Healthy apple fritters

A Fit Mess
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January 25, 2017

You guys. I am SO excited to share this recipe with you today! I feel like I need to pat myself on the back with this one. They are that good. You see, I can talk for hours on end about fitness, my family, the-day-to-day, but when it comes to cooking, let’s just say I’m not as gifted in that department. Over the years I’ve gotten better in the kitchen and I’ve started to really enjoy baking and finding healthy alternatives for some of my favorite sweets. So I keep at it. Because when it all comes together it’s worth it.

 

Like these healthy apple fritters.

 

The stars aligned and I was able to recreate a delicious treat with a Paleo twist.

 

The result? A sweet and simple dessert you are sure to love.

These apple fritters are gluten and dairy free and oh-so-easy to whip up when you want something easy and tasty (me: always). Unlike traditional apple fritters, these don’t contain any wheat and they are baked (rather than fried). They turn out soft and chewy on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.

 

Enjoy these alongside a steamy cup of coffee for breakfast. Or take this to the next level for dessert and pair it with a scoop of coconut milk ice cream and a drizzle of honey on top.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium apples, chopped in small chunks
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/8 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tbsp of coconut sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp of honey or maple syrup

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a mini-muffin tin* with coconut oil or similar non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Chop the apples into small bite-sized pieces and set aside. I left some of the skin on for texture and taste.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (up to the cinnamon) and mix well.
  5. Add the egg, almond milk, sugar, and honey (or maple syrup).
  6. Stir in the apple pieces and mix well.
  7. Spoon a small amount of the mixture into the muffin tins.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes until crispy on the outside.
  9. Cool before removing from the tin. You’ll need to gently remove them from the pan.

* You could also bake these on a regular baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

This recipe yields a dozen small fritters. You could easily double or triple the recipe for a larger quantity. Be sure to store these in your fridge in an airtight container.

Enjoy!

 

Recipe inspired by the book, 365 Foods Kids Love to Eat.

 

 

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