Hot Apple Fritters

apple fritters
Leah Maroney
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 18 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
207 Calories
16g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 18
Amount per serving
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 2g
Calcium 85mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There's nothing better than munching on warm apple fritters after apple picking on a beautiful fall afternoon. But if you can't get to a local apple orchard, you can just make the warm and crispy fritters at home! They are an easy and decadent apple breakfast or afternoon snack.

The batter is extremely easy to make and comes together quickly. Frying does not have to be intimidating either. Just use a heavy bottomed pot and a candy thermometer to help you keep a close eye on the temperature. You may prefer a smaller dice, or to shred the apple. The choice is yours. Make sure to roll the freshly fried fritters in cinnamon sugar and top with a little powdered sugar for good measure.

They are best enjoyed warm and right out of the oil. If you need to keep them warm for longer, just place them in a warmed oven (about 200 degrees). You can also enjoy these delicious apple fritters with a cool glass of apple cider sangria.

This recipe was adapted from Jo Cooks.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 medium apples (peeled, cored, and diced)
  • 1 quart canola oil (for frying)
  • Garnish: cinnamon sugar for topping
  • Garnish: confectioners sugar for dusting

Steps to Make It

  1.  Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium sized bowl. 

  2. In a measuring cup, whisk together the milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.  

  3. Slowly mix the wet mixture with the dry mixture until the mixture is completely moistened.  Gently stir in the diced apples. 

  4. Heat the canola oil to 375 F. Using a cookie scoop or a teaspoon, drop the batter into the hot oil. Use a slotted spoon to turn them after about a minute. Cook until golden brown. Make sure to regulate the heat to keep it at 375 F, this way the fritters will cook all of the way through.

  5. Use the slotted spoon to remove the fritters from the hot oil and place on a paper towel lined plate. As soon as they are slightly cooled, quickly roll them in the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Sprinkle the warm fritters with powdered sugar. Make sure to enjoy them warm.

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