Do not let this autumn go without trying these Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts! These Apple Ring Doughnuts are simple to make but a mouth-watering treat for all. Apple rings are dipped in vegan batter, air fried and coated in cinnamon sugar. These crispy and & delicious fritters are totally plant-based and perfect as a dessert or snack.

Do not let this autumn go without trying these Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts! These Apple Ring Doughnuts are simple to make but a mouth-watering treat for all. Apple rings are dipped in vegan batter, air fried and coated in cinnamon sugar. These crispy and & delicious fritters are totally plant-based and perfect as a dessert or snack.

The best time of the year is here, not only autumn brings colourful and joyous festivals such as Navratri, Diwali and Halloween but in abundance harvests like pumpkins, cauliflowers and apple in the market too.

The colour of the light is changing and the cosiness that comes with it inspired me to make a batch of these 'Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts'

We have been air frying so many dishes in our COSORI PREMIUM AIR FRYER 3.5L, from Chilli and Lime Mogo to Punjabi Samosasa, From Sweet Potato Fries to Pizza and Brownies to this time Apple Ring Doughnuts/Donuts.

To make our Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts we have used our Cosori Hot Air Fryer 5.5L available on Amazon UK.

Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts

  • Apples are at their peaks during the autumn season and should be consumed as they are to get all its benefits, but I guess air-fried apple ring doughnuts are not bad either as we are using a whole slice of apple and just air frying them.

  • These healthier air-fried apple ring fritters are a delicious treat that can be consumed at any time of the year. These are vegan but you can make vegetarian by adding dairy products or eggs.

  • These air fried apple ring fritters are so tasty, they taste like in-between apple pancake, apple fritters and cinnamon coated doughnuts, just with an apple slice.

  • These are so easy to make, just slice the apples, dip in vegan batter, air fry them with less oil and dip into the cinnamon sugar and enjoy hot.

  • These can be enjoyed as snacks, breakfast or serve as a light dessert.

Ingredients For Air Fryer Apple Ring Fritters

> Apples
> Self-raising flour
> Sugar
> Cinnamon powder
> Plant-based milk
> oil
> Sparkling water

Ingredients for this recipe is easily available every nook and corner and is perfect for any get together as it is and can be doubled/tripled.

How to make Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts?

In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and milk, add enough sparkling water to make the batter.

First, peel the apple, remove the core with the core remover and sprinkle lemon juice.

You don't need to preheat the air fryer, place the air fryer with the round parchment.

Dip the apple rings into the batter.

Oil the lining, place the rings on it and again oil the apple rings.

Air fry them until crispy and light brown. flip them in between half of the time.

In a plate combine sugar and cinnamon, roll them straight away.

What variety of apples should I use?

We have used Gala apples, which are all-purpose apples. But if you can get hold of other varieties such as cooking apples, which are great for cooking, baking or frying. Other than that Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Braeburn are a good choice too.

Can I use the Pancake mix for a shortcut?

These air fried apple ring fritters are so easy and quick to make, but if you want to
speed up the process you can use a store-bought pancake mix, which only requires milk or water to make the perfect batter.

I don't have self-raising flour, what should I use instead?

Self-raising flour is prepared of all-purpose or plain flour (maida), baking powder and salt.  You can easily make this blend at home too.

Take 1 cup plain flour,  1 1/2 tsp (one and a half tsp) baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt, combine well and use it for this recipe.

What is the purpose of using sparkling water? Can I omit totally?

The sparkling water makes the batter so fluffy, light and crisp. You can use normal water or any other milk, but won't achieve the same results.

How to make Cinnamon Sugar?

Cinnamon sugar is combines of granulated sugar and fine cinnamon powder which can be easily made at home.

Take 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and add 1 tsp cinnamon powder. Mix well and store it in an airtight container.

Can I use icing sugar to sprinkle the doughnuts?

Absolutely yes!

How to serve air-fried apple ring doughnuts?

These are best to serve as soon as ready, if left for too long they turn soft and soggy. Apple ring doughnuts are so good on their own but can be served with hot beverages or with milkshakes to kids.

Can I reheat leftover Apple Ring Doughnuts?

Well, if there are any leftovers, as I promise you won't have any leftovers, but if there are one or the other reason than the answer is yes. Just preheat the air fryer for a couple of minutes then cook for 2 minutes.

Be careful, the cinnamon sugar on top of the doughnut will melt and can burn your fingers or mouth if eaten straight away ...

Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts

Do not let this autumn go without trying these Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts! These Apple Ring Doughnuts are simple to make but a mouth-watering treat for all. Apple rings are dipped in vegan batter, air fried and coated in cinnamon sugar. These crispy and & delicious fritters are totally plant-based and perfect as a dessert or snack.

More Apple Recipes you might like to see

Nonalcoholic Green Apple Apple Martini

Apple saffron Chutney

Red Cabbage and Apple Stir Fry

Apple Cinnamon Flapjack

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Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts

Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts
Yield: 10-12 doughnuts
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 25 M
Is there anything though than homemade Air fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts? You don't need lot of oil to make this yummy treat. Check out this easy and quick recipe now!


  • Air fryer
  • Apple corer
  • Knife
  • Fork 
  • 2 medium-size apples
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 50ml plant-based milk
  • 40-50 ml sparkling water
  • 1 TSP cinnamon powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar + 1 TBSP
  • Oil 


How to cook Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts

  1. In a bowl mix flour and 1 TBSP sugar, combine well.
  2. In another bowl combine sugar and cinnamon powder.
  3. Wash and dry the apples, peel with the sharp knife and pull out the core with the apple corer.
  4. Slice the apples, not too thick or very thin.
  5. Add milk in the flour and beat the mixture, now slowly add the sparkling water, you may do not need all the water.
  6. Do not Make the thin batter.
  7. Dip the apple rings in the batter and make sure well coated all around.
  8. Line the air fryer with round parchment paper.
  9. Generously oil the paper, then carefully put the one coated apple ring at a time. 
  10. Using a pastry brush, apply some oil onto the apple rings. 
  11. Air fry at 370F/190C for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, if necessary apply some oil again. 
  12. Once done remove and straight away roll them into the cinnamon sugar.


You may need to make these in batches as you won't be able to make all at the same time.
You may not achieve a brown colour all around the doughnuts.
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  1. I have been drooling over these rings since they showed up in my fb feed. Look absolutely delicious n I am definitely trying it out sooner the better.

  2. Scrumptious platter of apple donuts! I love enjoying fresh, seasonal apples but when there are bushels of them, making a large platter of these sounds delicious! Alas, I do not have an air fryer, but would not mind trying it baked or even fried! Fabulous share dear!

  3. These apple ring donuts have made me drool ever since I saw them. And then when I read about dredging them with sugar and cinnamon, I want to make them right away! Fabulous share dear Jagruti and so perfect for the season!

  4. Apple ring donuts look so tempting. A much better way to enjoy donuts rather than the normal sugary ones. I can imagine serving a ring of apple donut with a dollop of ice cream,...gosh now I'm salivating!

  5. What a delicious and guilt-free dessert/ snack this is. Love the use of air-fryer (it is one of the least used gadget in my kitchen). Will have to try these for my family soon.

  6. Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts are droolsome 😋. These are much better than store bought ones. I loved the way you have put the Air fryer to good use and made them almost guilt free.
    Beautiful captures Jagruti dear

  7. This is such a fall favorite dessert and making it in the air fryer is a wonderful way to use it. I don't own an air fryer yet and it is is my list to buy this holiday season.

  8. Apple donut rings look so inviting and tempting..nutritious and fun snack especially for kids..will love to serve these topped with icecream or rabri

  9. Air Fryer Apple Ring Doughnuts are to die for! I'm yet to own an air fryer, lots of thoughts and confusion to buy it...Looking at this I think we can enjoy guilt free...Lovely share dear!

  10. Wow, these beauties look so delicious and flavourful. Just perfect for the season; would love to have them with some plain vanilla icecream along with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce...

  11. Apple ring donuts looks so good, it will be a delight for children. I do want to grab a couple of them Jagruti

  12. I am now quite keen on getting the airfryer. With such beautiful much more efficient doughnuts its best i get the fryer now.

  13. Apple Ring Doughnuts here are looking so so delicious. I am in love with the cinnamon sugar on top of the doughnut .....Air Fryer method is a lovely idea to make


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