Apple Fritters! These are so delicious and easy to make. The apples I have used are Granny Smiths. They give a little sharpness in flavour in contrast with the cinnamon sugar and also they’re a little firmer so when they are heated, the flesh holds firm and still gives a nice bite.
This recipe is incredibly quick and easy, and uses very simple ingredients so you can make these at any time without having to write a long shopping list. They’re great for serving 1 or 2 people or indeed a crowd. If you wanted, you could even add a few other fruits too, such as pineapple slices (those are also very delicious!) or bananas, or any other fruit which is firm.
These fritters are best served immediately from cooking, warm with a nice drizzle of syrup, honey, fruit sauce, ice cream, whipped cream.. yes.. you’ve guessed it. The topping choices go as far as your imagination! So please enjoy and tell us in the comments below what toppings you decided to use.
We’ve also added some substitutes below for those who would like to make these Gluten Free.
Please note, these really do need to be eaten as soon as possible to enjoy the crisp and light batter. At a push, you could keep them warm in the oven, but I don’t think the batter would be as crispy as when they come right out of the pan.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 – 3 Minutes
Serves: 2 apples
3/4 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons or 100 All Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 Pint or 150 ml water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 Apples, I prefer Granny Smiths.
Sugar and / or ground cinnamon, nutmeg etc for coating
** To make these Gluten Free, remove the flour and add 1 tablespoon ground flax and 1 teaspoon potato starch and about 1/2 Cup of water. *Note: add a bit of water to the batter at a time until you get a thick consistency as described in Step 2 of the instructions. These substitutes have been kindly shared by our friends over at Blessed Beyond Crazy who tried our recipe out for Gluten Free! Be sure to check out all their delicious Gluten Free recipes!
1. In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt.
2. Add the water and oil and combine with a hand whisk. The consistency should be thick, like heavy cream and be able to coat a spoon. If it is too thick, add a drop more water, too thin, add a little more flour. Set aside.
3. Heat a pan with vegetable oil until it reaches 180 C or 350 F. Make sure you do not over fill the pan with oil. I use a small saucepan and cook in batches, filling the pan 1/3rd deep with cooking oil.
4. Whilst the oil is heating up, peel and core the apple, then cut in to rings about 1 1/2 cm or 1/2 inch thick. Dip each apple slice in the batter so it is fully coated and carefully place in the pan, cooking both sides until golden brown. ** To tell if the oil is hot enough, drop a tiny bit of batter, the size of a pea in to the oil. If it sizzles and floats to the top immediately, the oil is hot enough.
5. Place the fritters on some kitchen paper then dip into a bowl with sugar and cinnamon if using, to coat.
Serve immediately as they are or with some syrup drizzled over the top or a blob of ice cream!
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