Cinnamon Apple Fritters

This month, Chef Lynn Crawford is sharing one of her favourite fall recipes: Cinnamon Apple Fritters! Easy to make and delicious, they are a great way to celebrate the last weeks of fall.

Prep Time:
15 min
Wait Time:
30 min
Cook Time:
20 min


Nutrition Facts
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) cinnamon
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2 large apples, such as Granny Smith or McIntosh
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • Flour, for dredging apples
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cinnamon
  • 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a medium bowl, combine egg, milk and vanilla. Add wet ingredients into the dry and stir just to combine. Let batter rest in fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Make cinnamon sugar; combine cinnamon and sugar in a large dish and set aside.
  3. In a deep fryer, or wide, heavy bottomed pot no more than half full, heat oil to 375°F (190°C). Peel, core and slice apples into 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) thick rings. Toss slices with lemon juice to stop them from browning.
  4. Dredge apple rings lightly in flour, shaking off excess. Dip into batter to evenly coat. Fry in small batches, turning once. Fritters are ready when batter is golden brown and apple is tender, about 3-4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel lined tray. While fritters are still warm, toss lightly in cinnamon sugar.