Cinnamon Doughnut Bites

Image: Lindsay Samuels

Cinnamon Doughnut Bites – Each one is a bit of joy

Doughnuts are the ultimate treats, but you definitely want them to be bite-sized. Try our homemade Cinnamon Doughnut Bites this spring!

Cinnamon Doughnut Bites

Image: Lindsay Samuels

We all crave something sweet and doughnuts are some of the ultimate treats out there. However, what do you think happens to the middles they cut out of the centre? They’re often called doughnut holes and some shops sell them on their own. But, did you know that you can just make doughnut holes yourself without the hassle of making the whole doughnut? These Cinnamon Doughnut Bites are light on the inside, crunchy on the outside and taste like pure childhood joy.

This Cinnamon Doughnut Bites recipe includes an easy doughnut dough recipe so you can make the most delicious treats for your family and friends. The rising time in the recipe below includes both rises. As you work the dough, you flatten it out and having two rises/proofs, your doughnut bites will be perfectly fluffy on the inside. Do not overcrowd the oil with too many bites but they fry very quickly, so don’t worry that it will take a long time. This recipe makes 60 of these delicious doughnut treats.

Doughnuts are the ultimate treats, but you definitely want them to be bite-sized. Try our homemade Cinnamon Doughnut Bites this spring!

Cinnamon Doughnut Bites Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay Samuels Course: dessert, snackCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

60

doughnuts
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Rising Time

2

hours
Total time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk

  • 50 g butter (melted)

  • 3 tbsp sugar

  • 3 tsp instant dry yeast

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ tsp salt

  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

  • Cinnamon sugar dusting:
  • ½ cup castor sugar

  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Method

  • Heat the milk in the microwave until lukewarm. Add the milk into a large bowl with the melted butter, sugar and yeast. Use a spoon to stir until just combined.
  • Add in the eggs, salt and only one cup of flour into the mixture. Stir until a soft sticky batter is formed.
  • Add the remaining flour and stir for 3 minutes until a sticky wet dough is formed. The dough should be too wet to mix by hand and stick to the sides of the bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with cling wrap or a kitchen towel and leave the dough to rise in a warm place for 1 and a half hours OR until doubled in size.
  • Add vegetable oil to a pot or saucepan and heat the oil to medium-low temperature.
  • Scrape the dough out onto a heavily floured surface and dust more flour on top of the dough. Press the dough together and gently roll out to a 2cm thickness. Use a round cutter that is 4cm in diameter to cut out the doughnut bites and set aside the doughnuts on a prepared baking sheet. Leave to rise for 30 – 40 minutes.
  • Once the oil is heated, deep fry the doughnuts until golden brown on both sides (this should take 1 minute to fry one doughnut on each side). Place the doughnuts on a paper towel to cool.
  • Mix together the ingredients for cinnamon sugar and dust the doughnuts generously with sugar.

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