Apple Fritter Recipe

Apple Fritter Recipe

This Homemade Apple Fritter is filled with fresh apples made easily with essential ingredients, and ready in 30 minutes! They’ll become a beloved family favorite!

Also, don’t miss out on our Homemade Peach Fritters – give them a try too!

Introducing the Quick and Delicious Easy Homemade Apple Fritters! These delightful treats were a spur-of-the-moment creation born from a craving for fritters. They turned out to be incredibly tasty, and I couldn’t resist sharing the recipe with you all. What’s even better is that they can be whipped up in just about 30 minutes, and unlike traditional apple fritters, you won’t find yourself searching for the apples in this recipe! And let’s not forget about the delectable glaze – it adds the perfect touch of sweetness to these fritters, making them an ideal breakfast treat. Enjoy them during the fall season with freshly picked apples!

Ingredients Needed For Apple Fritter

Apples – Honeycrisp is a favorite due to its overall popularity, but Granny Smith is also suitable for this recipe. A crisp and tart apple works best.

Lemon Juice – It prevents the diced apples from browning and enhances the acidity.

Flour, Baking Soda, and Sugar – All-purpose, gluten-free, or nut flour can be used. Whole wheat flour has not been tested for this recipe.

Eggs, Milk, Butter – Typically 2% milk is used, but any variety you have on hand works. Almond milk is a great alternative as well!

Cinnamon and Nutmeg – A pinch of nutmeg enhances the flavor, but apple pie spice can be used as well!

Ground Ginger – Optional but adds a delightful touch! I enjoy the flavor of ground ginger in sweet treats, like our homemade granola.

Vanilla Extract – Have you tried making your own yet?

For the glaze, you’ll need confectioner’s sugar as well!

Easy to Make

  1. Dice apples, and mix dry and wet ingredients separately.
  2. Combine into the batter.
  3. Fry!

Tips for Making Apple Fritter


Dice the apples small to pack them into these fritters. These apple fritters prioritize apples, as nothing is worse than a fritter without ample apples.


Ensure hot oil. No thermometer? Use a wooden spoon test.

Oil Temp:

Achieving and maintaining the right oil temperature is crucial when making fritters. Once your oil reaches 375 degrees, adjust your burner slightly to prevent it from overheating. If the oil becomes too hot, your fritters may burn, while if it cools down too much, the inside of the fritters won’t cook thoroughly. To ensure accuracy, an instant-read thermometer proves invaluable in this situation. It allows you to monitor the oil temperature precisely and make necessary adjustments for perfect fritters every time. With the right oil temperature, you can enjoy crispy and evenly cooked fritters that will delight your taste buds.

Fritter Size:

We prefer a larger fritter, around 1/4 cup or a small 1/3 cup of batter, for a generous portion. To check if they’re fully cooked, use a sharp knife and insert it into the center of the fritter. If the knife comes out clean, it’s done. If it’s still doughy, it needs more cooking time.


One of the fun parts is choosing the glaze. Besides our beloved glaze, you can opt for a delightful cinnamon and sugar blend. For a touch of maple goodness, try coating them with our Maple Sugar Glaze!


Can I use a different type of apple for the fritters?

Yes, you can use your preferred apple variety, but tart and firm apples like Granny Smith work best as they hold their shape well during frying.

Can I make the batter ahead of time?

It’s recommended to prepare the batter fresh for the best results. However, you can make the batter a few hours in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Can I bake the fritters instead of frying them?

While traditionally Apple Fritters are deep-fried for a crispy texture, you can experiment with baking them in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown.

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