Food & Wine

Light-As-A-Feather Apple Fritters

The cover of the Food & Wine section June 18 will feature an explanation of all the different types of milk available at the grocery store. Inside, you'll find more recipes plus buying, cooking and health tips on a variety of food-related subjects.

Light-As-A-Feather Apple Fritters

You won't fritter your time away making these luscious bundles filled with crunchy apple bites. Look for fall's best variety of naturally sweet apples at your local farmers' market.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes


4 apples, peeled, cored and cut

into small dice

1 cup all-purpose flour

1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons Splenda

2 large eggs, separated

1⁄2 cup fat-free milk

Cooking spray

sugar-free maple syrup (optional)


In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and Splenda. In a small mixing bowl, beat together the egg yolks and milk. Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients, then fold in the apples.

Using a hand-held electric mixer, in a medium-size mixing bowl beat the egg whites on high until they form stiff peaks. Carefully fold into the fritter mixture.

Coat a 12-inch nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium-high until a drop of fritter batter sizzles immediately. Drop tablespoonfuls of the batter 2 inches apart and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the fritters to a warm platter and continue with the remaining batter.

Serve warm with sugar-free maple syrup, if desired.

Serves: 8

Serving size: 3 fritters


Calories 117

Calories from fat 13

Total fat 1.5g

Saturated fat .5g

Cholesterol 53mg

Sodium 67mg

Carbohydrate 23g

Dietary fiber 1g

Sugars 7g

Protein 4g

From: You Can Eat That! Awesome Food for Kids with Diabetes by Robyn Webb, M.S.