Sourdough Cosmic Crisp® Apple Fritters


  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup active and bubbly sourdough starter
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 medium-large Cosmic Crisp® Apple, finely diced
  • Avocado oil, to fry
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Flaky salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until combined.
  2. Mix in the sourdough starter until completely combined.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt until combined.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Fold the finely diced apple in until just combined.
  6. Let the batter rest while you heat the oil to fry.
  7. Pour avocado oil into a deep skillet until it fills about 1-2 inches of the pan. Place over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  8. Pour about ¼ cup of the batter into the pan and press down to slightly flatten the fritter out so it cooks evenly. Cook the fritters for about 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Keep an eye on the temperature of the oil the entire time to make sure it stays at 350 degrees.
  9. Place the cooked fritters on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet so any excess oil can drain.
  10. Make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla until a drippy consistency is formed. If the glaze is too thick, add ½ tbsp of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  11. Once the fritters have cooled mostly, dip the top of each fritter in the glaze, letting any excess drip off.
  12. Place back onto the wire rack and sprinkle with flaky salt.
  13. Let the glaze set and enjoy!
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