Easy Apple Funnel Cake Recipe

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Every once in a while I’ll take my Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix and use it to make funnel cake. It’s super easy and tastes fantastic. In the fall, when I had an excess of freshly picked apples, I took some of the apples, grated them and mixed them in the pancake batter for delicious, apple funnel cakes. You can eat it plain, but it tastes incredible when sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar and drizzled with warm caramel.

Seriously, go do this now. It’s so addicting.

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Grated apples (any kind you wish)

Prepared Krusteaz batter

Warmed caramel

Confectioner’s sugar

1-2 inches of canola oil in a pan

Now What?

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.

For every cup of pancake dry mix you used, stir in one grated apple.

Ways to see when oil is ready to start frying:

  1. Oil starts rippling.
  2. Oil bubbles when you put a wooden chopstick into the oil.
  3. If you drop in a tiny bit of batter, it fries up super fast.

If you have a funnel cake pourer, then great. If not, then use a large serving spoon, and quickly start using that to ribbon batter in the oil, to mimic the look of a funnel cake. Just stir up the batter a little before you do this in case the apples have sunk to the bottom of the bowl.

When the bottom is golden, flip and fry the other side. Just be careful and lift the side closest to you and flip away from yourself, so that you don’t splatter oil on your body. When both sides are golden, take out the funnel cake and place on a paper towel to drain away excess oil. Plate on your serving plate, sprinkle a light layer of confectioner’s sugar over the top with a sifter and then drizzle with warm caramel.

Joyce Huang



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