Recipe By thedailygourmet
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 servings Calories 296.8

These yummy apple fritters can be made in under 30 minutes with the help of an air fryer! Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Recipe Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon caramel extract (such as Watkins™)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place a parchment paper round into the bottom of the air fryer. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. 2 Mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar, milk, egg, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl. Stir until combined.
  3. 3 Mix 2 tablespoons sugar with cinnamon in another bowl and sprinkle over apples until coated. Mix apples into the flour mixture until combined.
  4. 4 Drop fritters using a cookie scoop onto the bottom of the air fryer basket.
  5. 5 Air-fry in the preheated fryer for 5 minutes. Flip fritters and cook until golden, about 5 minutes more.
  6. 6 Meanwhile, mix confectioners' sugar, milk, caramel extract, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Transfer fritters to a cooling rack and drizzle with glaze.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 296.8
  • Carbohydrate 64.9 g
  • Cholesterol 48 mg
  • Fat 2.1 g
  • Fiber 1.9 g
  • Protein 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7 g
  • Sodium 248.1 mg
  • Sugar 38.8 g

Chef's Notes

I recommend using a Jonagold apple.


  1. This is an easy recipe!! Everything came out great. Just for my taste, I added a little more sugar to the batter. I thought the glaze was the common confectioners sugar recipe. While I was waiting om my final batch to finish I re-read the entire recipe and found thete was a different glaze. I'll - Read more ...
  2. These were pretty good. Very quick and easy to make. I did add a bit more cinnamon.
  3. More like a muffin batter. Tastes fine, but not a the fritter consistency one would hope for.
  4. Bland These cooked great in the air fryer but they were very bland. You can’t really taste the apple or cinnamon. The glaze ratio was very off with way too much milk. Don’t use 1/2 cup. They were edible, but I won’t be making these again.
  5. They were good .. Didnt really need the glaze .
  6. Liquid to dry ratio wAs way off even for an airfrier. I added more milk but it just wasn't the right consistency for fritters. Will not make again.
  7. Neither my husband nor I cared for this at all. I just got my air fryer so maybe I'm just not used to it yet. The taste was off--maybe too much flour and not enough apple, but I followed the recipe as written. Sorry, but I won't be making this again.
  8. I didn t have the Carmel it wanted so my sauce wasn t right (I used vanilla instead) and I thought it tasted better without it. With that said I started off trying to do what she said and put it in my air fryer maybe I m just not talented enough or my air - Read more ...
  9. I added a little more milk because the dough was too stiff and used less sugar. I will make it again.

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