Apple Fritters are a rustic-style donuts that are packed with fresh apple chunks and spicy cinnamon, with a hint of maple syrup! Not only are these homemade Apple Fritters the bomb! But they will straight up make your house smell soooo good. Just like your favorite Fall Candle:)

Apple Fritters are a mix between Pancakes and Donuts. But Healthier....if you substitute the sugar for maple syrup! And trust me, you can't even tell the difference. In fact, in enhances the flavor! Making it taste more like Autumn, and giving you a sweet aroma.

Tips for the Best Apple Fritters

  • Heat the Oil after the Batter. There were times when I would heat the oil before I made the batter and would forget about it. (Trying to save time). Resulting in really hot oil and would actually cook the batter way too fast, burning them. Be sure to heat your oil after the batter is done. Oil heats up pretty fast, so it'll take only a few minutes.
  • Keep Oil at 375 F. It's just the right temperature for these amazing fritters. They won't cook too fast and will puff up quite nicely. Keep a thermometer near you to check the temp. If the oil is too hot with each batch, take it off the heat to let it cool down. Or keep the temp at medium-high heat.
  • Granny Smith Apples. I highly recommend using Granny Smith Apples. They're nice and tart, and will hold their shape after your fritters are done. I've tried using softer apples, and they turned out very mushy and with little to no apple flavor. I love my crunch!
  • Don't Overcrowd you Pan. Another thing to consider. If you overcrowd your pan, your oil cools down too much, and though your fritters may appear cooked, it'll still be raw in the middle. I recommend keeping only 3 to 4 fritters in your pan. That way your oil won't cool down as much, and it will cook them all the way through.


I love putting in a bit of spice into my Apple Fritters. Because for one, it's Fall, am I right?! And because, Why Not? Here are some Spices you can put into your fritters:

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Allspice

Just to list a few Autumn Spices!

How to Store

Unfortunately, Apple Fritters don't keep too well the next day. For best taste, I recommend enjoying them fresh. But if you have several left over like I had, you can cover them and put them into the fridge for up to three days.

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Prep time:
20 minutes
Cook time:
15 minutes
Chill time:
Total time:
35 minutes
6 Servings



  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour together with cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Peel and dice your apples into small pieces. Toss them with lemon juice in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs with maple syrup until the mixture become nice and fluffy. Stir in the flour mixture. Followed by the milk and stir to combine.
  4. Gently fold in your apples. Just until the apples are covered.
  5. Preheat a heavy stainless steel pot with oil. Once the oil reaches 375F. you can start frying the fritters 3-4 at a time. Fritters are ready when they have a darker brown color. Almost Burned.
  6. Let them rest on a cooling rack or a paper towel.
  7. Feel free to coat them in a glaze, but they taste just as good without one!

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