Apple Fritters

Not much to say here... I'll let this recipe speak for itself.

Paleo Apple Fritters

Soft, slightly tart apples provide the base for this sweet snack. Fun to make and eat, these crispy fried apple rings are best served warm with a side of caramel sauce.

Ingredients

~1 cup coconut oil (more or less depending on the width of the pan you do the frying in, should come at least ½ inch up the sides)

1 cup grain-free 3:2:1 flour mix (3 parts almond or flaxseed meal, 2 parts tapioca or arrowroot starch, and 1 part coconut flour), plus more for dredging.

¼ t baking powder

¼ t salt

½ t + ½ t cinnamon, separated

2 T + ½ c sugar, separated

1 cup coconut or almond milk

1 egg

4 apples, cored and sliced ¼ inch thick (optional: peeled)

Directions

Melt coconut oil over medium-high heat in a cast-iron skillet, or other heavy-bottomed frying pan.

In a large, shallow bowl, mix grain-free flour mix, baking powder, salt, ½ teaspoon of the cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the coconut or almond milk plus the egg. Whisk everything together until the batter is a uniform texture. In a small, shallow bowl, mix ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ½ cup sugar. Set aside. Have about ¼ cup additional grain-free flour mix set aside in a shallow bowl for dredging.

Take an apple ring and press it into the grain-free flour mix. Dip on both sides in the batter, making sure to coat evenly. Let excess drip back into the bowl. Drop into hot oil. Continue until pan is full but not overcrowded (I did mine in 4 batches of 4). Fry each apple fritter about 5-6 minutes total, gently flipping at the halfway point using a fish spatula or tongs. Coat hot rings in reserved cinnamon sugar mixture. Remove from oil and let cool on a wire rack with paper towels placed underneath. Eat plain or for extra flavor, dip in a side of salted caramel sauce! Yum!

***Don't forget to check out my ebook, the Paleo Summer Picnic Guide, for more delicious recipes!