Easy Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
Yields about 12 – 16 donut holes, depending on size. Recipe adapted from Pillsbury.
Prep time: >8 minutes
Cook time: About 18 minutes
For the donuts:
- 1 can (16.3 ounces) buttermilk biscuit dough (I used the reduced-fat version)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup butter
For the glaze:
- 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a cast iron skillet with nonstick cooking spray. (Note, you can also use an 8 x 8 round cake pan or a 9 x 13 glass baking dish as well).
- Remove the biscuits from the canister. Using your hands or a knife, break each biscuit apart into two or four pieces (depending on how big you want the bites to be).
- Melt the butter in a microwave for about 30 seconds (at 100% power). Whisk the cinnamon and the brown sugar together.
- Using a fork or your hands, dip the dough bites into butter and then cover liberally in the cinnamon brown sugar dusting. Place into the skillet. If you want, you can place them further apart to make separate bites, or do as I did and lump them together. This gives you almost a pull apart doughnut cake in the end.
- Bake for about 16 – 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
- While the bites cool, make the icing. In a mixing bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese, sugar, butter, almond extract and vanilla extract. While the bites are still warm, drizzle the glaze over them (or pour liberally, your call). Garnish with chopped nuts and enjoy!
Nutritional information per serving (about 2 bites):
Fat: 12.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 42 grams
Fiber: >1 gram
Protein: 4.2 grams