Naturally Sweet Apple Fritters

When apples are abundant in the fall, fritters are a fun way to use them. Serve warm with a cup of cocoa.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 45 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup white spelt flour
  • 1⁄2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 3⁄4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1⁄3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3⁄4 cup chopped apple
  • 1 1⁄2 cups grapeseed oil


  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add egg, vanilla, and almond milk and mix until well combined. Gently fold in the apple pieces.
  • In a skillet or frying pan, pour enough oil to create a 1-inch layer. Heat oil to between 275°F and 290°F. Line a plate with 2 paper towels.
  • Take 1 tablespoon of dough for each fritter and place in oil. Cook one side of the fritter until golden, about 4 minutes, and then gently flip to cook the other side. The outside should be crisp and the middle should be light and soft. Be careful not to overcrowd in the oil.
  • When fritters are done, transfer to the paper towel–lined plate. Serve warm or cool.