Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, these easy apple fritters are bursting with fall flavors and fast to throw together.
For the fritters:
- 1 3/4C cake flour
- 1/4C granulated sugar
- 1 1/2t baking powder
- 1t baking soda
- 1/2t kosher salt
- 1t ground cinnamon
- 1/2t ground ginger
- 1/4C unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2C buttermilk
- 2T unsalted butter, melted
- 1t vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into small pieces
- Canola oil for frying
For the glaze:
- 2C powdered sugar
- 1/4C whole milk
In a large bowl, whisk together cake flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the applesauce, buttermilk, vanilla extract, melted butter, and eggs. Whisk to combine.
Carefully fold in the apple pieces.
Heat about 2 inches of canola oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven to 360-375F.
Using a heaping 3T cookie scoop, carefully drop batter into the oil and fry for about 2 minutes on each side, or until both sides are a deep golden brown.
Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove the fritters and place them on a paper towel covered wire rack.
Make the glaze: In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk.
When cool enough to handle (but still warm) dunk the fritters into the glaze and place them on a wire rack to harden slightly before digging in. Enjoy warm.
Keywords: apple fritters, fall breakfast ideas, apple donuts, doughnuts