behind-the-curtain-dessert-challengeAnother month of the  Behind The Curtain Dessert Challenge. I didn’t want to skip this one since it’s apples and cinnamon… and I didn’t want to make ice cream.

vegan apple fritters-2It’s not new information to those who know me but I don’t like frying. I love fried foods but well, the act of frying foods in hot oil kind of intimidates me. A lot. So I avoid it. I figured if something was tasty enough and fried I should get off my butt to get it. But you can burn calories and still make a tasty fried treat. At least that’s what I’m thinking when I really wanted an apple fritter and didn’t feel like going to a donut shop.

vegan apple fritters-3I grew up around many a donut and I thought they were okay. I never went traditional I always went with an apple fritter if there was a choice while my mom always pulled the crueller card. Size does matter in my gluttonous view of the donut world so don’t make em skimpy.

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Vegan Apple Fritters

Vegan Apple Fritters


  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Oil for frying
  • For The Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp almond milk, or more if needed


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  2. In another bowl mix together the oil and almond milk. Add the apple, butter, sugar,and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  4. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons into oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Mix up the glaze and dip the tops of the fritters. Serve warm.