I hope you can smell this right now. Imagine a warm, sugary, apple-y, cinnamon, coffee hug. Because that's exactly what this is. Or if you wanna put it short, this shit smells like straight up FALL. To wake your house up with these bad boys, you're doing yourself a favor. Spice up ya life girl.
The apple are the most important and I will always fully support the Honey Crisp Apple. Nothing beats that apple. It's so crispy, a tad sweet and really holds its shape when cooked. It's smooth, not gritty and they rarely bruise. It's the Apple of all our eyes.
The batter is quick. Some spices, maple syrup, milk and for a lil twisty twist I used sprouted whole wheat flour. I wanted to make this a real homey bite and of course, healthier, so I went with that flour instead of traditional white. You can totally swap for normal white flour if that is all you have, they will come out just as tasty.
now when I say healthier, stress the IER. These babies are deep fried. I highly recommend using a clean oil, like a light olive oil or grapeseed oil but since this is for one fry and oil ain't cheap, and you definitely need about 3 cups or more - canola will do just fine.
Also - make sure you have a candy thermometer to check how hot your oil is. This is crucial. Nothing like frying up some fritters and burning half of them because you don't know how hot the oil is. Ask me, because I have done this on numerous occasions with many things LOL candy thermometers are so cheap and they really help a bitch out.
The glaze. The sweet coffee simple glaze will give you a chill down your spine it's that good. If you are a coffee drinker, save a lil on the side. Espresso is what I used and I recommend it more because it is a more stronger, fuller flavor but coffee will do just fine too! If you hate coffee, sub with milk and vanilla extract. Annnnnd for a nice elegant touch, throw some flaky salt on. The sweet fritter and salty bite paired with that bitter hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning, got dayum. It's a literal match made.
And of course we have the dripage shots. Special shout out to my love, he is the best drippy man.
You don't have to glaze these fritters but a classic fritter has that classic sugar broken exterior, if ya know what I'm sayin. So you kinda need to dip and drip. Feel me.
I hope you guys love these just as much as we did. Nothing welcomes fall more than a nice crispy, sweet and salty, warm apple fritter.
yield: 6 fritters
prep time: 10 minutes
fry time: 12-14 minutes
1 c organic sprouted whole wheat flour (or all purpose)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbs pure maple syrup
1/3 c almond milk (or any milk) I used pumpkin spice almond milk
2 medium Honey Crisp Apples chopped with skin on
3/4 c confectioners sugar
2-3 Tbs espresso or fresh brewed coffee (enough for a thick consistency)
Flaked sea salt for garnish
Jug of oil (I used Canola) - need about 3-4 cups or more depending on frying pot/pan
In a medium sized, heavy pot (recommend a dutch oven) bring oil to 370 degrees using a candy thermometer. You want the oil to be about 4 inches up the side of the pot to ensure the fritters are fried properly and not hitting the bottom of your pan when they are frying. Those thangs gotta float.
As oil heats, in a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Next add in the maple syrup, eggs and almond milk. Mix until JUST combined, do not over mix.
Add in the chopped apples. The mix will look like mostly apples and no batter but this is what it should look like.
Once oil is heated to 370, using a spoon or ice cream scoop, slowly and gently lower in your batter. If you want smaller fritters use a smaller spoon and cut the cooking time in half. If you do larger fritters, as I did, try to spoon in and give it length. Large fritters take about 15 minutes to cook through fully (4 minutes on each side, then repeat once more) depending on how thick they are. If you are unsure - pull out when golden brown, let drain on a baking rack and then poke with a butter knife and see if the inside is cooked fully or still raw. If still raw throw the fritter back in to cook an additional minute or two on each side. * do not overcrowd the pot, fry one or two fritters at a time and keep your eye on the heat. You do not want the oil to drop below 340.
Once golden brown let drain and cool
Now for the glaze, whisk together the confectioners sugar and coffee until well combined. You want the glaze to be on the thicker side since we are glazing a warm fritter.
Dip each fritter into the glaze and let drip on the cooling rack and sprinkle over some flaked sea salt.
Last but not least ENJOY!!!
Macros for 1 Fritter
39.6g Carbs | 2.4g Fat | 4.8 Protein | 3.9g Fiber | 212 Calories
**can vary based on ingredients used**
how ya like them apples?