Sunday, September 25, 2011

cinnamon breakfast bites

I have been wanting to make homemade baked donuts forever now, but I lack a few key pieces to make said donut.  A donut cutter or donut pan for starters.  So when I saw this recipe for teeny bite size donuts that don't require any extra tools except your hands, I whipped up a batch for breakfast.  These are  "healthier" than a fried donut and are so very easy to make.  Needless to say, Mike and I polished them off.   I think these may become a weekend favourite in my house. 

source:oh my! sugar high

1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup crisp rice cereal, coarsely crushed
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted


1. Mix flour, crushed cereal, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl.

2. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3. Add milk and stir just until moistened.

4. Roll dough into approximately 2 1/2 dozen 1 inch balls.

5. Mix cinnamon and remaining sugar in a small bowl. Drop balls into melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.

6. Place balls onto greased 8 or 9 inch round pan.

7. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes in pan on wire rack before removing.

bon appetito!

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