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Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

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 (1-1/2 dozen)


  • 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


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

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  • jerryselena
    Mar 11, 2013

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

  • kathingarden
    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.

  • delowenstein
    Jun 26, 2012

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

  • berlygirl12
    May 12, 2012

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

  • s_pants
    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.

  • strumminmomma
    Aug 28, 2011

    Thought these looked easy to make. My family was ok with them. I added a bit of cinnamon and ground nutmeg to the batter and am glad I did. Otherwise, I think they might have been too bland. I would also suggest using parchment paper to bake them on as the butter and sugar/cinnamon ran off a bit during baking and burnt before the cookies were finished baking. I will probably make these again but not something that will be requested over and over.

  • klamere
    Aug 17, 2011

    I was really excited to make this recipe, however I did not expect to "crunch" on the crispies. I would like to try this recipe again, but I would want to look into substituting something else for the crispies.

  • MandisaFan
    Aug 11, 2011

    This were amazing!!! My family ate them up within 2 days!!! Thanks for a great recipes!!!

  • apples09
    Nov 20, 2009

    it sounds easy

  • Kerry Amundson
    Oct 18, 2009

     Can you just use butter instead of butter-flavored shortening?I use unsalted butter for everything. Haven't bought regular butter in years.