These Gorditas de Azucar (Sugar Gorditas) can be enjoyed at anytime of the day especially for breakfast or midday snack with coffee, hot chocolate or milk.
Gorditas de Azucar (Sugar Gorditas) are just that kind of treat that is welcomed anytime of the day. Especially for breakfast or as a quick sweet snack in the middle of the day.
These Mexican sweet gorditas are perfectly delicious alone or topped with butter, jam, nutella, dulce de leche or cream cheese and jelly.
Sugar gorditas are kind of a English muffin style biscuit or maybe something in between a muffin and say a mini pancake.
They are perfectly spongy and sweet.
These sweet gorditas in particular have a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Otherwise known as Gorditas de Azucar de Canela (Sugar Gorditas with Cinnamon).
But no worries, if you don’t like cinnamon, you can certainly, exclude it from this recipe.
I like cinnamon, so in it goes for me! Yum!
Now I know they may not look the prettiest and maybe even look kind of boring but they certainly don’t taste like it!
Serve these gorditas with hot chocolate, coffee or even a glass of milk.
And with the holidays here, gorditas de azucar make the perfect addition to a self serve holiday brunch or Christmas breakfast. One batch makes 12 gorditas and would be enough for a serving of 6 adults.
List of Gorditas Ingredients
To make these gorditas de azucar you just need a few baking ingredients and you too can recreate these delicious sugar gorditas.
- Flour (2 1/2 cups)
- Shortening (1/2 cup)
- Sugar (1/2 cup)
- Salt (1 teaspoon)
- Baking Soda (1 teaspoon)
- Baking Powder (1 teaspoon)
- Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
- Vanilla Extract (1/2 teaspoon)
- Milk (1/3 cup)
- Egg (1)
How to Make Sweet Gorditas (Gorditas de Azucar)
Begin with mixing all the dry ingredients.
Add the shortening to dry ingredients.
Add in the egg, milk and vanilla.
Divide dough into 12 balls.
Using a tortilla press or a plate, place a ball in between two plastic sheets or cut the sides of a Ziploc bag and place dough ball in between.
Flatten ball to about 3 1/2 inches in width.
Heat a griddle pan on medium heat. Wait until pan is heated through and cook discs about 1 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Serve gorditas de azucar, plain or with a topping of your choice and don’t forget to pair it up with hot chocolate, coffee or milk. Absolute YUM!
I hope you enjoy these sweet gorditas as much as we do!
For more sweet bread and treats, you may also like these recipes:
Deliciously Moist Avocado Bread
Gorditas de Azucar
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup warm milk
- 1 egg lightly whisked
- In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
- Incorporate shortening and work it in with your hands.
- Slowly add in the milk and egg and mix well with your hands. Add vanilla and do the same.
- Divide dough into 12 dough balls.
- Using a tortilla press or a plate, place a ball in between two plastic sheets or cut the sides of a Ziploc bag and place dough ball in between.
- Flatten ball to about 3 1/2 inches in width.
- Heat a griddle pan on medium heat. Wait until pan is heated through and cook discs about 1 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
- Serve gorditas de azucar, plain or with a topping of your choice and don't forget to pair it up with hot chocolate, coffee or milk.
Kathy D says
These look delicious!
Thank you Kathy, they really are a special little treat! 🙂
I actually had no idea what a gordita was! Thanks for sharing this, now I know, AND I have a recipe to try! 🙂
xo Chelsea | https://completelychelsea.com
Let me know when you try it! 🙂 Yes, there are “corn gorditas” that can be filled with all sorts of fillings like chicken, beef and veggies and then there are these “sugar gorditas” made with flour and are great for breakfast or as a sweet treat with coffee, milk or tea. I hope you enjoy them Chelsea! Let me know when you try them.
I am diabetic so I use Truvia brown sugar blend and taste like piloncillo Yummly
Really?! This sounds delicious Viv!!
These look so good! I’m going to try them
Thank you Kay! I hope you enjoy them. Let me know when you try them 🙂
Looks so good!
Brianna | http://briannamarielifestyle.com/
Thank you Brianna!
A fan of ur recipes already Cathy! I’m never enough of some yummy snacks while working, Thanks for this one.
Awwww! THANK YOU LOLA! What a nice compliment and so appreciated!! Thank you!!
Neli Howard says
I bet those flavors are amazing! I LOVE how easy and delicious this is! Good idea! Looks very tasty! I am going to make this! This recipe really impresses! I really like! Thank you.
THANK YOU Neli! Hope you love it as much as we do! Comfort treat for sure!
Danielle Wolter says
Love these! A nice simple recipe which all those warm comforting flavors. Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices.
Thank you! Mine too Danielle!
Kate Hackworthy says
These sound amazing! I love all the flavours and the cinnamon. What a great breakfast treat.
Thank you! I love cinnamon esp in treats like these! 🙂
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says
Ooh these look so good! These look like the perfect snack.
Yes they are!! Thank you!
Looks like such an easy recipe to follow and get a sweet treat from! Sounds fantastic!
Thank you Demeter!
Omg they are so delicious I changed abit the recipe to make them more sweeter and yummy I seriously need to stop eating them 😂….. DELICIOSAS THANKS FOR THE RECIPE
So happy you loved them Cindy! 🙂 Love them with coffee!
I made the gorditas & forgot to add cinnamon. Is there any way I can add to masa without messing it up? Also, my gordita breaks apart, still yummy, but what did I do wrong?
Hello Lupita! Yes if you forget the cinnamon just sprinkle into masa and knead the dough with your hand for about a minute to incorporate in. I’m not sure why the gordita was breaking apart but did you use warm milk? Sometimes if the milk is to cold it causes the gorditas to crumble. I hope this helps. Glad they at least were yummy! 😊 Let me know if there is anything else I can maybe help you with! Thanks for reaching out!
Can I add butter instead of shortening thank you for your reply
Hello Gabriel! You sure can! Just bring 1/2 cup unsalted butter to room temperature before adding. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions! Happy cooking!
My grandmother used to make these for me as a child. I’ve been looking for a recipe for these since my she passed. Going to try them today! Do you use whole milk or can I use almond milk? Thank you!
Hello Natalie! After hearing such a sweet memory, I hope this recipe helps fulfill somewhat of the flavors you so dearly remember! To answer your question, for this recipe I use both whole milk and 2% milk and both produce delicious gorditas. Although I have never used almond milk for this recipe, I believe that they will turn out just as delicious. I would watch over them as they’re cooking a little closer since almond milk has more water, they will probably cook faster. Hope this helps and really hope this recipe helps you in keeping those fond memories alive! Thank you for making my recipe Natalie!
Thank you so much for this recipe! I made them and they came out just like I remembered them! I can’t thank you enough! It brought back so many wonderful memories and my family cried when I brought them out to the table.
Natalie this message truly warmed my heart and made my day! I am so happy to hear this recipe was able to bring such fond memories for you and your family! What a beautiful moment to have shared together. Thank you so much for giving my recipe a chance to bring back such fond memories and taking the time to let me know! Thank you!!