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How to Make Cinnamon Twists from Taco Bell

Cinnamon Twists from Taco Bell

Taco Bell is a fast-food restaurant that offers an array of Mexican-inspired dishes, including tacos, burritos, and nachos. One of their popular menu items is their cinnamon twists – a sweet and crunchy pastry twist made with cinnamon and sugar. You might run to the nearest Taco Bell every time you crave something sweet and crunchy, like cinnamon twists, but you can also make them at home!

So, are you wondering how to make cinnamon twists from Taco Bell? We have an amazingly simple recipe for you to try!

 

What are cinnamon twists from Taco Bell?

Taco Bell is one of the most popular fast-food restaurants in the United States, and it offers a variety of delicious Mexican-inspired dishes. One of its signature snacks are cinnamon twists, a deep-fried pastry filled with a sweet and spicy cinnamon sugar mixture. These twists are then topped with a light dusting of powdered sugar for an extra kick.

Cinnamon twists are often served as an appetizer or dessert item at Taco Bell restaurants, but they can also be ordered as part of a larger meal.

 

Ingredient breakdown

Taco Bell’s cinnamon twists are super easy to make and require only three simple ingredients. These are:

  • Spiral Duros: Spiral duros are a traditional Mexican snack that has been enjoyed for centuries. The snack’s origin dates back to pre-Columbian times when the Aztecs first introduced it. It is believed that they were originally made with maize flour and honey, but over time, different ingredients, such as sugar and cinnamon, were added to give them a unique flavor. Today, spiral Duros is a popular snack in Mexico and all around the world.

    The base of any good cinnamon twist is the spiral duros. It is then rolled out into thin sheets and cut into long strips. The strips are then formed into spirals and fried in hot oil until golden brown. This creates a crunchy texture that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the sugar and cinnamon.

  • Sugar: Sugar adds sweetness to the cinnamon twists and helps balance out the dough’s savory flavor. Depending on how sweet you want your cinnamon twists, you can adjust the amount of sugar used in the recipe.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon is what gives these tasty treats their name! It adds a warm, spicy flavor to the twists that complement the sweetness of the sugar. To get the most flavor out of your cinnamon, it’s best to use freshly ground cinnamon rather than pre-ground powder. You can also adjust how much or how little you use depending on your preference.
  • Oil: You can use the usual vegetable oil you use for frying. I prefer canola oil as it is readily available at every cooking store.

 

Tips to Remember

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind while making cinnamon twists from Taco Bell.

  • When frying cinnamon twists, ensure the oil is hot; otherwise, they won’t get the signature crunch you love.
  • The twists get brown colorfast, so keep an eye on them, or they will burn easily.
  • Don’t overflow your pot. Add a few at a time. The cinnamon twists will cook evenly and get an even color.
  • Dust the cinnamon sugar mixture onto the twists as soon as you take them out of the oil. This way, the mixture will stick evenly.
  • If you want to avoid using oil and don’t want to fry them, you can also air fry them.
  • Although cinnamon and sugar offer traditional flavor, you can spice things up and add more flavor to this recipe. You can add a ground clove or even pumpkin spice to these twists. For a more savory flavor, dust them with the chipotle mix or chili powder. You can squeeze lime over them for a true Mexican savory flavor.
  • You can also drizzle honey or maple syrup for additional sweetness.

 

How to store cinnamon twists

Here are some tips on storing cinnamon twists to stay delicious and flavorful for longer. Select an airtight container so no moisture can get inside and cause spoilage or mold growth. Be sure to fill the container in a manageable amount, as this could lead to the crushing of the treats during storage. The best way to ensure that your cinnamon twists stay fresh is to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

 

How to Make Cinnamon Twists from Taco Bell

Cinnamon Twists from Taco Bell

  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 4 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dry spiral duros de harina
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • frying oil

Instructions

  1. Add sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag and shake until thoroughly combined; set aside.
  2. Pour oil into a deep pot over medium-high heat. When the oil temperature reaches 350 degrees F, add 10 spiral duros de harina in the hot oil in a single layer and cook until they swell.
  3. When duros de harina is ready, remove from the oil using a slotted spoon and place it on the wire rack.
  4. Sprinkle with the sugar-cinnamon mixture generously and serve immediately.
Cinnamon Twists from Taco Bell

How to Make Cinnamon Twists from Taco Bell

Preparation Time: 5 minutes; Cook Time: 10 minutes; Total Time: 15 minutes; Servings: 4 

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup dry spiral duros de harina
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • frying oil

Instructions
 

  • Add sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag and shake until thoroughly combined; set aside.
  • Pour oil into a deep pot over medium-high heat. When the oil temperature reaches 350 degrees F, add 10 spiral Duros de harina in the hot oil in a single layer and cook until they swell.
  • When duros de harina is ready, remove from the oil using a slotted spoon and place it on the wire rack.
  • Sprinkle with the sugar-cinnamon mixture generously and serve immediately.

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