Apple Fritters

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This apple fritters recipe is perfect for enjoying apples all year long. They’re yeast free and great to enjoy on a cold fall-winter morning. The vanilla cinnamon icing takes these to the next level.

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Apple Fritters Baking Tips:

Feel free to use any milk besides goat or buttermilk in the vanilla icing.

If you do not have a cooling rack, place the iced donuts on a plate.

If you do not have an ice cream scoop, use 1 tablespoon or ¼ cup dry measuring cup to scoop your batter. If you use ¼ cup it will take longer to fry doughnuts.

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Can you make ahead?

Fridge: Apple Fritters: Fritter are best the day of. Keep leftovers in an airtight container for 2 days. 

Vanilla Cinnamon Icing: Can be made one day in advance and keep in an airtight container.

Reheating: Apple Fritters: Pop in a 350-degree oven for 8-10 minutes.

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Substitution Options:

To make powdered cinnamon sugar: in a bowl mix 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Roll warm doughnuts in sugar.

To make cinnamon sugar: in a bowl mix 2 cups sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Roll warm doughnuts in sugar.

Common One to One Substitutions:

Cinnamon = Apple Spice

Milk of Choice or Non-Dairy Milk = Buttermilk

Granulated Sugar = Raw Cane Sugar

Gluten Free Flour = Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Gala, Red Delicious, Fiji (Any apple) = Honeycrisp

Vegetable Oil = Canola Oil

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what to serve with Apple Fritters?

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Meal Ideas:

So, if you’re looking for a delicious recipe to help you enjoy apples all year long, look no further! These apple fritters are yeast-free and perfect for making on a cold fall or winter morning. And don’t forget the delicious vanilla cinnamon icing – it takes these fritters to the next level. Make them today and leave me a 5-star rating below. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

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Recipe:

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Apple Fritters

Kenneth Temple
This apple fritters recipe is perfect for enjoying apples all year long. They’re yeast free and great to enjoy on a cold fall-winter morning. The vanilla cinnamon icing takes these to the next level.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 12 persons
Calories 337 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cinnamon Apples:

  • 1 medium honeycrisp apple peeled cored, cut in ¼ inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Fritters:

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup raw cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoons apple spice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk cold
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • canola oil for deep frying

Vanilla Apple Spice Icing:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple spice
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Mix apples, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
  • In a bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt, and apple spice in large bowl to blend. Make a well in the center.
  • Turn the heat to medium in a 5-quart pot add canola oil to 375 degrees. In another bowl mix together eggs, melted butter, buttermilk and vanilla. Pour into dry mix and stir until batter is blended. Fold in apples, until combined.
  • When the oil is hot, use a cookie scoop or 2 tablespoons to form a rounded ball of dough, drop in oil and fry for 2 minutes per side. Place on a paper towel lined baking sheet and cool for 2 minutes.
  • While fritters are frying, in a bowl mix together powdered sugar, apple spice, vanilla extract and milk. Icing should resemble heavy cream. Roll warm fritters in icing then place on a rack over a baking sheet to drain.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 275mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 1gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 217IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 1mg
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