These Baked Apple Fritters are so delicious. With hints of warm cinnamon and nutmeg, these fluffy delights are so tasty, you will be popping one after another into your mouth.
Apple fritters that are baked and not fried!!
That’s right. These little pillows of goodness are just as good as the ones from the fair without all the added fat from frying.
Yep. You can forget about greasy fingers while enjoying these baked apple fritters that are also made without yeast. Say what!!
They’re a must-have for cold weather! Just like these easy baked apples I made the other day!
So let’s talk about how to make another fabulous apple treat.
These fritters are like a cross between a muffin and a donut. Soft but sturdy and full of apple chunks, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
To keep them moist I use a mix of butter and plain Greek yogurt. They bake up so rich, tender, and fluffy.
The printable recipe card with full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
The fritters come together with basic ingredients like sugar, butter, egg, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, yogurt, vanilla, and of course apples.
I like to Granny Smith for the fritters since the batter is quite sweet. But feel free to experiment and use your own favorite variety or mix a couple of different varieties together.
These baked apple fritters are basically mini muffins. The batter is your typical muffin batter and it can be baked in a mini muffin pan or a donut hole pan.
I baked half the batter in each of the pans mentioned and had excellent results with both.
The tops of the fritters don’t brown as nicely as the bottom. To solve this issue, I set the fully cooked fritters under the broiler for a couple of seconds.
With a quick toast, they became more uniform in color the way a fried fritter would be.
Just stay close by because they will burn quickly. It only takes a second or two to go from brown to burnt.
I enjoyed these baked apple fritters with a light dusting of powdered sugar and a generous dunk in homemade caramel sauce. It was phenomenal!