Baked Apple Fritters

Baked Apple Fritters : A Warm Hug for Your Taste Buds

Making these Baked Apple Fritters was a bit of a revelation. I made the mistake of halving the batch, thinking it would be plenty. Well, they disappeared faster than a ray of sunshine on a winter day! These delightful treats carry the essence of an old American tradition—a healthier rendition of classic fried fritters, with the unmistakable aroma of cinnamon and apples. A comforting indulgence that's perfect for family gatherings or as a sweet finale after Sunday dinner.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream: Elevate the fritters by serving them with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra-special treat.
  • Greek Yogurt or Honey: For a lighter touch, pair these delicious fritters with a spoonful of Greek yogurt or a drizzle of honey.
  • Hot Cider or Coffee: Complete your cozy dessert experience with a mug of hot cider or a warm cup of coffee.


  • 2 big apples, cored, peeled, and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 shakes of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 lightly beaten eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Baked Apple Fritters


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Warm your oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees F) and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Prepare the Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Mix the Wet Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just mixed. Avoid overmixing; a few lumps are okay.
  5. Add Diced Apples:
    • Incorporate the diced apples into the batter, ensuring an even distribution.
  6. Bake the Fritters:
    • Spoon about 1/4 cup (or less for smaller fritters) of batter onto the baking sheet, leaving enough space for each fritter.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and set in the middle.
  7. Cool and Dust with Powdered Sugar:
    • Allow the fritters to cool for five minutes on the pan before transferring them to a wire rack.
    • If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Changes and Tips:

  • Kid-Friendly Variation: Use your child's favorite apple variety to make the fritters more appealing.
  • Dairy-Free Option: Substitute almond or oat milk for regular milk, or add a handful of nuts for extra crunch.
  • Spice it Up: Enhance the warmth with a sprinkle of nutmeg or pepper into the batter for a delightful kick.
  • Freezing Tip: Double the batch, as these fritters freeze exceptionally well. After cooling, store them in a freezer-safe bag for up to three months, reheating in the oven when ready to enjoy.
  • Sweet Coating Idea: Once cooled, coat the fritters with a simple mixture of powdered sugar and milk for an extra sweet treat.

Indulge in the heartwarming embrace of these Baked Apple Fritters with your loved ones. It's a perfect blend of love, warmth, and deliciousness!

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