Learning to cook … one kid at a time

Cinnamon Breakfast Bites September 7, 2011

Filed under: 'Nack! (Snacks!),Dessert!,For Helpers! — gastromami @ 2:34 pm


First off …. a GastroMami FYI

I know that the “tool doesn’t make the artist” but in the restaurant world we do say “how good a steak is depends on the sharpness of your knife”

and here I’m going to say,

My good camera is broken so all pictures are being taken with my very-handy-love to have with me-waterproof camera and, although sufficient for my needs, it doesn’t always produce the best shots, especially in our windowless kitchen!



Although I don’t ever want him to become a chef (I’d love to have him around for holidays!) it is one of our favorite things to do together when Fiona is sleeping!

Last week I had totally forgotten that we had a playdate scheduled and our cupboards still looked like we were on vacation.  I found this recipe on Lovin’ from the Oven and it was perfect since we had everything on hand!

The best part of this recipe – Ren, seriously, did almost everything “all by self,” as he likes to say

Honestly, I was amazed but hey, with his father, I shouldn’t have been surprised!

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

3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted

(with little fingers doing the dipping – we had to modify the original recipe in response to spillage!)

Put the rice cereal in a plastic baggie and let your little helper crush away!

In a bowl mix the flour, crushed cereal, 2 T sugar, baking powder & salt

Let your helper mix in the butter, with their hands, until the mixture is crumbly

Slowly add the milk

Mix until just moistened

Roll into balls

While your helper is rolling the batter into balls, melt 1/4 (or 1/2) cup butter and mix together 3/4 cup sugar & 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Dip balls into butter & then sugar/cinnamon & place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

(we were out of parchment paper so I lightly greased a cookie sheet – but, due to the stickiness of the melted sugar I would use parchment!!)

Bake at 425˚ for 15 minutes

Ren (and friends!) approved!


One Response to “Cinnamon Breakfast Bites”

  1. Ben Dalton Says:

    This looks so tasty, I will be making them as soon as I have all of my kitchen stuff unpacked!

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