Saturday, November 22, 2014

Apple Fritters with Maple Cinnamon Yogurt Sauce

Now we all know fried stuff is not the healthiest but sometimes the weekends are for letting loose and enjoying life, not counting calories. And I do admit- I have never counted calories- I think I would be scared if I did. My motto: everything in moderation but love. Cheesy but 100% true. 
These fritters are yummy and make a great addition to Sunday brunch. Plus the kids really loved them- so great for the whole family! 

Apple Fritters 

1/2 cup milk
1 egg 

3 1/4 cup apples, peeled and grated (I used two Granny Smith and two Roma apples)

1 1/2 cups ap flour 
1/4 cup white sugar plus 1/4 extra 
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla extract 
Enough canola oil to fill your pot 3 inches deep 

Maple Cinnamon Yogurt Sauce

1 1/2 cups greek or plain yogurt

1 1/2 tbs maple syrup 
1/4 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp vanilla extract 

Medium mixing bowl
Large mixing bowl
Wooden mixing spoon
Measuring cups spoons 
Medium high sided pot
Small bowl
Whisk or fork 
Box grater 
Plate covered in paper towels 

Add your canola oil to your pot and begin to heat over medium to medium high heat. You can test if the oil is hot enough by placing the end of your wooden spoon in the center of the pot- if bubbles rapidly stream up the sides- it's ready. 

In the medium mixing bowl add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp of numeg, 1/4 tsp of ginger and mix well. Then add your grated apples to the bowl and cover with your sugar spice mixture. Add the milk and egg to this and combine very well. 

In the large bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Mix well and then pour your grated Apple mixture into this bowl. Combine and set aside until oil is ready to cook. 

Once oil is ready use an ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter into the oil. I could oil fry 4-5 at a time because my pot was smaller- do not overcrowd the pot because the temperature will drop and cause uneven cooking. 

Use your tongs to cook each side of the fritter- it should take a minute or two per side. Once a deep golden brown- remove from the oil and place on the paper towel lined plate. Contine cooking and allow the fritters to cool a few minutes before enjoying! 

To make the sauce: combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix. Enjoy it! Xo

Finished batter before cooking 

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