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Vintage pie plate filled with cinnamon sugar donut holes.

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Make the easiest cinnamon sugar donut holes using Rhodes white dinner rolls. All you need is four ingredients to make these totally addictive, poppable treats.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword donut holes
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Author Meghan Payne-Hensley


  • 9 Rhodes dinner rolls
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • Vegetable or canola oil, for frying


  • Rise rolls according to package directions. Double bag a lunch-size paper bag. Add cinnamon and sugar to the bag. Fold down and gently shake to combine. Set aside.
  • Once risen, cut each roll into fourths. Heat oil to 365 degrees F. Once heated, add donut holes in batches, Cook about 1 minute, or until golden, then flip and cook the second side.
  • Add donut holes to the cinnamon sugar mixture, fold down the bag and shake until coated. Set on a plate and continue with remaining donut holes. Enjoy immediately.