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Air Fryer Apple Fritters – Easy To Make With Just 5 Ingredients!

Did you know that you can make Apple Fritters in the Air Fryer? With just 5 basic ingredients and no yeast, this popular pastry can be on your table in under 25 minutes!

When I first bought my air fryer I never thought about making desserts in it. In fact, I originally bought it to make foods that were typically cooked in a deep fryer so that they would be a little healthier.

However, after months of cooking French fries, Onion Rings, and Chicken Wings I decided to expand and see what this popular kitchen appliance can do.

apple fritter on cooling rack
It is easy to make apple fritters in an air fryer with just 5 simple ingredients.

And now that apple season is among us I have found myself with a refrigerator full of apples. So that means I have been making every apple recipe that I can think of.

From our Slow Cooker Apple Butter, Instant Pot Applesauce , Apple Coffee Cake to Grandma’s Apple Crisp, there is always a way to use those fresh picked apples.

So when I was left with a few extra apples this past weekend and a craving for something sweet, I knew that I had to test out the Air Fryer to make Apple Fritters.

No eggs, no yeast…

I absolutely love donuts! But unfortunately, I am allergic to eggs. And that makes it difficult for me to order any type of donut at most bakeries.

Although there are some wonderful specialty shops that make vegan donuts that I can eat, we don’t live close to any of them. So when I am craving a donut I can either jump in the car for an hour long drive or make them at home in my own kitchen.

Because these Apple Fritters can be made so quickly, and with just 5 ingredients, I prefer to stay in my pajamas and drink a cup of coffee while I watch them ‘bake’.

no egg apple fritter
This recipe contains no eggs and no yeast!

The inspiration for this recipe actually comes from a popular 2 ingredient bagel recipe that has been all the rage the last few years. I figured if you could use both self-rising flour and Greek yogurt to make a bagel, why not an apple fritter?

So I added a little sugar, cinnamon and of course diced apples to the ingredient list and made a delicious, easy to make sweet treat. Of course, the glaze on top adds two more ingredients, but what is an apple fritter without a little icing on top!

Air Fryer Apple Fritters

*Specific measurements and complete recipe instructions are located in a printable recipe card at the bottom of this article. However, be sure to continue to read the tips and tricks to making this recipe below.


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 apple, large size, peeled and chopped

Optional Glaze Ingredients
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tbs milk


This recipe is extremely easy to make. The first step is to peel and chop your apple. It doesn’t matter what type of apple that you use for this recipe.

I prefer to use Gala or Fuji apples, because those are the varieties that I like to eat the most. However, you can use any variety that you have in your kitchen.

oil parchment paper
Not only do you want to use parchment paper, you will want to oil it as well to prevent the apple fritters from sticking.

Just be sure to chop them into small, bite size pieces. Then add all the ingredients into a medium size mixing bowl and mix by hand until a dough forms.

Then knead the dough 3-4 times to activate the self-rising flour. Let the apple fritter dough sit while you prepare your Air Fryer.

Line the basket of your air fryer with parchment paper. You can buy parchment paper rounds that fit nicely inside your basket. Or simply cut a piece of standard parchment paper to fit the inside of your basket.

Next, use a pastry brush and spread olive oil on top of the parchment paper. This may seem like we are going overboard on making sure the apple fritters don’t stick to the basket.

But believe me, if you skip the oil, the fritters may stick to the paper when you try to turn them over.

Now that the Air Fryer basket is ready, it is time to form your Apple Fritters.

Divide the dough into 4 sections. Roll each portion into a large ball. Then using the palm of your hand, flatten the dough so it resembles a thick pancake. Repeat with the remaining dough sections.

air fryer apple fritter dough
Split the dough into 4 sections and form each one into a ball. Then flatter each one slightly.

Place the dough on the parchment paper, leaving enough room between each one so that they don’t touch. Spray the tops of the air fritters with vegetable oil.

Place the basket in the air fryer and air fry for 7 minutes. Then using a sturdy spatula, carefully flip each apple fritter over.

Once you flip them over, spray the tops with vegetable oil and continue to air fry for another 7-8 minutes.

Optional Glaze

While the air fritters are ‘baking’ prepare the optional glaze. In a small bowl, mix the milk and powdered sugar together until there are no clumps.

The mixture will seem thin. At this time don’t add any more powdered sugar.

Instead, set the glaze aside until the air fritters are cooked through. You will know when they are done when you insert a toothpick in the center of each one and it comes out clean.

Remove the air fritters to a cooling rack. If the glaze didn’t thicken up any, add a little more powdered sugar.

air fryer apple fritter with glaze
Drizzle the glaze on top or dunk each apple fritter in the glaze and then let cool.

On the contrary, if the glaze is too thick, add in a little milk and stir. Then drizzle the glaze over top of each one.

Or you can dunk the top of the air fritters into the glaze and then let them finish cooling on the cooling rack. Either way works.

Give a little time to allow the glaze to harden before sinking your teeth into your Air Fryer Apple Fritters. Or if you really can’t wait, go for it!!

Enjoy! Mary

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Air Fryer Apple Fritters

air fryer apple fritters

An easy apple fritter recipe that requires only 5 ingredients and that is cooked in an air fryer! A delicious no yeast, no egg recipe that you are going to love!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 apple, large size, peeled and chopped


  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbs milk


  1. In a medium bowl, add the flour, yogurt, sugar, cinnamon and chopped apple and mix. Once the mixture forms a dough, knead 3-4 times.
  2. Line the bottom of the air fryer with a parchment round. Spray the parchment liberally with oil (NOT non-stick spray).
  3. Divide the fritter batter into 4 balls about the size of a handball. Flatten slightly and place in the fryer basket. Spray the tops with vegetable oil.
  4. Air fry at 375°F for 13-15 minutes, turning half way through. After turning, spray the tops with oil. Insert a toothpick in the center to check for doneness.
  5. While the fritters are in the air fryer, mix glaze ingredients together. This mixture will be on the thin side. Set aside.
  6. Once the apple fritters are cooked through, drizzle the glaze over top and then place fritters on a wire rack to cool and allow the glaze to harden.


Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 3gSugar: 39gProtein: 10g
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