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Apple Fritter Waffle Donuts
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Apple Fritter Waffle Donuts

Absolutely delicious, bordering on decadent! Yummy served warm with ice cream!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 376kcal
Cost: $5


  • Waffle maker
  • Deep fryer, skillet or wok



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tspn baking powder
  • 1/2 tspn baking soda
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 2 tspn cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped apple peels removed, chopped finely
  • oil for frying


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 tspn vanilla extract


  • Preheat waffle maker,
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt
  • In a separate medium size bowl, combine buttermilk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Beat with a fork until well-incorporated.
  • Stir wet ingredients into the dry. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Fold in chopped apple until evenly distributed.
  • Use batter to make waffles, according to manufacturer instructions.
  • Move waffles to a cooling rack. Once cool, use a knife to cut diagonally or the shape you desire.
  • Heat your oil of choice in a deep fryer, deep skillet or wok to 350 F.
  • Fry two sections, or the number you can easily fit into the oil vessel of choice, until golden brown, about 1 to 2 mins on each side.
  • Remove to paper towels to drain and then to cooling rack.
  • Whisk together the Glaze ingredients and pour into a shallow dish, like a pie pan or the like.
  • Dip "donuts" into the glaze so that all sides are coated. Move back to cooling rack to drip and set up.
  • Wait, if you can, about 20 minutes before serving.


  1. I use two small apples to equal 2 cups chopped. Your mileage may vary.
  2. I use canola oil for frying, however, vegetable, corn, or peanut oil would also work well.
  3. The deep-frying process goes super fast—it takes about 1 min. on each side, so keep your eye on things!
  4. This is my deep-fryer. It's small, inexpensive and mighty! I recommend it highly for occasional deep-frying, which is the frequency with which I use it. 
  5. Many thanks to Janica of CookingWithJanica.com for teaching me how to make AFWDs❣️.


Calories: 376kcal