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Apple Cider Fritters

Puffs of cinnamon, nutmeg, and bits of fresh apples drizzled with glaze complete these tastebud tantalizing apple cider fritters!

I look forward to these seasonal delights every fall. It’s one of the first recipes that I throw together following an afternoon of apple picking at our favorite orchard.


I prefer to cook ours in coconut oil but please be aware that not all coconut oils can be used for deep frying. It must be expeller-pressed coconut oil aka refined coconut oil to be able to be heated to 365°F in order to deep fry with it. Virgin coconut oil (aka unrefined) has a low smoke point, which means it can burn easily.

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How to Make Apple Cider Fritters

Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon in a medium bowl, stir to blend. Add apple cider (or milk!) and egg until just combined and then fold in apple. Avoid over-stirring as it will make them tough.

Apple Cider Fritters

Spoon enough coconut oil into skillet so that it is approximately an inch and a half (1 1/2″) deep, heat oil on medium high. To test the oil drop a tiny bit of batter into it, when the batter quickly floats to top and starts to sizzle, it’s time to cook the fritters.

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Carefully add dough by spoonfuls to the hot oil.


Cook until brown, about a minute or so, then flip.


Cook another 1-2 minutes, until both sides are browned.

Transfer briefly to paper towels to absorb excess oil, then transfer to cooling rack.

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Make glaze by stirring the cider, cinnamon and powdered sugar together in a small bowl. If you don’t have cider, you can use milk.

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Drizzle over apple fritters. Wait approximately 3 minutes for glaze to harden, then flip fritters and drizzle glaze over the other side. Best served warm.

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