Authentic Mexican Bunuelos

Kelly Williams


My mom used to make these every year with her Spanish class students. We LOVE them! Kind of a mexican version of elephant ears, but different. VERY addicting! This makes a lot, so you may want to cut the recipe in half. We never had any trouble eating a whole batch when we were kids, though! These look really nice served in a linen-lined rustic basket if making rounds, or if making flat ropes, stood up in a mexican pot or vase.
*Beautiful photo by Rebecca Anderson JAP Member! :)
(Other photo from bing images)


★★★★★ 2 votes

about 15-24
30 Min
30 Min


  • 4 cups
  • 1 tsp.
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp.
  • 1/2 cup
  • 2
  • 1 cup
  • 4 Tbl.
    (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • ·
    oil for frying
  • ·
    cinnamon-sugar mix

How to Make Authentic Mexican Bunuelos


  1. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In smaller bowl, beat eggs and milk. Add this gradually, beating, to flour mixture. Add a half a stick melted butter, beat. Place dough on floured surface and knead til silky and elastic.
    Roll into balls or ropes, and flatten with the palm of your hand. Fry in hot oil, (370º), til golden.
    Drain on paper towels. Roll and toss in cinnamon/sugar mix.

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About Authentic Mexican Bunuelos

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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