Cinnamon donut holes are king in our house. I love cinnamon donut holes because they are bite-sized I feel like I can either have more than I would if they were full-sized donuts, or I can opt to have less and feel satisfied that I had a donut!
his baked cinnamon donut hole recipe is the easiest donut recipe you can ask for. And, they’re baked, not fried, so it’s better for you! Another cinnamon-sugar recipe we love that also uses canned dough is our churros recipe.
One recipe makes an entire pie pan of baked donut holes. I use cinnamon and sugar to coat mine and they’re perfect.
This plate of donut holes will be gone in no time!
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I’m a sucker for breakfast treats. Well, treats of any kind. And, this recipe is just too easy not to try. Perfect for a busy working mom.
Donut Hole Ingredients
- canned biscuits
Donut Hole Recipe
Here’s the super hard step-by-step donut hole recipe. I mean, people, this is hard. Open the can of biscuits. I usually give it a good whack on the side of the counter. I learned this from my mother.
I used a can of “jumbo” biscuits, but it doesn’t really matter how many are in the can. Separate the biscuits and cut them into quarters with a knife.
Take each quarter biscuit and roll it into a ball. I put it in the palm of one hand, and cup the other hand on top, rolling until I have a ball.
Melt the butter and dip one ball into the butter, then roll it in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Coat heavily. I like a thick coating of cinnamon/sugar.
I like a heavy coating of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Just keep adding the coated donuts to the pie pan. You can put a lot of donut holes in this pan. That’s the beauty of this donut hole recipe – you really can’t get it wrong.
Just put them in so they aren’t squished, but nicely set against one another.
Then place each coated ball into a baking dish. I used a dark cake pan for one batch, but this time I used a glass pie pan. It looks so much nicer in the pie pan, but you can really use any type of pan you like. I like a shallow pan that is only one layer, but you could pile these things on top of each other if you want to.
Once you’ve dipped your last donut, place the pan in the oven and bake away. The end result if a slightly toasty outer crust, and a flaky and moist inside.
Serve warm with a nice, big cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk. Be sure you take the first bite, otherwise you may not get one: they’re that good. These things will be gone in minutes!
These donuts are light and flaky and pull apart nicely.
Baked Cinnamon Donut Holes
- 1 can refrigerator biscuits any amount of biscuits is fine.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven 350
- Grease a shallow baking pan (I used a glass pie pan) with butter or cooking spray
- Melt butter (microwave in 30 second increments or melt on stovetop), put in small bowl
- Mix together sugar and cinnamon, put in small bowl
- Open package of biscuits and separate individual biscuits
- With knife, cut each biscuit into 4 pieces
- Take each small piece and roll into a ball
- Take each ball and dip in melted butter, covering ball
- Next, roll butter-covered ball into sugar mixture
- Place cinnamon-sugar covered ball into baking dish
- Repeat until all biscuit pieces are covered and in baking dish
- Donuts can be touching when in the pan. Just keep moving them around until they all fit.
- Bake 18-20 minutes.
- Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving. These pull apart easily and are quickly devoured!
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Comments & Reviews
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Oh my goodness…I know what we’re making tonight!
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My oldest son is going to love those! Definitely making them!
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In the South we call these monkey bread! Makes a great Sunday breakfast!
Hi, Like Kenzie, I agree that these are very similar to Monkey Bread. We call it that in the north, too. The main difference is that more biscuits are used, cinnamon is added and they are baked in a Bundt pan.
Oops, just noticed your recipe also includes cinnamon.
Sorry for my error.
I made these and it was a disaster! I had to bake them a lot longer as they were so very doughy. What could have gone wrong?!
Alicia at BalancingMotherhood.com says
Sorry to hear they didn’t work out. Perhaps there was too much butter in comparison to the dough? Or, maybe the brand of biscuit dough needed more time in the oven.
Can you prepare them the night before and just bake in the morning?
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Made these this morning! Yum! My baking time was definitely longer. It may have been because our oven is older or I think the biscuits used were buttery before the butter bath, lol. Also had to make more sugar mixture but that could’ve been because I over did it and am messy! HA!
Thanks for the recipe! We enjoyed it and even drizzled melted cream cheese frosting over the ones we served ourself!
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Love these! I do have a trick that I think people might find helpful—instead of cutting the biscuits with a knife, I find using a pizza cutter works great and it’s faster! I line them up and with one swipe they’re cut then I turn them sideways and swipe again—done!!
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So if these weren’t to be gone in minutes, how long do you suppose they would last in dry storage or the fridge?
Can you make them with sprinkles instead of cinnamon ? Kids would love with color
So good I loved them I didn’t even give my family any their that good.