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Air-Fryer Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

Total Time

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

Makes

6 servings (1-1/2 dozen)

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

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal, 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 milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  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 in greased air fryer. Cook until browned and a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 8-12 minutes.
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

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

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