If you're going to eat or serve something health, make it from scratch. At least then you know the ingredients going into it are simple. Maybe not healthy, but simple and unadulterated.
I found these little balls of heaven from this Blog (via my new food muse, Pinterest ). These little jewels were made for a dinner party we had recently with another couple. They are great because you can do the prep ahead of time, and keep the balls of dough in the fridge until you're ready to get your fry on!
Homemade Apple Fritters
1 heaping cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda OR baking powder
1 – 2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 T. butter, melted
1/3 cup milk (I use almond milk for even more flavour)
1 – 1 1/2 cups chopped or diced apple
Oil for frying
Milk and powdered sugar glaze for dipping or just powdered sugar for dusting
(About 1 cup pwd. sugar + 1 T. milk or more)
1) Mix all dry ingredients together, slowly add the wet ingredients minus the apple.
2) Carefully mix until well combined but not overly beat.
3) Gently fold in apple pieces.
4) Once the oil is ready (when a test drop of dough floats to the top of the oil, a drop of water sizzles, or a piece of white bread browns in 60 seconds), using a cookie scooper or soup spoon, place a 4-5 balls of dough into the oil. Be careful not to overcrowd and watch carefully for the underside to turn golden brown, then gently flip over and continue frying until done (anywhere from 30-60 seconds per side, depending on the size of your donuts).
5) Top with powdered sugar or glaze. These babies are best served warm!