Looking for a delicious and easy dessert? Look no further than these Air Fryer Apple Fritters! These air fryer apple fritter bites are perfect for a quick and easy snack or dessert.

Air Fryer Apple Fritters
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Easy Air Fry Apple Fritters 

Everyone loves apples, especially as the fall weather starts to sneak into us. I love using fresh apples in almost everything.

There is something magical about the aroma of diced apples, melted butter, and ground cinnamon filling your kitchen. These pairs are good for a fall afternoon snack with hot cider or coffee or make for a delicious dessert. These are so simple that they make a perfect afternoon snack. These are perfect, and they taste like deep fried donuts. Perfect for apple season, the apple cinnamon flavor will win you over!

If you are looking for other air fryer recipes som, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER APPLE PIE BOMBSAIR FRYER APPLE CHEDDAR BACON SCONESAIR FRYER APPLE PIE EGG ROLLS, and AIR FRYER BAKED APPLES.

Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Why You Will Love This Recipe!

  • Irresistible Apple Flavor
  • Crispy on the Outside, Fluffy on the Inside
  • Quick and Easy
  • Family Favorite
  • Versatile Dessert
  • Homemade Goodness
  • Great for Seasonal Apples
  • Perfect for Any Occasion
  • Addictively Delicious
Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Air Fryer Apple Fritter Ingredients

Here are the simple ingredients needed for air-fried apple fritters.

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​Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • All-Purpose Flour: The base for the fritter batter, helping to bind all the ingredients together.
  • Granulated Sugar: White sugar adds sweetness to the batter, balancing the tartness of the apples.
  • Baking Powder: The leavening agent that gives the fritters a light and fluffy texture.
  • Cinnamon: Gives the apple fritters with warm, comforting spice and complements the apple flavor beautifully.
  • Milk: Regular milk adds moisture to the batter, ensuring it is tender and not overly dry. You can use whole milk, almond milk, or oat milk.
  • Large Eggs: Bind the batter and structure the fritters.
  • Apples: Adds natural sweetness and tartness to the fritters. Choose crisp and flavorful apple varieties like Granny Smith Apples or Honey crisp apples.
  • Oil Spray: Use cooking spray or parchment paper to prevent the apple fritters from sticking to the air fryer basket, or air fryer tray.

How To Make Apple Fritters In The Air Fryer

Follow these simple steps to whip up a batch of these delicious treats, you can make this recipe in an air fryer oven, or air fryer basket model.

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Prepare the Apples: Peel, core, and finely dice the apples. For a nice balance of sweetness and tartness, use varieties like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp.

Make the Batter: Combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and freshly grated nutmeg in a large mixing bowl. Mix well to combine all the dry ingredients.

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Add Wet Ingredients: Whisk the egg in a separate medium bowl, then add the milk and vanilla extract. Mix until everything is well combined.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until you have a smooth batter. Don’t overmix; a few lumps are okay.

Fold in Apples: Gently fold the chopped apples into the batter until they are evenly distributed.

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Shape the Fritters: Line the basket of your air fryer with parchment paper. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop portions of the batter into the preheated basket, leaving some space between each fritter. Using the back of the spoon, shape them into rounds.

Air Fry: Lightly spray the tops of the apple fritter with cooking oil spray. Or use a pastry brush, and brush melted butter on top. This will help them achieve a golden-brown color. Air fry the fritters at 350°F (175°C) for 8-10 minutes. Check them at the 6-minute mark and continue cooking until golden and cooked through. The exact time may vary depending on your air fryer model.

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Dust with Powdered Sugar: Once the fritters are done, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes. Dust them with powdered sugar for a sweet finish.

Serve Warm: Let fritters cool for a couple of minutes on cooling rack. Serve with maple syrup, icing sugar, or brown butter glaze.

Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Recipe Variations For Air Fryer Apple Fritters Recipe

  • Ninja Air Fryer Apple Fritters: Use your Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker or Ninja Air Fryer to make the same recipe, using the air fryer crisp function.
  • Air Fryer Apple Fritters Healthy: For a healthier version, use whole wheat flour, minimal sugar, and unsweetened applesauce in the batter before air frying.
  • Air Fryer Apple Fritters With Pancake Mix: Mix chopped apples into a prepared pancake mix, then air fry the batter.
  • Air Fryer Apple Fritters Gluten Free: Use gluten-free flour and baking powder to make the batter.
  • Bisquick Apple Fritters In Air Fryer: Combine Bisquick mix with diced apples and a touch of cinnamon.

Pro Tips For Air Fried Apple Fritters

  • Best Apples For Apple Fritters: Use varieties like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp work well due to their balanced sweet-tart flavor.
  • Dice Apples Uniformly: When dicing the apples, aim for uniform-sized pieces to ensure even cooking.
  • Don’t Overmix the Batter: Overmixing the batter can result in tough fritters. Stir until the wet and dry ingredients combine, leaving a few lumps, which is fine.
  • Use Cooking Oil Spray: Lightly spraying the tops of the cakes with cooking oil helps them brown evenly and develop a crispy crust.
  • Don’t Overcrowd the Basket: Leave enough space between the cakes in the air fryer basket to allow proper air circulation.
  • Check for Doneness: Cooking times may vary depending on your air fryer model, so keep a close eye on the fritters.
  • Serve Warm: Air Fryer Apple Fritters are best enjoyed fresh and warm.
  • Customize Toppings: Get creative with toppings. In addition to powdered sugar, consider drizzling with glaze, caramel sauce, or a dusting of cinnamon.
  • Experiment with Spices: Adjust the level of cinnamon and ground nutmeg to suit your taste.
  • Enjoy Variations: Try out different recipe variations, such as adding nuts, changing up the sugar, or using apple cider for a unique twist.
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Air Fryer Apple Fritters Crispy Recipe Faq’s

Can I use any type of apple for apple fritter recipe? Yes, you can use various apple varieties for fritters. Crisp apples like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples are popular choices due to their balance of sweetness and tartness. However, you can experiment with your favorite apple variety.

Can I make the batter ahead of time and store it? It’s best to make the batter just before frying the fritters. The baking powder’s leavening effect starts when mixed with wet ingredients, so the batter may lose some of its rising power if prepared too far in advance.

How do I store leftover apple fritters? Place them on a wire rack and cool to room temperature before storing them. Store apple fritters in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes to restore their crispiness.

Can I freeze apple fritters for later? Yes, you can freeze apple fritters. Place apple fritters in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until they are solid. Then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. To reheat, air fry the frozen cakes for a few minutes until heated.

Can I use whole wheat flour for a healthier option? You can substitute part or all of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour for a healthier twist. Keep in mind that whole wheat flour may yield slightly denser fritters.

What other toppings can I use besides powdered sugar? You can get creative with toppings. Try drizzling them with glaze, caramel sauce, or chocolate sauce. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or a dash of cinnamon for added flavor and texture.

Can I use a different fruit than apples? While this recipe is tailored for apple fritters, you can experiment with other fruits, like pears or peaches, to create unique fritter variations.

How to reheat apple fritters: Place the cold apple fritter in the air fryer basket and reheat for 3-5 minutes at 300 degrees F.

Do I need to peel the apples? It’s a matter of personal preference. Peeling the apples results in a smoother texture, but leaving the peel on can add extra color and a bit of texture to the fritters.

Can I make these fritters without an air fryer?– If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make traditional apple fritters by heating oil in a deep pan or deep fryer and frying them until golden brown on each side.

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Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Air Fryer Apple Fritters

4.11 from 84 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


Part donut, part apple pie these apple fritters are the perfect way to use leftover apples. Made in the air fryer they are also a healthier, easier, and faster alternative to the traditional fritters


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium apples, apples, peeled, cored, seeded and chopped into small piece


  • In a bowl beat the eggs and sugar together. Add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and with the help of a spatula stir until incorporated.
  • Slowly, pour the milk, mixing well until the batter is thick but spreadable.
  • Add the apple and fold into the dough.
  • Line the air fryer with parchment paper and scoop around ⅓ cup dough into it. Spray with butter cooking spray. Air fry at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown


  • Air Fryer
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cooking Spray, or nonstick cooking spray


They are deliciously glazed! Prepare a simple glaze by whisking 1 cup of confectioners sugar with 1 Tsp vanilla and 4 Tbsp water. Then glaze the fritters while they are cooled down


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 340mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 107IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 208mgIron: 2mg

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