Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
These baked cinnamon tortilla chips are easy to make and perfect for dipping in all sorts of sweet desserts and frostings. Plus, they’re a great and creative way to use up extra tortillas.
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About Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
Followers of this little food blog know how much I love dessert dips. And when you have that many options to choose from, it only makes sense to have a few recipes to serve with them.
Like, say, homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla chips.
And believe me, these chips are a perfect compliment to any dessert dip because, like the dips themselves, they’re so easy to make.
These chips have a “churro” quality to them, so when I made my first batch, I whipped up some fudge sauce to use for dipping.
In retrospect, it seems like an odd combination, but at the time, it made for a perfect afternoon snack. Kinda like a melted candy bar without the messy wrapper to deal with.
And trust me, after the day I had, it made for an awesome treat. Cinnamon, sugar, and chocolate have a way of making any day better.
How to make baked tortilla chips with cinnamon sugar
Step 1 – Start off with a package of corn tortilla chips. Depending on the size of chips you want, you can use anything between the 4.5-inch to the 8-inch tortillas. Then, take a very sharp knife (or pizza cutter) and cut the tortilla into fourths, as shown above.
Step 2 – This step you can get creative with, because it has to do with flavoring. To give the chips a bit of flavor, you want to spray or brush them with something before baking, whether it be a bit of butter, cooking spray, olive oil, etc etc. Since you’re going for a sweet flavor, I’d recommend using butter. Next, toss each chip in cinnamon sugar, coating both sides.
Step 3 – Arrange the chips on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake until crispy.
Step 4 – Let chips cool, then enjoy!
How long do cinnamon tortilla chips last?
In general, these oven baked chips will last anywhere from one to two weeks if stored in an air-tight container. The duration will vary a little depending on how much butter you use (more used = less longevity) or other heavy flavorings (excess cinnamon sugar, etc).
Notes & tips for sweet tortilla chips
- Looking for classic homemade chips? Check out this recipe for oven baked tortilla chips.
Great dips to serve with cinnamon sugar chips
Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, ground
- 10 corn tortillas
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Finally, add melted butter to another small, shallow bowl. Place all three items nearby.
- Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, make two cuts across the tortillas so that each tortilla is cut into even halves (as pictured above).
- Dip the cut tortilla in the butter, then toss in the sugar cinnamon mix. Shake off any excess and place the chip on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat this step until all chips have been coated and are ready to bake.
- Bake tortillas for 8-10 minutes or until the edges just begin to turn golden brown.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle tops with remaining cinnamon sugar, if desired. Allow chips to cool at least 5 minutes before eating.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.