Easy Homemade Apple Fritters

These Easy Homemade Apple Fritters are packed full of fresh apples, simple to make, and can be ready in just 30 minutes!

These Easy Homemade Apple Fritters are packed full of fresh apples, simple to make, and can be ready in just 30 minutes!

Here’s a super quickie for you all! These Easy Homemade Apple Fritters were are spur of the “I really want some fritters,” moment, kind of delicious creation and they were sooo tasty I had to share!

I found this recipe from the super talented I Am Baker and when she says this recipe is easy, she’s right. This recipe was, I have about 30 minutes left before nap time is over, kind of easy!

We happened to have honeycrisp apples, but I definitely want to try this with granny smith, next time! And trust, me, there will be a next time (which might be tomorrow).

These Easy Homemade Apple Fritters are packed full of fresh apples, simple to make, and can be ready in just 30 minutes!

A quick fry and then a coat of a super simple vanilla glaze and you’re golden. As golden as these soft, fluffy, pillows of apple fritter goodness.

Brunch plans? Secured with these babies. Or try one of these other sweet brunch treats!

Happy Brunching, Friends!

These Easy Homemade Apple Fritters are packed full of fresh apples, simple to make, and can be ready in just 30 minutes!

Easy Homemade Apple Fritters

These Easy Homemade Apple Fritters are packed full of fresh apples, simple to make, and can be ready in just 30 minutes!
4.67 from 9 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, fritters, sweets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: I Am Baker

Ingredients

APPLE FRITTER

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice fresh
  • 3-4 cups apples 2 large apples, peeled and diced into bite-size pieces (honeycrisp or granny smith)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • Vegetable oil for frying

GLAZE

  • 1 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-5 teaspoons water

Instructions

  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine the lemon juice and apples.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix together the sugar and eggs on medium speed until fully combined. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in and mix until just combined.
  • Add the milk and continue to stir until all incorporated then fold in the apples.
  • Fill a frying pan halfway with oil. Heat over medium heat until the oil reaches 375°F with a candy thermometer.
  • Add batter into the oil 1/4 cup at a time and let fry until golden brown. Flip and fry other side until golden brown. Test if they’re done by inserting a small knife into the center and if it comes clean it’s done, if not, fry a little longer.
  • Transfer to a paper towel-lined cooling rack and let cool. Repeat with all the batter.

GLAZE

  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla, and 3 teaspoons of water. Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until a pourable consistency is reached.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled fritters and let dry.

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  • 5 stars
    I don’t like the cold weather, but I do LOVE apple season. So delicious….and much better than the blah apples in the grocery stores. These look perfect for a nice treat for brunch on the weekend.

  • 5 stars
    My partner loves apple fritters so I’ll have to try my hand at making these! How well do these hold up in the fridge if I wanted to make a batch over the weekend?

  • 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, this looks so good! My I -laws are always eating store-bought apple fritters (they buy them in the bakery and have them in the kitchen like.. always.) I should blow their minds with some homemade ones!

  • 5 stars
    I miss the summer as it slips away, but boy apples sure do a good job of making the transition a little easier to stomach. Literally, I suppose. I’ve never actually made my own fritters but these look so easy and delicious and airy and perfect! I’d love to give them a try with a few different apple types. I’m particularly fond of baking with Red Rome, as they hold their shape so nicely while bridging the gap between sweet and sour. Cheers!

  • 5 stars
    Gosh, I’d probably get an immediate proposal of marriage if I made these for the fella. These are one of his favorite treats and looking at your photos is absolutely mouthwatering! Saving this one to try for sure!

  • 5 stars
    You have me drooling!! The apple fritters sound so good I can almost smell them. This is one recipe the gang here would go nuts over. I’m putting this on my upcoming weekend schedule. I’m going to surprise them.

  • 5 stars
    Oh wow. These are spectacular. I love apples and anything apple-y so much. In fact, when fall hits, I’m all over the apple stuff and completely ignoring pumpkin spice everything. I have family visiting next month and I can’t wait to make these for them!

  • 5 stars
    What? They’re that easy to make? All these years I was intimidated for no reason. I love the idea of making apple fritters from scratch…not only are they awesome to eat while still hot, BUT, I can make them smaller so I don’t over indulge. That’s HUGE for me.