I fell in love with these delicious babies! Amish Apple Fritters are so easy to make, if you can beat up pancakes, you are just fine. For many years, I have found my daughter making them on Saturday mornings.
The aroma of cooking apples and spices wafts through the kitchen into the rooms and oh we always looked forward to devouring those apple nuggets for breakfast.
The Amish have held onto their beliefs for many generations. What comes to mind when you mention Amish or Mennonite are the horses and buggies, bonnets and hats…but I love their recipes. This unwavering hold on their communities and agricultural heritage has shaped their dishes.
As an avid homesteader, I am connected to the land where I raise and grow and harvest most of everything we consume as a family. This lifestyle resonates with the Amish lifestyle.
The ingredient list in most of their numerous recipes calls for garden produce, dairy, and fresh meat products. In their culture, food was used to replenish depleted energy due to manual labor done on the farms.
A lot of apple trees grow on our farm and when the harvest is bounty, I go straight to my Amish recipe books, do a little tweaking, and prepare delicious treats such as Amish Apple Fritters, Amish Apple Cinnamon bread, and the delicious Country Apple Fritter bread.
Let us look at this easy recipe, Amish Apple Fritters will be a staple in your kitchen trust me …you will ditch those plain pancakes: trust me.
Ingredients and Substitutions
All-purpose flour; use regular all-purpose flour, you could substitute it with whole wheat flour
Eggs: make the pancake rich in nutrients and moisturize the fritter's batter as well.
Milk: adds moisture to the batter, milk can be substituted with coconut milk or almond milk.
Baking powder: is the leavening agent in the recipe making the Amish apple fritters light.
Apples: use green Granny Smith apples, these apples possess the right amount of moisture.
Lemons: keep the apples from oxidizing as well as add flavor to the fritter batter.
Cinnamon powder: this warm spice brings a sweet aroma to the recipe. Apples and cinnamon blend beautifully.
Oil: any neutral vegetable oil is suitable for frying the fritters. Deep frying gives the Amish Apple Fritters a crunchy texture.
Mixing bowls, chopping board and knife, electric mixer or stand mixer, rubber spatula, measuring cups and spoons, frying wok or pan, slotted spoon, kitchen towels, and cooling rack.
FAQ Amish Apple Fritters
This is a common problem. If it is your first time making delicious fritters, you will probably have your fritters uncooked at the center.
This problem can be fixed easily, by scooping small amounts of batter. Half a tablespoon is enough.
A lot of fritters batter will result in bigger-sized fritters that will not cook perfectly at the center.
Amish Apple Fritters stay fresher longer in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
It is also possible to freeze the apple fritters in a ziplock bag for about two months.
Scoop half a tablespoon into the oil, sliding the batter using your fingers. Keep a kitchen towel near you, every time you touch the batter.
When you scoop this amount of batter, you are assured that it will cook perfectly at the center.
Amish Apple Fritters
- 1 ½ cup Flour
- 2 teaspoon Baking powder
- 2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ cup Milk
- 2 Apples
- ¼ cup Sugar
- 2 large Eggs
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon Lemon juice or milk
- Gather all the ingredients, core, and peel the apples. Chop them into small pieces and sprinkle some lemon juice on the chopped apples.
- In a skillet, add a teaspoon of butter and saute the chopped apples for about 8 minutes until some sides of the apples get a golden brown hue. Set aside to cool.
- In a mixing bowl, use a handheld electric mixer, to beat the eggs and sugar. Add milk and mix.
- In a separate bowl whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon powder until thoroughly blended.
- Add the flour mixture into the egg and mixture in two batches and mix using the handheld mixer. The batter should be smooth but not runny.
- Toss the chopped apples into the batter and gently fold with a rubber spatula. Do not over-mix, please.
- Heat some oil in a wok or a wide saucepan to about 350F. Worry not, if you lack a thermometer. Use the old-school method by dropping a tiny amount into the oil, it floats when the oil is hot enough.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop the fritter’s batter and carefully drop it into the hot oil. Half a tablespoon of batter results in the right size of an Amish apple fritter.
- Fry one side for 2-3 minutes till you see bubbles appearing on the top of the fritters. Flip and fry on the other side to a true golden brown color. The Amish Apple Fritters lack beauty because of the apple chunks in the batter..lol but exquisiteness in flavor
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the apple fritters from the hot oil and place them on a kitchen towel to absorb excess oil. Transfer them to a cooling rack and place a plate underneath.
- Prepare the glaze by mixing the cinnamon, powdered sugar, and lemon juice to the right consistency of a glaze.