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Buñelo Recipe

What are Buñelos?

In Mexico buñuelos are made from a yeasted dough with a hint of anise that is deep fried then drenched in a syrup of brown sugar and cinnamon. Buñuelos are commonly served in Mexico and other Latin American countries with powdered sugar, a cinnamon and sugar topping, or hot sugar cane syrup and are sold in fairs, carnivals, and Christmas events such as Las Posadas.

Ingredients for 6 Servings

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl combine eggs with 1/4 cup of sugar and beat until thick and lemon colored. Add the 1 tsp. vegetable oil. Combine SEPARATELY 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the baking powder, and the salt. Gradually add this to the egg mixure and beat well.
  2. Turn dough out onto a floured board (use remaining 1/2 cup flour)and knead until smooth
  3. Shape dough into 16 balls. Roll each one into a circle about 5″ in diameter. Let stand uncovered on wax paper for about 10 minutes
  4. Heat oil in a deep fry pan to 350 degrees. Fry circles until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture, store airtight.