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Homemade Bunuelos Syrup

The perfect sauce to have with your bunuelos: Homemade Bunuelos Syrup. A delicious harmony of star anise and cinnamon.

December 4, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 15 mins



  1. Begin by preparing the syrup, place a saucepan on medium heat and add one cup of water, caster sugar, star anise, cinnamon sticks and vanilla extract.
  2. Bring the syrup to a simmer, cook for 5 minutes to thicken and infuse the aromatics.
  3. Allow the syrup to cool then strain into a jug and set aside.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Bunuelos Syrup
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Sodium 55 mg2.4%
Potassium 41 mg0.9%
Protein 1.3 g2.6%
Total Fat 2.5 g3.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • You can also prepare this syrup with piloncillo.
  • Grate the piloncillo sugar or cut it into small pieces. This way, the syrup cooks faster.
  • Instead of caster sugar, you can use piloncillo, brown sugar or molasses.
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Bunuelos Sauce is a Mexican syrup served with bunuelos, fried dough. Made with cinnamon and anise, this sauce is similar to molasses. This thick brown sauce goes well with Mexican food. Try our homemade bunuelos syrup recipe now. Enjoy this sweet sauce with our Cuban bunuelos recipe.

What Is Piloncillo?

Piloncillo is unrefined cane sugar. It is pressed in the form of a cone or cube. It tastes like earthy caramel.

Piloncillo is used to make fried dough (bunuelos) syrup. You can also prepare Bunuelos sauce using cinnamon and anise, as in this recipe.

How To Use Buñuelos Syrup?

Buñuelos syrup is poured over the bunuelos fried dough. It can also be served with pancakes or waffles instead of maple syrup. You can pour it over cheese or ice cream.

How To Store Buñuelos Syrup?

You can store Bunuelos syrup in the refrigerator. Allow to cool completely before transferring to the storage container. Then store in an airtight glass container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Warm it in the microwave before use.

Check out our Cuban bunuelos recipe.

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