Healthy Apple Fritters

My husband LOVES apple fritters!  I think he loves anything with baked apples.

I use whole wheat flour in this apple fritters recipe.  Sometimes when using whole wheat flour it gives the recipe a heaviness.   I like to use white wheat.  That helps a lot with the heaviness.

Healthy Apple Fritters

 

The best wheat to use for this is soft wheat.  I don’t have any soft wheat right now so I used the hard white wheat and it works great!

When eating a whole foods diet you really want your ingredients to be in whole form.  I always cook with whole wheat flour as it is easy to work with.  I buy wheat berries in bulk and grind the berries when I need it.  The wheat grinder I use is on my shop page.

If you have celiac disease then you will not want to use whole wheat flour. Otherwise the whole wheat flour is good for you.  The only flour you want to stay away from is white flour.  All nutrients are taken out of the flour when it is processed then some are artificially put back in.

I also use whole milk.  Whole milk is the least processed of all the milks.   There is no evidence to prove weight gain from whole milk.  In fact, fatty acids in dairy have beneficial metabolic effects.   It can also limit over eating.

You can use any kind of apple you like.  Normally you cook with granny smith apples.   When I made this I had honey crisp apples on hand.  It was delicious!

Healthy Apple Fritters

 

The caramel glaze is also really easy to make and so yummy!  With the glaze you could even eat these for dessert!

Healthy Apple Fritters

2 large apples, chopped
1 Tblsp. extra virgin coconut oil
1 cup pecans, chopped
2 Tblsp. raw honey
4 cups whole wheat flour
2 Tblsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp. baking powder
2 Tblsp raw honey
1/2 cup water
1 cup whole milk

Caramel Glaze
1/3 cup raw honey
1/3 cup butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large frying pan cook apples, coconut oil, pecans, and honey over medium heat until soft. About 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl mix together whole wheat flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, raw honey, water, whole milk and apple mixture.
  • Scoop batter onto lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes.
Caramel Glaze
  • In a small saucepan melt butter and honey over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture reaches 250 degrees. Remove from heat.
  • Top fritters with glaze and serve.

 

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