Cinnamon Tortilla Surprise

Express sweets made with tortillas! Invented when a friend passed unexpectedly just as my mid-afternoon craving for sugar hit me. I didn’t even bother to melt the butter, I just smeared it like a butter spread on a toast, dusted with sugar and cinnamon, then baked them for just 5 minutes. Mmm!

These are well stored for a couple of days in an airtight container. The nutritional information below shows that each piece only contains 9 calories … however this is somewhat misleading since you will not be able to stop at one.

Cinnamon Tortilla Surprise

Sweet treats in an instant!


  • 3 tortillas
  • 2 tbsp butter , spreadable
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  • Spread butter onto each tortilla, like you are buttering toast. Alternatively, melt the butter and brush onto tortillas.
  • Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar.
  • Stack the tortillas, then cut into strips, or triangles.
  • Spread in a single layer on a baking tray (3 tortillas should almost perfectly fit).
  • Bake for 5 to 8 minutes until golden and crisp.
  • Eat warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes:

  1. Stores for 2 to 3 days in an airtight container.
    I cut these but cutting each tortilla into 6 strips (lengthwise), then the outer strips into 2 and all other strips into 3, this makes 16 pieces per tortilla.
  2. Nutrition per piece.