Iron Chef Challenge for Vegan MoFo: Apple Peanut Butter Fritters


You can probably guess the special ingredients: apples and peanut butter. Everyone knows that dipping an apple in a peanut butter is a quick and easy snack, but for this challenge I drew on one of my childhood favorites, apple fritters.

These are super easy and can be adjusted for however many you want to make. Here’s the basic recipe.

Apple Peanut Butter Fritters
Makes 16 fritters
2 large McIntosh apples
2 – 3 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 tablespoon
Pinch ground cinnamon
Pinch salt
1/2 cup soy milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
confectioners’ sugar for sifting, maple syrup for serving
oil for deep fryer or skillet

Heat the oil in a deep fryer (or skillet) to about 365 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a brown bag for draining.

Core the apples, then cut each one into 16 slices. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter on half the slices, then sandwich it with another apple slice. (You should have 8 apple/peanut butter slices out of each apple).

Combine the flour, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together then add the milk and maple syrup. The mixture should be thick enough to coat the apples without leaving bare spots, but still drip off so it isn’t too heavy. Adjust the consistency with flour or soy milk if needed.

Working in batches, dip the apple slices into the batter then gently place in the fryer. Fry about 5 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to the baking sheet to let drain. Serve sprinkled with sifted confectioners’ sugar and a little maple syrup for dipping.

Psssst….drop the peanut butter and you’ll still have amazing apple fritters, perfect for fall! And if your apples aren’t delicious enough on their own, you can dress up the batter a little more with extra cinnamon, nutmeg, a little vanilla, things like that. But we like these best simplest.

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10 Comments

  1. Posted October 25, 2009 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    OMG. Those look delicious.

  2. Posted October 25, 2009 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    Peanut butter & apples? -sounds like a winning combination!

  3. Posted October 25, 2009 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Oh they look FAB!

  4. Posted October 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Very creative! I’ve been eating a lot of apples and peanut (and almond and cashew) butter since going gluten-free. Apple season has been lousy here in Maine (it was so cold all summer), but I’m enjoying local Macs and Cortlands while I can. Never thought to batter and fry them!

  5. Posted October 25, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Those look wonderful! Love the filling.

    Hey, I’m in Ohio too! :)

  6. Posted October 26, 2009 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    I believe I am in love with those…..YUM!!! What an awesome combination!!

  7. Posted October 26, 2009 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    looks awesome!

  8. Posted October 30, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    oh wow these look AMAZING!!

  9. Posted October 30, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I must safe this recipe for new years eve. Yes, it is a long time until then, but this recipe sounds perfect for a nem year’s eve party

  10. Posted November 6, 2009 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    oh man… so much trouble….

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