Monday, January 02, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Sticks

So I got this recipe from my friend Jocelyn at His Pursuing Kindness. It is amazing!! I made the cinnamon sticks this morning for the hubby and I. I made them completely sugar free for me, and made a glaze for the hubbys. To make them sugar free I replaced the sugar in the cinnamon sugar with splenda and did not put the glaze on mine.

Before: About to go in the oven

Before: About to go in the oven.


After with glaze

After with glaze

After without glaze

Here is the recipie curtesey of Joycelyn:

Ingredients (the measurements are all approximations):
2½ cups flour (1½ cups all purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour)
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1-1½ cup milk (more or less)
4 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp oil
cinna-sugar (mix up some cinnamon in sugar/splenda)
½  an apple, peeled and chopped
glaze/frosting (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. In a bowl, mix up all the dry ingredients. Slowly add milk until dough is formed. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour. If the dough is too dry, add milk very little at a time until its soft.
3. Put butter and oil into a pan and stick it in the oven to melt. While the butter is melting, roll out the dough and slice into strips.
4. Take the pan out of the oven and dip each strip into the melted butter until both sides are coated. After all the strips are done and placed into the pan, sprinkle the cinnasugar on top first and then the chopped apples.
5. Bake for 20 minutes.
6. When breadsticks are done, immediately drizzle glaze. Serve warm since the breadsticks turn pretty tough and hard once they start to cool.
This recipe was adapted from Tammy's Easy Breadsticks

One thing i did differently than the recipe above is that I used all purpose flour for the flour. I did not use a mixture of flours.  

For the glaze I used a recipie from the Betty Croker Cook Book here is the recipie:

1/2cup powder sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
2-3tbs milk
(I added a hint of cinnamon to my ingrediants, as i love cinnamon.)

Stir all ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle.

If you try it let me know!!!