Friday, October 17, 2014

Apples, apples, apples - Apple Fritters for breakfast {#recipe #dairyfree #apple}

Fall has arrived in the Pacific Northwest which means that apples have been harvested and the freshest, crispiest, tastiest apples are available. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest apples to me where either Granny Smith or  a Golden/Red Delicioius - maybe a Gala apple; but who knew there are so many others.  Maybe I am the only one who was so naive in the world of apples and yes, apples had not been my favorite fruit.  But friends,  there is a whole new entirely bigger apple world out there.  Tasty delicious apples, that are crisp, sweet, tangy, bright white flesh,  slightly yellow flesh, green, yellow, red…all different flavors.  It is amazing - and I am not just talking about Fuji, Gala's, McIntosh, Honey Crisp…but also Goldrush, Golden Russet, Grimes Golden, Brock, Cortland and many more.  Amazing, right?!  There is such a difference and variation in flavor in all of them; and lucky for us here in Portland we can sample the different varieties once a year at the Portland Nursery Applefest.   It is such a popular event and truth be said this year we did not taste, but bought a couple different varieties for immediate fresh eating and storing.  Yes, I have come around and love apples.  There is nothing like fresh homemade apple sauce, apple cake {Apfelkuchen}, or Apfeltaschen…perfection, plus they are perfect in lunch boxes {Tip: prevent oxidation by dipping cut apple slices in water after cutting} and apple fritters.

Apple fritters are the perfect weekend breakfast item - fairly quick and a change of scenery from our usual Dutch Baby, Pancake, or Alena's favorite Potato Pancakes.  These are not the most photogenic food, but please do not let that deter you…this fall bring delicious Apple Fritters to your table…

Apple Fritters

  • 3/4 C Almond Milk {or other "milk" of your choice}
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C flour
  • 2 Tb sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 C apples slices cut into bite size pieces {3-4 peeled, cored apples}
  • Canola Oil for baking
  • Powered sugar for garnish
  1. Combine "milk" with flour, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, salt and combine into a smooth dough.  All lumps should be worked out.
  2. Pour dough over apple slices and combine
  3. Heat oil in a pan
  4. Scoop 1/4 C of apple/dough mixture onto the hot oil - turn over once until both sides are cooked through and nicely browned
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.


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