Apple Fritters (Fritters For Babies)

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These apple fritters are the perfect soft-textured fritters for babies. They are naturally sweetened with apples and are made with only five simple ingredients, perfect for a quick morning breakfast or snack!

Cinnamon apple fritters served with raspberries and yogurt.

I promise it doesn’t get easier than these apple fritters. These fritters contain no added sugar but are still perfectly sweet from the grated apples. Everything comes together in one bowl and in minutes you’ll have them ready to serve!

What You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make these apple fritters for babies:

Ingredients to make apple fritters.
  • Apple: The star ingredient for these fritters. I highly suggest using a Honeycrisp apple for these fritters since they are crisp and naturally sweet, but you can use any sweet apple you have on hand. Fuji apples are my second favorite option next to Honeycrisp!
  • Flour: I used all-purpose flour in this recipe, but you may replace it with a different type of flour.
  • Egg: Used as a binder to help hold the fritters together.
  • Baking Powder: Used to allow the fritters to rise.
  • Cinnamon: Provides an extra warm spice and subtle sweetness.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Preheat a frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Grate the apple using the largest hole of a grater. You will want to have about 1/2 cup of grated apples.
  3. Add the grated apples to a bowl along with the egg, flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Mix until combined.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of butter/oil to the preheated pan. Add one tablespoon of the apple mixture to the pan and press down lightly to form a mini fritter shape.
  5. Cook the fritters for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden on both sides.
Steps to make apple fritters.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Egg: For an egg-free version, omit the egg and add in 2 extra tablespoons of flour, 2 tbsp milk, and 1 tbsp oil.
  • All-purpose flour: You may replace the all-purpose flour with oat flour or whole wheat flour. 
Cinnamon apple fritters served with strawberries and yogurt.

Storage Instructions

Let the fritters completely cool and store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 3 months. You may reheat on low heat in a pan or simply microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until warmed through!

Cinnamon apple fritters served with raspberries and yogurt.

Recipe Notes

  • Honeycrisp apples are naturally crisp and sweet and perfect for this recipe. Fuji apples are a close second, but any sweet apple variety will work.
  • This recipe makes 8-9 mini fritters. Double up the ingredients if you plan to store some for a later time.
Cinnamon apple fritters served with stawberries and yogurt.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of apples are best to use for this recipe?

I prefer to use the varieties Honeycrisp or Fuji for these fritters because they are naturally crisp and sweet to provide the best natural sweetness.

Can I leave the skin on the apples?

Yes, you can leave the skin on the apples if you’d like, they will soften while cooking.

What is the texture of these apple fritters?

These fritters are soft-textured and perfect for young babies to take bites from.

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Cinnamon apple fritters served with strawberries and yogurt.
4.84 from 18 votes

Apple Fritters For Babiess

These apple fritters are the perfect soft-textured fritters for babies. They are naturally sweetened with apples and are made with only five simple ingredients, perfect for a quick morning breakfast or snack!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 mini fritters

Ingredients 

  • 1 medium apple (about 1/2 cup grated), Honeycrisp or Fuji varieties
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • oil/butter, to grease pan

Instructions 

  • Preheat a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Grate the apple using the largest hole of a grater. You will want to have about 1/2 cup of grated apples.
  • Add the grated apples to a bowl along with the egg, flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Mix until combined.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter/oil to the preheated pan. Add one tablespoon of the apple mixture to the pan and press down lightly to form a mini fritter shape.
  • Cook the fritters for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden on both sides.

Notes

  • Honeycrisp apples are naturally crisp and sweet and perfect for this recipe. Fuji apples are a close second, but any sweet apple variety will work.
  • This recipe makes 8-9 mini fritters. Double up the ingredients if you plan to store some for a later time.

Nutrition

Calories: 26.74kcal, Carbohydrates: 4.7g, Protein: 0.95g, Fat: 0.58g, Saturated Fat: 0.18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.12g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Trans Fat: 0.003g, Cholesterol: 20.46mg, Sodium: 21.33mg, Potassium: 34.23mg, Fiber: 0.63g, Sugar: 2.39g, Vitamin A: 42.17IU, Vitamin C: 1.05mg, Calcium: 12.7mg, Iron: 0.23mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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32 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Another hit! I have 10 month old twins, and one loves food and the other does not. They both ate these for breakfast this morning. They also both love the spinach apple puff recipe from Lily.

    1. Hi Kayla! I haven’t tried making these fritters with almond flour, but I’d suggest starting with 2 tablespoons and adding more if the mixture seems too wet.

        1. Hi Ashley! A flax egg or liquid egg replacer like the brand Just Egg can be used in place of the egg for these fritters.😊

  2. 5 stars
    Simple and delicious!
    Incredibly simple ingredients and steps to make a delicious breakfast or snack for my little one. I also am enjoying snacking on these!

    1. I’m so happy to hear that you both enjoyed these fritters! Thank you for sharing your feedback, Dallas!😊