Every once in a while, I will ask for recipe inspiration from my readers. Ideas to test out someday in the kitchen. I’m always up for ideas! Do you know one of my most requested recipes? Apple fritters. Yep, my friends like their donuts.
I was a little intimidated by this request. I have fond memories of craving apple fritter donuts when I was pregnant with my daughter. Not a good craving, I might add. It was so hard for me to leave the grocery store without walking by the bakery and adding a fresh apple fritter to the cart. Those were my pre-gluten-free days. Oh, the freedom!
After making these cinnamon sugar donut holes, the fear was gone and I was ready to take on another donut recipe. These little apple fritters are tested and approved. A light cinnamon dough, tiny bites of fresh apples, a simple glaze coating. You get the crispiness on the outside from quickly frying the donuts, but the center stays fluffy and tender. So thank you to all of those who requested an apple fritters recipe. I hope you enjoy these fried bites of apple sweetness!
- 1 cup Sarah's gluten free flour blend
- 4 tablespoons cane sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
- 2 tablespoons organic non hydrogenated shortening, melted
- 1 1/4 cups peeled and finely diced apples (about 2 apples)
- oil for frying*
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 tablespoons So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk
- In heavy pot or saucepan, heat 2 inches of oil over medium-high heat until oil reaches 340 degrees.
- While oil is heating, prepare donut dough by sifting together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in mixing bowl.
- Add coconut milk and melted shortening. Stir just until dough comes together. Fold in finely diced apples.
- Using small cookie scoop, make balls of dough and gently drop 3-4 into heated oil. Cook on each side 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.
- Carefully remove apple fritters from oil using tongs and allow to drain on paper towel lined plate.
- While donuts cool slightly, make simple glaze by mixing together powdered sugar and coconut milk in small bowl.
- While still warm, dip apple fritters into glaze to coat. Place on cooling rack to allow excess to drip off. Best served warm or same day.