Apple Fritter Mini Bites

Apple Fritter Bites - Dish 'n' the Kitchen Golden baked apple fritters with chunks of apple sit on a black cooking rack. Apple peelings sit beside.

Apple Fritter Mini Bites make the perfect after school snack. These delicious snacks are baked, not fried and are super quick to make. Save the final cinnamon sugar dipping for little helpers because it’s the best part! 

Fun After School Snacking

There’s a short window of time in between when the kids get home from school and when they leave for their respective activities. It can seem like there’s very little time to catch up and learn how each other’s day went. However, I’ve found the key to after school communication; bake it and they will come…

Apple Fritter Bites - Dish 'n' the Kitchen Golden baked apple fritters with chunks of apple sit on a black cooking rack.

Healthy Baked Apple Fritter Mini Bites

You don’t have to tell the kids (or anyone) the secret to these healthier Apple Fritters. They have a perfectly creamy batter made with unsweetened Greek Yogurt and are baked in mini muffin tins. Lastly, since they’re studded with real apple bits, you can maybe overlook the butter/sugar dip just this once. 

Apple Fritter Inspiration

Make no mistake about it, when I saw this recipe from Nouveaunomnoms I knew it would be an attention grabber. Kids love hand held treats, and the smell of these Apple Fritters baking will draw them all into the kitchen.  They are super easy to make and taste phenomenal. In fact, they will be mostly gone by the time you finish cleaning up.

Apple Fritter Bites - Dish 'n' the Kitchen a hand dips a golden mini fritter into a bowl of melted butter. A bowl of cinnamon sugar waits nearby.

How to Make the Best Baked Apple Fritter Mini Bites

This recipe calls for two apples which should give you a total of  two cups of chopped apples in the batter. I found that this was the right amount but you can play with this ratio if you like.  The batter is easy to whip up and drop into greased mini muffin tins.

Best of all, they only take 12-14 minutes to bake. I love that the kiddos (big and small) can be involved in the final step. Who doesn’t love to dip things in butter and cinnamon?

Apple Fritter Bites - Dish 'n' the Kitchen Golden baked apple fritters with chunks of apple sit on a black cooking rack.

What is an Apple Fritter?

The word ‘Fritter’ is derived from the latin word ‘frictura’, which means ‘a fry’. So, I guess this is more of a mini muffin since it’s baked. Lastly, an Apple Fritter is made of dough studded with apple bits that is deep fried and covered in cinnamon sugar. I say these babies are close enough!

Apple Fritter Bites - Dish 'n' the Kitchen Golden baked apple fritters with chunks of apple sit on a black cooking rack.

How to Store Apple Fritter Mini Bites

These mini bites are designed to be inhaled within minutes. However, you can store them in an airtight container on the counter for a few days if you need to. They would make a great addition to school lunches or late night Netflix binges. Just don’t be that person that comes home from work to find one lonely apple fritter left on the rack.

Apple Fritter Bites - Dish 'n' the Kitchen Golden baked apple fritters with chunks of apple sit on a black cooking rack. Apple peelings sit beside.

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Yield: 24 mini muffins

After School Apple Fritter Mini Bites

After School Apple Fritter Mini Bites

Apple Fritter Bites make the perfect after school snack. These delicious bites are baked, not fried and are super quick to make. Save the final cinnamon sugar dipping for little helpers because it's the best part! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

THE APPLES

  • 2 apples; peeled and diced into small cubes (about two cups of apple)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

THE BATTER

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

FOR THE TOPPING

  • ¼ cup butter; melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare your mini muffin tin with a bit of butter.
    2. Place the apples, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small pot on the stove and cook over medium heat until apples slightly soften and liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes.
    3. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and mix.
    4. In another bowl mix the yogurt, butter, sugars, cinnamon, and vanilla.
    5. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, and then stir in apples.
    6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until tops are lighty browned.
    7. Melt the butter for the topping and mix with cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.
    8. Remove muffins from the tin and quickly roll the tops in the butter and sugar mixture.
    9. Enjoy!

Notes

adapted from Nouveaunomnoms

11 comments

  1. meg

    They look beautiful! I should have specified the apple amount, I actually measured and had about 1 cup of cooked apples that went into the batter. I’m glad the recipe worked well for you, and that your kids ate them all up!

    Reply

  2. Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate

    I wish my mom would have made these for me after school! I just found your site on the FBC directory and I’m so glad I did. Always great to find other Alberta bloggers!

    Reply

    1. dishnthekitchen

      Nothing stopping you from making them..be warned though they are super addictive!
      Thanks for dropping by. I guess you’re in Calgary as well so maybe one of these days our paths will cross.
      you never know!

      Reply

  3. lambsearsandhoney

    You are so right – nothing attracts teenagers or young adults like baking. Mine are well into their “cave” phase, but a fresh, warm rack of cookies brings them out like the first blow flies of spring (an Aussie reference!).

    Reply

    1. dishnthekitchen

      oh I know all about the flies…I know how to do the WA wave 😉 should be fly season right now right?

      Reply

  4. Lisa the Gourmet Wog

    oh gosh they look amazing! Like popcorn, I don’t think I could stop at one!

    Reply

  5. lizzygoodthings

    Apple fritters! Yummy! : )

    Reply

  6. Molly Kumar

    I’m so loving these mini apple fritters as I can eat a few more now 🙂 Loved the recipe.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Wonderful! Thank you so much for stopping by Molly.

      Reply

  7. Amanda Mason Mason

    Oh my goodness, my husband is going to love these apple fritter bites! He loves apple fritters and always wants me to make them but I never have. This looks like the perfect recipe for me to try to make for him! Can’t wait!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      That’s so awesome, I hope he really enjoys them Amanda!

      Reply

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