Apple Fritters are a delicious deep-fried donut with sweet little pieces of apple running all through them. They're perfect served warm with a little sprinkling of powdered sugar on top or a delicious glaze.
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 vegan eggs, equivalent, (we like VeganEgg by Follow Your Heart)
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
2 tablespoons melted vegan butter
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Granny Smith Apples, cored and cut into small dice
powdered sugar, for dusting
Heat a couple of inches of vegetable oil in a heavy pot over medium to medium-low heat until a deep-fry thermometer inserted in the oil registers 340° degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate medium-sized bowl, beat the egg mixture with a whisk, then add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently fold together until just combined. (don't over-mix). Fold in the apples.
Drop heaping tablespoons of batter into the hot oil, 4 to 6 at a time. Fry until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes, turning halfway through.
Remove and drain on paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm. For a little extra sweetness, serve with warm maple syrup.