Fried Apple Fritters

apple fritters light and crunchy
apple fritters light and crunchy

Comfort in the form of apple

Fried Apple Fritters. A ‘comfort’ food we can all relate to. Apple fritters are perfect any time of the year, but I usually start thinking about them in the changing season of Fall. As history recounts itself, fried apple fritters have been around since the dawn of time. From the ancient Greek, to the Romans. But it wasn’t until the apple tree was cultivated in the America’s around the early 15th century, did it find its way on the menu’s of taverns, and homes throughout the North American continent.

Fritters are a common known food item and is described per Wikipedia as “a fried pastry usually consisting of a portion of batter or breading which has been filled with bits of meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables or other ingredients.” Thus, fritters can be a savory or sweet treat. Turns out, every country has their version of the ‘fritter’. In the U.S., the apple fritter is more commonly found in a “donut” shop. Not only is the apple fritter fried up, but it’s result is often one being a heavy, fatty donut style food available any time of the year. Usually, the fritter is large, crispy and heavily fried and often finished with a glaze on top. It’s a calorie bomb for sure. And, it denotes a negative reference in my opinion. But it doesn’t have to be?

The new and improved fritter

This version of the apple fritter is a vegan based batter which makes it lighter from the start. It’s a quick fry in a nice light frying oil, then dusted with a light coating of powder sugar. It makes for a perfect afternoon snack for the kids, or a nice dessert pairing after a fall like meal. It’s truly a redefining moment for the fritter with this light recipe. Find your right moment for the apple fritter-odds are, they’ll soon become a Fall staple in your home too.

Fried Apple Fritters

A nice light vegan-version of this fried delicacy. Makes for a perfect use for those who have an abundance of apples during the fall time of year.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Dessert, Fruits, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
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Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 5 people

Ingredients

  • 3 medium apples peeled and cored

For the batter:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp sugar for sweetness
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  • peel, core and slice apples in approximately 12 rings, per apple.
  • dry them with a paper towel, then dip in the batter
  • fry until golden (a few minutes), sprinkle with powder sugar and serve
    apple fritters
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