Baked Cinnamon Chips

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Quick and easy Baked Cinnamon Chips are made by brushing flour tortillas with melted butter, sprinkling with cinnamon-sugar, and baking until light and crisp. They make a delicious snack on their own, or try topping them with some vanilla ice cream and buttermilk caramel sauce or hot fudge. They are also delicious dipped in fruit dip or straight into whipped cream. Two of our favorite uses are to build a plate of decadent Strawberry-Chocolate Nachos or dip in Fruit Salsa!

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Baked Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips

  • Author: Sara Wells

Description

Light and crisp cinnamon-sugar chips are a fun snack!  Try them drizzled in chocolate or caramel or with fruit salsa.


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Ingredients

  • 12 6-inch flour tortillas (though you can use any size)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.

Lightly brush one side of each tortilla with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar to taste (you may not need all of the sugar mixture).  Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly brown and crisp.  Cool on a cooling rack and serve.



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  • Serving Size: 8

Keywords: baked cinnamon sugar chips

How to Make Baked Cinnamon Chips:

Simply lay out your tortillas and brush each one with melted butter and sprinkle with a little cinnamon-sugar and then cut into wedges.  I’ve provided measurements and quantities in the recipe, but you can absolutely eyeball literally everything here. I never measure anything when I make these.  Simply brush and sprinkle!

Lay them on a baking sheet (I line mine with parchment or foil for easy clean up) and then bake them in the oven.  Different brands and sizes of tortillas might take varying amounts of time but it’s usually about 10 minutes or so.  Just keep an eye on them and take them out when they turn golden on the edges.

When they’re done and cooled completely 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!

 

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. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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!!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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! 🙂

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. 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! 🙂

  22. 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)

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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 🙂

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

  28. 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!!!

  29. 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!

  30. 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

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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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!

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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!

  38. 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!

  39. 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.

  40. 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!

  41. 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??

  42. 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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