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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Baked Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

These were really really good, all the kids loved them even my pickiest eater had 5!  I think next time I make them I might add a tsp of cinnamon into the dough itself just to give it a tiny bit more flavor.  :-)

Just so you have been warned these are NOT like a doughnut, do not expect them to be soft, they have a semi crunchy outside but don't let that scare you off!

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

Mix flour, crushed cereal, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl.
Cut in shortening with pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add milk and stir just until moistened.
Roll dough into approximately 2 1/2 dozen 1 inch balls. (I only got 19... not sure how they had so many!)
Mix cinnamon and remaining sugar in a small bowl. Drop balls into melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.
Place balls onto greased 8 or 9 inch round pan. (I did mine in a mini muffin pan)
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. (Mine took exactly 15 minutes)

Our yummy breakfast!

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