Apple Fritters

Every single morning during my last month of pregnancy I ate an apple fritter on my way to work…alone in the car…licking my fingers after each bite.  Yes, I got really fat. Anyway.

I have been inspired to bring little S into the kitchen more by my friend Rebecca’s site Cooking With My Kid, so we made these homemade fritters together and are sharing the recipe here and over at Cooking With My Kid today.  These might give you a heart attack but the recipe is easy, quick, and your kids will be like “Mommy made donuts!  We love mommy!!!” If you don’t want to deep fry try some Apple Cream Cheese Muffins instead.  Get the full Apple Fritter Recipe after the jump…

Homemade Apple Fritters Recipe
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 tea salt
2 tea baking powder
1 tea apple pie spice (or cinnamon/nutmeg combo)
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup milk
1 apple, diced (or two or three, depending on your preference)
1 egg
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk

How to Make Apple Fritters
1. Combine all the dry ingredients, then stir in the apple sauce, milk, and eggs. Have daughter help:

Fold in the chopped apple:

2. Heat oil in a pan on high. Add dollops of dough to oil (b/w one and two tablespoons). Cook about two minutes until browned:

then flip and cook two minutes more on opposite side:

3.  Remove to a paper-towel covered plate to drain.

Then transfer to a cooling rack to cool.

4. Make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar and milk until smooth:

Watch your child is not shoving mouthfuls of powdered sugar down her throat every time you turn your head:

Pour over one side of the donuts:

Let set for a moment, then turn the donuts over and coat the other side:

5. Get your grub on:




you are ruining my diet by posting this … now i must run home and make fritters!


oh man- I was on a total apple fritter kick durning my last pregnancy. This one I have been able to stave it off (though I have a few months to go and my will power could easily melt like ice as the summer heats up)

thanks for sharing these!


nice jammies Scarlett! we have the same ones! isnt it funny how they throw strawberries in the mix with all those sweets? ha ha!

Thanks for the recipe! We will be making some tomorrow! : ) ~Melissa

AJ's Mama

I made these last night with my 2yo and they were AWESOME! It is a very easy recipe to throw together and I love that it doesn't make a huge batch. Just the perfect size. Thank you for sharing.

BTW, I skipped the egg and added a bit more milk and applesauce…they were perfect!

Bonnie Michelle

Made these this morning in honor of my husband's day off. SO good!! But I think I got my oil too hot because near the end they were turning dark really fast but doughy in the middle. I guess I'll have to keep working at it to perfect them :) Thanks for the recipe!


A very nice formula.
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