Apple Fritters

Here’s a delicious fall breakfast recipe:  Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters
Fall means one of two things for me… Either pumpkin or peaches start to take over my kitchen. This year I decided that apples would be the star! Apple Fritters have been high on my bucket list for a while now but the idea of frying has always intimidated me. Luckily, this recipe is one of the very best to dip your toes into the wonderful world of deep frying!

Apple Fritters Prep

You’ll start by combining simple ingredients for a base batter and gently fold in finely chopped apples. I chose to use the Granny Smith variety because I’ve found that the tartness offsets the sweet and leaves you with a powerful apple flavor. You want to stay away from sweet varieties like Red Delicious and Honey Crisp. They tend to be on the juicy side which can throw off the balance of the batter and create a bit of a mess.

Apple Fritters Recipe

Once your batter is combined you are ready to move on to the cooking portion of this recipe. You can cook these on the stovetop, but for beginners I suggest using an electric skillet. To get the best results you want to try to keep your oil at a temperature of 375 degrees. An electric skillet has a handy switch on the side that allows you to set the temperature- which means you won’t have to worry about checking it constantly. If you decide to try these on the stovetop, just keep a thermometer handy.

Apple Fritters Recipe -

Apple Fritters

Yield: 12

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:5 minutes

  • canola oil for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup diced peeled apples (I prefer Granny Smith)
  • powdered sugar and/or cinnamon/sugar for rolling
  1. Heat 1 1/2 to 2 inches of oil in an electric skillet or stovetop pot until it reaches 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and the egg. Gently stir into the dry ingredients. Fold in the diced apples.
  4. Drop heaping tablespoons of the batter into the heated oil. Cook five minutes or until golden on each side.  
  5. Remove fritters to a stack of paper towels.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar while still warm.

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  • Heather Mitchell wrote:

    Easy to make. However not much taste to them. Found them lacking sonething. Just not sure what though. Will make again and maybe modify it a bit.

  • Lindsey wrote:

    I ran out of eggs is there any way to leave them out or substitue

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I think you probably need the eggs to make this work.

  • Roshani wrote:

    Insanely adorable and delicious!

    Oh my! Hubby would love this! Pinning now! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Sjannette Hagoort wrote:

    Am really looking forward to trying these. They remind me of the Dutch Oliebollen that we used to get for special treats.

  • Debra wrote:

    I make these every Sunday it is a family favorite.

    Thanks you for this quick easy recipe.

  • Carol Wyatt wrote:

    I have a deep fat fryer….with about 3″ of oil.  OK to use that to fry the fritters?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      should be!

  • Heidi wrote:

    These are so easy to make and taste amazing! I loved them so much that I made a batch and took them to my mechanic to say thanks for all the work he did on my car. Thanks for this recipe 🙂

  • Mariam wrote:

    These look amazing and I am sure will taste great with apple butter! Thank you for sharing!

  • Donna Dee wrote:

    Try putting your sugar/cinnamon sugar in a paper bag. Add the lightly drained but still warm fritters. Shake.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      great tip- thanks!

  • Sandy @ RE wrote:

    These look aMAZing! Would love to make this weekend!

  • Joan Hayes wrote:

    Great looking recipe Jesseca — I LOVE apple fritters! I will definitely be giving this a try very soon! 😀

  • Christie wrote:

    Great pictures! Perfect Fall treat – I’m definitely not afraid of the deep fry so I’ll be trying these!

  • Julie @ Julie’s Eats & Treats wrote:

    These look incredible! Awesome tip on the electric skillet. I need to get over my fear of fritters and make some of these stat!

  • Tori wrote:

    These look incred! My mom has this thing for apples so I have to make these for her!