Hi! Happy saturday morning, lovies! I present to you: Apple Fritters aka the easiest donuts ever. Typically, donuts are made of a yeasted dough that takes over an hour and a half to rise. These apple fritters, however, do not have yeast in the dough, so you can go from flour, butter, and cinnamon in a bowl to donuts in 30 minutes. Delicious breakfast in no time? Now that’s my kind of saturday morning.
In addition, I’m caving in and starting to make fall recipes. Get ready for apples, cinnamon, and- my favorite- pumpkin. I just got the cutest new fall boots, am planning an apple-picking trip, and am dreaming up boozy apple cider cocktails. Fall is officially here and I’m ready.
If you’re remotely a fan of donuts (which, let’s be honest, who isn’t?), I urge you to get up and out of bed and make a batch of these babies. Plus, they’re mini, which means you can enjoy two times the amount with half the calories. Duh.
Heat up oil in pan or fryer to 375°F (190°C). In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the eggs, vanilla, milk, and butter. Whisk the wet ingredients together in the center.
Then, using a spatula, fold the wet and dry ingredients together until just combined.
Fold the apples into the batter.
Add about 1 tablespoon of batter into the heated oil. It should take about 30 seconds for each side of the fritters to become golden brown. Any less and they will be doughy on the inside. Much more and they will get soggy. Once golden brown remove from the oil and set on paper towel to drain.
As the fritters are frying, whisk together the powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk, adjusting powdered sugar and milk accordingly until the desired consistency is reached. Dip the fritters into the sugar and allow to cool on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.