Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
  2. Add a half a stick melted butter, beat.
  3. Place dough on floured surface and knead til silky and elastic.
  4. Roll into balls or ropes, and flatten with the palm of your hand.
  5. Fry in hot oil, (370º), til golden.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Roll/toss in cinnamon/sugar mix.


Most Helpful

These are an amazing and easy to make treat. Don't believe me? I, a 15 year old highschool student and my friend, also a 15 year old made them perfectly in about 25 minutes. (Ironically for a spanish project)

Troof1997 November 01, 2012

I never thought of doing Buñuelos in a ball (they tasted like Churros, so my Hubby said) My family loved these. I have a recipe for Buñuelos, which I will post. Mine has white wine in it and other ingredients. Thanks for the recipe. My daughter enjoyed putting them into balls.

.Liz.(Daddy's little Chef) January 10, 2010

Real bunuelos do not have eggs, milk and are made with Crisco not butter. The taste is cleaner and they come out crispier and golden not dark. the recipe is just like making tortillas but it has more baking powder to make them fluffy.

Kat S. December 30, 2015

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