Chai Spice Apple Fritters are a wonderful desert for kids. They’re very quick and easy to make (much like making pancakes really). Like fried donuts, these are good as a lunch time snack, as well as a desert. Just don’t keep them too long, they’re best fresh and warm, straight from the pan.
The really great thing about this apple fritter recipe is that they’re actually a low-sugar dessert. The sugar they’re rolled in is pretty much it! They are fried in a little butter, so let’s not go so far as to call this a healthy dessert.
But if you’re in the ‘sugar-is-out, good-fats-are-in’ camp, like we are, then this dessert ticks all the boxes. I’d much rather see my kids enjoying fritters with cream on the side, than a sugar-filled dessert paired with icecream.
Of course, being somewhat healthy doesn’t stop these chai spice apple fritters from being very tasty… and moreish! The recipe makes about 10 to 12 small fritters, so double it if you have lots of hungry dessert eaters. You’ll be surprise just how fast these disappear!
This is a really wonderful dessert if you’re lucky enough to have an apple tree in your back yard. Fresh, slightly tart, apples work best!
The chai spice mix in this recipe was originally found in an old Recipes Plus magazine. In my version the ginger content is reduced a bit to provide a nicer blend with the apples. But play around with the proportions to find the combination that you like best. You may like more, or less, depending.
Chai spice apple fritters… Yummy!
Chai Spice Apple Fritters
Chai Spice Apple Fritters
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 ½ tsp chai spice mix (see recipe below)
- 2 large dessert apples , peeled, cored and very finely chopped (pieces about the size of green peas usually work well)
- A little raw sugar and cinnamon to coat
Chai Spice Mix
- 1 Tbsp ground ginger Use more or less, depending on your taste
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground cardamom
- 2 tsp ground allspice
- 2 tsp ground cloves
Whisk the eggs, vanilla and sugar together then add the flour, baking powder and Chai Spice Mix and mix well.
Add the chopped apple and mix thoroughly.
In a heavy-based frying pan, heat a small amount of cooking oil to cover the base and add a knob of butter.
When the oil and butter mix has heated through, add tablespoons of the fritter mix and cook over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes each side until nicely browned. Don’t be tempted to have the heat too high or the apples will still be very crunchy when the rest of the mix is cooked. Depending on the type of apples you have, the pieces should be firm to soft when the fritters have taken on a nice brown colour.
Drain the fritters on paper towels, and then quickly roll each one in sugar