Make Traditional Buñuelos

Make Traditional Buñuelos

This is a wonderful and easy recipe that is perfect for the last day of Las Posadas. The one thing that you need to have is a Bunuelera, a special mold, which you can purchase here.


(Measurements serve 15-20 Buñuelos) 

1 ½  cups of flour

2 eggs

2 tbsp sugar for mixer

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp water

1½  cups milk

1½ tsp unsalted butter

2-3 cups of hight temperature oil for frying (peanut, vegetable, canola, grapeseed) 

For dusting mix

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup sugar

On a flat surface plate mix sugar and cinnamon mixed

    Special equipment

    Bunuelera, a special mold, which you can purchase here.


    Step 1

    1. Mix the following in a bowl: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, vanilla, water, melted butter, eggs, and a little milk.
    2. While whisking ingredients, continue to add the remaining milk.
    3. Whisk the mixture until smooth. Mix should be lighter than pancake mix.
    4. Strain the mixture to remove lumps. *optional

    Step 2

    Pour oil in a pot along with your buñuelo tool in it, wait for oil temperature to reach 350-375 °F

    Step 3

    Once the oil is ready, remove the bunuelo tool and Tap excess oil on a paper towel. Bring the tool into the batter so that the mixture sticks to the end of the tool. (do not dip the tool completely in the batter) 

    Step 4

    1. Return the tool immediately back into the oil, remove the mixture from the bunuelo tool by gently spinning the tool till the mix slides off. You can use a fork to help you remove the mix.
    2. Leave bunuelo in oil for 10-15 seconds, flip sides for an additional 10 seconds.

    Step 5

    Transfer the bunuelo from oil to a towel, for excess oil to drip. Only for a few seconds. 

    Step 6

    Place bunuelo in your dusting mix for a couple seconds on each side.

    Note: place bunuelo into the dusting mix immediately before the bunuelo colds off.

    And lastly, enjoy your Buñuelo with your favorite hot drink!

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