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Apple fritters with less fat! And it gets better–just 4 ingredients!
The Versatile Air Fryer
Do you have an air fryer? If not, you definitely should!
These appliances are so versatile because they can cook anything you can cook in a conventional oven–as long as it can fit and it cooks about 30% quicker than a conventional oven. The reason for this is an air fryer is really only a small but super-powerful convection oven.
I believe it was named “air fryer” because that name is a lot more catchy than “super convection oven.” It leads you to believe that it can replace a deep fryer. In my opinion, that answer is no. However, you can get credible crispiness cooking in it and make things that mimic deep fried food just like these fritters.
Based On Two-Ingredient Dough
Remember last-year’s fad with the 2-ingredient dough creations? This is based on that, although you have to add a couple of ingredients to it. One ingredient is optional although I highly recommend using it since it will help browning in these fritters.
The idea for this recipe came from a very inventive cook in one of my air fryer groups. Her recipe had several more ingredients than mine does; I merely streamlined hers and added a touch of sugar to the dough (that’s my optional ingredient).
As with most air frying, you have to spray these with some vegetable oil. This aids browning too and the little oil will make the fritters crunchier and give it that almost-fried flavor. However, it’s much less oil than you’d use with deep frying. Again, I highly recommend you spray them with oil. Otherwise they may be overly sweet from the glaze and the flavors won’t meld. This is the oil sprayer I use. Don’t be tempted to use non-stick spray. It won’t work and it will louse up the basket of your fryer.
I generally don’t use those parchment rounds that many use in air fryer baskets. For cooking meat and poultry, I find them useless to be honest. However, when it comes to baking right in the basket like you do with this recipe, they are a godsend. Mine stuck a little bit even to the parchment, but I was able to turn them without destroying the fritter because I used the parchment. The lady who originally made this said to use them and I totally see why she did. I get my parchment rounds from Amazon. They’re cheap so they won’t break the bank.
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Air Fryer Apple Fritters
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp sugar optional
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- 1 large apple peeled and chopped
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 tbs milk or more, if needed
- Mix all fritter ingredients together in a medium bowl. Knead the mixture in the bowl about 3-4 times.
- Mix glaze ingredients together—this mixture should be on the thin side. Set aside.
- Line the bottom of the air fryer with a parchment round. Spray the parchment liberally with oil (NOT non-stick spray).
- Divide the fritter batter into 4 balls about the size of a handball. Flatten slightly and place in the fryer basket. Spray with vegetable oil.
- Air fry at 370 degrees F for 13-15 minutes, turning half way through the cooking. Spray with oil again after turning. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
- Drizzle or dip in the glaze then place fritters on a wire rack to cool and dry the glaze.
- Recipe can be doubled if you want more than 4-5 fritters.
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