Gluten Free deep fried yam with cinnamon butter

If your arteries weren’t clogged already this will definitely help!

My husband went to Ruby River Restaurant and wanted to see if I could replicate their Jacketed Cinnamon Yam they served at the restaurant. Anyhow, I made a gluten free version and have to say it was really tasty! My husband loved it so much that he ate a whole yam and didn’t even touch his Tri-Tip!

Deep fried yam with cinnamon butter

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Gluten Free Sopapillas

Fried Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas

My mom always made my brother and I Sopapillas growing up. Ok Sopapillas is a fancy name for a Deep-Fried Flour Tortilla, Sprinkled with Sugar and Cinnamon. Around Halloween she would carve the tortilla to look like a pumpkin which was really cool.

Nevertheless, now with gluten free tortillas available at the grocery store I no longer need to make these with Corn Tortillas and can actually use a Gluten Free Flour Tortilla. YAY!

It is just so easy and quick — Just fry up the tortilla then sprinkle with a Cinnamon-Sugar mixture and then top with a dollop of whipping cream drizzled with honey!

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I have always had a jar of Cinnamon-Sugar in my pantry. It is something that I have always had and like to have on hand. My kids like to sprinkle it on their oatmeal as well as on top of waffles. But you can use it for sprinkling on yogurt or even on top of an apple pie or anything your heart desires!

This morning the kids informed me that we were running low and that I needed to make more. So here is my recipe for perfect sweetness with just the right ratio of cinnamon.

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1 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, using a fork or small whisk to thoroughly blend the two together. Store in an air-tight container or old spice jar.

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I use an old cinnamon container – why try to reinvent the wheel? Might as well repurpose things you already have in your home. I use a funnel to pour my Cinnamon-Sugar blend into the container. It is that simple!!