It’s almost State Fair time here in NC! It’s been about 3 years since I’ve been to the State Fair and all of a sudden I’m craving those funnel cakes, apple fritters, seasoned corn and those jumbo turkey legs!!! Ughhh but yummmmmm, right?
The fair is not on the agenda this year so I thought I’d bring a bit of it to me by frying up some of these delicious Apple Fritter Doughnut bites! I know what you’re probably thinking, besides how you wish you were sinking your teeth into one of these apple fritters right now.
You’re probably wishing you didn’t have to fry them huh? I know right! I absolutely HATE frying foods. The whole grease thing…and then the smell of it in the house. And oh yeah it’s not the healthiest thing. But hey you can’t have a true fair experience without something fried so suck it up and just do it! *cat hiss* I’m sassy today!!!
Let me tell ya honey, these homemade apple fritter doughnut bites lasted for 30 minutes in my house. Did you hear me? I said THIRTY. MINUTES! How sad. That might be a record for us. We usually have the common decency to let things like this last for at least an hour or so geez.
We were helpless to their gravitational pull and just HAD to have one every time we went into the kitchen. Tip: Don’t leave them sitting out on the counter if you’re a Sweets Whore. You’re just asking for it. That bumpy, glazed surface is just promising something amazing on the inside. They are truly some delicious, fluffy, moist, apple-cinnamon goodness and the fact that they are so tiny can be a good or bad thing.
If you are an apple fritter fan like I am then you will definitely appreciate these little cuties. I mean who needs the fair when you can whip up homemade apple fritters right at home right? They are lightly sweetened so don’t skimp the glaze, it really adds the perfect amount of sweetness to these apple fritter doughnut bites.
Watch me make these apple fritter doughnut bites from start to finish!
Apple Fritter Doughnut Bites
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- salt pinch
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 1 egg slightly beaten
- 1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 1/2 cups finely diced apples I used 1 medium granny smith and 1 medium gala apple
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk may need more
- 1/4 vanilla extract
- Canola oil for frying
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- Make a well in the center of bowl .
- Add in milk, butter, egg and vanilla.
- Stir just until combined.
- Gently fold in apples.
- Heat oil in large frying pan to about 350 F. (may need to adjust)
- Use a mini ice cream scoop to scoop out balls of dough and drop them into the hot oil.
- Cook for about 1 ½ -2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and let the other side brown for about a minute or until brown.
- Remove fritters from oil with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain.
- Mix together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to create the glaze.
- Dip each doughnut bite into the glaze, covering completely. Let excess glaze drip off.
- Place on a wire rack over wax paper and let sit until glaze has hardened.
Recipe adapted from Seeminglygreek.com.