Homemade Apple Fritter Donuts

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So I gotta tell you, since starting my own little blog, the competition has stepped up its game. and yes, while you may wonder what I’m talking about, I love to compete with myself. I find I get a better outcome that way. These Homemade Apple Fritter Donuts literally made me scream in delight when they puffed and floated to the top in true fritter fashion. I mean, this is a true, better than bakery recipe and they cost pennies on the dollar.If you’ve not been over to my site, I have started to become seriously disappointed with our current coffee shop/ donut shop situation. With current focus driven towards a healthy lifestyle that I’m totally for, Let us not forget that it is okay for us to partake in the forbidden yumminess known as the Apple Fritter! I have found that the overall quality of the fritter has suffered bad enough that I have chosen to make these and other popular items at home, in my little kitchen, homemade and fresh.Ingredients:

  • 3 medium-sized apples(tart or sweet, you decide)
  • 2 eggs (large or better)
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • lemon juice to toss apples in
  • deep fryer or enough oil to fry with (4- 6 cups)


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the eggs and the sugar until it pales in colour.
  2. Add flour, baking powder, milk and cinnamon and mix well.
  3. Separately, mix the apples and lemon juice (stops the apples from browning) then with a spoon, stir in apples to dough.
  4. Heat your oil to 375 using a thermometer or an electric pan ( after years in restaurants, don’t do what I do! I drop a drop of water in the oil. when it splatters its go time). Use a thermometer
  5. When the oil is up to temp, use a vegetable serving spoon to scoop out your dough and carefully drop into oil.
  6. When the bottom is golden, flip it over with either two knives or tongs and continue cooking until the other side is golden brown as well. Generally around 5 mins per side.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, remove fritters from oil onto a paper towel lined cooling rack.
  8. Make a quick glaze consisting of 1 cup icing sugar, 2 tbs butter, 2 tbsp hot water and 1/2 tsp vanilla and dip both sides of fritter until well coated.cool completely and dig in or don’t wait ( I don’t)

I double this recipe and sometimes have to make it back to back because of the addictive nature of such said dessert. there have been some burnt rooves of mouths in the house since I’ve had the absolute pleasure of making these Fritters. It’s really a win-win though when you think about it. the kids get a kick-ass snack to take to school and be the envy of the class. For if they can pronounce all the ingredients and the pantry holds them all, they can certainly eat it as a snack option for class.
There you have it, my friends. I really wanted to steal this one for my own but it is a perfect addition here. Have no fear of the almighty Fritter friends, an easily mastered donut of mass delectability. Enjoy!

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  • Reply Heather Johnson April 23, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Yummers! Your homemade apple fritter donuts sound super delicious. What a perfect homemade treat, especially in the fall!

  • Reply Neely Moldovan April 23, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    I have never made a homemade donut but this looks so good! I love anything with apples!

  • Reply hey sharonoox April 23, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    These looks so good! I’ve never tried apple frites before so I’m going to make this to replace bananas. I know it’s going to be a big hit for my hubs and little guy. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Brandy April 23, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    I love apple fritters, these donuts are a brilliant way to enjoy those without having to go buy them. I am going to be making this recipe, even if I have to wait until our apple picking season in the fall. Delicious!

  • Reply wendy April 23, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    It’s so funny, I looked at the pictures and I swear I could smell them! They sure do look tasty! I also love things made with apples.

  • Reply lb gulley April 23, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    This is a perfect recipe for the kids! We love donuts and apples. Why not have both?!

  • Reply robin rue April 24, 2018 at 8:31 am

    I want to lick my screen right now! I want to make these for the family this weekend, but I will probably end up eating them all myself LOL.

  • Reply brianne April 24, 2018 at 8:40 am

    These look so delicious! Apple anything for dessert is my absolute favorite!

  • Reply Amber Myers April 24, 2018 at 8:42 am

    I am drooling. These look incredible! I’ve never tried to make donuts on my own. I really should!

  • Reply Ashley April 24, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Oh, my, goodness. I need all of them! Seriously, the whole batch!

  • Reply Franc Ramon April 24, 2018 at 9:24 am

    I always shy away from donuts as they tend to be really sweet and carries a lot of calories. The apple fritter donut looks like a much healthier version and is also much naturally sweetened. I’m sure I’m gonna love this.

  • Reply valmg @ Mom Knows It All April 24, 2018 at 9:24 am

    I love apple frittersm they are one of my favoite sweet treats ever. I have noticed over the years that people are putting less apples in them, I get sad when I see almost no apple pieces in a fritter.

  • Reply Jeanette April 24, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Oh my heavens! You are making my mouth water. I am pretty sure I gained about 15 pounds just looking at them but I still want to make these. I am not sure if I could share them before I would eat them all LOL.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey April 24, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Oh. My. Gosh. These sound absolutely divine, I could imagine my other half wouldn’t mind eating these as well so I could definitely imagine us making some soon!

  • Reply Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com April 24, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    This recipe looks amazing! I haven’t had these in so long. Would love to make this for the family for brunch.

  • Reply Tomi C April 24, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    These look so good. Love that it’s made with simple ingredients, staples we have in our pantry all the time. Now, I admit I don’t particularly care for fruit fritters but my hubby and the kids love them. I could surprise them and make these for them one day.

  • Reply CourtneyLynne April 24, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Omg can we say yum?!!! I’m all about all things Apple flavor. Must give you me recipe a try. Delicious

  • Reply Hannah Mitchell April 24, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I have always wanted to make these just was never able to find a good recipe until now! YUMMYYYYY cant wait to make it :)

  • Reply Terri Beavers April 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I bought an apple fritter the other day and it was disapointing. I ‘m used to homemade ones. I’ll try your recipe the next time I make some. I’m always trying to find an easier way to make them without slacking on the taste.

  • Reply shannon April 24, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    these look delightful. apple fritters are simply the best. great recipe

  • Reply Pam April 24, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Yum, who doesn’t love apple fritters? We always make them in the fall with fresh, local apples.

  • Reply Tami April 24, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Donuts are a Saturday treat. Now, that I know how to make apple fritters, I’m afraid it’ll be a daily treat. Yum!

  • Reply Angela Ricardo April 25, 2018 at 4:42 am

    My gosh this looks oh so delish! I have never tried making any type of donuts ever but this apple fritter donut is calling my name. I just might try whipping this up over the weekend.

  • Reply chubskulit rose April 25, 2018 at 6:01 am

    This is the new addiction at home. My daughter loves it that my husband always buy it from the store, now I would like to make it with your recipe.

  • Reply Alicia April 25, 2018 at 8:50 am

    My husband and son love apple fritter donuts so this would be great to make sometime for them! It looks delicious.

  • Reply Bonnie G April 25, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Oh my goodness, those look amazing! I really want to make these soon. I love apples.

  • Reply Sarah April 25, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Oh my goodness. I LOVE apple fritter donuts and I’ve never even considered making them at home. i love this.

  • Reply Heather Stone April 26, 2018 at 1:25 am

    If were to grab a donut Apple Fritters are the ones I grab. I never thought about making them at home but I already pinned this for a weekend to try. These look so good and I are probably way better than any store bought ones.

  • Reply Catalina April 26, 2018 at 1:57 am

    OMG! I love this idea for a snack! even for breakfast! My kid loves apples so much!

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