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How to Make Delicious Gluten Free Apple Fritters

Who knew you could make such delicious gluten free apple fritters at home? The fritters from this recipe pair especially well with a hot cup of coffee on a cool fall day!


Some of the things I miss most since going gluten free a few years ago are donuts and other coffee shop treats. Like apple fritters. Mmm. I had no idea that gluten free apple fritters existed, never mind that they could be made at home! 

how to make gluten free apple fritters

Who Invented Apple Fritters?

Apple fritters have been around for ages. Apparently, the Romans invented fritter-type foods, which were called scriblita, when they fried dough in hot oil. 

Apple fritters are basically dough fried in hot oil too. But they have an unmistakable taste because of their added apple bits and ground cinnamon.

And they’re way better than the early Roman scriblita, I’m sure!

gluten free apple fritters recipe

How to Make Gluten Free Apple Fritters

Gluten free apple fritters are made pretty much the same way that regular apple fritters are made. Mix the things together and fry in a little oil. Pretty simple!

Ingredients for the Fritters:

  • 3 to 4 apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup gluten free baking flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1 egg
  • Oil for frying

Instructions for the Fritters:

  1. In a deep frying pan, add at least two inches of oil and warm over medium heat to 370 degrees.
  2. Combine apples, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Toss to coat the apples and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
  4. In a small bowl or large measuring up, whisk together the milk and egg. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the apples into the batter and stir to coat all the apples.
  6. Scoop ¼ cup of batter into the heated oil and cook until golden brown, around 3 minutes. Flip the fritter halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  7. Place the cooked fritters on a wire rack to cool.

Ingredients for the Glaze:

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk of choice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions for the Glaze:

  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, three tablespoons of milk, and vanilla in a medium bowl until a smooth glaze forms. Add more milk if the glaze is too thick.
  2. When the desired consistency is reached, spoon the glaze over the top of the warm fritters. Allow the glaze to set before serving.

gluten free apple fritters from scratch

What oil should you use for frying?

Not all oils are created equal. For things like apple fritters, you want an oil that doesn’t have a strong flavor of its own. I suggest vegetable or canola oil. (You could also use peanut oil if no one is allergic at your house.)

Mmm. Yummy gluten free apple fritters – perfect for a cool fall day! 

Delicious Gluten Free Apple Fritters

Delicious Gluten Free Apple Fritters

Yield: 8-10 fritters
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Who knew you could make such delicious gluten free apple fritters? This recipe pairs especially well with a hot cup of coffee on a cool fall day!

Ingredients

For the Fritters

  • 3 to 4 apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup gluten free baking flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1 egg
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk of choice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

For the Glaze

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk of choice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

For the Fritters

    1. In a deep frying pan, add at least two inches of oil and warm over medium heat to 370 degrees.

    2. Combine apples, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Toss to coat the apples and set aside. apples cinnamon and sugar

    3. In a large bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder. Whisk to combine.

    4. In a small bowl or large measuring up, whisk together the milk and egg. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. milk and egg in mixing cup

    5. Pour the apples into the batter and stir to coat all the apples. stirred apples and batter

    6. Scoop ¼ cup of batter into the heated oil and cook until golden brown, around 3 minutes. Flip the fritter halfway through to ensure even cooking.

    7. Place the cooked fritters on a wire rack to cool.

For the Glaze

    1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, three tablespoons of milk, and vanilla in a medium bowl until a smooth glaze forms. Add more milk if the glaze is too thick. glaze in bowl

    2. When the desired consistency is reached, spoon the glaze over the top of the warm fritters. Allow the glaze to set before serving. adding glaze to fritters



how to make gluten free apple fritters at home

 

For more fun fall apple recipes, visit my blog friends too!

 

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins by Ella Claire & Co. | Puff Pastry Apple Strudel by Inspired by Charm | Apple Crumb Pie Bars by Tidy Mom | Stovetop Applesauce by Tidbits | Apple Cheesecake Tart by Rooms for Rent

Gluten/Dairy Free Apple Crisp by Zevy Joy | Apple Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies by Anderson + Grant | Easy Apple Dumpling Dessert by Happy Happy Nester | Gluten Free Apple Fritters by Home Made Lovely | Sheet Pan Apple Crumble by My Sweet Savannah

Salted Caramel Apple Tart by Shabby Fu Fu | Cinnamon Apple Bread by Julie Blanner | Apple & Blackberry Topped Waffles by French Country Cottage | Sugar Free Apple Butter by Farmhouse on Boone | Puff Pastry Apple Pie by Jenna Kate at Home

Apple Walnut Bread by On Sutton Place | Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce by Town and Country Living | Mini Apple Pies by My 100 Year Old Home | Apple Scones by Boxwood Avenue

gluten free apple fritter on white plate with bowls in background

Have you ever tried to make homemade gluten free apple fritters?

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Comments

  1. Brandless Artist says

    I never tried anything gluten free but the photos of this apple fritters look so amazing, I must try! Not only delicious but I’m sure it’s healthy in the same time. And I have a lot of apples waiting to be cooked, baked or eaten. 🙂

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