Here is my recipe - I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did.
Combine in a medium bowl:
2 cups gluten free flour mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if using a flour blend that includes it)
¾ cup raw organic sugar (use white sugar if you must but it won’t be as healthy)
2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt (again use regular salt but it won’t be as healthy)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Combine in a small bowl:
2 large eggs, beaten
¾ cup vanilla almond milk (or use the milk or milk substitute of your choice)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons coconut oil melted if solid (or use the melted butter substitute of your choice)
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined – do not over mix!
Gently fold in the apples – you want tons of apples to poke out – if they don’t poke out – add more apples.
Drop a teaspoon full into hot oil (I use a fryer but you could also heat a couple of inches of oil in a cast iron or heavy duty frying pan). Turn it over when it browns on one side. Drain on paper towels – cut the first one open and make sure it cooked all the way through – if you still have batter in the middle, make the rest smaller – if it is cooked through, then you are good to finish the batch with that size.
I think these are perfect as is – but you can dust with powdered sugar when warm or pour a light glaze over them.