Apple Fritters

This is where I start to sound a little crazy, but I woke up at 430 a.m. this Saturday morning because Paul's alarm went off for work (yes he works very early, and yes he had to work on a Saturday). Yesterday, I bought a $5 vegan cinnamon roll from Cinnaholic in Berkeley, because I was really craving one, then decided I would give 2/3 of it to Paul to take to work. So after my few bites were finished, I decided I wanted MORE and proceeded to scrape together everything in my kitchen (walnuts, fruit, sugar, yeast, etc) and make apple fritters (and blueberry, chocolate chip, and glazed doughnuts...)

Four hours later, I had my apple fritter and upon taking the first bite knew it was totally worth it!

My giant breakfast apple fritter

I know, a little crazy, but really I had nothing better to do that early anyway.

blueberry crumble doughnut bites, chocolate chip doughnut,
apple crumble doughnut bites, maple glazed doughnuts and holes

chocolate chip doughnut with vanilla bean glaze
I used Mark Israel's, owner of The Doughnut Plant in NY, basic yeast doughnut recipe and at 4:30 in the morning I only had enough milk for my cup of coffee so I substituted water for milk in the recipe. For the fillings I used either diced apple or blueberries mixed with cinnamon, brown sugar, a bit of melted butter and crushed walnuts.

But the glazes are what I was most excited about! They turned out so good and are what satisfied my craving for more Cinnaholic. I made one vanilla bean frosting, and by adding maple syrup to it, a maple frosting too.

Vanilla and/or Maple Glaze

4 cups confectioners sugar
6-8 tbsp water or milk
2-3 tbsp vanilla paste
~ 3 tbsp good quality maple syrup (if making a maple glaze)

In a bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and 6 tablespoons water or milk; stir well. Add additional liquid to reach desired consistency. Stir in the vanilla paste and or maple syrup. The amount of vanilla and maple syrup can be adjusted to taste.


  1. you should really be bringing these to your mother!!!


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