Cinnamon Apple & Lentil Fritters –

Cinnamon Apple & Lentil Fritters

  By lentilsorg    

July 12, 2015

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Do not bother peeling the apples - there are plenty of nutrients in the skin.

  • Prep: 20 Minutes
  • Cook: 10 Minutes
  • 20 Minutes

    10 Minutes

    30 Minutes

  • Yields: 1 1/2 Dozen


  1. COVER the lentils with about an inch of water and bring to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until very soft. Drain well and set aside.
  2. WHISK together the flour, sugar, baking powder, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the apple cider, egg, and melted butter and whisk just until combined. Stir in the chopped apple and lentils.
  3. HEAT a couple inches of oil over medium-high heat in a heavy saucepan or small pot. When the oil reaches about 350˚F (at this temperature, a scrap of bread will sizzle when dipped in the oil), carefully drop a few small spoonfuls of batter into the oil. Be careful not to crowd the pan. As the fritters turn golden, flip them and continue to cook until golden on the other side. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  4. STIR the sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon together in a small bowl then roll the fritters in the mixture, coating them while they are still warm.


3 Tbsp (45 mL) red lentils

1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour

3 Tbsp (45 mL) sugar

1 ½ tsp (7 mL) baking powder

½ tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon

¼ tsp (1 mL) salt

½ cup (125 mL) apple cider or milk

1 large egg

1 Tbsp (15 mL) melted butter or oil

1 tart apple, finely chopped

canola oil, for frying

½ cup (125 mL) sugar

1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 fritter
Sodium70 mg
Potassium46 mg
Protein2 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Sugar8 g
Total Fat9 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Carbohydrates15 g
Dietary Fiber1 g