1 Cup All Purpose Flour
2 Tsp Baking Powder
½ Tsp Salt
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
Combine baking powder flour & salt in a small bowl.
In a medium sized bowl, combine diced apples, all of the dried spices, 1/4 cup sugar, molasses & lemon juice.
In a mixer (or by hand) beat 2 tbsp of sugar & eggs.
Add half of the flour mixture & mix until combined. Add remaining half & mix until combined.
Add buttermilk & vanilla, mixing until smooth.
Fold in the apples.
Fill a frying pan with 4-5 cups of oil (vegetable or canola works).
Heat oil on medium (if you have a candy thermometer, it should be around 375).
Scoop ¼ cup of the batter & fry both sides until golden.
Remove from oil and place on a baking rack or plate lined with paper towels.
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:
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.