Authentic Bunuelos Recipe, Video Cooking Lesson

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How To Make Mexican Bunuelos

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In this video cooking lesson, Chef Sydney shows you how to yummy and delicious Mexican bunuelos.


  • 6 Qt. Cast Iron Pot
  • Measuring Cup
  • Blender 
  • Tongs 
  • Iron rosette


  • Pre-measure ingredients
  • Heat oil



  • Add to a blender, eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Blend to form a light batter. 
To a blender, add eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, vanila and salt

Blend the ingredients together

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. There should be enough oil to fry the buñuelos - about 1 1/2 inches high. The temperature has to be around 365 degrees Fahrenheit. Add a layer of paper towels on a baking sheet to absorb the excess oil from the finished buñuelos.
In a large skillet heat the oil to fry the bunuelos

Heat the oil in a large skillet.

  • Place the iron mold in the hot oil to fry the batter. Keep the mild in the oil for about a minute. The batter will start cooking, and you will eventually be able to lift up the mold and the buñuelo will slip off and stay in the oil (if it doesn't easily come off from the mild, separate it with the help of a fork.) Once you've removed the mold from the oil, keep cooking until it gets golden color all over.
Frying bunuelos

Boil 3 cups of water in a sauce pan

  • Fry each rosette for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Once removed, place them on the baking sheet lined with a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
Cook the bunuelos until they are golden brown

Fry rosettes until golden brown and drain on a paper towel

  • Once they cool off, dip them in a mixture of bakers sugar and cinnamon.
Drain the excess oil on a paper towel and coat the bunuelos in cinnamon and sugar

Dip in cinnamon and sugar mixture

Crispy, delicious bunuelos.


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Common Buñuelos Questions And Answers

What are buñuelos?

Buñuelos are fried fritters of batter that are covered in cinnamon and sugar.

How are buñuelos made?

Buñuelos are made by dipping a rosette mold (in our video example) into batter and then releasing the batter into hot oil and letting it fry until golden brown. Watch our recipe video lesson to learn how to make them.

Where do buñuelos come from?

Buñuelos are a popular food in Latin America, with many different variations. They are commonly made and eaten during the holidays.

Do you need any special tools to make buñuelos?

To make buñuelos, you can use an iron rosette mold to make the shape.

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