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Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

 Cinnamon Breakfast Bites
These are a perfect, scrumptious breakfast treats with a sweet, crispy coating.—Ruth Hastings, Louisville, Illinois
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar. Dip balls in
  • butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar.
  • 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).
Nutritional Facts: 3 balls equals 352 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 527 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.