Vegan Apple Fritters

A speedy apple fritter recipe which is vegan too. With a cinnamon infused dairy free batter, the fritters are finished with a drizzle of maple cinnamon glaze.

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Introduction

Doughnuts are great, but yeast is a tricky beast, so when we were working on our recipe for Apple Fritters we decided to go for more of a cake concoction and eliminate the need for yeast. They’re also much quicker to make - no pesky rising time required - so you can get these in your belly in a much speedier fashion. Apple Fritters might not be the prettiest of sweet treats, but that apple-cinnamon goodness is enough to make anyone weak at the knees with delight.

Makes 6
Easy

Ingredients

140g / 1 cup + 1 tbsp plain flour
60g / ¼ cup + 1 tbsp caster sugar
½ tsp salt
1½ tsp baking powder
1½ tsp ground cinnamon
90ml / ⅓ cup + 2 tsp soya or rice milk
50ml / ¼ cup plain, vanilla or coconut soya yoghurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 medium apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
Light rapeseed or other flavourless oil, for deep-frying
1 quantity of Maple Cinnamon Glaze (see page 43)

Essential kit

You will need a deep-sided pan or a deep fat fryer.

Instructions

Heat the oil in a deep-sided pan or a deep fat fryer, to about l80°C/350°F, or until a cube of bread dropped into the hot oil turns golden in 15 seconds.

In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the milk, yoghurt, vanilla and apple and stir until fully combined. Drop one big spoonful of the batter at a time into the hot oil, frying the fritters in small batches until golden brown (about 4 minutes), turning them as you go.

Remove from the heat and transfer the fritters to a wire rack to drain. While still warm coat them in the Maple Cinnamon Glaze. Leave them on the wire rack for a couple of minutes for the glaze to firm up before serving.

Try making loads of mini them up in a dish with dairy-free whipped cream.

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