- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups peeled, cored, and finely chopped apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
- Vegetable oil or cooking spray for the air fryer basket
- Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
Preheat Air Fryer:
Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (180°C).
Prepare Dry Ingredients:
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Prepare Wet Ingredients:
In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Be careful not to overmix; it’s okay if there are a few lumps.
Fold in Chopped Apples:
Gently fold in the finely chopped apples until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop portions of the batter into the preheated air fryer basket, leaving space between each fritter.
Lightly spray the tops of the fritters with cooking spray or brush with a little vegetable oil.
Air fry at 350°F (180°C) for 10-12 minutes or until the fritters are golden brown and cooked through.
Flip the fritters halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
Cool and Dust with Powdered Sugar:
Once done, transfer the fritters to a wire rack to cool slightly.
If desired, dust with powdered sugar before serving.
Enjoy the Air Fryer Buttermilk Apple Fritters while they are still warm for the best flavor and texture.
If you like, you can prepare a simple glaze by mixing powdered sugar with a small amount of milk or apple juice and drizzle it over the fritters before serving.
These Air Fryer Buttermilk Apple Fritters are a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried fritters.
Enjoy the crispy exterior and tender, flavorful interior with the goodness of apples!