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Scrumptious Air Fryer Apple Fritters Recipe


I’ve got a really fun air fryer recipe for you today! It’s super simple and requires little ingredients for a yummy snack! These Air Fryer Apple Fritters are about to be your new favorite recipe, trust me.

Crispy on the outside, soft and luscious on the inside, these guilt-free fritters are packed with juicy apples and warm spices. Indulge in a delightful treat that will transport your taste buds to dessert paradise. Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us when you reach for seconds!

Apple is not my favorite fruit (mango is) but man it sure is my favorite fruit to bake with! I am a huge fan of baking with apples. From these amazing Apple Cinnamon Muffins to this Apple Crisp Recipe apple recipes that I can’t get enough of, apples are my jam! Apples are so great to make sweet treats and dessert recipes with.

You can use any type of apple fryer that you would like including sweet apples, honeycrisp apples, granny smith apples, or even fuji apples. Granny Smiths are my favorite in general.

This homemade air fryer apple fritter recipe is easy and each one is the perfect size–filled with yummy apple pieces inside of the whole thing.

Today we are doing something different and fun with your new air fryer. You can usually catch me making dinner or lunch in the air fryer, I’m pretty sure I’ve tried every kind of meat in my Ninja Foodi by now. These fabulous apple fritters have become my new fav!

FAQs about Air Fryer Apple Fritters:

Q: Can I use any type of apple for this recipe?

A: Absolutely! You can use your favorite variety of apple. Granny Smith apples add a tangy flavor, while Honeycrisp or Gala apples offer a sweeter taste. It’s all about personal preference!

Q: Can I substitute all-purpose flour with a gluten-free alternative?

A: Of course! You can use a gluten-free flour blend as a substitute for all-purpose flour. Make sure to check the packaging instructions for any necessary adjustments.

Q: Can I use canned apple pie filling instead of fresh apples?

A: While fresh apples provide the best flavor and texture, you can use canned apple pie filling if you’re in a pinch. Just be mindful of the sweetness level and adjust the sugar accordingly.

This was my first time trying to do a sweets/dessert type of recipe. I know that the potential is there for many sweet recipes but it’s just so easy to do the meals in the air fryer.

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Pat the apple slices dry: After chopping the apples, pat them dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. This ensures the fritters don’t become soggy.
  2. Adjust the spices: Feel free to experiment with the spices to suit your taste. Add a pinch of nutmeg, cloves, or even a hint of ginger for a warm and aromatic twist.
  3. Work in batches: Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket. Cook the fritters in multiple batches to ensure they cook evenly and maintain their crispy texture.


  • Caramel Apple Fritters: Drizzle a luscious caramel sauce over the warm fritters for an extra indulgent treat.
  • Apple Cinnamon Glaze: Whip up a simple glaze with powdered sugar, cinnamon, and a splash of milk. Drizzle it over the cooled fritters for a delightful finishing touch.

Air Fryer Apple Fritters

These yummy fritters don’t require many ingredients. All you need is a can of the refrigerated flakey biscuits, fresh apples, and a bit of cinnamon and sugar! That’s it! If you want to add a little razzle dazzle with a yummy glaze all you will need a a bit of milk and powdered sugar that you mix together in a bowl.

This Air Fryer Apple Fritter recipe is a healthier alternative to the ones you find at your local donut shop or even deep frying them. These yummy apple fritters uses chopped apples, biscuits, cinnamon and sugar. These air fryer version homemade apple fritters are made with a delicious recipe that you will find at the bottom of this post!

Where to Serve:

These air fryer apple fritters are perfect for a cozy breakfast, a sweet brunch, or a delightful dessert. They can be served at family gatherings, potlucks, or even as a surprise treat for your loved ones. It’s a versatile recipe that fits any occasion!


If you have any leftovers (which is rare!), store the cooled fritters in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply pop them back in the air fryer for a few minutes until warmed through and regain their delightful crispness.

These are really fun as a breakfast treat or even a mid day snack! These can be eaten any time to be honest. 🙂

Topping Options:

  • Dust with powdered sugar: A simple sprinkle of powdered sugar adds a touch of elegance and sweetness to the fritters.
  • Vanilla Glaze: Combine powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and a little milk to create a luscious glaze. Drizzle it generously over the fritters for a delectable finish.
  • Ice Cream Extravaganza: Take these fritters to the next level by serving them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s the ultimate indulgence!

What is needed for the ingredient list?

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 (16 oz) can refrigerated flakey biscuits (split in halves)
  • 1 medium apple (peeled and diced)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • For glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk

How do I make Air Fryer Apple Fritters?

First you split the biscuits in half, then in a large bowl combine the apples, cinnamon and sugar. Mix and press the apple mixture into the center of each round. Place them at the bottom of air fryer basket and cook at 390 for 5 minutes!

Why This Recipe Works:

  1. Air frying the apple fritters creates a crispy exterior with minimal oil usage, making them a healthier alternative to deep-fried fritters.
  2. The combination of juicy apples and warm spices creates a flavor explosion that will tantalize your taste buds.
  3. The recipe offers flexibility with apple choices, allowing you to tailor the fritters to your preferred taste.
  4. The air fryer ensures even cooking and a delightful crispness without the hassle of deep frying.
  5. These guilt-free apple fritters are versatile and can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, making them a fantastic addition to any occasion.

Savor the guilt-free delight of our air fryer apple fritters. With their crispy exteriors, tender interiors, and the perfect balance of sweetness and warm spices, these fritters are sure to impress. So, grab your air fryer and get ready to enjoy a delectable treat that will leave you craving more!

What are some other fun apple desserts to try?

Scrumptious Air Fryer Apple Fritters Recipe
Yield: 16 Fritters

Scrumptious Air Fryer Apple Fritters Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A super easy snack or breakfast treat done in the air fryer with fresh apples and done in just 10 minutes!


  • Ingredients:
  • 1 (16 oz) can refrigerated flakey biscuits (split in halves)
  • 1 medium apple (peeled and diced)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • For glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk


  1. Split all of the biscuits in half and lay on a cookie sheet.
  2. Then in a medium bowl combine diced apples, cinnamon, and sugar. 
  3. Mix until well combined and spoon over the biscuit dough.
  4. Press the apple mixture down into the dough.
  5. Line the Air Fryer rack or basket with parchment paper,
  6. Place fritters in batches into the Air Fryer.
  7. Air Fry at 390 for about 5 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and milk and mix until glaze forms.
  9. Drizzle over fritters and serve warm!


A super easy and delicious snack with fresh fruit that can be done in the air fryer in 5 minutes!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 45Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 30mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 0g

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If you liked these awesome apple fritters be sure to check these recipes also:

Copycat McDonald’s Air Fryer Apple Pies

Easy Apple Dumplings With Lemon Sauce

Super Simple and Delicious Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Easy Apple Pie Bars

Easy Air Fryer Cookies

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