Mexican Buñuelos

easy Mexican buñuelos
Easy Mexican buñuelos
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For the topping
3 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon ground
For the dough
1½ cups All-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking powder
3 tbsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
¼ cup Butter or vegetable oil
1 Large eggs
¼ cup Milk
½ cup Masa harina
¼ tsp Salt
For frying
1 cup Vegetable oil for frying

Nutritional information

  • For the topping

  • For the dough

  • For frying

Mexican Buñuelos


These Mexican Buñuelos are a deep fried dough treat which are dusted with cinnamon sugar while still warm. This Mexican buñuelos recipe produces golden fried dough balls which I think are like a cross between a donut and a fritter. They taste amazing with a mug of hot chocolate. 

To make Mexican buñuelos isn’t difficult. Start by preparing a cinnamon sugar topping. Then make a dough from flour, sugar, salt, oil or butter, an egg, milk and masa harina, a type of flour made from corn. Shape the dough into little balls which you can leave round or you can flatten them into cake shapes. Fry the dough balls until golden and coat in cinnamon sugar before serving while still warm. 

To make my version of Mexican Buñuelos, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Mexican Buñuelos

Steps to make Mexican Buñuelos


Make the topping


In a shallow dish, combine 3 tablespoons of sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.


Sift flour and baking powder


Sift 1½ cups of flour into a medium sized bowl with 1 teaspoon of baking powder.


Mix sugar with oil/butter


In a separate bowl, beat 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt with ¼ cup of oil or butter until smooth.


Add egg, milk and masa harina


Add 1 large egg, ¼ cup of milk, and ½ a cup of masa harina.


Add flour mixture


Add the flour mixture gradually. Mix well after each addition, until a dough forms.


Shape buñuelos


Shape the dough into meatball-sized balls, approximately 1½ inches in diameter.


Fry the buñuelos


Pour 1 cup of vegetable oil into a medium-sized saucepan and heat until hot. Fry the buñuelos for 6 - 7 minutes, turning occasionally until they are golden brown all over.


Drain oil

Once cooked, place the buñuelos on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.


Dust with cinnamon sugar


Using tongs, roll each buñuelo on the shallow dish which contains the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Shake the dish until each buñuelo is well coated.



Serve immediately with hot chocolate.

These Mexican Buñuelos are a delicious fried dough treat. They are perfect to serve at your Cinco de Mayo party. Try them out this year & come back to leave a review.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 13
Anayah Fakes

Did not think I'd manage to nail this on the first try but I did and boy am I happy.

Mika Ofori

My kids are obsessed with these but I think it's way better than feeding them chocolate all the time so I'd say I'm grateful.

Wren Soscia

Made a whoopsie by using sunflower oil but no difference in taste.

Vivianna Policicchio

Going to make this tomorrow night for my abuela hopefully it'll make here proud she used to make me these bunuelos every night when I was at her house as a kid :)

Delia Purpera

Drizzle some caramel syrup of the top and you got yourself an amazing crowd pleaser for less than 30 bucks.

Cara Plescia

It's good but churros are better and easier to make i think.

Dania Roubideaux

Wonderful and easy to follow recipe thanks for another great one Jelena.

Abbigail Gooler

Where do I get the masa harina?

Antonella Renstrom

Really tasty and simple to make thanks so much.

Janice Matherly

Can't get enough of all these amazing desserts I'm going to wind up fat haha.

Maryjane Jedziniak

Needed a bit more sugar but other than that it tasted fine.

Cambria Bace

Ultra good but had to swap out the milk for coconut milk cause didn't have normal milk in my fridge ironically the coconut milk actually added to the flavor and made it even tastier though.


I love it! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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