I'm going a little apple crazy this week. It's okay. Apples are in season. That's my excuse.
My lovely cousin had posted on her Facebook, these down right delicious looking apple fritters that she had made. Immediately, I needed some. I have a weakness for apple fritters.
Wayyy back in the day when I was a senior in high school we got delicious donuts once a month. My go-to donut..ish? Yep, the apple fritter. They were so big and generously coated with cinnamon and a glaze.
Mine are just a touch different, but just as good. I love the crispy edges of the fritters and the cinnamon sugar coating. I didn't add a glaze, because I didn't want my crisp edges to get soft.
These fritters are incredibly easy to make. If you would like a few more apples in your fritters, feel free to add another half a cup. The recipe is pretty flexible.
- In a bowl, add the sugar and cinnamon. Stir until combined. Place onto a plate.
- In a mixing bowl, add in the brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until combined.
- Add in the flour and continue whisking.
- In a separate bowl, add in the milk, butter, beaten egg, and vanilla.
- Add half of the dry ingredients into the milk mixture and stir with a spatula. Stir in the remaining flour.
- Add in the apples and stir. If you would like more apples, feel free to add up to an additional half of a cup.
- In a large saucepan, add in vegetable oil. You will want it about ½ inch deep for frying. Heat the oil to 350 degrees. Be very careful, at this poi nt.
- Drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Try to keep the oil at 350 degrees. If the oildrops too low, it will make your fritters extremely oily. If the oil is too hot, the outside will burn and the inside will be raw.
- The fritter will become golden brown on the bottom and slightly puffy. Flip the fritter to the other side to cook. Once the fritter is golden brown on the other side, remove from oil. Place onto a paper towel lined plate.
- Before the fritters have time to cool, place them on the plate with the cinnamon and sugar to cover them.
- Once the fritters are sugar covered, place on a plate to cool.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)