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a plate with four raspberry fritters and scattered raspberries

Sweet Fritters - Three Ways

Simple sweet fritters that come together in a cinch and disappear even faster!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword sweet fritters
Author Sarah - Flour & Spice


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • tsp nutmeg (grated or ground)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp buttermilk (preferred) or milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp melted butter

Raspberry & Cardamom

  • cardamom
  • ¾ cup raspberries

Apple & Cinnamon

  • cinnamon (ground)
  • ¾ cup chopped apples

Pistachio & Saffron

  • one pinch saffron threads (about a teaspoon)
  • 3 tbsp chopped pistachios

Icing sugar for dusting - a few tablespoons.

  • Oil for frying


  1. Whisk all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

  2. Measure your buttermilk/milk into a measuring cup and then whisk in remaining wet ingredients.

  3. Gently stir in the wet ingredients into the dry until just mixed, small lumps are ok, don't overmix!

  4. Heat 2 inches or more of oil in a pan until a small drop of batter dropped in the pan sizzles immediately and rises

  5. Take a spoon or a cookie scoop and drop a few dollops of fritter dough into the pan, frying on medium heat till golden on both sides. Don't over crowd the pan!

  6. Sift over icing sugar while still warm and serve immediately.

Raspberry and Cardamom

  1. Add the cardamom when you add the dry ingredients and fold in the raspberries at the end. Proceed to frying.

Apple and Cinnamon

  1. Stir in the cinnamon with the dry ingredients and fold in the chopped apples at the end, then fry.

Pistachio & Saffron

  1. Finely crush the saffron between your fingers and stir into the batter along with the pistachios at the end. Fry.