February 26, 2015

Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Roll-ups

Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Roll Ups // shutterbean

When I was a kid I spent a few years with these twins named Jenae & Jennifer. Their grandma used to pack their lunches and the two of them had cinnamon sugar tortillas almost every day. Took me awhile to weasel my way into getting them to share one with me and from then on I was hooked. I remember coming home from school and trying my hardest to recreate them. Master of the microwave, I was not. They always ended up crunchy because I didn’t know you could microwave something for less than a minute.

This snack is now a part of Cooper’s childhood. Sometimes he has it for breakfast and sometimes as an afternoon snack for school. If our tortillas aren’t pliable I pop them in the microwave for like 8 seconds to soften them up. I spread salted butter evenly on top and sprinkle cinnamon sugar lightly over the butter, followed by an extra dash of cinnamon. Then I roll them up like little cigars and cut them up. I find that cutting  them into little bite sized rolls makes me think I’m eating mini cinnamon rolls…they’re doughy and delicious.

  • Talia

    This reminds me of a childhood favorite. We would take the left over pie crust and spread butter on it, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar and bake. We called them pie crust cookies and loved them. This is a great snack idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Laura Hager

    I do this too! I don’t know where I learned it, but I’ve been doing this so a snack for years. I don’t cut mine though, I just eat it as a giant roll. It’s so good!

  • Meg @MegBollenback

    I love how this recipe has spanned into a new generation of your family…super cute. A little spice, sugar and butter on a doughy wrap does sound like a delicious treat. I feel like it would taste great alongside a mug of hot chocolate, too.

  • Abby

    Woah. These look amazing, Tracy! I never would’ve thought to put together a snack like this… love it! 😀

  • Karen

    I used to make this sort of treat all the time when my mom wasn’t looking! Thanks for sharing this adult and amazing looking version.

  • Jere Wineman

    I am to Tortillas like you were to the microwave in your youth. So I have a question..and do not moan..I am 88 years old and did the pie crust roll ups..so are the Tortillas flour or corn? (at least I know there are two kinds). Thanks a million. You do have some great recipes and I love Fridays also. Jere

  • Trude

    Sounds delicious, its making my mouth water! In Norway they do something similar for dessert, using leftover pancakes (which are thin like crepes), the creamiest butter on the planet and sugar. 🙂

  • Ella

    Sorry to be that person but…
    *A part
    Looks delicious 🙂

  • Jere Wineman

    Thanks Ella….I am a retired teacher and know better however I do not know typing . At 88 the fingers do not move as quickly as they did many years ago. I shall be more careful so I won’t get corrected again. Jere

    • Ella

      Oh no! I didn’t mean you! I was correcting errors in the original post 🙂 But props to you for figuring out computers at 88, you go!

  • Leslie Rossi

    They look delicious! I love the simplicity of them and the chance to use up extra tortillas from another recipe that week.


  • Jamie

    One of my favorite snacks that I haven’t even introduced to my toddler yet. I’m so selfish! = )

  • Pam

    Do you heat them? If you heat, how long ? They look great and I am anxious to try them.

  • Paula Morgan

    Instead of butter, try using Peanut Butter!! Give it a little drizzle of honey, then a slight warming in the microwave… Talk about YUMMY!!!

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