Vegan Apple Fritters

Vegan apple fritters – light and crunchy outside and packed full of spiced apple! Enrobed in a cinnamon glaze with a slight hint of cardamom – they’re my go-to vegan apple fritter!

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: vegan apple fritters

Servings: 12

Calories: 188kcal

Author: Richard Makin

For the Apple Fritters
2 tbsp ground flax seeds (chia or linseed are also great)
4 tbsp water
2 baking apples (large! Peeled, cored and cubed)
2 tbsp lemon juice
45 g vegan butter (melted)
150 g plant milk (I used oat)
2 tbsp granulated sugar
195 g plain white flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground cardamom
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
Vegetable oil for frying
For the Glaze
200 g icing sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp plant milk
To Make the Apple Fritters
Combine the ground flax seed and the water. Whisk together in a small bowl and set aside to thicken.
In a medium bowl, toss the peeled, cored and cubed apples in the lemon juice to stop them browning. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the melted vegan butter, plant milk and thickened flax egg.
In a separate medium bowl mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, spices and salt.
Add the better, milk, flax mixture to the dry ingredients and stir well to combine to form a thick batter. Using a slotted spoon, add the apples to the batter, leaving behind any extra lemon juice in the bowl. Mix the apples into the batter well and place in the fridge.
In a high-sided medium saucepan, add a few inches of oil and bring to around 175c. (I use a probe or candy thermometer to make sure the temperature is right).
Once hot, add a heaped dessert-spoon of the batter to the oil. Allow it to fry for around 30 seconds before carefully flipping it over and frying until golden brown all over. Use a slotted spoon or a spider to remove the fried fritter from the oil. Place on a wire cooling rack to drain while you cook the remaining batter.
Once all the batter is cooked, allow the fritters to cool fully for around 15 minutes.
To Make the Glaze
In a medium bowl, whisk together all the glaze ingredients.
Once the fritters are cooled, drizzle a good dessert-spoon of the glaze over each fritter. Leave to set for a few minutes before serving.

Serving: 1grams | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g