Breakfast

Baked Apple Fritters

 Apple fritters:: the one and only donut that truly trips my trigger. I love the spices, the fruit and the textures – and if I’m going to indulge in a donut, it’s going to be this one!
In my desire to keep knowledge of where my foods come from {from an ingredients standpoint} and minimize the surprises of additives, I wanted to try and create this favorite at home. I also wanted it to be a bit healthier (don’t panic! It’s still a delicious donut.} so I opted to bake rather than fry them. I was pretty pleased with the results, as were the other members of my sweet little family. The smell in the kitchen was worth the effort and everyone gave an enthusiastic thumbs up.
Make these for your favorite valentine or just to celebrate life. They pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee {or a glass of milk for the littles.} Yields 15-18 donuts.


Directions:

  •  2 cups unbleached, all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups organic whole milk
  • 1 1/2 apples, peeled and finely diced into pea sized pieces

For the glaze:

  • 2 cups powder sugar
  • 3 tbsp. organic whole milk

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Peel and cut the apples into pea sized pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, combine and stir the dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients and mix well. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry mixture until incorporated. Do not overmix! Fold in the apples. 
  4. Spray your donut pan with cooking spray and fill with batter.
  5. Bake 13-14 minutes, gently flip the donuts over and bake an additional 3 minutes to brown the other side.
  6. Mix the glaze and dip the donuts while warm. Allow them to cool and the glaze to harden on a wire rack. Enjoy!

 

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