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Vegane Apple Fritters (Apfelküchlein) | Bake to the roots

Easy Vegan Apple Fritters

  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 00:10
  • Cook Time: 00:10
  • Total Time: 00:20
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: United States
  • Diet: Vegan


An absolute treat! Vegan Apple fritters are a great dessert (not only in fall/autumn). Easy to prepare and so delicious.



For the apple fritters:
1 tbsp. chia seeds
2 tbsp. water
1 cup (130g) all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup (125ml) oat milk
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored & diced
oil/fat for frying

For the glaze:
1 cup (130g) confectioners’ sugar
12 tsp. lime or lemon juice (plus more if needed)


1. Add the chia seeds and the water to a small bowl and let soak for about 5-7 minutes until the chia seeds turn into a gloopy mess ;) Peel, core, and dice the apples. Set aside.

2. Mix flour, rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Add the oat milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and chia seeds and mix to combine. Add the diced apples and fold in – you want the apples to be covered with the batter as much as possible. Set aside.

3. Heat up a small pot with oil or frying fat. It has to be enough, so the fritters can swim freely in the oil/fat. Heat up to a temperature of about 175°C (347°F) – try to keep this temperature and check often while deep-frying the fritters. If the temperature drops a lot the fritters will soak up a lot of fat. If the temperature is too high the fritters will burn before they are done. Use two tablespoons and place a good amount per fritter in the hot oil/fat. Even though the batter with the apples is quite lumpy it will all stick together if you add it to the oil/fat in one go. Do not overcrowd the pot – three fritters at a time should be the maximum, otherwise, the temperature will drop for sure. Deep-fry the fritters for a few minutes on each side until nicely browned. Take out of the pot (with a slotted spoon, for example) and let drain on a cooling rack with some kitchen paper underneath. Repeat until all batter is used.

4. For the glaze mix the confectioners’ sugar with lime juice or lemon juice. You want a thick and not too runny consistency. Glaze the still-warm apple fritters and serve as soon as possible. Those fritters taste best when fresh and warm ;)


Have fun in the kitchen!

Keywords: apple fritters, apples, fall, autumn, deep-fried, snack, vegan