RecipeApple Fritters

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 40
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar: 3 g
    • Natural Sugar: 2 g
    • Added Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 110 mg

Ring, ring, ring, autumn called and wants you to make this flipping fantastic recipe. A nutritious and delicious take on traditional pancakes, these apple fritters are next-level. All you have to do is cut apples into thin rings, dunk them in pancake batter, and pop them on the skillet until they are golden perfection on either side. Cue the apple-ause—these fritters are good to the core!

  • Recipe notes:

• The trick is cutting the cored apples thin enough; cutting them ~⅛-¼ inch thick is optimal.

• Any apple will work, from Granny Smith and Gala, to Red Delicious and Fuji.

• You can make your own pancake batter or choose your favorite pre-made mix. I like to use a whole grain mix or one with protein for added nutrition.

• When it comes to the pancake batter, follow package instructions but keep liquid to a minimum— the thicker the batter, the better it will coat the apples. A thicker layer of batter will also render a fluffier pancake.

• When it comes to the glaze, I like to keep the cinnamon and sugar separate so everyone can sprinkle on their desired amounts of each, but if you want to mix them together, start with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon.

You want a nice cakey exterior and soft apple to bite into; if your apple is a little hard, pop your fritter in the microwave for 30-60 seconds to soften.

• If you’re making a big batch, keep the finished fritters on a baking sheet on low heat in the oven to keep them warm as you make the rest. This way when you serve them, they will all be warm.

• You can skip the glaze and opt for a dollop of meaty nut butter or vanilla yogurt, or a drizzle of warm maple syrup.

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 20-25 fritters (serves 5)

Apple Fritters

  • • 2 apples, cored and cut in rings ⅛-¼ inch thick
  • • 1 cup prepared pancake mix

Cinnamon-Sugar Glaze

  • • 2 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • • 1 Tablespoon sugar (or sugar substitute)
  • • ¼-½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Liberally coat a skillet with non-stick oil spray and warm over medium-high heat.

Using tongs, dip one apple slice at a time into the batter, generously coating all sides. Place into the hot skillet and cook each side for about 2 minutes, or until they’re nicely browned. Transfer apple fritters to plate and set aside. (NOTE: If your “apple middles” are still too firm for your liking, place them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds until they’re exactly what you’re looking for. I prefer them soft and melt-in-your-mouth, but Ian prefers them on the crisper side!).

Brush the melted butter on apple fritters and sprinkle on the sugar & cinnamon.

Nutrition provided per fritter with cinnamon-sugar glaze.

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