Baked Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

Another recipe that straddles the breakfast/dessert divide, I brought these to a potluck night a few weeks ago, where (thanks to the addition of a sugary glaze) they were greeted as delicious, slightly crunchy donuts. That works for me!

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal, coarsely crushed (I measured before crushing)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Glaze:

  • remaining topping ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, cereal, sugar, baking powder, and salt, then cut in the butter until crumbly.

IMG_4271Drizzle in the milk, while stirring, then roll the dough into 1″ balls.

IMG_4272Mix the topping sugar and cinnamon together. Dip each dough ball into the melted butter,  roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture, and place on the lined baking sheet. Save the leftover butter and cinnamon sugar.

IMG_4273IMG_4274Bake the dough balls 15 minutes, or until they pass the toothpick test. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

IMG_4275Whisk together the butter, cinnamon sugar, and milk, then add powdered sugar until you’ve reached the icing/glaze consistency you prefer, and drizzle over the baked bites. Let rest several minutes for the glaze to set, then enjoy.

20150106_210059The crushed cereal adds an interesting crunch I kind of liked, and anything coated in sugar’s got a good chance of a thumbs up from me!

Baked Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

Adapted from Lovin’ From the Oven.

Dough:

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal, coarsely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Glaze:

  • remaining topping ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, cereal, sugar, baking powder, and salt, then cut in the butter until crumbly. Drizzle in the milk, while stirring, then roll the dough into 1″ balls.

Mix the topping sugar and cinnamon together. Dip each dough ball into the melted butter,  roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture, and place on the lined baking sheet. Save the leftover butter and cinnamon sugar. Bake the dough balls 15 minutes, or until they pass the toothpick test. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Whisk together the butter, cinnamon sugar, and milk, then add powdered sugar until you’ve reached the icing/glaze consistency you prefer, and drizzle over the baked bites. Let rest several minutes for the glaze to set, then enjoy.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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