These delicious baked vegan apple fritters are made with whole wheat, luscious medjool dates, and fresh apple making it a perfect low-fat, oil-free, flavor-FUL breakfast!
They were so good that this was all Jeremy and I ate today until 5:30 pm when I steamed up a BIG veggie stir ‘fry’. There is now only one left and I have claims on it for tomorrow morning’s breakfast.
This recipe uses a quick puree of apple and dates that adds a nice sweetness but also means you won’t need to use oils/butter or any dairy. Win!
Evenly dice the apple for perfectly distributed flavor bombs.
No need for cookie-cut perfection here, the lumpier the shape the better.
I never ever remember to buy toothpicks when at the grocery store, so today I used a jalapeno stem to test the fritters for doneness. Seems crazy but it worked in a pinch.
Adding a small dollop of pure maple syrup on top of the fritter gives it a nice shiny glaze reminiscent to the traditional oil-fried sheen.
Delicious Baked Vegan Apple Fritters
Start your morning with my healthy alternative to the fried apple fritter donut. This recipe is vegan and made with whole foods like lush medjool dates and apples instead of oil and processed sugars!
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup chopped apple (about 1/2 an apple)
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/3 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup diced apple (about 1/2 an apple)
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
- In a food processor (mini or large) or blender, blend or process water, medjool dates, and chopped apple until smooth like apple butter. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl whisk the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt) until blended. Add the almond milk, date/apple mixture and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Fold in the diced apples and give it one final stir.
- Using a serving spoon, drop 6 lumpy 'fritter' shapes evenly spaced onto the parchment paper (about 3 tablespoons each).
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Optional glaze of maple syrup mixed with a little vanilla bean powder or this Vanilla Bean Glaze using confectioner's sugar.