too are delish

  45. First, 3 ingredient recipes FTW! I’m definitely a fan! Second, my daughter and I are making these tomorrow, yum! Last but not least, happy belated birthday!

  46. I made these for my sister’s bridal shower and served them with a peanut butter pudding dip. The whole thing was awesome. The only thing I would suggest would be to use the extra sugar and butter…I didn’t notice any extra pounds on my already rounded hips and I was completely satisfied with they way everything looked and tasted.

  47. For those interested in corn tortillas… I made them with corn ones because that was all I had. I baked mine for about 15 minutes and they were golden brown and really crispy, not chewy at all. Maybe I used more butter though. I think they are really yummy.

  48. 2 of my kids are allergic to cinnamon, Could I use powdered sugar to make a simple recipe like this?

  49. I was looking for an easy afterschool snack. This was perfect and easy, not the big after school production I grudgingly usually do for my starving 1st grader! He loved these! Thanks so much-a keeper for sure! I only baked for 8 minutes, too!

  50. Made this with Trader Joe’s 100% whole wheat tortillas and baked them a few extra minutes on the top rack and they were amazing. Kids loved them with berry “salsa” for after-school snack. They also loved them dipped in applesauce. Thanks!

  51. These were great! Had some leftover homemade flour tortillas. Buttered and cinnamon/sugared both sides, buttered the baking sheet, took the remaining butter and drizzled over pre-baked chips, then covered with the rest of the cinnamon/sugar. After they came out of the oven, placed the chips on a cooling rack, scraped up the butter/cinnamon/sugar from the cookie sheet and dispersed among the chips, then very lightly sprinkled with kosher salt.

  52. At a restaraunt I use to work at.. we would take the tortillas, cut them into wedges and then put them in the fryer for a minute or two, then you take them out, placing them into a big container filled with cinnamon/suger mixture and shake them up.. they come out light and crispy with some air pockets.. mmm.. awesome with vanilla pudding!

  53. I dipped these in some leftover cinnamon roll icing from this morning & it was delicious!!! 🙂

  54. Hi I can’t wait to make these, but I have a question!! Do you sprinkle both sides of the chip with cinnamon sugar or just one?? Will it stick to the pan if you do both??

  55. I made these for mine and my husband’s 2 year anniversary and he loved them!! Thank you I’ve been looking for a recipe for these for a while!!

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