Baked Cinnamon Breakfast Bites






This was the first thing that I baked at my new apartment. Can you tell that I wasn’t used to my oven yet? My oven here in Berkeley bakes at lightning speed and I wasn’t prepared to have things done 10 minutes ahead of time. This means my batch of baked cinnamon breakfast bites didn’t turn out as planned. The bottom of the bites burnt and they came out a bit dry. Totally my fault, I should have paid more attention.

I subbed whole wheat flour for the AP flour in the recipe, which I definitely would NOT recommend doing. Stick to the AP flour. I would also add more than 2 tablespoons sugar into the dough next time I make these since they weren’t nearly sweet enough for me.¬†Slightly adapted from Oh My! Sugar High.

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal, coarsely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  1. Mix together the flour, crushed cereal, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl.
  2. Cut in the butter with a fork until it’s crumbly.
  3. Gradually add in the milk until just moistened.
  4. Roll the dough into approximately 1 inch balls.
  5. Mix the 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp ground cinnamon in a separate bowl. Drop balls into melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Place balls onto a lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.




  1. says

    yum! these look a little bit like cinnamon doughnuts… ooh a new oven! that’s exciting! its always fun when they cook things a bit faster although its annoying to get used to it at first hehe

  2. says

    Chin up! They still turned out kinda cute. Just a bit…rustic. But then again, a nice big glass of milk are prolly going to do the trick!

    I guess with all the baking (yay!) you’ll get used to your new kitchen in no time!


  3. Anonymous says

    These look yummy, even with toasted bottoms. You should buy yourself an oven thermometer. They are cheap insurance against overbaking. Oven temperature control is notoriously uneven. Good luck!


  4. says

    Looks good! can these be made the day before…up to rolling them into balls..then refrigerate and roll in butter and sugar the next day? Looking for a Christmas morning treat without too much effort.

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