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Vegan Apple Fritter Rings

Apple Fritter Rings were one of my childhood favorites! But you don’t need eggs or dairy to make them. These Vegan Apple Fritter Rings taste just like the real deal (if not better!). Served with an Almond Maple Sauce – this is a match made in heaven! 

A stack of Vegan Apple Fritter Rings

I remember coming home from school and my mom made apple fritter rings for lunch – I know! Not the healthiest lunch but I loved sweet lunches as a child. It was the best thing ever.

Usually, there are eggs or milk or both in the batter, but in this version, you won’t find any of that. And the batter is just as fluffy and crisp – you wouldn’t know the difference!

For this easy batter you will only need:

  • flour
  • baking powder
  • sugar
  • plant-based milk
  • and sparkling water

Sounds easy, right? Well, it is! I bet you even have all the ingredients at home right now!

With only one apple, you will get about 12 apple fritter rings – depending on how thick you slice the apple. I’ve cut it thin enough, so it doesn’t take too long to get soft when fried, but thick enough so it doesn’t break in the batter (it should hold the batter with no problems).

Vegan Apple Fritter Rings with powdered sugar

Serve the Apple Fritter Rings with…

I’ve sprinkled the apple fritter rings with powdered sugar (classic!) and served it with – what I like to call – Liquid Gold. It’s a sweet dipping sauce made out of white almond butter (it’s made out of blanched almonds – therefore the beautiful golden color!), maple syrup and water. You just have to whisk everything together. It’s really easy and quick to make and it tastes so good! Really…like liquid gold!

Vegan Apple Fritter Rings with almond maple dipping sauce
Vegan Apple Fritter Rings dipped in almond maple sauce
Vegan Apple Fritter Rings
Vegan Apple Fritter Rings dipped in almond maple sauce

Vegan Apple Fritter Rings

Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
Apple Fritters were one of my childhood favorites! But you don’t need eggs or dairy to make them. These Vegan Apple Fritters taste just like the real deal (if not better!). Served with an Almond Maple Sauce – this is a match made in heaven! 
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 12 fritters
Calories 72 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Apple Fritter Rings

  • 1 apple (I used a slightly sweet apple like Pink Lady)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar (make sure it’s vegan!)
  • 1/3 cup plant-based milk (I used unsweetened rice coconut milk)
  • 1/3 cup sparkling water
  • frying oil
  • powdered sugar (to sprinkle on top)

Almond Maple Dipping Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white almond butter (made with blanched almonds)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water

Instructions
 

  • Peel the apple and remove the core with an apple corer*. Cut the apple in about 12 rings. 
  • For the batter, combine the flour, baking powder, and sugar. Add the plant-based milk and sparkling water and whisk together. If you dip an apple slice into the batter, the batter should stick to the apple but it shouldn’t be too thick. Add more water if it’s too thick. Add more flour if it’s too runny. 
  • Heat the frying oil in a pot (just enough so that the apple rings can swim in the oil). Fry each apple ring dipped in the batter for about 3-4 minutes – until golden and crispy. If they brown too quickly, then your oil is too hot, reduce the heat a bit.
  • Transfer them to a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • For the Almond Maple Dipping Sauce, whisk together all the ingredients. 
  • Sprinkle the Vegan Apple Fritter Rings with powdered sugar and serve with the Almond Maple Dipping Sauce! 

Notes

*Alternatively you could also cut the apple into slices and then cut out the core with a knife, but removing the core with an apple corer first is much faster and safer!

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 61mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 0.5mg
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Irina

Monday 12th of October 2020

I have made only using sparkling water as liquid and turned out amazing!

Dev

Saturday 9th of May 2020

Hey! I've just made these and they taste absolutely amazing! One thing didn't turn out great: they weren't crispy.. although i've made them exactly like the recipe and fried them until they turned golden-brown! Do you know what could possibly be the reason?:) thank you!

Karla

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Made these today and they were awesome!!! I substituted all purpose flour with GF by Pillsbury and added more almond milk than the recipe previously mentioned-more like 2/3 cup. Family loved and I WILL be doing these again! Thank you thank you thank you!!

Mama Maggie's Kitchen

Thursday 14th of March 2019

Oh my! I need this in my life. Must print your recipe. Thanks for sharing

Melody

Thursday 20th of December 2018

I would love to know if this can be made gluten free!

Bianca

Saturday 22nd of December 2018

I haven't tried it but I am pretty sure it will work if you use a gluten-free flour blend that works 1:1 like all-purpose flour! Or maybe rice flour!