Apple Fritters

they're like breakfast cookies!

they’re like breakfast cookies!

The kind folks behind Good Morning Paleo, which I reviewed yesterday have allowed me to share one more recipe with you.

Again, it’s a fruit-based one. I’m kinda fruit-crazy at the moment. It’s a summer thing.

Don’t do what I did and think that ground almonds are a proper substitute for ‘almond meal’ You need the actual almond flour otherwise they won’t stand up to frying.

My advice with these guys is to go gentle. They make a soft, delicious pancake with a delicious nutty flavour but you can’t manhandle them in the pan or they will break apart.

And with that caveat out of the way….

 

make lots - they keep well in the fridge

make lots – they keep well in the fridge

Apple Fritters

*From Good Morning Paleo by Jane Barthelemy. Reprinted with permission from Da Capo Lifelong 2014.

Quick and easy fritters are a delightful treat to wake up to. Granny Smith apples are low in fructose sugars, plus they’re particularly high in antioxidants Vitamin C and flavonoids to help neutralize harmful free radicals. Freeze leftovers for up to 6 weeks with a piece of parchment paper between each fritter and reheat for a quick meal.

Yield: Eight to nine fritters, 3 to 4 inches each; serves two • Equipment: A food processor or small blender is helpful but not required

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, cored, coarsely chopped (if mixing by hand, grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1∕8 teaspoon unprocessed salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • brown sweetener is optional, 0 to 1 1/2tablespoons (TMBL note: I used 1 tbsp of coconut palm sugar)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, soaked and toasted if possible
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil for frying
  1. Prepare syrup or any toppings desired.
  2. In a food processor, small blender, or mixing bowl, place the eggs, apple, and vanilla. Process until the apple and peels are as liquefied as possible.
  3. To the egg mixture, add the almond meal, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Choose your sweetener and sweetness level. Add and mix briefly. The batter should be fairly thick.
  4. Add the nuts and mix briefly so they remain in large pieces.
  5. In a large nonstick skillet, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Flick a drop of water into the hot pan—when it sizzles, it’s ready. Spoon the batter in small pancakes about 3 inches in diameter and allow it to spread. Cook on the first side, for 1 to 2 minutes, until the bottom is golden brown. Flip, and cook on the other side, about 1 minute. Adjust the heat if necessary. It’s easiest to use two spatulas to flip them, as they’re soft.

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