Easy to Make Apple Fritter Recipe

Homemade donuts are just about the best breakfast I can make. I make baked donuts and baked maple bars on a regular basis, but I haven’t made fried donuts in a while. I think it had been about 9 years since I last used my deep fryer. The last time I had it out was to make donuts too. My husband just loves apple fritters and since I’m sharing lots of apple recipes this month, I thought you might enjoy making them too.

Crisp air, crisp apples and yummy comfort food is what fall is all about. I love making yummy fall recipes this time of year and this apple fritter recipe is a great breakfast recipe to make. It’s easy to make and only takes 5 ingredients you probably already have on hand.

I have a Fry Baby. This little fryer I’ve owned for years, and it works great for recipes like this one. You can’t fry as much per batch but for our family of 4 this model works well. If you have a larger family you might want to give the Fry Daddy (affiliate link) a try. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to make the smaller Fry Baby anymore but the Fry Daddy is just like the one I own just a little bigger.

But you don’t need a deep fryer to make this recipe. A pan on the stove with oil an inch or two deep will work well too. If you have a thermometer to keep track of the temperature, you’ll want to keep it right around 375 degrees. Without a thermometer, you can tell if the oil is hot enough by testing it. Drop a little batter in and see if it floats pretty quickly to the top. If it does the oil is hot enough, if not it needs to heat a little longer.

When you are cooking with hot oil, do take care to keep kids back away from the fryer or stove. Also, be careful when dropping the batter in as the oil can splash up and burn your skin.

Crisp air, crisp apples and yummy comfort food is what fall is all about. I love making yummy fall recipes this time of year and this apple fritter recipe is a great breakfast recipe to make. It’s easy to make and only takes 5 ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Ingredients Need to Make this Apple Fritter Recipe

  • Flour
  • Apple
  • Milk or Dairy Free Milk
  • Baking Powder
  • Egg

To Make these Apple Fritters

The batter is very quick to mix up. Place the flour and baking powder into the bowl and mix. I measure out my milk into a measuring cup and then add the egg. I like to keep the dishes to an absolute minimum, so I mix the egg and milk in the measuring cup.

Next add the chopped apples to the flour mixture and then stir in the milk mixture. Mix only until the flour is moistened. Don’t over mix the batter it will become tough. Making the apple fritters tough instead of tender.

Set the batter aside and heat the oil in a pan or deep fryer until hot. Add the batter a tablespoon at a time, limiting the number of fritters to 3-4 at a time, let it fry on one side then flip to the other side. Total cooking time is only 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove fritters from the oil with a wire mesh strainer or slotted spoon. Let drain on paper towels while you cook the rest of the batter.

Crisp air, crisp apples and yummy comfort food is what fall is all about. I love making yummy fall recipes this time of year and this apple fritter recipe is a great breakfast recipe to make. It’s easy to make and only takes 5 ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Toppings to Add to the Apple Fritters

You’ll want to serve the apple fritters warm. We like to top ours with a little pancake syrup or sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar. I’ve also made a glaze either vanilla or maple flavored and dipped the warm apple fritters into it to coat them and then let the excess drip off.

Crisp air, crisp apples and yummy comfort food is what fall is all about. I love making yummy fall recipes this time of year and this apple fritter recipe is a great breakfast recipe to make. It’s easy to make and only takes 5 ingredients you probably already have on hand.

If I’ve convinced you, that you need to give these apple fritters a try, here’s the printable recipe to add to your  recipe collection.

Crisp air, crisp apples and yummy comfort food is what fall is all about. I love making yummy fall recipes this time of year and this apple fritter recipe is a great breakfast recipe to make. It’s easy to make and only takes 5 ingredients you probably already have on hand.
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Easy to Make Apple Fritter Recipe

Servings 24 Fritters
Author Shelly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Apples chopped
  • 1 cup Milk we use dairy free milk
  • 1 3/4 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix the flour and baking powder.
  • In the measuring cup, measure the milk and add the egg, stir to combine.
  • Add the chopped apples to the flour mixture and then add the milk mixture to the bowl. Stir until the flour is just moistened.
  • Place enough oil to fry the apple fritters into a pan or deep fryer. Heat until hot about 375 degrees.
  • Drop batter by tablespoon into the hot fat. Be careful as you drop the batter in, the oil could splash and burn your skin. Be cautious when working with hot oil and keep children away. Cook 3-4 minutes or until golden brown, turning once while frying.
  • Drain on paper towels. Repeat for remaining batter.
  • Serve warm with maple syrup and/or sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

 

Have you ever tried to make donuts at home? How did they turn out if you did? What’s your favorite donut? I would love to have you join the conversation below.

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18 thoughts on “Easy to Make Apple Fritter Recipe”

  1. Yum, I really love a good apple fritter! I’ve never tried making them at home, because I don’t like to have to mess with all the oil for frying, but these look so easy that perhaps I should give it a try 🙂

    1. You’re right Erin, frying can be messy. It’s not so bad with my little deep fryer. But I don’t make fried items very often, just once in a while as a special treat. These are easy to make and so yummy too. 🙂

  2. best memories when my children were little and they and their father all three lined up behind me each with a brown paper bag each with different tossing for the yeast donuts. We were so bad! We would eat them all!

  3. Shelly, do you have a favorite apple that you use? Most pies call for Granny Smith or some other tart apple. What do you like to use? Haven’t had apple fritters in years…Fall is almost here & these sound great. ( I hate frying too…hate the grease…but I cover the stove w/newspapers & old towels & pull out my trusty ol’ Dutch oven 🙂 ) THX!!!

    1. Marilynn, I like granny smith apples but if you want an apple a little sweeter, you might try Honeycrisp or Fuji apples. I’ve used both of them in recipes before and were happy with the results.

  4. Apple fritters is my weakness and looking forward to making this recipe very soon. I’m so glad that I found your blog using the Google search engine.

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