Light, fluffy puffs of cinnamon, nutmeg and chunks of fresh apples drizzled with apple cider glaze or maple syrup make these a delicious autumn breakfast!
Apple fritters are a family favorite in our house and we throw them together for a quick, easy breakfast, snack and sometimes and autumn dessert. I prefer to cook ours in Coconut oil, but take note that not all coconut oils can be used for deep frying. It must be expeller-pressed and be able to be heated to 365F in order to deep fry with it. Coconut oil has a low smoke point, which means it can burn easily.
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/3 cup milk OR
1 cup finely chopped apple (peel & core first!)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Apple Cider (or Milk)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon in a medium bowl, stir to blend. Add apple cider (or milk!) and egg until just combined and then fold in apple. Avoid over-stirring as it will make them tough.
Spoon enough Coconut oil into skillet so that it is approximately an inch and a half (1 1/2") deep, Heat oil on medium high.
To test the oil drop a tiny bit of batter into it, when the batter quickly floats to top and starts to sizzle, it's time to cook the fritters. Carefully add dough by spoonfuls to the hot oil. Cook until brown, about a minute or so, then flip. Cook another 1-2 minutes, until both sides are browned.
Transfer briefly to paper towels to absorb excess oil, then transfer to cooling rack.
Make glaze by stirring the cider, cinnamon and powdered sugar together in a small bowl. If you don't have cider, you can use milk.
Drizzle over apple fritters. Wait approximately 3 minutes for glaze to harden, then flip fritters and drizzle glaze over the other side. Best served warm.