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Mini Apple Fritters


1 cup unbleached flour
1 tbsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground flax seed
1 egg
1/3 cup whole milk
4 tsp butter, melted
1 tbsp. orange juice
2 tsp. grated orange peel
1/4 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Granny Smith, cored, peeled and chopped
Oil for frying
Sugar or Confectioners’ sugar

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and ground flax seed. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, butter, orange juice, peel and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples.
In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons into oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners’ sugar or regular white sugar. Serve warm.

*I wanted to make this for the longest time because my son loves apple fritters. I got this recipe from a Taste of Home. I tweaked it a little bit I used unbleached four because that’s what I always have at home.  I added cinnamon, it goes well with apples  and lastly I added ground flax seed to add some more nutritional values….who said fried is bad for you…enJOY!!!