This super easy sopapilla recipe can be whipped up in just 5 minutes making it the perfect dessert for busy weeknights. It’s a delicious treat that the whole family will love. If you enjoy this recipe then you’ll have to try buñuelos next!
Sopapillas are fried pastries that are popular in Tex-Mex cooking and are often served as a dessert.
I however took the easy way out and made them with store bought flour tortillas.
After all we all deserve a break every now and then am I right?
Easy Sopapilla Recipe with Flour Tortillas
Before dealing with the tortillas, heat up enough oil for frying in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Now take three or four flour tortillas and make sure they are stacked neatly one on top of the other as shown below.
Cut them into four triangles as shown below.
Once the oil is hot fry one or two at a time over medium heat.
After the sopapilla puffs up flip to the other side and continue to fry until it turns a golden color.
This process should take less than a minute.
Transfer the sopapillas to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
Immediately sprinkle the sopapillas with cinnamon-sugar.
It’s important to do this immediately so that the cinnamon-sugar will stick.
Drizzle honey and chocolate syrup over the sopapillas if desired. This is totally optional.
You could also sprinkle them with powdered sugar, that would be amazing!
I served these to my little girl and she absolutely loved them.
She made a sticky mess with them but she loved them and that made me happy.
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Easy Sopapilla Recipe
This easy sopapilla recipe is made using flour tortillas. It’s a quick and delicious treat that you can whip up in no time!
- 4 flour tortillas
- vegetable oil enough for frying
- cinnamon-sugar for garnishing
- honey for garnishing
- chocolate syrup for garnishing
Heat up enough oil for frying in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
stack four flour tortillas evenly and cut them into four triangles.
Once oil is hot begin frying the sopapillas. Fry two at a time. Once the sopapillas begin to puff flip them over and fry until the bottom turns a golden color. Then transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
Immediately sprinkle the sopapillas with cinnamon-sugar. Then drizzle with honey and chocolate syrup is desired.