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Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritters (Vegan+GF)

Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritters (Vegan+GF)

Wondering what to do with all the seasonal apples? Make some homemade glazed apple fritters that simply melt in your mouth.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes



  • 1 cup warm plant-based milk I used almond
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup organic sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend *see note


  • 5 medium apples peeled, cored, and cut into small chunks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons plant-based milk I used almond
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with dough hook (or a large bowl), dissolve yeast in milk and allow to sit for about 5 minutes until bubbly. Beat in baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon until combined. Add flour a cup at a time until your dough comes together. It might be slightly stickier than most bread doughs. Cover bowl with a damp towel or plastic wrap and place in warm place to rise for about 1 hour. (Alternatively, you can refrigerate the dough overnight and have it ready for a quick breakfast.)

Meanwhile, make your apples. In a large frying pan over medium high heat, add apples and about 1 inch of water. Cook, stirring gently, until the apples start to soften (8-10 minutes). Add other ingredients for apples and continue cooking until most of the liquid in pan is evaporated. Remove from heat and cool.

When dough has risen, uncover and add your cooked apples to dough. Use a large rubber spatula to fold apples in and evenly incorporate into the dough. You can use your hands instead if necessary. Divide the dough into about 15 pieces and place them at least an inch apart on a parchment line tray. Press them down to flatten slightly.

Heat oil in a wok, dutch oven, or deep fryer to about 350 degrees F (180 C). Use a spatula to scoop fritters of of pan then drop them into the oil, a few at a time, and fry on each side for about 2 minutes, until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and continue frying until all fritters are done. (You can break a fatter one open to be sure your centers are cooking through. If not, make sure your oil is not too hot.)

Whisk powered sugar, and milk together in a medium bowl. Add vanilla, salt, syrup, and cinnamon and mix until smooth. Dip the warm fritters in glaze and place on wire rack to allow excess to drip off. Serve as soon as possible.

Recipe Notes

If you'd prefer to make these with all-purpose flour you can definitely do that, just add about 4 cups instead of the 3 1/2 cups gf flour.