After the holidays, you’ll probably feel as though you’ve over indulged – whether you’ve eaten too many cookies, or over done it on the roast potatoes (is there such a thing?), drunk a few too many glasses of your favourite beverage, or even enjoyed one too many puddings, (you’ll note that I did not include chocolate – can never have too much of that! :P). If you’re looking for a lighter, healthier breakfast option, then this simple recipe is definitely for you.
I hope that you’ll enjoy this first recipe of the New Year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2016 be your healthiest
Super Healthy Apple Fritters
(gluten-free, egg free, soy free, low oil, nut free, low sugar)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: roughly 15 minutes
What makes these apple fritters super healthy, is the fact that they are not deep fried in oil, and also, they are lightly coated. I’ve also used a non-stick pan (I am aware that some do not like these, so if you are one of them, feel free to use your favourite pan), to cut back on adding extra oil.
- 1 fresh apple
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of All purpose Gluten-free flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum (if the AP flour doesn’t already contain it)
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk
- Use a non-stick frying pan to ensure that this is a low oil recipe. Should you prefer to add extra oil – go ahead.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together the cinnamon, salt, sugar, xanthan gum, baking powder and AP gluten-free flour
- Pour in a quarter cup of the milk, and add the oil. If the batter is too thick, then add the remainder of the milk
- Mix until a smooth batter is formed
- Wash and peel the apple, and cut up into chunks
- Add the apple chunks to the batter and gently stir
- Heat the frying pan on low heat
- Add a drop of the batter (no apples) to test if the pan is hot enough. If it is, the batter will begin to bubble and cook quickly
- Now, add spoonfuls of the apples and batter and gently fry on both sides until browned and cooked through
- Remove from the pan and serve with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon
Note that the apples will be crunchy and not mushy. If you prefer softer apples, then chop them up into smaller pieces, or grate them into the batter before cooking.