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Air Fryer Apple Fritters

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These Air Fryer Apple Fritters are just as delicious but much healthier and easier to make than the old fashioned deep fried version. With crisp edges, a soft buttery donut crumb, and loads of fresh apples, you'll want to make these delicious fritters all the time!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Fritters 1x


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For the Fritter Batter

  • 2-3 Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples (yield 2 cups diced)
  • 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 c light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 4 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1/3 c + 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Glaze

  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp whole milk


  1. Prepare the air fryer basket or tray with a piece of parchment.
  2. Peel, core and dice the apples. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, spices and sugar until well combined.
  4. Shred the butter using a cheese grater and add it into the flour mixture. You can also work the butter in using a pasty cutter, but the cheese grater method will distribute the butter more evenly.
  5. Stir the butter until well coated with the flour mixture.
  6. In a glass measuring cup or separate bowl, combine the milk, egg and vanilla.
  7. Pour milk mixture into the bowl with the flour and gently stir until just combined (do not overwork the batter).
  8. Fold in the diced apples.
  9. Using a small cookie scoop (1 1/2 tsp size) cluster 2-3 scoops of batter (to form 1 fritter) onto the parchment lined tray. With the back of the scoop, slightly flatten the top.
  10. Leave at least 1 1/2 inches of space between each fritter.
  11. Spray the tops with a neutral oil cooking spray.
  12. Air fry for 9 minutes at 375 degrees until medium golden brown.
  13. While the fritters cool, prepare the glaze.
  14. In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  15. Generously top each fritter with glaze. Allow to set 1 hour before storing.
  16. Will keep for 2-3 days in an airtight container.


Recipe by

  • Author: Liz at
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Donuts
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American