Baked Apple Fritters

filed under: Breakfast on March 22, 2020

Baked Apple Fritters are a quick and easy way to enjoy an Apple Fritter without any deep-frying or oil! They pack the same delicious fritter flavor without the mess. For a more traditional recipe for fritters, try my Fresh Blueberry Fritter recipe.

Baked Apple Fritters

These Baked Apple Fritters are so easy to make and so delicious, you really won’t miss the fried dough and splattering oil! Baked apple fritters will still give you that apple flavor in every bite. Plus, they are drizzled with the homemade glaze I use for my other fritter recipes. These are a bit crisper than a fried fritter but just as flavorful. 

Baked Apple Fritters in a Baking Loaf Pan with Parchment Paper

Baked Apple Fritters Recipe

With just a few simple ingredients, you can have an apple fritter treat ready to share or indulge in on your own. There is no oil (thus, no splattering of oil) involved. But, the glaze is still the same as my original Apple Fritter recipe, so don’t forget about that!

Fritters Ingredients (full recipe below)

  • Tube of original flaky biscuits
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Apple
  • Butter

Glaze Ingredients

  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Water

Baked Apple Fritters Cooling on Cooling Rack with Green Apples in the Back

How to Make Baked Apple Fritters

Preheat the oven to 350°F while you mix the ingredients for the apple fritters. Separate the biscuit dough into eight biscuits, cutting each of the biscuits into 10 pieces. Place the pieces of dough in a large bowl with the sugar, cinnamon, and chopped apple. Mix the ingredients together and scoop about 1/4 cup of the dough for each fritter. Place the scoops of dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet, pressing them into about 3-inch fritters. You will probably get close to 12 fritters out of this recipe. Melt the butter and drizzle it evenly over the fritters. Bake them for 14-17 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze.

Pouring Vanilla Glaze over Baked Apple Fritter on Sheetpan

How to Make the Glaze

You may have noticed that I opted for water instead of cream or milk in the glaze recipe. When coating donuts you want the glaze a little thinner than you would use for cakes or cookies. Another option instead of a glaze? Sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar when cooled. It’s just 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. You could also dust them with confectioners’ sugar. Or simply enjoy plain!

Kinds of Apples for Apple Fritters

I prefer to use Granny Smith apples in this recipe (as well as my original Apple Fritters recipe) as they hold up beautifully when baked or fried. We did try Honeycrisp apples and liked it, but when we tried Red Delicious apples, it wasn’t our favorite. The texture of the red delicious apples was almost the same as the donut and there wasn’t as strong of an apple flavor. When possible, opt for a Granny Smith!

Hand holding Baked Apple Fritter showing the inside

Looking for More Apple Recipes?

Apple Fritter Bread

Old Fashioned Apple Muffins

Fried Apple Spice Cake Sticks

Spiced Apple Pancakes

4.8 from 5 votes
Baked Apple Fritters
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
32 mins

Baked Apple Fritters are a quick and easy way to enjoy an apple fritter without any deep-frying or oil!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple fritters, Baked Apple Fritters
Servings: 12
Calories: 205 kcal
Author: Amanda
  • 1 tube (16 ounces) original flaky biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • cups (156g) confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-6 teaspoons water
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Cut each of the 8 biscuits into 10 pieces.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the biscuit pieces, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in the chopped apple.

  4. Drop 1/4 cup scoopfuls of the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet, pressing each into a 3-inch fritter.

  5. Drizzle the melted butter over the fritters.

  6. Bake for 14-17 minutes, or until golden brown, and prepare the glaze.

  1. Make the glaze by combining the sugar, vanilla, and 3 teaspoons of water. Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until a pourable consistency is reached.

  2. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled baked fritters and let dry. 

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  • Joyce says:

    Could I use my homemade biscuit recipe instead of the can??

  • Paige-a mom in East Texas that loves to bake! says:

    Love, love, love! Make this now! Every single recipe of yours is amazing! Thank you for the tips and helpful info along with the recipes. Forever a fan!

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      You are too kind! Thanks! <3

  • Journeykay says:

    The best!! My dad LOVES apple fritters; his favorite donut shop is closed right now. I made these for the family and he said they are better than the ones he usually buys. (I agree with him and did give you all the credit.)
    Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  • Joe says:

    Just wanted to pass on a few changes that really spice up this recipe. I made a simple apple compote using a Tbsp of butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar with a splash of orange juice. Pre cooking the apples gives them more flavor and allowed me to cut the sugar in the recipe from 2 Tbsp down to 1 Tbsp of cinnamon sugar. The wet apples didn’t stick to the dough as well, so next time might throw it all in a bunt pan al la monkey bread. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Mary Ann DOUGLAS says:

    Haven’t tried yet, but from my experience these are bound to be great. FYI, I always use lemon juice in my glaze. Love the zing.
    thanks so much for this recipe. Can’t wait to try.

  • Linda says:

    I look forward to making these baked apple fritters. I have problems with the ones that come from the bakery that are fried they give me terrible indigestion. I am sure that these will be so much better and we will all enjoy them so much

  • Elaine Boersma says:

    Turned out great!

  • Aleah says:

    Love it. My son begged me to make again tonight. I doubled the glaze.

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