Finding Fall in California & Baked Apple Fritters

Apple Picking Oak Glen, CA via All the Delights

Like most "healthy" millennials, I'm a complete sucker for local farms that allow you to forage their crops. So when I heard there was apple-picking a mere 2ish hours from LA I made plans fast. It wasn't quite like past upstate New York excursions, where you can easily get away from the city and the crowds, where the air is crisp and the trees go on for miles. No, all of LA had a similar idea this particular hot Saturday, so we were faced with standing traffic on a one-lane mountain road and...no bathroom in sight. 

I'll spare you that story and instead, show you some beautiful photos from our day in Oak Glen!

I've been baking up all sorts of apple treats, including this grain-free apple crisp, and a buckwheat apple cake, but these baked fritters hit the spot. They are adapted from this recipe and the perfect little pop of harvest sweetness.

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Baked Apple Fritters

Yield 10 Bite-Sized Fritters

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup coconut flour
2 tbsp tapioca flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1 egg
2 tbsp coconut milk
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 medium apple, cubed into ¼ inch cubes
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp sugar + ½ tsp cinnamon, mixed

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix together coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Stir in egg, coconut milk, honey, and maple syrup.
  3. Fold in apples.
  4. Use a cookie scoop (about 2 tbsp) and roll dough lightly in hands, then place on cookie sheet.
  5. Liberally brush fritters with coconut oil then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.