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Homemade Cinnamon Chips (and cinnamon sugar shaker)


I’ve been meaning to make some homemade cinnamon tortilla chips for a long time now, so when I ran across this fruit salsa recipe to go with it, I promptly pinned it.  This weekend when I had a package of low calorie tortilla shells that just weren’t cutting it (they were dry and hard and not so great as tortilla shells), I finally made some homemade cinnamon chips.  They were so easy, and the whole family loved them.

First, a little tip.  I always save my spice containers to reuse.  Simply wash them out, air them out, and replace with a homemade spice blend.  Here is my cinnamon sugar.  The goal is to one day make a cute little “Cinnamon Sugar” label for the jar, but for now this works:


The spice jar I’m using is a Tastefully Simple one (about the size of a 12 oz. container of Lowry’s Seasoned Salt).  In a bowl, combine 1 ½ cup sugar and ½ tsp cinnamon.  (Feel free to use more cinnamon if you’d prefer a stronger cinnamon taste).  Mix until combined and then pour into your repurposed spice bottle.

Now that you have your cinnamon sugar ready, here’s how to make the chips:

What you need:
-Don Marcos Healthy Soft tortillas (10 shells) ($.99)
-Melted Butter (or non-stick spray) ($.00)
-Cinnamon Sugar ($.05) 

What to do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; Coat your tortilla shells with a light coat of melted butter, or spray.  Sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar and cut into 8 wedges (I used a pizza cutter).  Bake for about 7-9 minutes, or until crispy and brown.

Then, head over to Our Cultivated Life and try out Heather’s amazing fruit salsa recipe to go along with them!!!

Yield: 10 servings.
Cost Per Serving: $.10
Nutrition Info (per 8 chips): Calories: 75; Fat 0 g; Carbs: 17 g; Protein: 2 g

Cost and nutrition based on Don Marcos Healthy soft tortilla.  Different brand and size of tortillas will affect cost and nutritional info.

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(For more recipe ideas, check out: Tasty Tuesday, Delicious Dish, Weekend Potluck, Family Table Friday)


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  1. Ooh, these look delicious! We love using cinnamon sugar on our toast too :)

  2. Looks yummy! Thanks for linking my recipe:)

    • Crystal says:

      Thanks, Heather, it was your recipe in part that finally inspired me to stop thinking about it and actually make these things :)

  3. My kiddos love to make these. I have never made them fruit salsa, but they like to stick them in their ice cream! Thanks so much for sharing at Eat 2 Gather!!! Have a great week end.

  4. These are so good! I usually make them and put chopped up strawberries on top and then drizzle chocolate over them…… yummy!!

  5. I'm so excited about seeing these…I do believe you are a woman after my heart.:-* Making these soon – I have lots of tortillas and need to use them up. This is perfect. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

  6. I’m so excited about seeing this recipe…I do believe you are a woman after my heart.:-* Making these soon – I have lots of tortillas and need to use them up. This is perfect. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

  7. Oh these sound so yummy! Thanks for sharing with Creative @ Home Wednesday over at Finding Beauty! I hope you’ll come back this Wednesday and link-up as well!

    Susan Godfrey

  8. Kelly Lynde Nestler says:

    These look amazing! I would love it if you would share this recipe on our weekly Meatless Monday link up. Thank you for sharing your recipes- there are so many that we'll be trying out soon.
    Thank you so much!

  9. This looks really good, can you use white corn tortillas?

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