Mini Donut Hot Buttered Cheerios

Published Date: November 28, 2022

Cheerios are even tastier with this Mini Donut Hot Buttered Cheerios recipe! The perfect snack or flavorful substitute for cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios are covered in butter, cinnamon sugar, and vanilla extract. They’re delightful any way you choose to enjoy them! 

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • These are great as a stand-alone snack, with milk as cereal, or the perfect addition to a snack mix!
  • This recipe is super easy and very kid-friendly!
  • You can use different kinds of Cheerios in place of Honey Nut, so it’s easy to customize!
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Mini Donut Hot Buttered Cheerios Ingredients

  • Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Salted Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon

*see recipe card for amounts

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How to Make Mini Donut Hot Buttered Cheerios on the Stovetop

Step 1: Mix together cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl, then set aside.

Step 2: In a large skillet over medium heat, add butter, stirring until just melted. Then stir in vanilla extract until combined.

Step 3: Add the Cheerios to the skillet. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix the Cheerios and butter mixture until the cereal is warm and toasted.

Step 4: Remove the skillet from the heat, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and toss to coat evenly.

Step 5: Serve warm or allow the Cheerios to sit on the counter until cooled.

Storage and Re-heating Notes

This recipe stores well, making for a great on-the-go snack!

ON THE COUNTER: Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 10 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: Keep in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

There are so many cereal options!

Substitute Honey Nut Cheerios for other flavors or different kinds of cereal.

Make this recipe savory!

Play around with different spice mixtures, like garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.

Can I eat these with milk?

This recipe is a great way to spice up Cheerios. Enjoy these Mini Donut Hot Buttered Cheerios the same way you would cereal.

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Mini Donut Hot Buttered Cheerios

Whip up this quick and easy Mini Donut Hot Buttered Cheerios recipe! Flavorful Honey Nut Cheerios are covered in a delicious mixture of melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar, making for a quick and easy snack!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mini Donut Hot Buttered Cheerios
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 115kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Wooden spoon
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Mix together cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl, then set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add butter, stirring until just melted. Then stir in vanilla extract until combined.
  • Add the Cheerios to the skillet. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix the Cheerios and butter mixture until the cereal is warm and toasted.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and toss to coat evenly.
  • Serve warm or allow the Cheerios to sit on the counter until cooled.

Notes

  • Substitute Honey Nut Cheerios for other flavors or different kinds of cereal. 
  • Don’t melt your butter on too high of heat as it can burn easily. 
  • Mix up extra cinnamon sugar and enjoy it on toast.

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 524IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg
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