Apple Fritters with Japanese Rice Flour (Gluten-Free)

Crispy and tossed in cinnamon and sugar while still warm, these apple fritters are made extra-light and GF with Japanese Rice Flour.

Crispy, hot and rolled-in cinnamon and sugar, these fritters will—we promise—disappear. The recipe was created by The Culinary Institute of America.

Apple Fritters with Japanese Rice Flour (Gluten-Free)

Makes 25 pieces


  • 1/4 cup (50g) egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup (50g) whole eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups (450g) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (120g) whole milk
  • 2 TBS (25g) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon (6g) vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 3 2/3 cups (525g) Japanese rice flour*
  • 2 teaspoons (8g) salt (8g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2g) nutmeg
  • 1 TBS (15g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) Xanthan gum
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and small-diced
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (5g) cinnamon


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven at 375F

    Step 2

    Combine all wet ingredients and whisk until smooth or 2 to 3 minutes.

    Step 3

    Combine granulated sugar, salt, nutmeg, baking powder and xanthan gum.

    Step 4

    Mix wet and dry ingredients together with a paddle attachment on a stand mixer on medium speed for about 1 minute.

    Step 5

    Add the peeled and diced apples and mix them at medium speed for 30 seconds. Rest the batter for 45 minutes to allow the starch to hydrate.

    Step 6

    Using 1 ounce or #40 scoop, portion batter into 350°F Frying oil.

    Step 7

    Flip fritters halfway through the frying process.

    Step 8

    When golden brown on both sides, after about 5 minutes, remove from the oil and finish in the oven for1 to 2 minutes or until fully cooked.

    Step 9

    Combine cinnamon, salt and sugar. toss hot fritters in cinnamon sugar mixture wile still hot from the oven.

*available at The Rice Factory here and Los Angeles’ Nijiya Market online and in stores.


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