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Beer Apple Fritters with Vanilla Maple Glaze


For the Fritters:

  • 1 ¼ cups (150g) flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 large Fuji or Honey Crisp apple peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup (2oz) beer pilsner, pale ale, wheat beer
  • Vegetable or canola oil (for frying)

For the Glaze:

  • 1 ¼ cups (150g) powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons cold water


  • Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, brown sugar, and white sugar.
  • Add the apples, eggs, oil, and beer, stir until combined.
  • Heat the oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Clip a deep-fry thermometer on the side, adjust the heat to maintain 350°F.
  • Drop a spoonful of dough into the hot oil. Cook on both sides until golden brown and cooked through. About 2 minutes per side. Remove with a metal slotted spoon. 
  • Allow to drain and dry on a stack of paper towels.
  • Stir together the glaze ingredients, thin with water until desired consistency.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the doughnuts.