Vegan Apple Fritters

Vegan apple fritters – light and crunchy outside and packed full of spiced apple! Enrobed in a cinnamon glaze with a slight hint of cardamom – they’re my go-to vegan apple fritter!

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: vegan apple fritters

Servings: 12

Calories: 188kcal

Author: Richard Makin


For the Apple Fritters

  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds (chia or linseed are also great)
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 baking apples (large! Peeled, cored and cubed)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 45 g vegan butter (melted)
  • 150 g plant milk (I used oat)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 195 g plain white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Glaze

  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp plant milk


To Make the Apple Fritters

  • Combine the ground flax seed and the water. Whisk together in a small bowl and set aside to thicken.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the peeled, cored and cubed apples in the lemon juice to stop them browning. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the melted vegan butter, plant milk and thickened flax egg.
  • In a separate medium bowl mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, spices and salt.
  • Add the better, milk, flax mixture to the dry ingredients and stir well to combine to form a thick batter. Using a slotted spoon, add the apples to the batter, leaving behind any extra lemon juice in the bowl. Mix the apples into the batter well and place in the fridge.
  • In a high-sided medium saucepan, add a few inches of oil and bring to around 175c. (I use a probe or candy thermometer to make sure the temperature is right).
  • Once hot, add a heaped dessert-spoon of the batter to the oil. Allow it to fry for around 30 seconds before carefully flipping it over and frying until golden brown all over. Use a slotted spoon or a spider to remove the fried fritter from the oil. Place on a wire cooling rack to drain while you cook the remaining batter.
  • Once all the batter is cooked, allow the fritters to cool fully for around 15 minutes.

To Make the Glaze

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all the glaze ingredients.
  • Once the fritters are cooled, drizzle a good dessert-spoon of the glaze over each fritter. Leave to set for a few minutes before serving.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g