Apple Beignets are a healthy and yet delicious snack for Fall and Winter. They are apple slices in a pancake batter, fried and then turned in a sugar and cinnamon mixture. All the best tastes of the Fall!
Fresh apples are delicious but with cold weather, everyone is craving something warm rather than biting into a cold apple. So here is the perfect recipe for warm apples and all the good things we love, like pancakes and cinnamon.
Healthy Apple Beignets
This recipe is so simple and straight forward, there is not really a lot to say about. You can make the apple beignets with all-purpose flour or, as I did it in the video, add even more healthiness by using whole wheat flour. Some people don’t like whole wheat flour. It surely has a stronger taste and one has to get used to it. My recommendation is, to add 1/3 whole wheat flour to all recipes that usually require all-purpose flour. You will soon come to like the richer taste in your food and then slowly increase the amount of whole wheat flour. This works with children, too, especially if you use this tactic with cakes. Well, at least it worked for my kids.
I turn my apple beignets in a cinnamon-sugar mix before I serve them but you could as well pour some maple syrup on them or use anything you usually like on your pancakes. Get creative and maybe spread some peanut butter on them or some jam, Nutella (ok, we are definitely leaving “healthy” here!) or sever it with whipped cream, ice cream …
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- Mix the flour and the milk, then add the eggs, salt, and baking soda, and optional vanilla sugar and mix until a smooth batter is created.
- Let the batter stand for 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, use an apple corer to remove the core of the apples.
- Cut a small slice from the top of the apple, then cut wider rings of apples of about 1 inch / 1½ cm.
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Mix the 50g sugar with the cinnamon and put it into a deep dish.
- Now, take one apple slice and put it into the batter so it is covered with it.
- Take the apple slice out of the batter and into the hot oil.
- Fry each apple slice until the batter is nicely golden in color and the apple slice had time to cook through.
- Put the fried apple slices into the sugar-cinnamon mixture, turning it until both sides are covered.
- Serve warm.