Baked Apple Fritters

Baked apple fritters are a delightful treat that warms hearts and kitchens with the alluring aroma of fresh apples and cinnamon. Imagine the comfort of biting into a sweet, tender pastry, packed with soft, spicy apples, and adorned with a gentle cascade of sweet glaze. This is not just a dessert; it's an experience that speaks the cozy language of home and hearth.

The simplicity of this recipe brings to the table an easy-to-make, yet intensely flavorful indulgence. These fritters capture the essence of classic baking while offering a slightly healthier twist by choosing the oven over deep frying.

Why This Recipe Works

Firstly, the use of baked method over the traditional frying method transforms this typically guilty pleasure into a lighter, more guilt-free delight. Baking reduces the overall fat content without compromising the beloved, comforting flavors of a classic apple fritter. Also, the warmth of the baked apples mixed with the sweet dough creates a balanced taste profile that pairs wonderfully with various occasions. It's a versatile sweet treat that fits seamlessly into a cozy family breakfast, a cheerful brunch with friends, or as a simple yet satisfying dessert after dinner.

In addition, the ingredients are straightforward, and the steps are beginner-friendly, making it a wonderful recipe for budding bakers and seasoned chefs alike. The incorporation of fresh apples not only provides a burst of freshness to every bite but also enhances the nutritional value of the fritters, allowing you to enjoy a sweet treat that also contains the natural goodness of real fruit. The apple-cinnamon duo is timeless, bringing forth a classic, universally loved flavor that promises to cater to various palates, making it a reliable choice for gatherings and intimate family meals alike.

Ingredients

Apples: Choose a firm and slightly tart variety like Granny Smith for a balanced flavor. Alternatively, use Honeycrisp or Gala for a sweeter taste.

All-purpose Flour: Acts as the base for the fritter batter, ensuring a fluffy texture. For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free flour blend.

Sugar: Adds sweetness to the fritters. Can substitute with coconut sugar or a sugar substitute like stevia for a lower glycemic index option.

Eggs: Help bind the batter together and add richness to the fritters. Flaxseed or chia seed “eggs” can be used as a vegan substitute.

Cinnamon: Adds a warm and spicy note to the fritters, complementing the apples. Nutmeg or allspice could be used as an alternative or additional spices.

Tips

  • Peel your apples for a smoother texture.
  • Don't overmix the batter. Keep it lumpy.
  • Make sure your oven is fully preheated.
  • Use parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • Feel free to add a pinch of nutmeg for extra spice.

How to Serve

Apple fritters can be enjoyed both warm and at room temperature. They're a delightful snack that offers a combination of crisp and soft textures, accompanied by the sweet and spiced flavors of autumn. Freshly fried fritters exude a comforting aroma that’s particularly inviting on chilly days.

  • For specific serving ideas, consider drizzling the fritters with a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and milk or serving them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent treat.
  • Alternatively, apple fritters can be paired with a sharp cheddar cheese to balance the sweetness with a savory note.
  • Lastly, presenting them with a side of caramel sauce for dipping enhances their inherent apple flavor and amplifies the indulgence.

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Baked Apple Fritters

Enjoy homemade apple fritters with this easy recipe, combining sweet, spiced apples in a crisp, light batter for a delicious treat.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, Apple Fritters, Baked Apple Fritters
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of diced apples
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix the diced apples with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and the remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Beat the eggs and mix them with milk and melted butter.
  • Add the wet mix to the dry mix. Stir until just combined.
  • Fold in the cinnamon-coated apples.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the batter onto the lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 463kcal Carbohydrates: 72g Protein: 11g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 9g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0.5g Cholesterol: 116mg Sodium: 639mg Potassium: 218mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 21g Vitamin A: 559IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 194mg Iron: 4mg

Notes

  • Peel your apples for a smoother texture.
  • Don't overmix the batter. Keep it lumpy.
  • Make sure your oven is fully preheated.
  • Use parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • Feel free to add a pinch of nutmeg for extra spice.
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6 thoughts on “Baked Apple Fritters

  1. Captioned "Baked Apple Fritters" but this recipe fries them. Don't want to fry anything! Is there a baked apple fritter?

  2. I'd love to try this ... if you could please provide the instructions for baking, as in the title and description.

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