Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Anushree Shetty

by | Updated: October 26th, 2021

Ditch the deep-fry! Give hot oil the slip! Step away from the spattery stovetop! Embrace the clean ease of the air fryer, and cook up some better-for-you homemade apple fritters. Ready in just 30 minutes – and bursting with fresh fall apples – these cinnamon-dusted handhelds will warm friends and family and sweeten the season.

Air Fryer Apple Fritters in Basket on Table |

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Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 fritters
Calories 138 kcal
Author Anushree Shetty


  • 2 cups peeled/grated granny smith or pink lady apples 2 apples
  • Cooking spray

Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter melted


  1. In 10 qt. (or larger) air fryer, cover inner basket with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Mix in apple cider, beaten eggs, vanilla and grated apples.
  4. Use ice-cream scoop to spoon batter balls onto parchment paper. Don’t overcrowd. (Note: Depending on size of air fryer, you may have to cook fritters in 2 or 3 batches.)
  5. Air fry for 5 minutes. Flip fritters and air fry another 5 minutes until golden-brown. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. In medium bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Slather fritters with butter on both sides. Roll one fritter at a time in cinnamon-sugar mixture until completely coated. Serve warm.


  1. If desired, squeeze juice out of grated apples to avoid watery batter. If batter gets watery, add tablespoon of all-purpose flour (or more) to thicken.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Apple Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.