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Amish Apple Fritter Recipe in the Air Fryer

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Delicious Amish Apple Fritter Recipe made in the air fryer. A twist on traditional deep fried fritters. Easy and healthy!

I don’t know about you, but I love a warm apple fritter. The problem is, they are usually deep-fried in hot oil and not the healthiest. But have no fear. There is now a healthier way to make this delicious treat, in your air fryer! This easy recipe for Amish apple fritters is simple to follow and definitely satisfies that sweet tooth.

Close up view of apple fritters made in the air fryer with a powdered sugar glaze on wax paper

If you like fruity desserts you may also like this simple recipe for Air Fryer Pineapples.

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💟Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • Each fritter is like a mini apple pie but without all the calories.
  • If you're not a morning person you can make these the night before and reheat following the directions listed in the Storage section of this post.
  • This is an easy from scratch recipe to make if you're looking for new recipes to make in your air fryer.
rows of Amish apple fritters on a black cooling rack


This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

2 eggs, 2 granny smith apples, butter, baking powder, cinnamon and flour - some of the ingredients used to make apple fritters sitting on a wooden charcuterie board
  • firm pie apples - Granny Smith is a great option
  • fresh lemon juice
  • cinnamon
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • milk
  • unsalted butter
  • oil for spraying

For the powdered sugar glaze

  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • water

See recipe card for quantities.

🔪 Instructions

This is an overview of the instructions. Full instructions, including cooking time and temperature, are in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

collage of chopped apples, lemon juice, and cinnamon being mixed into apple mixture

Peel, core, and chop apple and place in a small bowl. Sprinkle chopped apples with cinnamon and lemon juice.

flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl after being whisked

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

eggs and sugar with milk whisked in a glass mixing bowl

In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar until pale yellow and frothy. Whisk in milk followed by the melted butter.

melted butter in a white ramekin being whisked into egg mixture

Add wet ingredients to the large bowl in the center of the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

gently mixed apple fritter dough with wooden spoon in a silver mixing bowl

Gently fold in the apple mixture. Note that the batter will have a very soft consistency much like a cake batter instead of a biscuit or bread dough.

parchment paper in bottom of air fryer and close up of ice cream scooper scooping raw amish apple fritter dough into air fryer

Prep the air fryer basket with either parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray or, if not using parchment paper, simply spray it with nonstick cooking spray.

Place large tablespoonfuls of the fritter batter into the basket in groups of 5 leaving space between each fritter. Put the remaining batter aside for the next two batches.

freshly air fried amish apple fritters in the basket of an air fryer on parchment paper - beautiful and golden brown

Set air fryer temperature to 360 degrees and cook for 7 to 8 minutes. Check at the 7 minute mark and discontinue cooking once the fritters have a beautiful true golden brown color.

overhead view of golden brown Amish Apple Fritters on a black wire rack cooling

Remove from air fryer and place on a wire rack. Use the rest of the batter for the remaining two batches. Use a spatula to remove them as they will be hot!

Amish apple fritters with powdered sugar glaze on a black countertop with a fresh cup of coffee in the foreground

If using the glaze option for the fritters stir ingredients to a smooth glaze consistency and drizzle or spoon over the tops of the fritters. I like to top mine with the sweet glaze while they are on the wire racks on top of a cookie sheet so that I can dip the fritters in the glaze that drizzles down on to the cookie sheet for even more flavor! The entire top of the fritter is coated and oh.my.word. it's tasty!

As an alternative you can simply sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve while warm with a large mug of coffee!

Hint: I like to make the fritters a little more uniform in size by using an ice cream scoop to measure out the batter but whatever works for you is perfect!

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I also have recently switched from using canned cooking spray to using an oil sprayer that I purchased on Amazon.

Evo stainless steel oil sprayer in hand above air fryer basket

You can fill it with any oil you like for cooking and baking and it sprays a nice even spray without getting too much oil in any one area of the air fryer basket or on the food your cooking. If you have any questions about it, just let me know.

🧾 Substitutions

  • Real Lemon Juice - the plastic squeeze bottle you keep in the refrigerator can be used instead of fresh lemon juice. One lemon yields roughly 2 tablespoons of juice so use 2 tbs. It measures out equally with fresh.

close up of Amish apple fritter with bite taken out on wax paper on a black granite background

🍽 Equipment

COSORI Pro III Air Fryer Dual Blaze, 6.8-Quart

No Shaking & No Preheating, Precise Temperature Control and Even Cooking Results

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This particular recipe was made with a Cosori 6.8 qt air fryer. If you're using a different brand of air fryer, you may need to adjust the cooking time and/or temperature accordingly as not all air fryers cook the same.

apple fritters on wax paper drizzled with glaze


Once cooled store in an airtight container and reheat for 2 to 3 minutes in the air fryer at 350 degrees.

🍗Serve with

Coffee, tea, or a a delicious cold cup of milk.

💭Top tip

For the best Amish apple fritters use fresh apples. They will give a nice firmness and crisp bite to these delicious treats.

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If you click on the number of servings in the recipe card you can adjust the measurements up or down for the exact number of servings you need.

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📖 Recipe

Close up view of apple fritters made in the air fryer with a powdered sugar glaze on wax paper

Amish Apple Fritter Recipe in the Air Fryer

Delicious Amish Apple Fritter Recipe made in the air fryer. A twist on traditional deep fried fritters. Easy and healthy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Amish
Servings 15 fritters
Calories 97 kcal


Powdered Sugar Glaze


  • Peel, core, and chop apples and place in small bowl.
    2 Granny Smith Apples
  • Add lemon juice and cinnamon to chopped apples and toss. Set aside.
    2 Granny Smith Apples, 2 tbs lemon juice, ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • In large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
    1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • In a medium bowl whisk eggs and sugar together until mixture is a pale frothy yellow.
    2 eggs, 2 tbs granulated sugar
  • Whisk the milk first, then the melted butter, into the egg mixture.
    ¼ cup milk, 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients in the large bowl.
  • Gently fold in the chopped apples.
  • Spray oil directly on to the air fryer basket or onto parchment paper.
  • Using an ice cream scooper or a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop apple fritter dough and place in air fryer basket 5 scoops at a time leaving room between the scoops.
  • Working in batches, air fry at 360° for 7 to 8 minutes until the apple fritters are a nice golden brown.
  • Remove from air fryer and allow to cool on wire rack.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

  • Whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and water and drizzle over apple fritters.


Calories: 97kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 0.5mgSodium: 123mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Air Fryer Apple Fritters, air fryer dessert, Amish Apple Fritters, Amish Apple Fritters in the air fryer
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👩🏻‍🍳 Food safety

  • 🍲Never leave cooking food unattended
  • 🌋Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

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