Apple Cinnamon Fritters Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Fritters

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I remember the first time I had apple cinnamon fritters. It was during a family trip to a charming little bed-and-breakfast in Vermont. The morning air was crisp, and the scent of apples and cinnamon wafted through the dining room, instantly making me feel at home. Since then, apple cinnamon fritters have become a beloved treat in our household, especially during the fall season when apples are at their freshest.

These fritters are not just delicious but also incredibly easy to make. The combination of tart Granny Smith apples and the warm spice of cinnamon is a match made in heaven. The simplicity of using Bisquick™ mix as the batter base makes this recipe quick and foolproof, perfect for busy mornings or an impromptu dessert.

One of the best parts about this recipe is its versatility. While the classic version with Granny Smith apples is my favorite, you can easily tweak it to suit your taste. Try adding a handful of raisins or chopped nuts for extra texture, or use a mix of apples and pears for a different flavor profile. For those who prefer a richer batter, a splash of vanilla extract or a pinch of nutmeg can add an extra layer of warmth to these delightful fritters.

When serving these fritters, I like to sprinkle them with confectioners’ sugar for a touch of sweetness and a beautiful presentation. They pair wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk, making them an ideal treat for breakfast or a cozy afternoon snack.

Whether you’re making these for a family gathering or simply to enjoy on a lazy Sunday morning, these apple cinnamon fritters are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Happy cooking!

How to Mak eApple Cinnamon Fritters


  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped, unpeeled (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 2 cups Bisquick™ mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg


  1. In a deep fryer or a heavy 4-quart pot, heat the oil to 350°F.
  2. Mix the Bisquick mix, cold water, egg, granulated sugar, and ground cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in the chopped apple.
  3. Drop the batter by tablespoonfuls into the hot oil, frying in batches. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Remove with a slotted metal spoon and drain on paper towels.
  4. Dust the fritters with powdered sugar before serving.

Making Apple Cinnamon Fritters


Can I use a different type of apple instead of Granny Smith for these fritters?

Yes, you can use other types of apples such as Honeycrisp or Fuji. However, Granny Smith apples are recommended because their tartness complements the sweetness of the fritters well.

What is the best way to ensure the oil is at the right temperature?

Using a deep-fry thermometer is the most accurate method to ensure your oil reaches 350°F. Alternatively, you can drop a small amount of batter into the oil; if it sizzles and turns golden brown in about a minute, the oil is ready.

Can I make the batter ahead of time and refrigerate it?

It’s best to make the batter just before frying for the freshest results. However, if needed, you can prepare the batter and refrigerate it for up to an hour before frying. Just give it a good stir before use.

What is the proper way to store leftover fritters?

Leftover fritters should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. To reheat, you can place them in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 5-7 minutes until warm and crispy.

Is there a way to make these fritters healthier?

For a healthier version, you can try baking the fritters instead of frying. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 375°F for about 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden brown.

Can I add other spices to the batter for extra flavor?

Absolutely! You can add spices like nutmeg, allspice, or even a bit of cardamom to the batter to enhance the flavor of your fritters. Just be mindful of the quantities to ensure the spices don’t overpower the apple and cinnamon taste.

Apple Cinnamon Fritters Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Fritters

Make delicious Apple Cinnamon Fritters in just 25 minutes. A perfect blend of tart apples and warm cinnamon!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 22


  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups Bisquick™ mix
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple unpeeled and chopped (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  • In a deep fryer or a 4-quart heavy pot, heat the oil to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick mix, water, egg, white sugar, and cinnamon powder. Fold in the chopped apple.
  • Drop tablespoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil, working in batches. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are golden brown. Use a slotted metal spoon to transfer the fritters to paper towels to drain.
  • Sprinkle the fritters with confectioners' sugar before serving.
Keyword Apple, cinnamon

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