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3.10.2011

Cinnamon Roll Doughnut Bites


    Before I describe how wonderfully delicious and EASY these doughnut bites are to make, I first need to give props to all you stay-at-home moms out there. My husband has been up in Salt Lake City for a work training all week, so I had to take work off and be home with the kids. Holy cow, have I been a busy gal! Between laundry, cooking, getting Kelsey off to school every morning, cleaning, chasing after my 11 month old baby and my 3 year old 'high-maintenance' Emma, I have not had one minute to breathe!!! Or blog, or sit on my butt and watch T.V.  It is just non-stop work. I used to think that me being a full-time working Mom had me busy, but Ive come to realize that leaving for work early every morning is actually easier. I think having that 'adult' interaction at work, and not being constantly responsible for the kids needs and wants all day long, work really is easier than staying home with them all day.
   Please dont get me wrong. I LOVE my kids more than anything or anyone in this world! They are my whole life. But I honestly thought that this week would be easier, and so much funner than going to work. I was looking forward to just being able to 'relax' with my kids!  HA, that was wishful thinking! I have never been busier! So I take back everything I've ever assumed toward stay-at-home Moms. You gals need a pat on the back! You have the toughest job in the world! : )
  Okay, on with these doughnuts. I'll make it short and sweet. They are HEAVEN. Period. The end.


Cinnamon Roll Doughnut Bites

  • 1 can (12.4 oz) Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls
  • 3 cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract (optional)

Directions:  Heat oil in a medium saucepan to 350 degrees. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Set aside. Remove rolls from container, set icing aside.
Cut each roll into quarters. Gently and carefully place 4 quarter rolls at a time into the oil and fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until really golden brown ( you want to make sure they fully cook in the center ).
Place cooked rolls onto a paper towel-lined plate to soak up grease. Once all rolls have been cooked, roll them into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place icing in a microwavable bowl and heat for 10 seconds. Add in vanilla and almond extract and stir. Drizzle over the doughnuts and devour!!





























21 comments:

Mandy said...

Holy moley! These are making me drool right now! What a yummy treat. Being a stay home mom is great! Once you get a routine down, its not so bad, crazy wise. Although we do have our days : )

Siggy Spice said...

WOWZERS! That looks CA-RAZY good!!! Great job!

Christy said...

These look like they need to immediately go on my grocery list for tomorrows breakfast...or lunch...or dinner ;) YUM!

Michael and Lindsey said...

OH MAN! I wanna pop those in my mouth right this minute! Mmmmmm I love me some donuts.
I agree, stay at home mom is the hardest job there is. But rewarding!

Katie said...

I have got to try these soon! I love canned cinnamon rolls just baked...and you have taken them to a whole new level!

Brandie said...

Oh yeah baby! I am LOVING these!!

Lisa said...

I want to pop one of those in my mouth, and then pop a few more. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every weekend and I'd be delighted if you'd stop by then and link your little bites up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

Goddess of Baking said...

These look soo good! I think i will make them on sunday morning for my guests this weekend!! Thanks!!!

Annie's Dish said...

Yeah, I've been on both sides of that one and definitely prefer working. I NEED adult interaction and am a better Mom because of the break I get.

The doughnut bites look amazing and so simple!

Ry Ry the soup guy said...

Once again you hit a home run Holly. I can't wait to try these!!!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Wow does those look wonderful and easy. And dangerous! Yum.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, those sure look and sound delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Sierra Rogers said...

I made these for breakfast Holly They were fabulous! You are the best :D

Kim said...

My husband LOVES cinnamon rolls and I love donuts. These are perfect! I am making these this weekend! Thanks.

Mary said...

This is such a nice recipe to have in the hopper. Quick, easy and delicious just can't be beat. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a good idea! These look gorgeous in a pile.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Being a SAHM is hard work! I hope your kids appreciated these yummy doughnut bites! They look delicious. :)

Muriel Miller said...

Oh my goodness! These look amazing!!! I found your blog through TK and love it. Totally am becoming a follower.

Brandi said...

your doughnuts look amazing! Can't wait to try them. :)

Bettie said...

Holly, i made these for breakfast this morning and they are very tasty. My 6 year old gave them" a tummy rub, lipsmacking yummmmm", I quote! They were really easy and yummy. Thanks so much for sharing. Can't wait to try some of your other recipes. Wanted you to know also, that I've been praying for your husband. Hope he's doing better!

Anonymous said...

I think I will try making these next week as one of my appetizers for my Superbowl Feast.