Apple Fritters

I’m honestly not sure what the regional distribution is for Shopper’s Food Warehouse…but this was my mom’s go-to grocery store (and still is).  And the only reason I even remember it is the doughnut display.  I mean HOLY COLOSSAL DOUGHNUTS.  No, really, that’s what they were called.  For 59 cents you could get a doughnut–of any flavor you could imagine–that was literally the size of my 10-year-old face.  No wonder I was a chubby kid.

Besides the doughnuts, however, was something even greater.  The apple fritters.  OMG I’m getting all nostalgic and hungry just thinking about them.  While the doughnuts were the size of my 10-year-old face, the fritters were the size of my 25-year-old face.  Crispy on the outside, huge chunks of cinnamon-y apple nested in an ooey-gooey-doughey center, a sugar glaze about an inch thick all over…yeah.

So by no means are my apple fritters the size of my face.  Or “doughey.”  Or covered in more sugar than you should consume in an entire year.  But they’re so fracking delicious I can’t stand it.  More like fried apple pancakes, maybe, but there’s something about apples and cinnamon–fried to get a crispity, crunchity caramel crust all over…and drizzled with a little honey–that makes me melt on my feet.

If you want to be super-duper healthy and have zero sugar, you can nix the honey completely and they’ll be divine on their own or with a dollop of almond butter.  Mmmmm…almond butter

Ingredients

(Serves 2-4)

4 Green Apples

5 Eggs

1/4 c Flax Meal

2 T Coconut Flour

1/4 t Salt

1 t Cinnamon

1/8 t Nutmeg

1/4 c Shredded Coconut

2 T Honey (optional)

Coconut Oil, for frying

Instructions

Shred the apples with a hand grater–do NOT try to do it in a food processor or you’ll get applesauce.  We don’t want applesauce.  Pat the grated apples dry with paper towels.

Combine apples with all other ingredients and mix well.

Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a heavy-bottomed skillet.  Don’t be afraid to be generous with the oil!  We like fat around here :)

Add the batter by large spoonfuls to the oil.  Fry for 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook for 2-3 more.  Watch them closely to make sure they don’t burn.  Remove onto paper towels to drain off excess oil.

Serve piping hot with honey and/or almond butter!

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6 Comments on Apple Fritters

  1. buttoni
    May 19, 2012 at 10:41 am (2 years ago)

    These look absolutely delightful. I can’t wait to try them on for size!! I love anything made with apple!!

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  2. Jamee
    May 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Can I use almond meal instead of flax meal?

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    • tgipaleo
      May 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes! I used flax because I like the flavor, but almond meal–especially coarse ground–would add a nice nuttiness, too, and the texture would be the same.

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  3. Alex Boake
    May 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm (2 years ago)

    These look delicious. I think I know what I’m making next time I want a special breakfast!

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  4. Jasmine
    May 27, 2012 at 10:23 am (2 years ago)

    These turned out yummy but we slap chopped our apples because Geoff didn’t want to grate. They were kinda crumbly so maybe that’s why. Also, super filling- one batch fed 3 plus a toddler with a little leftover.

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  5. AJ
    July 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm (2 years ago)

    super delicious and wonderfully easy to make!! Wish there were some leftover…..

    Reply

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