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Air Fryer Buttermilk Apple Fritters Recipe


    • 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.

    Scoop Batter:

    Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop portions of the batter into the preheated air fryer basket, leaving space between each fritter.

    Air Fry:

    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.

    Serve Warm:

    Enjoy the Air Fryer Buttermilk Apple Fritters while they are still warm for the best flavor and texture.

    Optional Glaze:

    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!

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