Cinnamon Apple Fritters

Heather Dessinger

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Hi, Mommypotamus here! Today the Potami clan is grilling brats on the beach at one of our favorite getaway spots. While I’m jumping over waves with my kids, Lexi of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is sharing this recipe for cinnamon apple fritters. We made them this morning and they were amazing. Thank you for stopping by today, Lexi!

Apple picking and apple season in general is my favorite. I love not only the food, but the boots, sweaters, tea, scarves and so on! I especially love all things apple, from savory to sweet. So, when Heather invited me to share a recipe with you for late September, I knew it would be apple!

These easy cinnamon apple fritters are loved by adults and kids alike. They are easy to whip up and make for the perfect little treat . . . especially with a little dairy-free ice cream for a not-so-little treat? 😉

Think after school snack, after dinner treat, or hot spiced goodness paired with a pair of coffee over breakfast with friends!

Other Ways to Use Apples

  • Easy apple sandwiches with bacon – My husband was pretty skeptical of these when I first served them, but he LOVED them. They’re quick and easy to make and so delicious!
  • Easy chicken salad recipe – This light and easy chicken salad recipe is my favorite ways to keep mealtime simple. It’s sweet with a bit of tang, and the apples and nuts give it just the right amount of crunch.
  • Caramel apples – Did you know that you can make caramel apples from scratch with only THREE ingredients, including the apples!
  • Easy Apple Crisp – Made with a scrumptious crisp topping layered over a filling similar to apple pie, this easy apple crisp recipe is one of my family’s favorite cool weather desserts.
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Easy Cinnamon Apple Fritters Recipe

Apple rings sprinkled with cinnamon before being dipped in a light arrowroot batter and fried in coconut oil. Drizzle with cinnamon glaze for a quick and delicious fall breakfast or a with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 289kcal


For Apples:

  • 3 large apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice

For Batter:

For Glaze (optional):


For the Apples:

  • Peel, core, and slice the apples into 5 slices each.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine the apple slices with lemon juice, cinnamon, maple or coconut sugar.
  • Gently mix until all the apple slices are evenly coated.
  • Set the apples aside.

For the Batter:

  • Place 1 inch of coconut oil for frying in a skillet and heat.
  • While the oil is heating, in another bowl prepare the batter by combining and mixing together the arrowroot, maple sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  • Add the eggs and maple syrup and stir to combine.
  • When the oil is hot, work in batches dipping each apple slice into the batter and dropping gently into the oil to fry.
  • Cook 1-2 minutes on each side then transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Repeat until all the apples are cooked.

For the Glaze:

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until combined.
  • Let apples cool slightly, then enjoy with the optional glaze listed above for breakfast or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert!


If you need to reheat these, broil in the oven for 2-4 minutes to crisp up the dough.
Nutrition info provided includes optional glaze.


Serving: 1fritter | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

apple fritters on a plate with a fork

Have you ever made a healthy fried dessert? What’s your favorite?

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world. 

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11 thoughts on “Cinnamon Apple Fritters”

  1. Hi! I have followed you since my kids were babies. Something I have been confused on lately, please answer.
    You suggest dairy free now, it seems I remember you speaking of raw milk in the past. Please fill me in on the change. What does your family drink for milk and why? Thank you.

    • Hi Carrie, I still think raw milk is amazing, but some people don’t do well with it. For those folks, I often post dairy-free options.

  2. Hi,
    I just read this recipe and have yet to try it, but I want to be sure I understand it first. When it says add the apples a few at a time and the place in the hot oil, is the goal to coat the apples with the dough mixture and then fry them? I gather from the picture that the apples are to be cored and sliced horizontally, which was helpful. Please make this a bit clearer so I can make them as nice as yours!

    PS – cinnamon in the glaze is missing an ‘n’

  3. On a scale of 1-10, theshe were about a 5. Good for a snack. Not a meal. A little tedious for the return. Do NOT call it an apple fritter to your kids, if they were raised on donuts. I don’t regret making it. But not something I’ll make again! Thanks for the recipe!

    I wish more people would make the recipe and review, instead of just saying, “Oh, This looks good”!

    I have enjoyed A LOT of your recipes and appreciate your time and energy!

    Peace and Grace to y’all!?❤️

  4. 5 stars
    My husband always talked about his mom’s apple fritters – I had never had one. This recipe came across my FB page and I tried it today. He said they tasted just like his moms which had a ton of refined sugar and flour! Win Win!