Weight Watchers-friendly Mexican Buñuelos

Mexican Buñuelos Recipe

Bring the festive spirit of Christmas and New Year’s into your kitchen with these delightful Mexican Buñuelos! These crispy and sweet fried dough delights, sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon sugar, will add joy to your celebrations.


For the Buñuelos:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour (32 WW points)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of lukewarm water
  • 4 tablespoons of oil plus more for frying (16 WW points)

For the Sweet Cinnamon Topping:

  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar (24 WW points)
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon


For the Buñuelos:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Gradually add the warm water and 4 tablespoons of oil, blending until the dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a clean surface for 8-10 minutes until smooth, then shape into a ball and let rest under a kitchen towel for 30 minutes.
  4. Prepare a plate with paper towels, pour frying oil into a large pan, and mix the cinnamon sugar topping. Keep ready.
  5. Cut the dough into 8 even pieces, roll into balls, then flatten into 8 to 10-inch circles using a floured rolling pin. Lay them out without stacking to avoid sticking.
  6. Heat oil to 350°F and fry each dough piece for 60 seconds, flipping once, until golden. Drain and coat generously with cinnamon sugar.

For the Sweet Cinnamon Topping:

  1. Stir together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl until well combined.


  • To maintain crunchiness, store the Buñuelos at room temperature under a paper towel for up to 3 days. Avoid airtight containers or refrigeration, as this may alter the texture. They’ll still be delicious but may lose some of that signature crispiness!

Weight Watchers Points:

  • Total WW points for the entire recipe: 72 points
  • Servings: 8
  • WW points per serving: 9 points

Enjoy your Weight Watchers-friendly Mexican Buñuelos!

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