Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Baskets

by Zarina
Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Baskets

OMG!!!  Believe me… move over (just for a minute) churros because these are the bomb!!! 

Ever since eating those hot fresh cinnamon sugar doughnuts on Brighton pier last weekend, I’ve been craving that cinnamon sugar combo… so I experimented making baskets… not using spring roll wrappers this time but with flour tortillas which I shaped and fried till crispy then bathed in cinnamon sugar.  

Fill them with whatever you fancy from ice cream, fruit, custard or whipped cream… I made a quick chocolate mousse with a drizzle of the most luxurious maraschino cherries in syrup. 

Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Baskets

Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Baskets

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 6 Flour Tortillas - The thinner these are, the crispier they will be
  • Cooking Oil for frying
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar
  • 4 tsp Cinnamon
  • FILLING OF CHOICE: Ice cream, Fruit salad, Custard, Whipped cream, Chocolate Mousse


  1. Mix the cinnamon and sugar, set aside
  2. Heat oil to about 190°C in a deep wok
  3. Using 2 metal bowls, one smaller than the other, put one tortilla inside the larger bowl to shape, then place the smaller bowl upside down inside the tortilla to make a basket shape.
  4. Lower into the oil and carefully spoon more oil over the parts which are not submerged. Remove the bowls once the desired shape holds and finish cooking until crisp and golden.
  5. When the baskets are cooked on both sides, remove and drain on paper towels
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture as soon as removed from the oil, then start frying the next one
  7. Continue until all the tortillas are fried and coated with the cinnamon sugar
  8. Fill the baskets with your desired filling and enjoy!
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