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Air Fryer Apple Fritters: A Crispy Delight

Published by: Chef Patrick Browne • Updated: January 25, 2024 • Checked By: Chef Matty Riedel

There’s something magical about the aroma of freshly baked apple fritters wafting through the air. It’s a scent that instantly transports you to cozy autumn evenings, with leaves rustling outside and a warm drink in hand. With the advent of air fryers, making these delicious treats has become even simpler and healthier. Let me guide you through a recipe I’ve perfected over the years, ensuring you get that crispy exterior with a soft, apple-filled center every single time.

Air Fryer Apple Fritters Recipe

Air Fryer Apple Fritters
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PREP TIME 15 minutes
COOK TIME 12 minutes
SERVINGS 8 fritters
CALORIES 140 kcal



  • 2 medium-sized Apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 ½ cups All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • cup Milk
  • 2 large Eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for dusting, optional


  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Slowly stir in the milk, beaten eggs, and vanilla extract until the batter is smooth.
  • Gently fold in the diced apples, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Place parchment paper or air fryer liners at the bottom of the air fryer basket.
  • Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, drop dollops of the batter onto the lined air fryer basket, ensuring they are spaced apart.
  • Air fry for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Once done, remove the fritters and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
Chefs Tips
  • Opt for firmer apples like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp for best results. They hold their shape well and offer a delightful tartness.
  • Ensure your batter isn’t too runny. If it is, add a bit more flour to achieve the right consistency.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. This ensures even cooking and a crispy exterior.
  • These fritters are best served warm. Pair them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent treat.
Nutritional Information
Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 275mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 93IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 1mg
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Summing Up

Air fryer apple fritters are a game-changer. They offer all the deliciousness of traditional fritters but with fewer calories and a lot less mess. The crispy exterior paired with the soft, apple-filled center is a match made in heaven. So, gather your ingredients, and let’s embark on this culinary journey together. Trust me; once you’ve tried these, you’ll be making them all autumn long. Happy cooking!

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