Sweet Saturday: Denise’s “Almost” Sopapillas

"Almost" SopapillasThis morning I realized I had failed to make a dessert for the blog this week. I had one recipe in mind, but missing one key ingredient and unwilling to run to the store with two toddlers meant that was not an option. I could have made my grandma’s pecan pie recipe, but I don’t plan on giving that out to anyone beyond my daughters when they are old enough.

So, what to do? 

I might have just skipped today’s sweet post and not posted at all if it wasn’t for NaBloPoMo. I’m committed to that challenge and Sweet Saturdays was created as a way to help me get through the challenge. 

Finally, it hit me. I would make what I call my “almost” sopapillas.

Sopapillas are one of my favorite desserts. I especially love them with a scoop of ice cream on top. Oh, so good! I’ve looked for recipes before, but none that I wanted to try, yet. Besides, our local Mexican restaurant is just around the corner, less than 5 minutes away. If I want a sopapilla, they make an amazing one. With no recipe found and a great Mexican place close by, I stopped hunting.

Then, in July, I tried a recipe for fruit salsa. The chips were made from flour tortillas. They were amazing and sweet and fabulous! And I could go on but the bad grammar would probably get to you. 😉  Soon after, it dawned on me that perhaps I could make a sopapilla just by using a flour tortilla.

An idea was born.

I tried it once and made a few mistakes, but the flavor was great. Today I tried it again and it turned out fantastic. I just feel bad because my husband is at work and missed out on the taste test. Maybe next time. 

The best part of this recipe is the simplicity. It really is easy to do.

I started by heating a skillet on my stovetop for a couple of minutes. While the skillet was warming, I spread melted butter on both sides of a tortilla.

Almost SopapillasI placed the tortilla in the skillet over medium heat. Then, I sprinkled my cinnamon sugar all over the top of the tortilla. After 2 minutes or so, I flipped the tortilla and did the same on that side. Once the tortilla was a bit puffy and golden, I removed it to a plate.

Almost Sopapillas

Next, I squeezed honey on the tortilla. (Oh, honey, how I love you!). I might have overdone the honey but it is so yummy. Can you blame me for going a bit overboard?

Almost Sopapillas
Sorry about the shadows

To top it off, I added one scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Super simple, right? And, very yummy! It isn’t quite a sopapilla but it is close enough for me. 

Denise's "Almost" Sopapilla
Serves 4
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
  1. 2 flour tortillas (medium or large)
  2. 2 Tbsp melted butter
  3. Cinnamon sugar (3/4 cup sugar mixed with 1 Tbsp cinnamon)
  4. Honey
  5. Ice Cream (optional)
  1. Spread melted butter on both sides of the tortillas.
  2. Place one tortilla in a skillet. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. After 2-3 minutes, flip and sprinkle more cinnamon sugar. (Do the same with the next tortilla.) Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  3. While still warm, drizzle honey over each tortilla.
  4. Serve with a scoop of ice cream.
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About Denise

Hi! I'm Denise, a 40+ year old SAHM trying to navigate the world of motherhood. I blog about parenting, food, and have been featured a few times on BlogHer. I enjoys solving mysteries (Okay..reading mysteries or watching them on TV), cooking, and drinking way too much caffeine than I should. Basically, anything I needs to do to survive the toddler years.



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