I remember waking up on crisp Fall mornings with my mom standing at the stove, frying these yummy apple fritters for a weekend breakfast.
Now, I make these crispy, sweet breakfast fritters for my own family, with every bite reminding me of my childhood. I am certain my own children will have similar memories of these fritters!
This recipe is very easy to throw together, and only requires an apple or two, making it a great way to use up those random apples that don’t seem to get eaten and are getting awfully close to their “best by” date. *hint hint*
The batter is quite thick, and so when it is spooned into the hot oil you might need to use the back of the spatula or spoon to spread it out a bit. You also want to be careful as you flip the fritter that you don’t splash grease on yourself – I speak from experience.
After they have been flipped once or twice, I remove them to a paper towel lined plate and then sprinkle them with sugar – just like my mama used to do.
I usually double this batch for my larger than average family, but when mom was making these for me (I was the baby of the family and the only child in the home for many years!) this single batch allowed enough for me to have for breakfast that day and then snack on for days to come. And yes, they are quite yummy straight out of the refrigerator!
You will definitely want to make these apple fritters this Fall, but as my 10 year old son was lamenting today when I made them or the first time this season,
“We should have these all year long!”
Breakfast Apple Fritters
- 1 c flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg
- 2/3 c milk
- 1 1/2 c finely chopped apples
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir together dry ingredients.
- Add in beaten egg and milk. Pour into dry ingredients and stir until batter is smooth.
- Gently stir in apples.
- Drop by spoonfuls into hot fat (375°). I use a skillet, but you could use a deep fat fryer.
- Fry fritters until golden brown on both sides.
- Remove to paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with sugar.