Are you looking for the best apple fritter recipe? You should give this easy homemade version a try. The apple rings are fried and then dipped into cinnamon sugar – fall perfection!
So it happened, I had to go back to school this week after my 8 weeks of maternity leave. I was all “mmmmkay, not a clue how I’m going to survive this” but heyho, one’s gotta do what one’s gotta do.
The good thing though? Baby girl is fully allowed to tag along with us (uhm yes, Branimir and me study the same thing and we have all the same courses.
… Is that weird?
We don’t share our toothbrush so we’re still pretty much individuals. Sort of…). And I’m convinced she’s loving all the attention she’s getting.
She already went last week with her daddy and it must have been a blast because when Branimir came home he was going on about how a baby would make it super easy to pick up women.
HELLO??!!?? You took my baby girl with you and random women started flirting with you? Do they not see your ring? The baby? Alright, time for me to go back to studying as well!
Ok, it’s kind of fun to play it all out in a jealous rage but in reality I’m not that bothered.
Maybe a little bit.
It’s just a fact that a man with a tiny baby has this cuteness factor nobody can resist.
And then there’s her little face and her little toes and her little hands – seriously, too cute.
Now while it’s certainly not much fun to be awake for the greater part of the night just to get up when she’s finally asleep, pack her in the car and drive off to go listen to someone talk about pedagogy for hours on end – it’s not the worst thing in the world.
But being a student bringing a baby to class? Yeah, it’s not for you if you’re trying to keep all attention away.
Nope, really not. At least we can brag about our two-months-old already studying towards her degree.
Now because I’m extra busy these days I felt like I needed to make a delicious and easy fall treat.
I give you the short and simple answer: nothing.
Or as Swiss people would say: Nüüüt. Yeah, umlaut party right there, that’s how we roll.
Right Nora, focus. Apples. Batter. Fried.
Those cute little apple rings are a favorite come fall with all the fairs around. But what can I say – they are really expensive to buy.
All you need to make a much tastier and cheaper alternative at home are a few apples, ingredients for a simple batter and some oil.
Ok, a lot of oil.
And don’t be afraid of the frying part, these apple rings are probably one of the easiest things ever to make.
I don’t even own a fryer, I just make them in a deep cast iron skillet (mine is similar to the one here on Amazon*) and it works like a charm.
Healthy? Not so much (maybe a little, there’s fruit in it?!). Worth it? You bet.
Cinnamon Sugar Apple Fritter Recipe
- A deep cast iron skillet or deep fat fryer
- 2 cups vegetable oil
For the Fritters
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 4 medium apples peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch thick rings
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Heat the 2 cups vegetable oil in a deep cast iron skillet or prepare the deep fat fryer.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. In a measuring jug mix the milk, maple syrup, egg and 1 tablespoon oil well. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and whisk until a thick and smooth batter forms.
In a small bowl mix together the 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Set it up beside your skillet or deep fat fryer along with a thick layer of kitchen paper towels for draining and a large plate.
Check if your oil is hot enough by dropping a small amount of batter into it. If the batter browns and floats to the surface you're ready to go!
Using metal tongues coat an apple ring with batter and gently drop it into the hot oil. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden and puffy. Remove from the oil and quickly drain on the paper towels. Toss it in the cinnamon sugar mixture while still warm and set aside on the plate. Proceed in the same way with the remaining apple slices until the entire batter has been used. Depending on the size of your skillet or fryer you can do multiple rings at the same time.
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