Quick and Easy Sopapillas

Quick and Easy Sopapillas

These quick and easy sopapillas are light, airy, sweet, and delicious. They make the perfect dessert, breakfast, or sweet snack.

What are sopapilla

Sopapillas are a popular latin dessert. They are similar to beignets because both are fried dough. Sopapillas are light and airy on the inside, with a slightly crisp edge.

They are commonly listed on dessert menus at Mexican restaurants.  I’ve seen them served with powdered sugar or drizzled with honey or chocolate.  I once had them ice cream on the side. 

quick and easy sopapillas

Quick and easy sopapillas

I love a quick and easy dessert. You can certainly find recipes to make sopapillas from scratch, but I like having a quick alternative, especially when you have a sweet craving and don’t feel like waiting for dough to rise and all that.

This recipe is simple and only requires 2 ingredients! You are welcome to fancy up your sopapillas when you serve them.

How to serve your sopapillas

  • Drizzle with honey
  • Toss in cinnamon and sugar (my favorite way to serve)
  • Toss in powdered sugar
  • Drizzle or serve caramel, Nutella, or chocolate sauce on the side for dipping
  • Top with Ice cream
  • Berry compote on the side

quick and easy sopapillas

Other easy desserts

Air fried Oreos

No Churn Ice Cream

How to make quick and easy sopapillas

Yield: 16

Quick and Easy Sopapillas

Quick and easy sopapillas

These quick and easy sopapillas are light, airy, sweet, and delicious. They make the perfect dessert, breakfast, or sweet snack.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 tube Flaky Biscuit dough (I used Pillsbury Grands Flaky biscuits)
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Open the tube of biscuits and pull the biscuits apart--you should have 8 biscuits
  2. Separate each biscuit in half---giving you 16 biscuits
  3. Fill a pot with 1-2 inches of vegetable oil and heat on medium high
  4. When oil reaches 300°F, drop one biscuit at a time in to the hot oil.
  5. Don’t overcrowd the pot. Do about 3 biscuits at a time.
  6. Cook for about 30 seconds on each side---or when dough starts to puff up and brown.
  7. Remove from oil and transfer to a lined paper towel.

Cinnamon Sugar mix:

Combine 2 cups white sugar, and 1 tablespoon ground  cinnamon. If you are tossing in a mixture of cinnamon and powdered sugar, toss the sopapillas in the mixture when they come out of the oil, then put them on a paper towel.


Drizzle with: honey, Nutella, chocolate syrup. Or toss in powdered sugar

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