These Toaster Oven Cinnamon Tortilla Chips are an irresistible crispy sweet treat. With just a few pantry staples and your toaster oven (or air fryer), you can transform flour tortillas into a delicious dessert in minutes!
A small-batch takes just a few minutes to make and each chip is bursting with great cinnamon-sugar flavor.
Stored properly, they even keep well for easy snacking anytime!
- Flour Tortillas. The 6-inch fajita size works great. Two of them sliced fit perfectly on a quarter sheet pan.
- Cooking Oil Spray or Butter. I like to use coconut oil spray for convenience but butter adds a bunch of great flavor and results in a crunchier chip.
- Sugar and Cinnamon. After lots of batches we found a ratio of 1¼ teaspoons sugar to 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon was the best for this recipe. But feel free to use more or less depending on how sweet you like your chips.
How to Make Cinnamon Chips in the Toaster Oven
1. First, get your toaster oven heating to 350°F on the BAKE setting. For our convection toaster oven, I like to keep the temperature the same and just check on the chips earlier.
2. Make the chips:
- Mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
- Spray the tortillas on one side with oil or lightly spread with butter.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly over the tortillas.
- Slice into 8 wedges.
3. Set a small wire rack inside a quarter sheet pan and arrange the tortilla pieces in a single layer on the rack.
The rack helps the warm air inside the oven to circulate around the tortillas resulting in a flakier and crispier chip.
If you don’t have a rack, place the pieces directly on the ungreased pan – they’ll still bake up nicely.
Rack or no rack, take a minute to make sure the chips are not overlapping otherwise they won’t crisp up as well.
4. Bake until the chips just start to brown around the edges, about 8 to 11 minutes.
Quick Toaster Oven Tip: The first time you make them, start checking on the chips after 8 minutes and add more time as needed.
5. Remove from the toaster oven and leave the chips to cool on the pan. If they’re still a little soft in the middle, don’t worry. The chips will crisp up more as they cool.
Can you make cinnamon tortilla chips in an air fryer?
Yes, but with a few changes to the temperature and cooking time.
- Preheat the Air Fryer to 325°F or 330°F.
- Depending on the size of your machine you may need to cook the chips in multiple batches. (I didn’t have any problems fitting all of the chips in the basket for the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer but getting them to lay in a single layer in our Cosori Pro XL took some fussing).
- The chips will be ready after 4 to 5 minutes, so don’t wander off.
- Also, in the Cosori the chips kept blowing over each other. So I’d suggest checking on them after 2 minutes of cooking so you can rearrange any chips if necessary.
These sweet chips taste great on their own but are even better topped with sliced strawberries and some small-batch whipped cream. Dessert nachos for the win!
- Cooking Oil Spray or Softened Butter
- 1¼ teaspoons Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 2 (6-inch) Flour Tortillas
- Adjust the cooking rack to the bottom position, select the BAKE setting, and preheat the toaster oven to 350°F.
- In a small bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
- Place the tortillas on a cutting board and spray one side with oil or spread with a thin layer of butter.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly over the tortillas and cut each tortilla into 8 triangle-shaped wedges.
- Insert a small wire rack inside a quarter sheet pan and arrange the pieces in a single layer on the wire rack. *If you don’t have a rack, place the pieces directly on an ungreased pan.
- Bake until the edges are just starting to turn golden brown, about 8 to 11 minutes.
- Remove from the toaster oven and allow the chips to cool on the pan, they will crisp further as they cool.
Convection Toaster Oven: Keep the temperature at 350°F but begin checking on the chips earlier.
Air Fryer Adjustments: Reduce temperature to 325°F or 330°F, cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Check on chips after 2 minutes and rearrange if they are overlapping.
Multiple Batches: Depending on the style and size of your toaster oven or air fryer you may need to cook the chips in two batches to prevent them from overlapping.
Storage: Untopped cinnamon chips can be stored in a covered container for 3 to 5 days. If the chips soften, add them to a 325°F oven for a few minutes to crisp again.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 8 chips
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 2.1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 22.7gFiber: 1.2gSugar: 5.5gProtein: 2g