Mini Cinni Bites

Mini Cinni Bites are the perfect go to for a warm and tasty sweet treat in the morning, afternoon or even the evening. Simply put, these are cute little cinnamon biscuits in a bite size form. These are just the treat when you have a sugar craving.

These could not be any easier to make either, as we are using the easiest recipe known to cooks. When you hear breakfast to go, this is it. They are handy, easy to carry, delicious and can be stored easily.

Storing:

These can be made ahead, kind of. You do not add the butter until you are ready to bake them. You can prep and have them ready and that will leave the baking for in the morning. I would not do it any further ahead if you want them nice and warm when you eat them.

As for freezing, join in the debate. Some say that you can freeze the dough and others swear that it is not good if you freeze it. However, you can freeze the Mini Cinni Bites after they have been baked.

To freeze:

            Prepare the Mini Cinni BItes according to the directions.

            Bake them, but remove them from the oven when they have 5 more minutes to bake. Let the bites cool, wrap in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil. They can then be frozen for up to 2 months.

            When ready to eat them, that them in the fridge overnight and bake for 10 minutes at 350*.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I double the recipe?

                        You can certainly double the recipe. You will need to use a larger pan, such as a 9 x 13 instead.

            How can I store them?

                        In the freezer for a month or two at the most. Wrap them in the plastic wrap and then again with aluminum foil.

                        You can also keep them post-baking in the refrigerator. Place them in a tightly closed container.

What ingredients do you need for Mini Cinni Bites

            ½ cup unsalted, melted butter

            1 tbsp cinnamon

            1 tbsp baking powder

            ½ tsp salt

            ½ cup cold butter

            ¾ cup cold milk

            ¼ cup granulated sugar

            ¼ cup packed brown sugar

            2 cups flour (all purpose, self rising, whole wheat)

Glaze:

            ⅓ cup confectioner’s sugar

            1 to 2 tbsp milk (just use enough to bring the glaze to a glaze form)

How to make Mini Cinni Bites

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix it using a whisk.

Cut the cold butter into cube sized pieces and place in the bowl. Cut into the flour mix using a pastry cutter or a fork. Continue until the mix is pea-size pieces.

Slowly add milk, a little at a time. Begin to roll the dough into a ball with your hands. If too much milk is added, you can add a little bit more flour.

Preheat the oven to 350*.

Grease the bottom and side of a pie plate

Place 3 to 4 tbsp of the melted butter in the pie dish. Swirl to coat the bottom.

In another bowl, mix brown sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon

Roll the dough into 1 inch balls.

Dip the balls into the remaining melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mix.

Place in the pie plate

Drizzle any remaining melted butter over the tops of the dough balls

Bake for 23 to 26 minutes until fully cooked and the butter mix with sugar is bubbling in the bottom of the pie dish.

You may want to cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil and place underneath your biscuit pan in the oven. This will catch any butter and sugar mix that may boil up and over the edge of the pan.

Mini Cinni Bites

Mini Cinni Bites

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted, melted butter
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • ¾ cup cold milk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour (all purpose, self rising, whole wheat)
  • Glaze:
  • ⅓ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 to 2 tbsp milk (just use enough to bring the glaze to a glaze form)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix it using a whisk.
  2. Cut the cold butter into cube sized pieces and place in the bowl. Cut into the flour mix using a pastry cutter or a fork. Continue until the mix is pea-size pieces.
  3. Slowly add milk, a little at a time. Begin to roll the dough into a ball with your hands. If too much milk is added, you can add a little bit more flour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350*.
  5. Grease the bottom and side of a pie plate
  6. Place 3 to 4 tbsp of the melted butter in the pie dish. Swirl to coat the bottom.
  7. In another bowl, mix brown sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon
  8. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls.
  9. Dip the balls into the remaining melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mix.
  10. Place in the pie plate
  11. Drizzle any remaining melted butter over the tops of the dough balls
  12. Bake for 23 to 26 minutes until fully cooked and the butter mix with sugar is bubbling in the bottom of the pie dish.
  13. You may want to cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil and place underneath your biscuit pan in the oven. This will catch any butter and sugar mix that may boil up and over the edge of the pan.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 10gSodium: 44mgSugar: 38gProtein: 24g