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Mexican Buñuelos

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Mexican Buñuelos are delicious and super easy to make. Believe it or not, you might have the ingredients to make these tasty treats! 

Let’s begin!

What is the difference between a Buñuelos and a Sopapilla?

Many will ask these questions, and if for those who don’t know what a Sopapilla is, you are going to find out. 

Sopapilla has the same dough as a Buñuelos, but sopapilla is made with flour, and it is softer and sweeter. A sopapilla is flash-fried, and it served hot and with a sprinkled of honey. 

For Buñuelos, again it’s the same dough, but deep-fried. They are usually served cold.

We love Mexican buñuelos around the holiday season! 

These Mexican buñuelos are delicious! I had to stop myself from eating the whole batch. 

The other great thing about them is that they are super easy to make, and everyone will probably have the ingredients needed to make them on hand. 

This recipe is budget-friendly too, making them a great treat to prepare for a large crowd. 

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What’s the secret to the perfect Mexican Buñuelos?

The secret to the perfect Buñuelos is that you want to push them down, so the oil completely covers them when frying. 

The parts that are not covered with oil will bubble up, which is beautiful but a pain to eat (most of the buñuelo will crumb up on the floor instead of going to your mouth, and that’s not good). 

They will float when frying, so just use the tongs to push them down. 

What do you coat Mexican Buñuelos with?

You can coat Mexican Buñuelos with cinnamon and sugar once you remove them from the frying pan. When they are nice and hot! That’s how you get the sugar to stick! 

What are the ingredients to make Buñuelos?

To make Mexican Buñuelos, you are going to need the following ingredients:

  • flour
  • baking powder
  • oil
  • milk
  • salt
  • sugar

For the toppings you are going to need:

  • sugar
  • cinnamon

How to Make Mexican Buñuelos

Using a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar and mix.

Next, add the milk and oil, and using a spoon stir to combine the ingredients.

After that, transfer to a floured surface and knead it until you have a smooth and elastic dough.  This should take about 10 minutes.

Transfer the dough to a bowl, cover and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

While the dough is resting, mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. 

After the dough has rested, shape the buñuelos.

Take the dough out from the bowl.

Form a rectangle and cut 8 pieces. 

Shape small balls and with the help of a rolling pin, flatten until you have a disk. 

Next, heat oil in a pot over medium heat.

Place one of the buñuelos into the hot oil and coo for around 60 seconds.

Flip and cook for 30 seconds more. 

Remove from oil, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. 

Repeat the process with the rest of the dough. 

Your Mexican Buñuelos is ready!

Mexican Buñuelos Recipe

Now that you know all you need to know about creating Buñuelos it is time to print the recipe with the exact measurements. Simply hit the print button below.

Mexican Buñuelos Recipe

Mexican Buñuelos Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 4 Tbsp oil
  • ¾ Cup milk, lukewarm
  • ½ Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp sugar

Toppings

  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. 

Add milk and oil and with the help of a spoon stir to combine. 

Transfer to a floured surface and knead for around 10 minutes or until you have a smooth and elastic dough. 

Transfer to a bowl and let it rest, covered for around 30 minutes. 

While the dough is resting, mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. 

Shape the buñuelos. Take the dough out from the bowl. Form a rectangle and cut 8 pieces. 

Shape small balls and with the help of a rolling pin, flatten until you have a disk. 

Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Place one of the buñuelos into the hot oil and coo for around 60 seconds. Flip and cook for 30 seconds more. 

Remove from oil, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. 

Repeat the process with the rest of the dough. 



Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 39gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 4g

This calculation might not be accurate.

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