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Homemade Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Air fryer apple fritters turn out great! The perfect fruit filled breakfast pastry or dessert your whole family will enjoy any time of day. If you loved our air fryer apple crisp with fresh fruit and looking for another treat, this one is a winner.

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Ever thought about whether air fryer apple fritters would be possible? Well have we got a treat for you! With a donut batter from scratch and fresh fruit diced right inside, get your tastebuds ready for this easy air fryer recipe. (affiliate links present)

Air Fryer Apple Fritters with Glaze

Oh what a quick easy dessert recipe this is. They didn’t last long at our house. Tender fruit on the inside with that cinnamon batter you’re used to frying but these are way healthier. Then we were craving a sort of air fryer donut but better, and yes this was!

I have made a ton of treats with canned pie filling too but fresh and homemade is always better. the pieces stay firmer, add moisture, and adds texture to any dish too. Unlike fried Dunkin Donuts Apple Fritters these are baked healthier but still fluffy.

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Apple Fritters Air Fryer

If you haven’t ever made this delicious type of doughnut before it isn’t much more work than baking pumpkin apple bread really.

Ninja Foodi Apple Fritters

You can make these in any brand of machine you have at home. With this one you are going to use the lid that is attached and the round basket with holes in the bottom works. Alternatively you could use a trivet with parchment underneath.

Is apple fritter a doughnut?

They are very similar, both typically deep fried (except in this case) with a glaze on top. The difference is that fritters have apples mixed into the batter where donuts fillings are piped into the middle at the end.

How do you make apple fritters from scratch?

We will show you how right here! You’ll need to core, peel and dice your apples. Then combine rest of dough items and fold in the fruit at the very end. Fuji or Granny Smith are a bit firmer than other varieties and are best.

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What are apple fritters made of?

Once you have this ready you could air fry, fry, make Baked Apple Fritters or deep fry it. But now that you have this recipe why would you submerge it on oil??!! I mean there’s no need for a bunch of paper towels to absorb all that excess yuck this way….

  1. Peeled, cored, diced apples
    1. use a few more to make air fryer apples too
    2. you can sprinkle a bit of lemon juice on top so they don’t brown
  2. All purpose
  3. Sugar
  4. Baking powder
  5. Eggs
  6. Milk
  7. Butter
  8. Confectioners sugar and milk, or use apple cider to make glaze
  9. Cinnamon and vanilla

Think nutmeg belongs in these, add it! I mean the spices are up to you. In the Fall a bit of pumpkin pie spice might be a nice addition too.

how to make apple fritters

Ok there is a bit of a trick to making fritters in air fryer. As you might imagine you need to move quickly. Since it is liquidy there is a bit that will want to stick to the bottom and possibly flow underneath.

BUT if you spray the basket with non stick cooking spray and then quickly use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop 4 dollops into the basket and close it for 5 minutes you’ll avoid it as much as possible. You can see them done up and ready right here….

Does Krispy Kreme make apple fritters?

Yes, but those are deep fried. Believe it or not you will get that same great crispiness you’d expect from those when cooking it this way. It is really a game changer for all the things.

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Homemade Apple Fritters

They are a bit different looking than if you bought one at Dunkin Donuts but we’re not done yet. You’ve gotta make some sort of glaze to make them right, right?!! Melt a bit of maple frosting or make your own.

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes. Add your flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together in a small bowl. Mix together well.
  2. Then add eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine together into a batter. Fold in large chopped apples.
  3. Spray heated air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Quickly scoop 1/4 cup of batter up and pour into lumps inside basket. Leave 2 inches in between each one.
  4. Close and cook for 5 minutes total time. Open drawer, flip them over and continue to cook for 1-2 more minutes until golden brown on outside but still tender in middle.
  5. Remove and add more, this makes about 10.

To make the glaze melt butter in a pan on the stovetop. Remove and allow to cool a bit, then add the powdered sugar and whisk a bit of milk into it to thin it out. Lay warm fritters on wire rack or parchment paper and spoon this glaze or maple melted frosting over the top and enjoy.

ninja foodi apple fritters

Ninja Foodi Fritters

If you are enjoying these for breakfast you could pair it with greek yogurt, this air fryer quiche or egg bites. For dessert you could serve it with some ice cream on top.

How long do apple fritters last?

I mean we’ve never had leftovers but they’d be just like buying them from the store fresh. Put into an airtight container and leave on the countertop at room temperature. If you put them into the fridge they’ll dry out.

Reheat in the microwave for about 30 seconds to enjoy within 1-2 days after that. The texture is best the fresher they are so keep that in mind. If you have leftover glaze keep that to use later too.

air fryer apple fritters recipe

Want to try some more air fryer dessert recipes? We have a bunch but here are a few of our favorites:

  • If you want something really over the top and delectable I would make this individual air fryer cake recipe we have.
  • We have made an air fryer pizookie and air fryer dumplings before. Now my kids make that themselves as a treat.
  • Then go traditional with some peanut butter or chocolate chips air fryer cookies. Yes, that is even possible. A great way to make a small batch quickly.

You could make some apple carrot muffins for breakfast in the oven sometime. For a healthier but still sweet snack option, try these air fryer apple chips!

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Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Air fryer apple fritters turn out great! The perfect fruit filled breakfast pastry or dessert your whole family will enjoy any time of day.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, apple fritters, donuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 215kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Ad flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl. Mix well. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine together into a batter. Fold in apples.
  • Spray heated air fryer basket with non stick spray. Quickly scoop up 1/4 of a cup of batter and pour into lumps inside basket. Leave 2" in between each one. Close and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Open, flip them over and continue to cook for 2 more minutes. Remove and add more, makes about 10.
  • To make the glaze melt butter in a pan on the stovetop. Remove and allow to cool a bit, then incorporate the powdered sugar and bit of milk to thin it out. Spoon this over fritters and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Apple Fritters
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 179mg8%
Potassium 167mg5%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 233IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Blessing

Thursday 23rd of February 2023

Your instructions do not mention the 1/4 C butter. I’m new to the foodi ninja and very disappointed with your lack of details. Did you use your recipe to make the Apple fritters? I think not.

The Typical Mom

Thursday 23rd of February 2023

Um, it says under glaze the amount of butter and in the instructions it says "To make the glaze melt butter in a pan on the stovetop. Remove and allow to cool a bit, then incorporate the powdered sugar and bit of milk to thin it out. Spoon this over fritters and enjoy." So yes it explains it there and yes I made them thus the photos posted.

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