Fried Cinnamon Strips

  • Recipe By
  • Published Sep 28th
  • Ready In30m
  • Servings36
  • Calories82
Flour tortilla strips are deep-fried then coated with cinnamon and sugar for a quick, crunchy snack.

Fried Cinnamon Strips Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Fried Cinnamon Strips for 36 servings:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 10 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 3 cups oil for frying

Fried Cinnamon Strips Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook1m
  • Ready In30m

To cook Fried Cinnamon Strips, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Fried Cinnamon Strips is about 1 minute , and you can serve your Fried Cinnamon Strips within 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Fried Cinnamon Strips easily:

  1. 1 Combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and toss to mix.
  2. 2 Heat oil in deep-fryer or deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry 4 or 5 tortilla strips for 30 seconds on a side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  3. 3 While still warm, place fried tortillas in bag and shake to coat with sugar mixture. Serve at once or store in an airtight container.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 82 calories; 2.8 grams of fat; 13.2 grams of carbohydrates; 1.2 gram of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 65 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Apr 25th 2006

    These are amazing. They are quick, inexpensive, and the easiest thing in the world to make. Only comment is that you must eat them while they are warm. If you wait too long they get a lit ...

  2. Jun 5th 2004

    What a fun, fast and easy recipe! I used kitchen scissors to cut my overlapped tortillas into strips. Just make sure you really watch the strips while you're frying them. They should just ha ...

  3. Sep 24th 2003

    This is a great way to use leftover tortillas. My son devoured them! Reminded him of his favorite cereal Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  4. Aug 24th 2003

    These were delicious. I made these for a dinner party last night early in the day and stored them in airtight containers before servings in the evening. They were nice and crispy and everyon ...

  5. May 9th 2003

    Perfect end to our mexican-themed dinner last night- absolutely perfect!! I cut these into fourths (like triangles) and sooo easy & tasty. I've made "annie's fruit salsa and cinnamon chi ...

  6. Apr 12th 2003

    These made a great snack for the kids and I. They were very quick and easy to make and tasted fabulous. We love cinnamon and sugar, so this was just our kind of recipe. These would make g ...

  7. Apr 8th 2003

    Excellent dessert to finish off a mexican meal. And easy to make too. We don't use regular sugar very often, so I used Splenda and it was wonderful. My kids loved them, and my very picky 8 y ...

  8. Apr 8th 2003

    Oh my, how good are these?! Had nothing better to do yesterday, as yet AGAIN, N.J. got another blast of winter in spring leaving us with five inches of snow. Just to think that two weeks ago ...

  9. Mar 29th 2002

    I have been making these cinnamon strips for several years. Very easy to make but a little time consuming. I can usually get a rhythm going from one step to another. Be sure to coat them ...