Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Apple Fritters

For those times when you just need some deep-fried sugar, I don't think these will disappoint.

The Ingredients:
1/2 cup almond milk, warmed
2 T brown sugar
1 T oil
2 t yeast
1/2 t salt
2 c flour
3 T firm silken tofu, mashed until smooth
1 t cinnamon, divided
1 c chopped apples
1 T sugar
oil for deep frying

1 c powdered sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
2 T + 2 t almond milk

The Process:
  1. Combine warm milk, brown sugar, oil, and yeast in a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, and let stand until the yeast is frothy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add salt, flour, tofu, and 1/2 t cinnamon, and knead for about 8 minutes by hand or about 4 minutes with a mixer.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel, place somewhere warm, and let rise until doubled, about 45-60 minutes.
  4. Toss apples with sugar and 1/2 t cinnamon, then fold apples into dough.
  5. Heat a few inches of oil in a heavy pot to 375 degrees.
  6. Meanwhile, line some cooling racks with paper towels or paper grocery bags, and whisk together glaze ingredients in a bowl until there are no lumps.
  7. With oiled hands, break off golf-ball sized pieces of dough, and flatten them as much as possible between your palms (they will puff back up while cooking).  In small batches, fry dough in hot oil for a few minutes, flipping midway through cooking, until fritters are brown and puffy.
  8. Drain and cool  slightly on prepared racks, then dip the tops of the fritters into the glaze and let cool again for a minute or two while the glaze sets.  These are best devoured while still warm, but will keep at least a day. (They didn't last any longer than that in my house.)


  1. Ooh yum! There's a donut shop near me that has vegan apple fritters this fall, but I always get there after they've sold out. Maybe making my own is the answer!

    1. I wish there was a donut shop near me that sold vegan anything!

  2. 'For those times when you need deep fried sugar'... I suddenly feel one of those times coming on right now!

    1. I admit, for me it's almost always that time.

  3. Uh oh. I just showed this pic to Crazy Boy husband. This was one of his fave desserts, breakfasts whatever time goodies pregan and prior to giving up fried stuff. Gotta go wipe drool off his chin now.

    1. Perhaps it's time to train Crazy Boy to wipe his own drool...it's a good skill to have, especially during Vegan Mofo.

  4. My jaw is hanging open... if there's one thing I miss since going vegan & gf it's donut-type things. I might have to have a go at making these to satisfy the craving that you photo has started!!

  5. Can these be frozen before they are glazed? I really wanna try making a large batch and keep some in the freezer for future use.

    1. I haven't tried it, but I don't see why not...and it would sure be a happy thing to be able to pull a fritter out of the freezer when the mood struck you.


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