This version adds bits of apple to the fritters for a sweet fruity treat.
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons Sugar
2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cups plain soy milk or rice milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons canola oil
2 whole Granny Smith apples, peeled & diced
Canola oil for frying
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a fork; add soy or rice milk, oil, and vanilla.
Gently fold dry and wet ingredients together until just combined (do not over-mix.) Fold in apples. Add apples and stir together to make a very chunky batter.
Heat 3 cups of canola oil over medium heat to 350 degrees. Alternately, test oil by dropping a little drop of batter into the oil. If it sizzles immediately and rises to the top, the oil is ready; if it burns quickly, turn down the heat.
Using a small ice cream or cookie scoop, drop batter into the hot oil, six or eight at a time. Sometimes they'll flip over by themselves; sometimes you have to flip them. Cook fritters about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, but watch to be sure they o not get too brown.
Remove and drain on a paper towel. Dust very generously with powdered sugar and serve warm.