I made some pretzel bites topped with cinnamon and sugar from a recipe on justgetoffyourbuttandbake.com. They taste remarkably similar to donut holes but aren’t fried. The best part? You can use frozen Texas rolls for the dough.

So… here’s what I came up with for Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes: Just 4 easy ingredients; frozen buns, melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar.

Also, instead of cinnamon sugar, you can top with parmesan cheese, garlic, and salt. Yum.

Thaw rolls just enough to cut into 4 pieces.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 bag of Rhodes Texas Rolls
  • 1/2 stick melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 c. sugar

WHAT YOU DO:

Remove as many frozen rolls as you like; each roll makes four bites. Thaw until they are just soft enough to cut. Cut each roll in half, then in half again, for a total of four pieces from each roll. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, and let dough rise for 30-45 mins, until doubled in size.

After dough has doubled in size bring a large pot of water to a boil and put 10-15 pieces of dough in the water at a time, stirring gently for 45 seconds. Remove and drain on paper towels, then place on greased baking sheet and bake in preheated 375F oven for 15 mins.

After baking, brush each piece with melted butter and put pieces into a ziplock or paper bag. Cover with the cinnamon and sugar then shake gently to coat. Pour onto serving dish.

After cutting into pieces, place on greased baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap/non-stick spray, and let rise until doubled in size, for about 45 minutes.

Bake for 15 minutes @ 375F then brush with melted butter.

After cutting rolls into 4 pieces, boil the dough for 45 seconds then remove and place on paper towels to drain.

After cutting rolls into 4 pieces, boil the dough for 45 seconds then remove and place on paper towels to drain.

cinnamon sugar donut holes

Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mix on buttered pieces and shake to coat.

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