A Plate Full of Crispy Buñuelo Chips in Front of a Bowl of Fresh Berries

CINNAMON BUÑUELO CHIPS

SATISFY YOUR NAGGING CRAVINGS
THE SMART WAY

Have you ever been going about your day and suddenly felt the gentle nudge of your sweet tooth?

Cravings for something sweet can often strike unexpectedly, leading us to seek out that satisfying treat to indulge our sweet tooth. Whether it’s a piece of chocolate, a slice of cake, or a scoop of ice cream, these cravings can sometimes feel irresistible.

The urge for sweetness can be influenced by various factors, including emotions, habits, and even nutrient deficiencies.

You try to ignore it. But, you find yourself on the fence between pleasing those sweet yearnings and your need for health-conscious eating.

If you find yourself reaching for sugary snacks frequently, it may be helpful to explore healthier alternatives to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Opting for fruits, such as berries or a banana, can provide natural sweetness along with essential nutrients. Incorporating more whole foods and balanced meals into your diet can also help reduce the intensity of sugar cravings.

Remember, indulging in moderation is key to maintaining a healthy relationship with sweets while still enjoying the occasional treat.

A SATISFYING SNACK ALTERNATIVE

These satisfying buñuelo chips let you off the high-calorie hook by baking them versus frying. This is known as smart snacking and is one of the most intelligent snack hacks around!

By baking tortilla chips instead of frying them, you can enjoy a crunchy and delicious treat with less oil and fewer calories.

This mindful choice allows you to indulge in something sweet without the guilt, making it a great option for those looking to make healthier choices in their diet.

Especially when you swap out white flour tortillas for those made from wheat flour. No skimping on flavour and just as delicious!

With a variety of flavors and options available on the market, you can easily find a baked chip that suits your taste preferences and dietary needs. But, how about sweet ones? Keep reading for the answer!

THE LOW-CALORIE BENEFITS

While already low in calories, you can take this hack even further by choosing sugar substitutes. This may lower the calorie count even further and more importantly, remove the threat of cane sugar consumption when there are health considerations are involved.

Sugar substitutes come in various forms such as artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose, as well as natural alternatives like stevia. These substitutes can be used in a wide range of recipes to add sweetness without the added calories.

When using sugar substitutes, it’s important to consider their taste and sweetness levels as they may differ from cane sugar.

Some people may prefer the taste of certain substitutes over others, so experimenting with different options can help you find the one that suits your palate best.

Also be mindful that measurements can differ, as well. One cup of cane sugar may not equate to one cup of a sugar substitute. Depending on your substitute preference, it may be a 1 : 1/2 ratio.

A NOSTALGIC TREAT

These are great options for kids, too. When I was a child, my Abuelita (‘Grandmother’ in Spanish) used to make these lightly sweetened chips for all of us grandkids, as a reward for being well-behaved. While ensuring that we didn’t get too hyped up on sugar. She was a smart lady.

Biting into one, I can almost feel the sun on my face as we enjoyed these, outside, on a warm summer day. They are both nostalgic and comforting.

To this day, I turn to this simple recipe when I have little time, but still want to fill the cookie jar with something I can just grab and run with. Accommodating my time, my sense of home and my sweet tooth.

SNACKING THE RIGHT WAY

When it comes to healthy snacking, making your own snacks can be a great way to control the ingredients and allow you to tailor the flavours to your liking.

By preparing snacks for yourself and your loved ones, you not only get to enjoy the satisfaction of creating something from scratch but also promote a culture of health and wellness within your household.

Homemade snacks can be a great way to quiet those cravings for unhealthy options and instead nourish your body with ingredients that will keep you feeling energized and satisfied.

Total Prep Time:
20 min

Servings in Recipe:
40

Serving Size:
2 chips

Calories Per Serving:
60

Total Prep Time: 20 min


Servings in Recipe: 40


Serving Size: 2 chips


Calories Per Serving: 60

A Plate Full of Crispy Buñuelo Chips in Front of a Bowl of Fresh Berries

CINNAMON BUÑUELO CHIPS

Ingredients

  • 1 package of 8″ flour tortillas
  • 3 tbsp melted butter for brushing
  • Sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling
A Picture of Crispy Buñuelo Chip Ingredients. Cinnamon Sticks, Brown Sugar and Star Anise.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400F/204C then line three baking sheets with parchment.
  • Cut several tortillas at a time into 6 wedge-shaped slices.
  • Arrange them on the baking sheets with room in between each slice.
  • Brush each slice with a thin layer of melted butter.
A Picture of Crispy Buñuelo Chip Ingredients. Cinnamon Sticks, Brown Sugar and Star Anise.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown and crisp to the touch.
  • Allow them to cool for 5 minutes before putting them in a container or enjoy them warm and fresh out of the oven.

CINNAMON BUÑUELO CHIPS FAQ

Where did buñuelos originate?

Innovative bakers have found new and unique ways to honor the humble buñuelo, which originated in Spain, centuries ago, when this region was ruled by the Muslim Moors.

The Spanish version of buñuelos is made from a simple dough of flour, eggs, and sugar, which is deep-fried until crispy and golden. Over time, this recipe spread to Latin America and the Philippines through Spanish colonization, where it evolved to incorporate local flavors and ingredients.

In some regions, buñuelos are filled with sweet fillings like cream, fruit, or dulce de leche, while in others they are served with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or drizzled with honey.

Why are buñuelos eaten at Christmas?

During Christmas, buñuelos are enjoyed as a symbol of good luck and prosperity for the upcoming year. The round shape of the buñuelos is believed to represent coins, signifying wealth and abundance.

In many households, making buñuelos is a cherished tradition where families come together to prepare and enjoy these delicious treats.

Whether they are filled with cheese, served with syrup, or dusted with sugar, buñuelos have become an integral part of Christmas celebrations, bringing people closer through the joy of sharing a sweet and festive treat.


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