Cinnamon Roll Donut Holes

Cinnamon roll donut holes are a delicious, one bite treat.

Cinnamon rolls are so good!  How about one bite, cinnamon roll donut holes?  They have all the same components as a normal cinnamon roll, just bite sized.  I was so happy that they turned out great!  The dough is mixed in the bread machine, on the dough cycle.  They get baked in the donut hole maker and dipped in a yummy glaze.  How cute are these cinnamon roll donut holes?  Your family will gobble them right up!

I’ll walk you through the steps, on how to make these cinnamon roll donut holes.  Be prepared for lots of pictures.  

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Pictures, to help you make these tasty cinnamon roll donut holes:

 You’ll put dough ingredients into the bread machine and set on the dough cycle.  After the dough cycle is complete, remove the dough onto a floured surface and roll out to 7×11 inch rectangle.

Spread 1 Tablespoon of melted butter on the dough.

Sprinkle the filling over the melted butter.  Spread out evenly.

Start rolling up one of the long sides of the dough.  Make sure to roll up the dough as tight as you can.  The roll should be about 14 inches long. 

Now, you can cut 1/2 inch thick slices from the dough.

cinnamon roll donut holes

Roll each cut slice, into a ball. Allow all the cinnamon roll dough balls to rest, for 15 minutes. You can clean up the kitchen and start to make the glaze at this point.  

cinnamon roll donut holes

Bake in donut hole maker for 3-5 minutes.

Dip in glaze and allow to dry.

cinnamon roll donut holes

Little rolls of deliciousness, dipped in a tasty glaze!

cinnamon roll donut holes

cinnamon roll donut holes

cinnamon roll donut holes

Cinnamon Roll Donut Holes – Makes about 2 dozen 


  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/8 cup sugar (2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups pastry flour



  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon



  • 1 Tablespoon softened butter
  • 2 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


STEP ONE:  Pour warm milk and sugar in bread machine pan and stir together.  Add the yeast and allow to the yeast to proof for 5 minutes.  Add the remaining dough ingredients to the bread machine pan.  Turn the machine on to the dough cycle.  Allow the cycle to complete.

STEP TWO:  Once the dough cycle is finished, remove the dough on to a floured surface.  Roll out the dough into a 7×11 inch rectangle.  In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon together for the filling.  Spread 1 Tablespoon of melted butter over the dough.  Evenly sprinkle and spread brown sugar mixture of the melted butter.  Tightly roll up the rectangle, starting from one of the long ends.  Keep the dough rolled as tight as you can.  Slice 1/2 inch thick pieces.  Roll each piece into a ball.  Allow the dough balls to rest for 15 minutes.  Make the glaze: combine and whisk the softened butter, milk and powdered sugar in medium bowl, set aside.

STEP THREE:  Preheat the donut hole maker, and place the dough balls in the machine.  Bake for for 3 – 5 minutes.  Remove from machine and let them cool on wire rack.  Continue until all cinnamon roll donut holes are finished.  Once cooled, dip in glaze and allow excess to drip back.  Place on wired rack to let glaze dry.

BY: Vanessa

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cinnamon roll donut holes

cinnamon roll donut holes




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15 comments on “Cinnamon Roll Donut Holes

  1. Syanez

    Oh my gosh those look sooo good. Your kitchen must have smelled so yummy baking these

  2. Oana

    What a clever idea. They look so cute and delicious! Can I have one, two.. five maybe?! 😀

  3. Candice

    I SO wish I had both a bread machine and donut fryer because these sound and look amazing!

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