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Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits – Bite Size

Health wise can it get any worse than Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits? But can taste wise does it get any better than Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits? I started off with the thought of making homemade donuts but I was being a little lazy and remembered my mom frying biscuits over a campfire. I figured I could improve on that flavor and still end up with something doughy and donut like. I must say these Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits were a good thought and so fun because they were bite size!

Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits

The family had a hard time describing the flavors, one bite tasted like Sopapilla and the next bite tasted like Churros and the last bite tasted like a Funnel Cake. Either way it was delicious! I will admit that I won’t be making them often because of how bad they really are for us but I will also admit that they will be making it on the menu a couple times a year.

Growing up we when we would go camping my mom would always take biscuits and “fry” them in shortening in her dutch oven.  It left them with the outsides being cooked and insides still a little raw.  Our family loves raw dough of any kind really (especially cookie dough, so bad I know) so of course something like this was a guarantee on the menu plan.  The one thing I never really seemed to care for was that usually my mom burnt them, oh the joys of cooking over a campfire.

These fried biscuits are most certainly an improvement on the campfire cooking and are fixed up with cinnamon and sugar.  Serve these delicious bite size morsels with either a side of honey, strawberry or fudge sauce and an empty plate will be left in the wake.  Of course serve them warm for the best flavor, I have found that you can keep the Cinnamon & Sugar Biscuits warm in your crock pot for a couple of hours before they get tough.  What a unique treat to serve at your next backyard BBQ or brunch.  Be aware though that one package of “pop” biscuits makes 64 bites.

Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits, Fried Biscuits

The Cast Of Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits

1 package of “pop” biscuits (Grands Flaky Layers work perfect)
Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture (1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cinnamon mixed)
Oil for frying

Directions For Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits

1. Fill a frying pan with 2 inches of oil. These don’t take long to fry so you don’t need a large pan but one that you can maneuver the pieces around in to turn them.  I generally use an inexpensive deep fryer, that doesn’t even have a temperature setting but it keeps me from wasting my oil each time.

2. Heat your frying oil over medium-high heat (I would guess to 350 degrees but I did the sizzle test, does it sizzle when your dough is placed in). Real scientific I know…

3. While your oil is heating you will want to prepare a plate with several layers of paper towels so that you will have a place to put your cooked pieces to absorb some of the oil and cool off.

4. Prepare your biscuits by pulling them in half (the flaky layer biscuits work the best) so that you have two round circles. Then I cut my circles into fourths. This gave me 8 pieces from each biscuit.

5. Drop pieces individually into hot oil and cook until golden brown turning half way through your cooking time. Mine took about a minute on each side.

6. Remove from hot oil and move to your paper toweled plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

7. Repeat until all 64 pieces are cooked and serve warm with honey or and ice cream topping like fudge or strawberry.

Do you have a favorite camping food that brings back memories like my Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits?




  • Mary

    They look yummy. When little we would always go over to my grandmothers on sat. She would always have homemade
    donuts for us. Only she used powdered sugar. Always looked forwarded to them.

    • Brandy

      My mom made homemade donuts as well and they were so good! These are the closest thing I have in my recipe file until I put my “big girl panties” on and give it a shot making the real ones.

  • Veronica

    You can bake them in muffin tins as well. Much healthier. Been doing it for years. 🙂

    • Brandy

      Love the idea! That would mean I could eat them more often. Biscuit aisle here I come 🙂

  • Miz Helen

    Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Victoria B.

    My mom, brother and I use to make these all the time when we were little. Sometimes instead of doing a sugar type of mixture we would put frosting on it them. Or use a bottle cap and take a hold out of the center and have a “doughnut” and have doughnut holes with the holes that we cut out.

    • Brandy

      I love the idea of using a bottle cap to make the center hole. I had heard of making donuts from biscuts but wasn’t real sure how to make the center hole. My biscuit cutter is missing that part. A bottle cap is the perfect size!

  • manda

    my tot is going to LOVEEE these. so is mommy. 😀 thank you !

  • Keely Hostetter

    Yum, they look so good!