Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cinnamon & Sugar & Amazing My Kids (A Pinterest Poser Challenge)

Happy Fall ya'll.  Yup, I just said that.  I am not above being cheesy.  And it is indeed Fall now.  In honor of Fall, I decided to bake up a special, Fall-y afterschool treat for my kiddos.  Who wouldn't want to come home to a house that smells like cinnamon and sugar? Right?

For this week's Pinterest Poser Challenge* I attempted to make Gluten Free Fried Cinnamon Apple Rings and amaze my children.  Well, one of those things happened.

*In an attempt at not being a Pinterest Poser,** every week I detail a new project/idea/recipe inspired by Pinterest.
**My definition of a Pinterest Poser is someone who is all pins and no substance.

I found this recipe on Pinterest and ran to the store to get buttermilk so I could make the treats before the kids got home from school.  I had all the other ingredients in my pantry.

Here's what you'll need:

For The Apple Rings:
3-4 large apples (I used Gala)
1 cup of flour (I used Betty Crocker gluten free flour blend)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
vegetable oil for frying

For Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon


Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.  Add the egg and the buttermilk.  In a separate dish combine the 1/3 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.

Slice the apples.  The recipe I found on Pinterest suggested using biscuit cutters, but I don't own biscuit cutters so I kind of just hacked into the apples with my knife and attempted to make rings.

Heat the oil in a frying pan.

Dip the apple rings into the batter one at a time and drop them (carefully) into the oil, turning to brown both sides.

Once they are fried, set the rings on a paper towel to cool.  

After they've cooled a bit, dip them into the sugar cinnamon topping and cover generously.

Then serve and EAT.

I made several of the rings and then just dropped some batter in to fry up some dough balls.  I covered those with cinnamon sugar topping too.

The actual Pinterest-inspired part of this post turned out much better than I could have anticipated.  The rings tasted so good and the dough balls were out of this world.  

The part I failed at and am a complete poser is amazing my children.  They walked in after school tired and cranky from a long day inside.  I was a little pushy with my enthusiasm for my new cinnamon sugar dessert.  I was all "hey look what I made you, aren't I amazing? Don't I amaze you?  It's cinnamon AND sugar AND gluten free.  I mean, come on, isn't your mom amazing?"  And they were all "you are weird and we would rather have potato chips."

Sure I maybe got a few of my feelings hurt, but that's okay because guess who ended up with more cinnamon sugar fried apple rings and dough balls to enjoy....yup, me.  I took my plate inside and ate and enjoyed my latest Pinterest conquest.  Maybe I will amaze them another day. 

Have you made anything that was inspired by Pinterest lately?  Share it here or over on my Facebook page.  If not, take the Pinterest Poser Challenge next week!

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Check out some of the Pinterest projects I've done/made/attempted.
Painted Locers- click here
Melted Beads- DIY Suncatcher- click here
Tissue Paper Pom Pom Garland-- click here
A Delightfully Simple Birthday Party--click here
Make An Awesome Omelette--click here
Outdoor Lights Inspired by the show Parenthood- click here
Herb Garden with Chalboard Pots- click here
Backyard Graffiti Art with kids- click here

Happiness Notecards- click here
Gluten Free Rainbow Cake- click here
Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies- click here
Make Your Own Magnets- click here
DIY Painted Clay Necklace- click here
Dixie Cup Lights- click here
DIY Ornaments-click here
Gluten Free Clay- click here
Make Your Own Stamps- click here
Birthday Shirt- click here

Gluten Free Pop Tarts- click here
Front Porch Kid Art Display- click here
Door turned into Table- click here
Summer Wish List Chalkboard-click here
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Sandwiches-click here
Painted Mason Jar Vases-click here

Cinco de Mayo Paper Flowers- click here
Earth Day Cupcakes- Click here
Nail Art-click here
Homemade Photo Booth Fun- click here
Fake Bangs- click here
DIY Subway Art- click here
Furniture Painting and Bench/Chest Makeover- click here
Thanksgiving-y Project/Gratitude/Holiday Countdown- click here
The Smoothie-click here
The Free Printable Turned Artwork in a Boring Hallway- click here
The chalk board-click here
Seven Layer Dip in Individual Cups (my favorite so far!)-click here
The pumpkin address-click here
The Kitchen Dancing Sign--click here


  1. I would totally come over and be amazed and eat them all with you.

  2. Dude. I'm amazed by those. They look delicious.

  3. I would have eaten that entire plate. :D Forget potato chips!

  4. Dude, those look SO GOOD. I would amaze you at how many of them I could eat.