Apple Fritter Rings

Apple Fritter Rings made with a pancake batter without yeast come together in just a few minutes and are the perfect sweet treat to end a meal or breakfast for kids who love donuts.

Apple Fritter Rings made with a pancake batter without yeast come together in just a few minutes and are the perfect sweet treat to end a meal or breakfast for kids who love donuts.

Apple Fritter Rings were our dessert for our Hannukah meal (with Prime Rib, Latkes and Rainbow Vegetables) a few weeks ago but that doesn’t stop them from making the regular breakfast appearance as well! Like a sweet apple version of an onion ring, these Apple Fritter Rings are a breeze to make and your kids will love them. Apple Fritter Rings made with a pancake batter without yeast come together in just a few minutes and are the perfect sweet treat to end a meal or breakfast for kids who love donuts.

There isn’t anything fancy about these Apple Fritter Rings or how you make them. I used a set of round biscuit cutters to punch out the circles but you can just as easily use a couple of glasses in varying widths to punch out the rings. Or, if you have a steady hand, go ahead and cut out the circles with a small paring knife, with the dough frying around it no one is going to notice that your circles aren’t totally perfect.

The batter for this Apple Fritter Rings doesn’t even have to be fried if you would prefer to put it on the griddle to make a healthier breakfast option. A similar recipe was made on The Chew by Carla Hall though she used a pre-made pancake mix. If you want to dip a regular pancake batter with apple rings you can use my Classic Pantry Pancakes recipe or if you want something with a ton more flavor you can use my Cinnamon Roll Pancakes batter.

When you’re frying these rings just make sure you hold up the ring in the oil for a couple of seconds before letting it drop to the bottom of the pan. This will prevent the dough from sticking to the bottom.  Apple Fritter Rings made with a pancake batter without yeast come together in just a few minutes and are the perfect sweet treat to end a meal or breakfast for kids who love donuts.

 Tools used in the making of these Apple Fritter Rings:
Biscuit Cutter Rings: Easy to pop out the apple rings with these biscuit/cookie cutters. They also have one side scalloped for fancier cutouts too.
Deep Fry Oil Thermometer: Makes it a breeze to know you’re frying at the right temperature.
Cast Iron Dutch Oven: Holds in heat well and is the perfect pot for deep frying, won’t burn or scorch the bottom and no non-stick coating to leech into foods and you can’t beat the price!

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Apple Fritter Rings

Apple Fritter Rings made with a pancake batter without yeast come together in just a few minutes and are the perfect sweet treat to end a meal or breakfast for kids who love donuts.
Yield 24 fritters
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 6 apples Fuji or Grannysmith
  • Canola oil for frying

Instructions

  • Preheat a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat and using a thermometer heat the canola oil to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar and salt.
  • Add in the the egg and buttermilk and whisk until just combined.
  • Using the biscuit cutters, cut out rings of apples in varying sizes and dip them into the batter.
  • Carefully lift the rings out the batter and let them drip off any excess batter.
  • Slowly place them into the oil and let them cook on both sides until browned. The fritters will be soft and chewy thanks to the pancake batter and moisture in the apples.
  • Serve immediately with a dusting of powdered sugar and cinnamon if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Keyword: Apple Fritter Rings

Apple Fritter Rings made with a pancake batter without yeast come together in just a few minutes and are the perfect sweet treat to end a meal or breakfast for kids who love donuts.

Apple Fritter Rings made with a pancake batter without yeast come together in just a few minutes and are the perfect sweet treat to end a meal or breakfast for kids who love donuts.
Apple Fritter Rings made with a pancake batter without yeast come together in just a few minutes and are the perfect sweet treat to end a meal or breakfast for kids who love donuts.
Apple Fritter Rings made with a pancake batter without yeast come together in just a few minutes and are the perfect sweet treat to end a meal or breakfast for kids who love donuts.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Made these today and they were delicious. Question: I have leftover batter (and no more apples). Have any good suggestions on how to use the leftover batter?

    1. I’ve used the batter in a skillet with a fair bit of butter and sliced bananas in it. Sort of like a fritter pancake. Still delicious. Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Yours is the second fried applering recipe ive read and both forget to mention- peel those apples ! They are pesky on the mouth! And these rings heat up on frypan the next day just great!

  3. Hi Sabrina, at 95 I still enjoy cooking & make most meals for hubby & though we are living in an independent living facility, not too fond of their menus. Maybe I’ve missed something but do you have a cookbook, not the E kind, would love to have one. Love all the recipes tried from your collections and you are much admired. Thank you for making them available.

  4. Good afternoon Sabrina I have a question about the apple rings. Do you think I could put them in my electric air fryer.? Of course I’d put some parchment or something in the bottom first. Thanks kindly says:

    Good afternoon Sabrina I have a question about the apple rings. Do you think I could put them in my electric air fryer.? Of course I’d put some parchment or something in the bottom first. Thanks kindly

    1. I haven’t tested it using an air fryer so I’m not really comfortable giving a recommendation. If you decide to try, I’d love to know how it turns out. Thanks!

    1. Slice them and cut them into rings to dip into batter and fry. The recipe card is listed above. Hope this helps clear up any confusion.

  5. What can I use instead of canola oil? I have never used it before nor do I see using it for many recipes in future. Any suggestions?

  6. These sound delicious! I don’t quite understand how a biscuit cutter would be used on the apples. Wouldn’t it be easiest to just core the apples and slice them into rings?

    1. You definitely could but I was just going for a more traditional “ring” type shape. Definitely less time with coring and more apple to your fritter. Great tip! Thanks!!

    1. My apologies! This recipe widget has been totally glitchy and deleting things randomly out of recipes. I’ve updated the recipe.

  7. My husband loves apple fritters and I’m thinking I’d earn major bonus points if I made these rings!

  8. Totally loving this idea! I would love to get my kids involved with making these – fun weekend activity.

    1. Definitely! I always feel like the kids eat better when they’re involved in the cooking process plus it’s fun!