Apple Cinnamon Fritters & Syrup

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipes

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Breakfast is a great time to spend together as a family and enjoying a special Valentine’s Day treat, and these Apple Cinnamon Fritters are perfect for that occasion. They also work well for a “breakfast in bed” treat. Serve with fresh strawberries and other fruits of your choice on the side.

Ingredients:

  • 2 C + 1 Tbsp. canola oil, divided
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 C sweet apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C sugar + 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C strawberry or maple syrup

Directions:

Place the 2 C of canola oil into a deep fryer or heavy pan and allow to heat to 365 degrees. Pour the milk into a bowl with the slightly beaten egg and whisk to combine. Add the apples to the mixture and gently stir to incorporate.

In a separate mixing bowl, toss together the flour, 1 Tbsp. sugar, the baking powder, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, and the salt. Add the flour mixture to the egg and milk and blend until all the dry ingredients are just moistened. Drop 3 to 4 teaspoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil and fry 4 minutes, turning occasionally for even browning. Remove the fritters when they are a golden brown with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain. Continue deep frying in this manner, being sure to allow the oil to return to the correct temperature before adding a new batch.

Place the remaining sugar and 3/4 tsp. of the cinnamon into a sealable plastic bag.  Add the fritters a couple at time. Seal the bag after each addition and shake to cover the fritters well. Place the fritters on plates.

Place the syrup into a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in the remaining cinnamon until well combined. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, or until the syrup is warmed. Pour the syrup over the fritters just before serving. Serving Size:  16 fritters.

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