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These cinnamon sugar tortillas are a perfect snack or dessert that the entire family will love. These are so easy to make with leftover homemade flour tortillas, or even store or restaurant tortillas. Include some cream cheese glaze for drizzling or dipping to make this an extra special treat. Serve these alongside your favorite enchiladas, some birria tacos, or even a Chile Relleno as a tasty dessert.

Stack of cinnamon tortillas being drizzled with cream cheese glaze.


Why Make this Recipe?

  • Quick and easy dessert idea that takes only minutes to make!
  • This dessert has a very similar taste to churros. And instead of serving with cream cheese glaze, feel free to serve with some fudge sauce!
  • Super kid friendly recipe that can be made with leftover tortillas from dinner. You can even use tortillas from the day before if you have some still on hand.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas laid out on the counter.

Notes on some Ingredients:

  • Flour Tortillas: use this recipe for Homemade Flour Tortillas or purchase your favorite.
  • Cream Cheese & Butter: soften both to room temperature to be easily spread.

How to make Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas (step by step):

Step by step picture showing cinnamon sugar being mixed, and butter being spread on a warm flour tortilla.
  • Prepare the Cinnamon Sugar: combine the ground cinnamon and the white granulated sugar in a small bowl, stir to mix completely.
  • Warm the tortillas: if they are fresh off the skillet or comal from cooking them that’s fine, but if they are cooler or room temperature warm them slightly by heating them in a skillet or on top of the burner of the oven.
  • Spread with butter: spread the softened butter over the top of the warm tortilla, only one side needs to be buttered.
Step by step picture showing sprinkling cinnamon sugar over the tortillas, then being rolled. And a stack of tortillas rolled up on a plate with a bowl of glaze.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the top of the tortilla where the butter was spread.
  • Roll: turn the tortilla over and gently roll it up so that the cinnamon sugar side faces out.
  • Prepare the glaze: add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix with a hand mixer to combine. If needed add more milk or powdered sugar to get to a desired consistency.
Row of cinnamon sugar tortillas laid next to each other on a plate.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the best tortillas to use?

Personally I enjoy using leftover homemade tortillas, but these turn out wonderfully with any 6 inch flour tortillas.

Why did my tortillas break or crack?

This can happen with leftover tortillas, be sure to heat them up before spreading with butter and sprinkling with the cinnamon sugar, this makes it easier to roll them.

What do I serve these cinnamon sugar tortillas with?

Use the included recipe for a cream cheese glaze, or serve them with a chocolate fudge sauce like you would with churros.

More Cinnamon Dessert Recipes to Try:

  • If you’re looking for a more challenging recipe try out these Homemade Churros.
  • OR if you prefer a softer more pillowy treat, these Sopapillas will hit the spot.
  • For a fun twist on a classic these Sopapilla Cheesecake Rolls are always a hit.
  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon to the top of this Tres Leches Cake for an all time favorite!
  • These Authentic Bunuelos are almost like a big cinnamon tortilla chip and a fun dessert recipe to try.

Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas

4.97 from 27 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 6 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Serene
This quick, simple and easy dessert recipe tastes like a churro but only needs a fraction of the time to make! This recipe can be made in under 10 minutes!
Stack of cinnamon tortillas being drizzled with cream cheese glaze.


Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp milk


  • Cinnamon Sugar: Add the sugar and cinnamon to a small bowl, stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Heat: Warm the tortillas on the stovetop (over the burner or in a medium size skillet).
  • Butter: While the tortillas are warm spread one side with the butter, until the entire side is covered with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the tortilla. Roll the tortilla up.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Mix: Place all ingredients into a small mixing bowl and mix using a hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Adjust: Add milk or powdered sugar as needed to get desired consistency.




Leftovers & Storage: these are best served fresh. If needed store in a sealed container at room temperature for one day. Reheat slightly if needed. Leftover glaze should be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator. 


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Recipe first published on January 11, 2016. Updated on April 8, 2021 with new images, information and a video.

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  1. Hi Serene,

    I loved your churros recipe, so I can’t wait to try these! I just cannot resist the combo of cinnamon and sugar. It’s perfect this time of year. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe! 🙂