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Apple Fritters


  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour

  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder

  • ½ Tsp Salt

  • 2 Eggs

  • ¼ Cup Buttermilk

  • 2 Tbsp Sugar

  • 1 Tsp Vanilla

  • 3 Granny Smith Apples, Diced (I didn’t peel mine)

  • ¼ Cup Sugar (I used coconut sugar)

  • 2 Tbsp Molasses

  • 1 Tsp Dried Ginger

  • ½ Tsp Allspice

  • 2 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon

  • Oil for Frying


  1. Combine baking powder flour & salt in a small bowl.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine diced apples, all of the dried spices, 1/4 cup sugar, molasses & lemon juice.

  3. In a mixer (or by hand) beat 2 tbsp of sugar & eggs.

  4. Add half of the flour mixture & mix until combined. Add remaining half & mix until combined.

  5. Add buttermilk & vanilla, mixing until smooth.

  6. Fold in the apples.

  7. Fill a frying pan with 4-5 cups of oil (vegetable or canola works).

  8. Heat oil on medium (if you have a candy thermometer, it should be around 375).

  9. Scoop ¼ cup of the batter & fry both sides until golden.

  10. Remove from oil and place on a baking rack or plate lined with paper towels.

  11. Toss in a cinnamon & sugar mix OR make a glaze (1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 3-4 tbsp of water, milk or cream)


  • I used coconut sugar because I enjoy the savory, toasted flavor. You can easily just use white sugar or raw sugar instead.

The last time I made apple fritters, I burned them! They were still good, but they weren't what I wanted to have. Mostly because I didn't follow the directions fully on this apple fritter recipe by Amanda Rettke.

Surprise, surprise, though, I still didn't follow the directions, but whatever...I always change the recipes. Mostly because I have to use what I already have in my refrigerator and pantry, and this time, I had run out of a few things: I didn't have enough regular sugar, but I had coconut sugar & molasses. I also didn't have whole milk, but I had buttermilk and heavy cream that needed to be used. And the biggest issue...I didn't have any baking powder...which, after a quick Google search, I realized that I could make it out of the things I already have in my pantry:

2 Tsp Cream of Tartar, 1 Tsp Baking Soda, 1 Tsp Cornstarch...You Learn Something New Every Day...

This is a very simple recipe that would be a great addition to any breakfast table or a nice dessert. The bonus part is that it is also easily adaptable and you can change it in so many ways: think banana fritters...or pumpkin! Give it a go, you will not be disappointed.

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