Gluten-Free Apple Cider Fritters

I very rarely make gluten-free treats. Ok, that's not completely true. I make gluten-free food all the time, just not for the sole reason of it being gluten-free. I don't have any sort of gluten intolerance, nor do I toy with cutting out gluten for the sole reason that it's "trendy." However, as many of you know, Lizz's daughter Skylar was recently (in June) diagnosed with Celiac disease, and when Lizz asked for me to write a guest post for her while she was out of town, I decided to take the challenge. Then, I asked my friend Mindy at work, whose 2-year-old daughter was also just diagnosed with Celiac disease, if there were any treats she'd like me to try to make since she'd get to bring the leftovers home. She said "Pie. Or cookies. Or really anything!" So I went with it. I couldn't handle making pie crust on a Thursday night. My rolling pin had touched far too much gluten for me to roll out cookies. So I went the more "anything" route. I apologize for pulling the "sneak peak" thing… I know people hate that. But really, the whole post is on Lizz's blog for Gluten-Free Friday! For now, a preview:

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I guess I can show you the final product.


Nothing like gluten-free apple fritter bites to brighten up a previously dreary Thursday evening! I know you want the recipe, so I suppose I can post it...

Gluten-Free Apple Cider Fritters

by What's For Dinner?

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus rising time

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: fry bake breakfast snack dessert vegetarian gluten-free

Ingredients (24 mini fritters)

    • 1 cup apple cider
    • 1 packet instant dry yeast
    • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free oat flour
    • 1 cup white rice flour
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
    • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1 large apple, chopped
    • oil for frying
    Cinnamon-sugar topping
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 3 Tablespoons cinnamon


    First, proof the packet of yeast in the apple cider.

    Then, after it’s foamy, add in the oat flour and mix well. It will get quite sticky.

    Add the eggs (or 1 egg and 2 egg whites, either will work), then mix well. Also add in the unsweetened applesauce and canola oil.

    Then, add in the white rice flour and mix well.

    Next, add the white sugar,cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    Finally, stir in the apple.

    Allow the batter to rest and rise about 30 minutes, then heat oil to 375*F (or pre-heat the oven to 375*).

    Drop by rounded tablespoons into the hot oil and cook about 4 minutes, flipping once.

    Drop the hot fritters into a dish with a mixture of white sugar and cinnamon (I used 1/2 cup sugar and 1/8 cup cinnamon) and toss to coat.

    If baking:

    Drop the batter into prepared muffin tins and bake at 375*F until done, about 12-15 minutes. When done, brush the tops of the muffins with apple cider, then dip into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

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    And speaking of bright, I have quite a few cool things to share for Fingernail Friday!

    Cherry blossoms, even though it's fall

    Miraculous newspaper transfer nails with an accent of laser-printed plaid

    Heaven and earth nails I did on a student at Nail Art Club

    And with that, I wish you a fabulous Friday!



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    6 Responses to Gluten-Free Apple Cider Fritters

    1. Tania says:

      Mara, your creativity with those nails is fantastic ! i can imagine the reaction from the girls in your classes, if im freaking out over them and im 30. hehe

      now those little apple fritters or “timbits” as we say up here in Canada look grrrreat!

    2. Your nails are so awesome! they inspire me to cut my TERRIBLE habit of biting my nails and grow my nails out long:)
      Chelcie @ Chelcie’s Food Files´s last blog post ..Home Sweet Home

    3. Hi Mara, those fritters look great. I actually know an expert at gluten free/dairy free cooking, my friend Sueson. She supports celiac disease, gluten intolerance, etc… and she suffers from it as well, so she knows first hand how to make foods that don’t make her sick…

    4. Ah, how nice of you to make those things for the girls!!! And I want some of those fritters! Bring them to SF?! hahaha!
      Melissa @TryingtoHeal´s last blog post ..Comment on Something Blue, and Sunset by Biz

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