Kids In The Kitchen II: Apple & Blueberry Fritters

It was a wet and cool Monday morning in which, it was also the last day of my kids’ winter break so, I had taken the day off of work to spend with them.  Wanting to use up the rest of our Granny Smith apples and blueberries  my eldest son chose Apple Fritters from our Kid Approved Cookbook by Taste Of Home.

With some tweaks and modifications we give you:

Simple Fritters For You


Yields @ 20 Fritters


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup non-fat dry milk powder

1/3 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 eggs

1 cup water

1 1/2 cups peeled & chopped apples

1/2 cup blueberries

Oil for deep-fat frying

Powdered sugar


(1) Combine dry ingredients and stir in eggs and water; this is a doughy recipe so, do not mix too much as it will lessen the binding.

(2) Fold in apples and blueberries.

(3) Heat oil in a skillet to 375°F and drop batter by tablespoonfuls a few at a time into the hot oil.  If you want around 40 smaller fritters than drop by teaspoonful.

(4) Fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side.  Drain on paper towels.

(5) Sprinkle powdered sugar on top.  Serve warm.

What fruit variations would you do with these fritters?


    1. Very simple and easy 🙂 Okay, I calculated everything out at full to 1,962 so, if you do small teaspoon sized fritters they would be @50 calories each. I made 20 larger ones and they were @100 calories each. This total included a tablespoon of canola being soaked into each fritter from frying LOL Yes, that is on the high end.

    1. ROTFL ~ you got me tickled with what you said. I taught myself how to cook and bake when I was around 18. My mom couldn’t cook to save her life so, never learned growing up how to make “from scratch” food but, I knew how to cook chicken nuggets and fish stick at least from her….. My son was the one who wanted to make them 🙂 The only thing he did not do was fry them; not ready yet.

  1. Wow, I’ve never heard of a fritter before, but I am intrigued by how yummy it looks in the photos. It seems very easy to make and although I try to avoid frying foods, this looks yummy enough to break my rule 😊

    1. I am not big on frying either but, when I do I use clean oil and I don’t submerge plus, I make sure I dab, dab, dab it off as much as I can.

    1. Just remember that they cook quicker so, will be piping hot inside. I always forget that when making blueberry muffins and the berry pops in my mouth ~ hot!

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