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Chunky Apple Donuts

Like fritters but better!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donuts with apples, old-fashioned fritters, peanut oil for frying
Servings: 6
Calories: 384kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbs melted butter
  • 3 medium apples
  • oil for frying

Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  • Peel, core and chop the apples. Sprinkle with about 1 tbs lemon juice, if desired, to stop them browning.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a large bowl. Whisk in the sugar. Whisk in the eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir in the melted butter and the apples
  • Add enough oil in a dutch oven so that it’s about 1 1/2-2-inches/3-5 cm up the sides.
  • Heat over medium heat until oil temperature reaches 350F/180C
  • Drop the batter by tablespoonsful into the hot oil; flattening slightly in the center. Fry only about 3 at a time. Fry until the donut is dark brown, turn and fry until the other side is dark brown—about 4 minutes per side.
  • Place cooked donuts on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Mix the cinnamon and sugar. Roll warm donuts in the cinnamon sugar until well coated.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg