Air-Fryer Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 25, 2023
These scrumptious breakfast treats are so quick and easy to make and the air fryer gives this a crispy, sugary coating that's hard to resist.—Ruth Hastings, Louisville, Illinois
Air-Fryer Cinnamon Breakfast Bites Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies, coarsely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, combine 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. Preheat air fryer to 400°. In a shallow bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Dip balls in butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar.
  3. In batches, arrange in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until browned and a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 8-12 minutes.
Air Fryer Cook Times
Cook times vary dramatically among brands of air fryers. Refer to your air fryer manual for general cook times and adjust if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

3 balls: 355 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 533mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.