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Easy Apple Fritters with Vanilla Glaze

Apple Fritters (Fried Apple Donuts)

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Old fashioned, quick and easy apple fritters recipe with vanilla glaze, homemade with simple ingredients in 30 minutes. Loaded with apples and cinnamon. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade donuts
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 6 Fritters
Calories 437
Author Abeer


  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Milk 2% or Whole
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2-3 cups Apples Peeled, Cored, Diced small
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • Vegetable oil Or corn oil or canola oil, For frying

Vanilla Glaze

  • 2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk 2% or Whole
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon powder


  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, milk and mix until smooth. 
  • Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and mix until just combined. Keep aside. 
  • In another bowl, mix together apples and lemon juice. 
  • Add these lemon apples into the flour mixture and mix everything together with a large wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Heat oil until temperature reaches 375 degrees F. This is very important. Read my tips above to understand the reasoning. 
  • Then, scoop out large spoonfuls of this batter and gently slide them into the hot oil. 
  • Cook until one side is golden brown. Then, flip it over and cook the other side until golden brown too. 
  • Remove them from the oil with a slotted spoon and place them on a cookie tray, lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil and allow them to cool down. 
  • While excess oil is being absorbed, prepare glaze by mixing together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract until mixture is thick and smooth. 
  • Also, prepare the cinnamon sugar by mixing together granulated sugar and cinnamon powder. 
  • Dunk each fritter in the glaze to completely coat it. Place fritters on wire rack to air dry and set OR if you are planning on coating the donuts in cinnamon sugar, they need to be coated white they are still hot or else the sugar won't stick to them.
  • Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Enjoy them fresh because leftovers cannot be stored for later, since they don't taste fresh any more. 


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 81g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1.6mg