Apple Fritters are a delicious deep-fried donut with sweet little pieces of apple running all through them. They're perfect served with a light glaze or drizzled with real maple syrup.
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying, 2 to 3 cups depending on the size of your pan.
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
Glaze (recipe follows)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons of dairy-free milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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). Next, fold in the apples.
Carefully, drop heaping tablespoons of batter into the hot oil, 4 to 6 at a time and fry until golden brown, about 4 to 6 minutes, turning halfway through.
Remove the fritters and drain on paper towels.
Meanwhile, make the glaze: Sift the powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Stir in the milk and vanilla until smooth. Brush the glaze onto the fritters and serve warm.