Bunuelos Recipe

December 3, 2013
(Last Updated On: July 5, 2016)

How to cook Bunuelos

Bunuelos Recipe is a popular delicacy in many Latin countries like Mexico, Colombia and in Asia, the Philippines. It is cooked as a traditional Christmas treats and also served in special occasions and celebrations such as birthdays and baptisms.

Buñuelos are similar to doughnut; it consists of wheat-based yeast dough, usually flavored with anise, thinly rolled and shaped into round ball or disc, then fried and sprinkled with sugar or hot sugar cane syrup, it is best served with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

Learn these basic and simple ways to make Bunuelos with Christmas just around the corner; it is also an excellent gift for the holidays. You can also try our Pinoy Donut recipe.

bunuelos recipe

Bunuelos Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Canola oil, for deep frying

bunuelos recipe

Bunuelos Cooking Instructions:

  • Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl then add 2 tbsp of caster sugar.
  • Place the egg and milk in a small bowl and whisk well with a fork.
  • Next melt the butter in a small pan.
  • Add the egg mixture and milk gradually into the flour, stirring all the time, until well blended
  • Add the melted butter then Mix well with a wooden spoon and then with your hands to make a soft dough.
  • Lightly dust with flour your work surface, tip out the dough on to it and knead for about 10 minutes,until smooth.
  • Divide the dough into into small balls.
  • Heat the oil for deep frying then fry the bunuelos in small batches until they are puffy and golden brown
  • You must turn them once or twice during cooking. As soon as they are golden remove them out of the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towels to drain.
  • Place the Bunuelos in a service plate then dust it with caster sugar or you serve it with dulce de leche.

bunuelos recipe

Bunuelos Recipe is great paired with coffee or a hot tea.


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    Lisa Brown

    March 19, 2015 at 6:02 am

    yum, dessert first thing in the morning 🙂

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    Lisa Brown

    March 17, 2015 at 7:05 am

    never heard of these, they look yummy 🙂

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    April 10, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Looks easy to make, perfect for kiddie parties!!!

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    Jasmine P

    December 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Looks good!

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    December 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Seriously, you are the best! Making these tonight!

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    jo n

    December 9, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Reminds me of Beignets from New Orleans. Oh sooooo good.

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    ophel boniel

    December 7, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Mama Angel used to prepare bunuelos when we were young. Yummy.

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    December 6, 2013 at 6:00 am

    tanong ko lang oven ko is convection ngayon ang timer nya is upto 200’F lang pwede po paki send ang equal time sa convention to convection oven maraming salamat..

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    December 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    These look delicious. I’m going to try them for my family this weekend. I hope my Bil who lived in the Phillipines will think it’s authentic.

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    md Kennedy

    December 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Yum-Oooooh! I so want one of these RIGHT NOW! I’ll have to make these for dessert next week.

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    December 5, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Anything deep fried tastes good, thanks ill have to try this little balls of yum! Maybe top some fruit over them in some ice cream.

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