Who could resist these little fried gems? Apple munchkin donuts rolled in sugar, glazed with thin icing or just plain bet you won't just eat one. Great with coffee or tea.
Tender, and perfectly cooked!
Apple Munchkin Donuts
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon ( I love cinnamon, sometimes I use more since I don't measure, oh well they are still wonderful)
pinch of salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, ginger and pinch of cloves
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs
3 small or 2 medium tart apples, peeled ( diced approx 2 cups diced) I use either Cortland, Rome or Mcintosh apples or choose from my lists of many that will do fine, put them on pulse in your food processor for a few seconds till finely chopped. Works like a charm!
Have on hand, powdered sugar to roll in or make a thin glaze with powdered sugar and water, whatever you prefer.
Before preparing the batter, I heat my electric fry pan or if using a deep fryer (or even a deep fry pan will do fine) and heat it low to medium heat while mixing the ingredients. I have experimented on the medium high heat, that makes them raw in the centers, so make one first. The key is not to have them brown too fast if browning too quickly on one side, it's too high lower it...or you will ruin them all.
Combine the flour, brown sugar and spices in a large mixing bowl. Use a fork, to mix everything together. Add the milk, butter and eggs to the dry ingredients and blend all together. Add diced apples and stir till moistened, do not beat this. I have had many donut style fritters bought here in the South, they don't compare to this homemade recipe. They are tender and so delicious!
Tip: Pierce the batter with a fork with a little batter still on it and dip into the hot oil, if it sizzles its ready to fry!
Drop into the hot oil and fry and both sides till lightly browned.
Place on paper towels to absorb the grease. You can glaze them with powdered sugar and water icing or just sprinkle with powdered sugar while still warm.