Fried Apple Pie “Doughnuts” by Gabi Frohlich | @bakedbygabi

By Kosher Guru / December 9, 2020

A fun unique spin on a donut! Sweet, Dairy-Free, and a must make this Holiday!

  • 3-4 large apples (I like to use a mix of Honeycrisps and Granny Smiths!)
  • Grapeseed or vegetable oil for frying
  • Optional: powdered sugar
The Batter
  • 1 c AP flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • tsp ginger
  • tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 c nondairy milk of choice (I use almond)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
The Apple Pie Sugar
  • ½ c white granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • tsp allspice
  1. Peel and cut the apples into ¼ inch rounds. Cut out the core of each round to form your apple “doughnut” rings.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugars, baking powder, spices, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk, vanilla extract, and egg.
  4. Add the wet to dry ingredients and whisk together until you achieve a smooth batter.
  5. Pour about 4 to 5 inches of oil in a shallow pot and heat until it reaches about 365 °F.
  6. Meanwhile, whisk together all of the Apple Pie Sugar ingredients and spread it on a plate to prep for coating.
  7. When the oil is at the right temperature, dip each apple ring into the batter, making sure both sides are fully covered, and carefully place into the heated oil (do not overcrowd the pot; stick to a maximum of 3 rings in the oil at a time).
  8. Fry each ring for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
  9. Immediately place each fried ring straight from the oil into the Apple Pie Sugar, making sure both sides are evenly coated (the sugar sticks to the oil, so do not wait too long after removing the rings from the oil to coat the “doughnuts!”)
  10. Allow the “doughnuts” to cool on paper-towel lined plates for about 5 minutes and optionally coat each in a light layer of powdered sugar before enjoying!

 Gabi Frohlich, is a junior at the University of Maryland, College Park and a baking food blogger and recipe developer! Her original recipes include unique ways to braid and flavor challah bread, creative desserts, healthy-ish treats, and savory snack and meal ideas. Many of Gabi’s recipes are also dairy-free, gluten-free, and/or vegan! She is a self-taught baker and loves to create original recipes via baking experimentation and exploration, and through her social media platforms, her goal is to express a balanced, non-restrictive lifestyle and that anyone, regardless of dietary restrictions, can enjoy tasty meals and treats! Follow Gabi on Instagram @bakedbygabi, Facebook, Pinterest and her website,

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