Amy Green

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I was raised Catholic so my Jewish husband and mother-in-law coached me through the latke making process. After eating three latkes without saying anything, Joe looked at me with a big smile and said, “Oh yea, honey. These are latkes.” We like them best with a dollop of sour cream because the slight sourness brings out the sweetness in the apples and peanut butter.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yields: 16 – 20 silver dollar sized latkes

Apple Peanut Butter Latkes



2 large eggs
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons buckwheat flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon palm sugar
a pinch of kosher salt
2 tablespoons Old Fashioned Smooth peanut butter
1 cup freshly grated apple
Grapeseed or canola oil for cooking
Sour cream or unsweetened applesauce for serving


1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy around the edges. Stir in the buckwheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, palm sugar, salt, and Old Fashioned Smooth peanut butter until mixed. Fold in the grated apple.

Apple Latke Batter

2. Heat a thin layer of oil in a steep sided skillet over medium high heat. Drop latke batter by the tablespoon-full into the oil and flatten if necessary. Fry latkes until golden brown on each side. Drain on paper towels and serve warm with the topping of your choice.

Apple Latkes in the Pan

Finished Apple Peanut Butter Latkes

Apple Peanut Butter Latkes, 7.8 out of 10 based on 5 ratings

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16 Responses to Apple Peanut Butter Latkes

  1. Andrew B. says:

    These look amazing. I want my grandma to make these for our Chanukah party this year!

    Does the palm sugar change the flavor a lot though? Is that like demerara sugar?

    • Amy Green says:

      Hi Andrew! Palm sugar is made from the coconut tree and contains nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. As far as flavor, it’s more like brown sugar but not at all moist. I think you could use demerara sugar with no problem. :)

  2. lisa says:

    wow, they look incredible! I’m not all too familiar with the different types of latkes, but these seem like a a great variation!

  3. Ginny says:

    I have never had anything like this but I’m going to now, I can’t wait to make them. ginny

  4. John says:

    This is a mitzvah!

  5. David Jason says:

    What a good way to kick up boring old Latkas…gotta convince Grandma to try this next year. L’Chiam!

  6. Alexandrea says:

    These look absolutely delicious!

  7. Betty says:

    These look great – I think my grandchildren will love them.

  8. Jen says:

    These look awesome! I have a cousin and an aunt that both have to eat gluten free, so I’ll be making these next time I see them.

  9. Linda says:

    These look delicious! I am looking forward to trying them soon! :)

  10. Betty says:

    Looks so good and everything is healthy. Perfect for any age.

  11. Cindy Waffles says:

    Looks delicious!

  12. Karen J. says:

    These look divine! Looking forward to making these for my nephews who are infamously picky eaters.

  13. Rachel says:

    Oh my goodness, a peanut butter apple latke? These sound marvelous. I will have to try them!

  14. Janis S says:

    These look really good. We love peanut butter, so I will have to try these for something different than potato latkes at Chanukah this year.

  15. Sarah says:

    Oh wow. I love latkes. These look amazing!

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