Apple, Pear or Banana Fritters

2012-07-04
  • Yield : 16
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 7m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 35m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    310
  • Calories from Fat

    81
  • Total Fat

    9g
  • Saturated Fat

    1g
  • Trans Fat

    0g
  • Cholesterol

    53mg
  • Sodium

    165mg
  • Carbohydrates

    53g
  • Dietary Fiber

    1g
  • Sugar

    27g
  • Protein

    6g
  • Serving Size:

    4 fritters

Fruit Fritters is a quick, easy alternative to pancakes and  waffles, and simpler to make than donuts. You can consider them as doughnut holes with fresh fruit. You can make Fruit Fritters in advance, refrigerate and reheat them in a microwave or toaster oven. Reheating Fritters in a toaster oven retains a crispy exterior. Dusting these slightly sweet fritters with powdered sugar is optional. Dusting with powdered sugar provides added sweetness with far less calories than glazed doughnuts.

Cook’s Tips

  • Do not use berries (blueberries, raspberries) in this recipe. The moisture in ripe berries can cause fruit expose to hot oil to explode or cause excessive oil splatter and possible burns.
  • Adjust the amount of cinnamon or nutmeg to taste.
  • Depending on batter thickness and fritter size, the baking step may be omitted. After frying the first batch, cut one in half and check for uncooked batter. If fritter is cooked trough, omit baking.

Nutrition Tip

Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde, a phytochemical that may fight viruses, lower blood pressure and reduce your risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and neurodegenerative diseases.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (130 g) all purpose or cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (5 ml) ground cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (120 ml) milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup water to thin batter if necessary
  • 1 (120 g) medium banana, apple or pear, chopped
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar for dusting if desired

Method of Preparation

Step 1

In a wok or deep frying pan, add about 1 inch of oil. Begin heating on low heat as you prepare the batter. Cover a large plate to tray with paper towels to absorb oil from the fried fritters. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 2

Combine flour, cinnamon, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Fold in chopped fruit.

Step 3

Combine milk and egg. Add to flour and fold to completely wet the flour. Do not over mix. Add water a tablespoon at a time if necessary to form a batter that is easily dropped from a spoon but not runny.

Step 4

Step 5

Fry about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove fritters using a slotted spoon to drain excess oil and transfer to paper towel lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining batter.

Step 6

Bake about 10 minutes to completely cook through. Cool fritters about 5 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar if desired and serve warm.