CopyCat: TacoTime Cinnamon Crustos Recipe!

I have to admit that I’ve been known to order more than I should at TacoTime just to get the free Cinnamon Crustos. I LOVE these things! There’s nothing like the light, crisp, yummy goodness that is a cinnamon crusto! Last night I had a crazy craving for these and I wasn’t about to go out and get them; First off, it’s just about 10 degrees outside and I don’t want to bundle up and two, I’m pretty sure TacoTime is closed already. So, I figured out how to make them on my own. And guess what? It’s unbelievably easy!

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Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • Flour Tortillas (don’t use corn!)
  • Cinnamon Sugar Mix (or use 1/2 cup cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar mixed together)
  • Deep fryer (or pan filled with about an inch of vegetable oil)

If you are using a deep fryer, set it to 300* and let it warm up. If you are using a pan, fill it with an inch of oil and turn your stove on to medium heat.

Now, tear a few flour tortillas into large pieces. Do not use corn tortillas! Flour tortillas are the secret to getting that light, flaky texture. Tear up as many as you wish.

I used four tortillas to get the amount in the pictures.

Add your tortilla pieces to your frying basket and drop basket into heated oil. If you’re not using a deep fryer, add your pieces to your pan.

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Let the tortillas sit for about two minutes before you flip your pieces. You may not need to do this is you’re using a deep fryer but it will ensure that both sides of the tortilla get some time in the oil.

Your pieces should start to look like this after about 5 minutes of sitting in the oil. Notice they are only slightly darker than they were from the start.

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Remember, since you’re using flour tortillas, they will not turn brown like corn tortillas would. You will know your pieces are ready when you can no longer puncture them with a fork. DO NOT let them sit for longer than about 8 or 9 minutes. Any longer and they may lose their flaky texture.

Once your tortillas are ready, place them on a paper-towel lined plate.

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Do not blot off the extra oil. This is what your cinnamon sugar mix is going to stick to!

Now, pour a generous helping of cinnamon sugar over the top of your fried tortillas!

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Flip your pieces over and repeat!

That’s it! You’ve just made your own Cinnamon Crustos! YUMMY!!!

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Just be warned, these are hard to stop eating!

Thanks for reading! Please remember to like, share, tweet, and pin this post! 🙂

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Comments

  • Helen in Meridian

    I love your idea…especially during National Diet Week. Yesterday I went into Walgreens to buy their Simply Slim capsules. They were out of stock, so instead I bought 7 tins of Mrs. Fields Chocolates using a $10 Register Reward. Sound like I must try this recipe too, before I get more serious about improving my health.

  • Mary

    Going to try this tonite but going to use pie dough instead.

  • Sarah

    I did this in a frying pan and had it on medium heat as directed. Within about 15-20 seconds the tortilla pieces started to brown so I flipped them then removed them after another 15-20 seconds. They turned out golden brown. Delicious but I think I may need to drop the temp a little next time.

    • Cathy

      That’s strange! It has worked for us at this temperature but maybe drop it to low and see what happens! So sorry this didn’t work out!

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