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Air-Fryer Apple Fritters

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 min./batch

Makes

15 servings

An air fryer makes these easy apple fritters healthier than old-fashioned fritters, yet they are still just as delicious. They're a quick and easy dessert that includes a scrumptious brown butter glaze! —Alyssa Castriotta, North Scituate, Rhode Island
Air-Fryer Apple Fritters Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 medium Honeycrisp apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk

Directions

  1. Line air-fryer basket with parchment (cut to fit); spritz with cooking spray. Preheat air fryer to 410&deg.
    In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add milk, eggs, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; stir just until moistened. Fold in apples.
    In batches, drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2-in. apart onto air-fryer basket. Spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, 5-6 minutes. Turn fritters; continue to air-fry until golden brown, 1-2 minutes.
    Melt butter in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Carefully cook until butter starts to brown and foam, 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Add confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract to browned butter; whisk until smooth. Drizzle over fritters before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 fritter: 145 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.

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