Einkorn Cinnamon Apple Rings
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Our einkorn cinnamon apple rings are practically the dessert version of onion rings, just made with sweeter ingredients and healthier wheat. This tasty recipe is an unexpected treat that you can devour for breakfast (think coffee cake), dessert or as an indulgent after-school snack for the kids. Don’t have einkorn flour? No worries, you can make these cinnamon apple rings using traditional all-purpose flour.
We like our apple rings to pack a hefty punch of flavor, so we specifically selected crispy Gala apples then sliced them about ⅜” thick. If you prefer a softer apple, slice them smaller—just about ¼” will do. The apple cider will make your finished product light, airy and scrumptious.
Citrus is especially important in this recipe! Placing apple slices in the lemony water will keep the fruit from going brown.
Einkorn is helpful for those with gluten sensitivities or intolerances and not intended for those with celiac disease.
Einkorn Cinnamon Apple Rings Recipe
- juice of 1/2 of a lemon
- 3 medium apples, crisp, such as Gala
- 2/3 cup all-purpose einkorn flour, 3 oz
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sparkling apple cider
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- coconut oil, for frying
- Fill a medium-sized bowl half-full of cold water and add the juice of ½ of a lemon. Slice the apples horizontally into ¼" to ⅜" rounds. (The thicker the slice, the more firm the apple will be after it is cooked.) You may choose to peel the apples before slicing if you want to remove the skin, but it is not necessary. Use a small round cookie cutter or paring knife to remove the core out of each slice and immediately submerge the apples in the lemon water. Repeat until all of the apples have been sliced.
- In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Pour in the beaten egg and apple cider and stir just until combined. It is okay if a few lumps remain. Set the batter aside and stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a separate small bowl. NOTE: We strongly recommend you weigh your einkorn flour, if possible, for better accuracy. If you don’t have a scale, fluff the flour with a fork before you measure it in a cup.
- Place a large pot over medium heat and add 1½"–2" of oil. Place a cooking thermometer into the oil and heat to 350 degrees. At this point, you will also want to line a tray or baking sheet with paper towels to drain the slices after they are removed from the oil.
- Once the oil has reached the correct temperature, remove several slices of apple from the water and blot completely dry with paper towels. Dip each slice into the batter and tap lightly on the side of the bowl to remove any excess. Carefully slide the apple slice into the oil and repeat with as many slices as will fit in a single layer. (Do not overcrowd the oil or the temperature will drop, leaving you with greasy apple slices.)
- Fry the slices for about 1½ minutes on each side before removing them to drain on the paper towel-lined tray. Repeat with all remaining ingredients. While the slices are still warm, coat each of them in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm and enjoy!