You know how it is when two separate people you really like get to know each other–and end up getting along really well? It’s satisfying and gratifying when your friends get along with each other. And it opens up new possibilities for fun!
I’ve discovered that this doesn’t just happen with people but with food, too. For instance, I love biscuits and I love cinnamon rolls. I introduced them to each other and oh yes, they get along quite well.
I call the resulting friendship Cinnamon Roll Biscuit Bites.
This recipe is the perfect thing to make when you want a treat for breakfast but don’t want to spend hours making it. You can have these in your mouth within 30 minutes, and they taste divine.
I had some Cinnabon cinnamon roll bites a couple of months ago, and these are far better. Using biscuits instead of a yeast roll gives this recipe a more comforting, sink-your-teeth-into-it satisfaction.
I found several ways to make this a really quick recipe that I can make on a whim. For the biscuit dough, I used my Simple Cream Biscuits recipe from my cookbook, Real Food for the Real Homemaker. The recipe calls for heavy cream, so there’s no need to spend time cutting in butter. You also save time (and save dishes!) by pinching off the biscuit dough rather than rolling it out.
For my Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Muffin recipe, I rolled the finished muffins in melted butter before rolling in cinnamon sugar, but in this recipe I saved time by simply coating the biscuits with the cinnamon sugar and then baking them in melted butter.
Bottom line, these Cinnamon Roll Biscuit Bites are super easy to make and turn out light and fluffy with just the right amount of buttery sweetness.
You’ll want to eat the whole pan on your own.
Remind yourself that friends don’t let friends eat cinnamon biscuits alone.
Cinnamon Roll Biscuit Bites
Makes about 20 biscuits
For the Biscuits:
- 2 cups unbleached flour
- 2 tsp baking powder (I use aluminum free)
- 1/2 tsp salt (this is my favourite kind)
- 1 1/4+ cups heavy cream
For the Topping:
- 3 Tbsp butter* (see step 1)
- 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
For the Icing:
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp heavy cream
1 Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit. *Place 3 Tbsp butter in glass pie dish or cast iron skillet and put in preheating oven until the butter melts. Remove dish from oven.
2. Thoroughly mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in 1 1/4 cup heavy cream until all the flour is mixed in, adding an additional tablespoon or two of cream if necessary.
3. Mix together granulated sugar and cinnamon. Pinch off biscuit dough and roll each biscuit in cinnamon sugar, then place in buttered dish. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over biscuits in dish.
4. Bake biscuits for 12-15 minutes, until the sides are just beginning to brown. Meanwhile, make the icing by stirring together powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp heavy cream. Drizzle icing over finished biscuits and eat them while they’re hot.
Variation: You can add 1/2 cup of cinnamon chips to the biscuit dough if you want extra pizzazz!