Cinnamon Breakfast Bites Recipe
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Cinnamon Breakfast Bites Recipe

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These are a perfect, scrumptious breakfast treats with a sweet, crispy coating.—Ruth Hastings, Louisville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

3 balls: 352 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 527mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cereal, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar. Dip balls in butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar.
  3. Arrange in a single layer in an 8-in. round baking pan. Bake 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Yield: 6 servings (1-1/2 dozen).
Originally published as Cinnamon Breakfast Bites in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p13

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"My entire family LOVED these! They were gone in minutes! I will DEFINATELY be making them again soon!"

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"Surprisingly these came out terribly. Easy to make and tasted awful. Vey strong baking powder taste in spite of careful measuring and using quality ingredients. I, too, had a problem with burning in addition. They were thrown out in backyard for the birds. Too bad."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"I'd made this recipe when it first was put in TOH! It's GREAT!"

Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"so GOOD!! my whole family loved these- gone in a matter of minutes!"

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"These are a perfect snack breakfast for my son who is allergic to dairy. I use soy milk and dairy-free margarine. They are good warm, but you can also make them ahead of time."

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