Very often we think of cinnamon as a sweet spice, hence why it is often used to prepare delicious, sweet treats such as the three heavenly recipes you are about to see below! Enjoy!
Fried Cinnamon Apple Rings
This delicious recipe combines the best fall ingredients - apples and cinnamon coated in a crispy batter. This recipe will surely become a new treat your family will happily enjoy:
Ingredients (serves 6)
• 3/4 large apples
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• ¼ teaspoon baking powder
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
• 1 large egg, beaten
• 1 cup buttermilk
• Vegetable oil, for frying
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
• ⅓ cup sugar
• 2 teaspoons cinnamon
1. Add the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon to a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
2. Meanwhile in a small bowl combine the egg and buttermilk and mix well.
3. In a third dish mix the remaining 1/3 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, reserving some for topping.
4. Meanwhile, slice the apples into 1/4 inch slices and use a biscuit cutter to remove the cores along with the seeds leaving 1/4 inch-wide rings. Pat the apple rings dry with a paper towel to remove the excess moisture.
5. Then, over a medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan to 350°F. As the oil heats, combine the flour mixture and the buttermilk together into the batter. Mix well to remove any lumps.
6. Dip the apple rings one at a time into the batter and tap the apple rings against the side of the bowl, removing any excess batter. Place the rings into the hot oil and fry in small batches, turning them round until they have browned on both sides.
7. Once crispy and golden, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, removing excess oil.
8. Then dip each apple ring into the cinnamon sugar and coat evenly. Let cool on a wire cooling rack and serve warm.
Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
A breakfast idea that you'll want to wake up to again and again.
• 2 cups milk
• 2 cups old-fashioned oats
• 1 large egg
• 4 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
• 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/3 cup brown sugar
• 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
• 1 tablespoon cinnamon
• 1/2 cup powdered sugar
• 1/2 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
• 2-3 tablespoons milk
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter or non-stick spray.
2. Mix the oats, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl. Then, in a separate bowl beat the egg into the milk and pour in the vanilla extract. Continue to whisk and gradually pour in the melted butter.
3. Then, stir in the dried oat mixture into the wet ingredients and combine. Transfer the mixture into a baking dish and place in the oven, baking for 20 minutes, or until the oatmeal is set and browned on top.
4. While the oatmeal is baking, combine 1/3 cup brown sugar, 4 tablespoons melted butter and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together until smooth.
5. In a separate bowl whisk together the cream cheese with powdered sugar and slowly add 2 tablespoons milk until the icing is smooth. Add the remaining milk for a thinner icing consistency.
6. Serve warm and enjoy!
Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake
This bundt cake of buttery goodness will surely not disappoint!
• 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
• 1 1/2 cups white sugar
• 3 eggs
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1 tsp. baking powder
• 1 cup sour cream
• 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
• 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1. Grease a 10-inch bundt pan. Then, beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until they appear light and fluffy.
2. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the mixture, then mix in the vanilla extract.
3. Combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Alternate pouring the flour mixture and the sour cream into the batter. Mix until the ingredients are blended together well. Add the walnuts and mix until everything is evenly combined.
4. Pour half of the batter into the prepped pan and mix the sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle over the batter. Then drop the remaining batter in heaping spoonfuls over the filling and bake at 400°F for about 8 minutes. Then lower the heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 40 minutes. Let it cool before serving. Enjoy!