Sweet Fritters: you won’t be able to stop at one

Total time: 10 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
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Who doesn’t love a good fritter? They’re sweet, fluffy, and super easy to make. Not to mention, they’re ready in a few minutes! These sweet fritters are similar to donut holes, and because they’re made without yeast, they’re ready in no time. They’re perfect for a quick snack or a light dessert. To make these fritters, you’ll need some flour, yogurt, lemon and orange zest, sugar, and baking powder. That’s it! If you’re looking for a quick and easy treat that’s sure to please everyone, this is the recipe for you! So, what are you waiting for? Give these delicious sweet fritters a try!

Sweet Fritter Ingredients

Egg – use one large egg (or see below for a substitute)

Sugar – use granulated white sugar

Greek yogurt – any thick, full-fat yogurt will work

Flou – use all-purpose flour (not self-rising flour)

Milk – use full-fat milk for the best results

Baking powder – not baking soda!

Zest – use a combination of lemon and orange zest, or leave it out if you prefer

Sweet Fritter Variations

If you don’t like sugar-sprinkled fritters, you can also make glazed ones. To make a glaze, simply mix together ½ cup melted butter, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 4 cups powdered (fine) sugar, and just enough milk to thin the mixture out. Allow the fritters to cool slightly before you dip them in the glaze.


It’s important to fry the fritters at the right temperature—aim for about 350°F. Don’t make your oil too hot, otherwise the donuts will burn before the dough is cooked through. The oil should also not be too cold, otherwise the donuts will absorb too much oil, making them oily.

Use a neutral oil suitable for frying at higher temperatures. Canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, or corn oil will be suitable. If you want to reuse the oil, allow it to cool, and strain it. You can use it a few more times for more batches of fritters.

To make sure the fritters are all equally-sized, use an ice cream scoop. After you scooped the batter, flatten the surface, and then release the batter into the dough.

You can make this recipe without the egg, and add ¼ cup yogurt instead.

Can I Make Sweet Fritters in the Airfryer?

This recipe won’t work in the Airfryer because the batter is too thin.

What To Serve with Sweet Fritters

Serve them as we did: sprinkled with granulated sugar or powdered sugar.

You can also serve the with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, or custard.

If you prefer, you can fill the dough with fruit preserves or jelly.

How To Store Sweet Fritters

The fritters are best served fresh, but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container (at room temperature) for up to 3 days.

Greek Yogurt
Baking powder
lemon and orange zest


Mix the egg and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Add lemon and orange zest, Greek yogurt and mix well.

Add the milk and whisk.

Mix baking powder and flour together and add to the yogurt mixture.

Mix very well until the batter is smooth.

Use two teaspoons to drop into the hot oil.

Cook until golden brown.

Coat with granulated sugar.

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