Fried Cinnamon Fritters

This classic Italian dessert rounds out a meal with the right touch of sweetness.



1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar (plus 2 tablespoons)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk (plus more as needed)
1 egg
Vegetable oil (for frying)


Preheat deep fryer to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 2 tablespoons sugar, set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, remaining sugar, and the salt.

In a separate bowl, combine milk and egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, adjusting the amount of milk to make a thick batter. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Drop heaping tablespoons of fritter batter into hot oil, frying 5 to 6 at a time. Stir occasionally for even browning. Fry fritters 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown on all sides. Remove fritters from fryer and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Dust with cinnamon sugar.

Serve with Mexican Chocolate Fondue.

How to Serve it Up

Appetizer and Dessert Plate
All Occasion Napkins