Baked Apple Fritters 

Imagine wrapping yourself in a cozy blanket on a crisp afternoon; that’s the essence of comfort these Baked Apple Fritters aim to deliver. Rooted in the rich tapestry of American culinary tradition, these delightful treats pay homage to our collective affection for apples. Offering a healthier alternative to their traditionally fried counterparts, these fritters capture the essence of homeliness and convenience without the added oil. Perfect for family gatherings or as a sweet finale to a Sunday meal, Baked Apple Fritters promise to infuse your home with the joyous aromas of cinnamon and apples.

While these fritters are delectable on their own, pairing them with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream elevates the indulgence. For a lighter touch, consider accompanying them with Greek yogurt or a drizzle of honey. And of course, no comfort dessert ensemble is complete without a warm mug of cider or a hot coffee to round off the experience.


2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup milk

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease a baking sheet.

Mix flour, granulated and brown sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.
Fold wet ingredients into dry, mixing until just combined. Stir in diced apples.

Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them out.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden and set. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Variations & Tips:

Cater to picky eaters by using their favorite apple variety.

Add nuts for crunch, or use almond or oat milk for a dairy-free version.

Spice up the batter with nutmeg or allspice for extra warmth.

These fritters can be frozen for up to 3 months and reheated for a quick treat.

For an extra special touch, glaze the fritters with a mix of powdered sugar and milk.

Gather your loved ones and share the warmth and delight of these Baked Apple Fritters. They’re a testament to the power of simple pleasures, combining love, comfort, and scrumptiousness into every bite. Enjoy!

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