January 30, 2013
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Love the delicious flavor and crunchiness of churros? Then you’re in for a treat with these homemade cinnamon tortilla chips.
They are the PERFECT snack to make with leftover tortillas and lighter than the original recipe since they’re baked, not fried. Let me show you how it’s done.
What Are Churro Chips
These churro chips are simply tortillas cut down to size, dusted with cinnamon sugar, and baked to perfection. It’s what you need when craving something crunchy, sweet, and easy to make.
Of course, I should also throw in that these taste incredible crushed over vanilla ice cream or with a sweet dip as shared below.
Today, I’ve used a cookie cutter to make heart-shaped cinnamon sugar chips, but you can also cut them into triangles or another fun shape.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this sweet snack happen:
- Sugar: plain ole white sugar
- Cinnamon: essential for the churro flavor.
- Butter: add flavor and help the tortillas crisp up.
- Tortillas: regular flour or whole grain tortillas work best.
Cinnamon Sugar Ratio
The perfect ratio for the churro’s cinnamon sugar coating is 3:1 or 3 tablespoons of sugar per teaspoon of cinnamon. It creates the perfect blend of sweet, spice, and everything nice.
How to Make Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
Now, grab those ingredients, and let’s make these crunchy bits of goodness happen!
Preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
- Cut some chips
Use a cookie cutter or knife to cut the tortillas into chip-size shapes. Lightly brush the tortillas with butter and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on both sides.
- Make them crispy
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the chips are toasty and golden. Allow them to cool down to room temperature before serving.
Watch how they’re made in this super-short video!
All that’s left is to grab a chip and enjoy the super crisp texture and cinnamon flavor!
Baked Cinnamon Sugar Chips
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 4 whole grain tortillas
For the Dip:
- 4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
- 6 oz vanilla yogurt
- 2 teaspoons sugar honey or maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar together, set aside.
- Use a cookie cutter cut shapes out of your tortillas; alternatively, use a pizza cutter or knife to cut into triangles.
- Place tortilla pieces on baking sheet and with a basting brush, lightly coat with butter on each side. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture on both sides.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until lightly golden, keeping a close eye so as not to burn. Allow to cool then serve or pack.
For the Dip:
- In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and cinnamon until smooth.
- Serve with cinnamon chips and/or fruit.
So good! My kids are going to be obsessed with these churro chips!
Hi there!!! Can I fry my tortilla chips and then dip in cinnamon n sugar??
that will work too!
im wondering how long they will keep? Could I make the night before, for a school party?
Absolutely. Once completely cooled, store them in an airtight container overnight.
I have a (possibly silly) question, but I thought I’d better get clarification. It is corn tortillas, right? Not flour? Thanks! :)
not silly and great question. you can use any type of tortilla you want. if you need to eat a gluten free diet then corn or rice tortillas is what you want.
Going to try. They look amazing! What brand of tortillas do you use?
Hi Jen! It depends. Sometimes I use the 356 brand from whole foods. Just look at the label behind the packaged kind. If they are “light” or low carb they have a bunch of gunk.
I did something similar today — made “Easter Duck” chips today for my daughter’s guacamole. She loved it!
These are great! I make these a lot at my preschool, the children request these. They are simple, inexpensive, healthy and tasty! I have made them before w/o using the butter, but just basting water on them for an even healthier version. Either way, they taste great.
Michelle | Creative Food
Thanks Pam! I love how the kids at your preschool request them! My daughter requests them too :) I’ve never tried making them without butter, glad to hear that it tastes just as good! :)