Gluten Free Apple Fritters
Ever craving something so much but you simply don’t want to go get it, or the best one you have ever had half way across the country? I mean that happens to me a lot… Especially with Apple Fritters! There is a tiny little hole in the wall that sells the best doughnuts and baked goods in Upstate New York that I could almost kill for one right now!
BUT…. then I got to thinking. With these magic hands of mine I could probably make some of the best ones I know! I was right (when am I not?).
The best part? They are gluten free! No Bloating YAY!
Turns out these gluten free apple fritters are really not that hard. I always pictured them to take like 5 hours from start to finish and then the only way to eat them was hot (that part is still true). But these take literally like 30 minutes from start to finish and they are super easy! I blown away that I could create this recipe and it be so simple that I just had to share with you all!
They are seriously a must in every household. Even if you aren’t gluten free that are so delicious, full of flavor, scrumptious, apples galore, and tasty! Did I mention DELICIOUS? I can’t stress that enough!
1/2 cup Brown Rice Flour
1/4 Tapioca Starch
1/2 Xanthan Gum
1/4 cup Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/3 cup Milk (I used Almond)
splash of Vanilla
1-2 tsp Cinnamon mixed with 5-4 tsp Sugar (depending on taste of cinnamon)
2-3 Peeled and Diced Apples
Coconut Oil for Frying (you can use any oil)
1 1/2 cups 10x Sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
2 Tbsp Milk (almond milk for me)
Mix together your flour, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a mixer or large bowl whisk together your milk and egg and vanilla. Add in your dry mix and mix until well combined. Toss diced apples in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Then add the apples and the excess cinnamon sugar into the batter.
Heat up a deep pot (I used a sauce pan) with about 2 cups coconut oil and let it get to about 300 degrees Fahrenheit. We need the fritters to be floating for easy cooking. I used a cookie scooper to get the size of my apple fritters. Fry on both sides until golden brown and cooked thoroughly. This made about 12 apple fritters.
The bigger you make them the longer it will take to cook on the inside (but so worth it).
Once the gluten free apple fritters have cooled mix together your 10x sugar and milk until a glaze is make. Cot the tops of the fritters by sticking them face down in the glaze. Let set and enjoy!
Best served warm, gooey and in the morning for the best sugar rush!
Totally EASY and Totally DELICIOUS!!
Seriously, these gluten free apple fritters are the easiest thing to make for company coming and they look absolutely magnificent chilling in your cover stand on your island that you probably use once in a great while to make the kitchen look cute. Don’t worry, I am the same way! The goodies never stay long enough in this house.
You can use all sorts of apples for this just keep in mind the hard the apple is the easier it will stay together and the less mushy it will after it is cooked. I have make them with granny smith (they were so amazing!) but Fuji apples are what I typically have around the house to use and I wait until they are about to go bad on me (cut out the bad spots) and use them. No one eats them after that point, so I dice them up and whip up a couple of batches of these bad boys.
You can double the recipe and make them double the size for large and in charge ones! They are the best and just like the bakery style ones, but the smaller they are the more you can eat (my motto).
Let me know what you all think! This recipe is so simple and so yummy too!