I’m usually sort of “meh” on doughnuts in general, although there are exceptions. Apple fritters are one. I love the mix of delicious dough, cinnamon, and apple pieces.
How about a recipe for Apple Fritter Bread? It has all the deliciousness of its doughnut cousin, but since you make it yourself, you can create a version that’s a little healthier.
Apple Fritter Bread
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup oil (I use canola)
- 1/4 cup applesauce
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 apples, peeled and chopped into small pieces, mixed with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoons of milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat white sugar, oil, and applesauce until smooth.
- Beat in eggs until blended; add vanilla.
- Combine flour and baking powder in another bowl and add into sugar-oil-applesauce mixture; stir until blended.
- Mix milk into batter until smooth.
- Pour half the batter into 8″ or 9″ square pan; add half the apple mixture, then half the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.
- Pour the remaining batter over apple layer and top with remaining apple mixture, then the remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using knife or spoon.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, approximately 30 minutes.
- To make glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk or cream together.
- Let cool for about 15 minutes before drizzling with glaze.