Apple Fritters aka Donuts

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These may be the best dessert I’ve ever made. They are healthy but certainly don’t taste it. It tastes like the most amazing donut you’ve ever had. But full disclosure, they are fried. But wait…its in unrefined organic coconut oil. Most fried foods, the oils are heated past their smoke point therefore changing their chemical structures and wrecking havoc on your body. But since coconut oil has a higher smoke point, this won’t do that. They are made with only 2 Tbs of unrefined coconut palm sugar and sprouted whole wheat flour. I mentioned to Dave trying to maybe fry them for just a second in the oil to get them crispy then bake them the rest of the way. Dave told me not to mess with perfection. I’ll post back if I try it, but I’d just be afraid to mess with it, knowing how perfect they come out this way. And we all know by now that a decent dose of healthy fats is actually good for us and low-fat diets are old news.

Apple Fritters aka donuts

makes 20 munchkin sized fritter

1 cup sprouted whole wheat flour

2 Tbs coconut palm sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

pinch salt

1/2 cup applesauce

1 egg, beaten

1 large apple, diced small

1/2 cup coconut oil

Heat coconut oil to medium-medium high. Do not let it get to the smoke point, keep it around 350F.

While heating the oil combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add egg, applesauce, and apple.

Drop by the tablespoon into the hot oil. Let it cook 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook another 1-2 minutes until batter turns a deep golden brown. Sit on paper towels to let oil drain. Fry about 10 at a time, so two batches total.

 

I’m not exactly sure how much coconut oil is in the final product so the nutritional information first is without any oil and in parenthesis assuming 100% is absorbed into the donuts (which doesn’t happen because some is left in the pan and some drains onto the paper towels). So it will be somewhere in between the two number.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 37 (84)

fat: 0.3 g (6g)

sodium: 14 mg (1%)

carbohydrates: 8 g

dietary fiber: 1 g

sugars: 2.7 g

protein: 1 g

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