Keto Apple Fritter Cookies

keto apple fritter cookies

keto apple fritter cookies

Keto Apple Fritter Cookies

Keto Apple Fritter Cookies! 

These are literally apple fritters in cookie form. They came out exactly as I'd hoped! 

A super soft cookie with apple chunks throughout, plenty of cinnamon sugar and a delicious simple vanilla glaze to top them off.

A perfect keto fall recipe. 

These also worked out to be super low calorie and low carb (despite what people may think about apples on keto).

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Each apple fritter cookie has 2 NET carbs and just 100 calories. The cookies are a good size too! I ended up making the servings for this recipe 12 (and calculating the nutrition based on 12 cookies) but I actually got 13 in total myself.

Now I know some people are going to yell in my comments or on my instagram or reddit pages that these are NOT KETO. 

And, yes, I understand apples are higher in carbs than other fruits but they are completely keto friendly when used in small quantities.

When chopped into small pieces, they are no different than eating some strawberries or raspberries.

Apples are also low on the glycemic index and way less likely to cause an insulin spike than a low carb bread or protein bar you bought at the store. 

There's only 1/2 an apple in this recipe or 80g. When divided by 12 cookies, that's just 6g of apple per cookie! 6!! 

Do you know how many grams of NET carbs are in 6g of apple? 0.73g. That's right. Just 0.73g, not even 1g of carbohydrates.

So if you are following a ketogenic diet, these cookies are completely fine. 

As someone who's been following this lifestyle for years, I always recommend you focus on the more important things or you'll drive yourself mad. 

0.73g of carbs from a chunk of apple in your cookie is not going to de-rail your process what-so-ever. Especially if you track everything. You could eat 10 of these cookies and still stay on track if you properly count the NET carbs.

It's all about the overall calories and total NET carbs for each day. That's where you should focus your efforts.

ANYWAYS, now that we've got that little rant out of the way, let's move onto these seriously good Keto Apple Fritter Cookies.

These cookies are awesome.. and I'm not just saying that. They are so soft, chewy, and delicious. The cinnamon sugar with the glaze if just heavenly.

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It's a good thing these are only 100 calories each because you'll definitely want more than one!

The dry ingredient blend of these cookies is made up of almond flour, a small amount of coconut flour, arrowroot starch, xanthan gum, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. 

Almond flour is always my favourite flour to use as a base for cookie recipes. It just has the best overall flavour and bakes so beautifully. 

We add the small amount of coconut flour to help thicken the almond flour as almond flour on its own is not very absorbent. The coconut flour also gives a nicer final texture to the cookies. It helps to make them less granular and more soft and fluffy.

The point of the arrowroot starch we add is to give the cookies their super light quality. I love arrow root starch in any cinnamon sugar cookie recipe just for this reason. I originally used it in my keto cream cheese snickerdoodle cookies and loved it! 

You can also substitute an equal amount of cornstarch if you do not have arrowroot starch

Next we added xanthan gum to again aid in texture. Xanthan gum helps to thicken the batter and give the cookies a chewier quality similar to that of white flour. It's super important and used in almost all keto baked goods!

I highly recommend purchasing some if you plan to do any amount of keto baking.

Finally, we add cinnamon for of course the classic apple fritter flavour and some baking soda to aid in the spread of the cookies.

In terms of wet ingredients for this recipe, we add a combination of both butter and cream cheese, along with an egg and vanilla extract. We also add our sweetener to the wet ingredients. 

The reason we use butter and cream cheese is because the two together create this amazing flavour and lightness that you can't achieve with butter alone. 

I also feel the sweeteners in this recipe truly make the cookies amazing. I use a combination of allulose and powdered monkfruit/erythritol sweetener

Why two sweeteners?

Well, allulose is a sweetener that provides a beautiful chewy texture to the cookies. It tastes great and acts more like real sugar in regards to how it helps baked goods to brown in the oven. The only downside is that it's about 70% as sweet as sugar.. so because of this, you tend to have to use a lot of it on it's own and the sweetness is more subtle than other sweeteners.

This is why we add the powdered monkfruit/erythritol sweetener! This sweetener IS 100% as sweet as sugar so it makes up for the lack of sweetness in Allulose. It also has a fantastic flavour and because it's powdered, it blends seamlessly into baked goods. 

Now if you don't want to buy two sweeteners, I'd suggest starting with the powdered monkfruit/erythritol sweetener and using that for your baking, then buy allulose in the future when you want to step up your game even further!

Finally, for these cookies we of course add apple chunks (I used honey crisp but you can use any you prefer).

I also added some cinnamon “sugar” topping and a simple glaze. Both of these are optional but really take your cookies to the next level.

I used a granular sweetener I had on hand, called Truvia along with some cinnamon for the topping (you can use any granular sweetener or even powdered if you don't have a granular sweetener for the topping).

For the glaze, I just used a bit of the powdered monkfruit/erythritol sweetener, a touch of vanilla and a tablespoon of light cream.

ANDDDD that's it! Drizzle glaze on top and serve warm. 

These Keto Apple Fritter Cookies will definitely become a crowd favourite!

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Ingredients In Keto Apple Cinnamon Cookies

  • Allulose – an amazing sweetener that acts very similar to sugar and provides a delicious soft and chewy texture to our cookies while lightly sweeting them. (70% as sweet as regular sugar)
  • Powdered Monkfruit/Erythritol Sweetener – my favourite keto sweetener. This sweetener is 100% as sweet as sugar and adds a great flavour to recipes. It works well with allulose to provide the additional sweeteness allulose can lack. The powdered form helps it blend seamlessly into keto desserts.
  • Almond flour –  It provides the best flour base for most keto dessert recipes. The flavour and texture is awesome!
  • Xanthan Gum –  Helps our keto batter become more similar to that of white flour by thickening it and providing a gluten-like structure. It helps give that traditional chew of a cookie.
  • Arrowroot Starch – Amazing more “lightening” or giving a fluffiness to cookie recipes similar to cream of tartar. You can also use cornstarch instead of this ingredient.

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Tools I used To Make Low Carb Apple Fritter Cookies

  • Mixing bowls
  • Baking Sheet
  • Hand Mixer
  • Low Carb Substitution Guide – This is totally optional but if you like my recipes, I now have a $5 guide available with all of the substitutions I use to create every recipe on my site. You can use this to convert old traditional recipes and create new keto recipes! You can purchase it here and/or read more if you are interested. 🙂 I appreciate your support so much guys!
  • Nutritional Food Scale – AKA my best friend. This little buddy has been with me for over 4 years and never fails. Perfect measurements and only needs the batteries replaced maybe once a year!

keto apple fritter cookies recipe

Tips For Making Keto Apple Fritter Cookies

  • If you only have one sweetener, you can use that instead of the two called for below. For a sweetener that measures like sugar, simply use 6 tbsp or to taste. For allulose alone, use 10 tbsp. 
  • These cookies will come out super soft but will firm up as they cool. Let them set fully before attempting to glaze them. 

How To Store Keto Apple Cinnamon Cookies

  • Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • OR refrigerate for up to 7 days.
  • OR freeze between layers of parchment and wax paper in an airtight container until you want a quick snack! Re-heat in the microwave for 20s.

keto apple cinnamon cookies recipe

Keto Apple Fritter Cookies Recipe

Serves: 12 apple fritter cookies
Ingredients:

Apple Cookies

Cinnamon “Sugar” Topping

  • 1-2 tbsp granular sweetener of choice (I used Truvia)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Simple Glaze

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325*F.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together all of your dry ingredients for the cookies except the sweetener.almond four, cinnamon, coconut flour,
  3. In another larger bowl, beat together the softened butter, cream cheese, sweetener and vanilla extract until smooth and fluffy.butter, cream cheese
  4. Add your egg and beat once more until combined and smooth.eggs butter, allulose, monkfruit, butter, cream cheese
  5. Add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until a thick batter forms.keto snickerdoodle cookie dough
  6. Stir in your apple chunks.keto apple cookie dough
  7. Grease 2 baking sheets and drop 12 spoonfuls of batter evenly apart onto the sheets.
  8. Mix together your cinnamon and sweetener for the topping and sprinkle it oven the cookies.keto apple cinnamon cookie dough
  9. Bake the cookies for ~13min or until the tops have browned. Cool for 5 min on the baking sheet.keto apple cinnamon cookies
  10. Place the cookies onto a wire rack or plate to finish cooling.
  11. Meanwhile, make your glaze by mixing together the 3 glaze ingredients in a small bowl. 
  12. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies, let it set before serving. Enjoy your Keto Apple Fritter Cookies!

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Nutrition for 1/12th of recipe (1 keto apple fritter cookie): 100 calories | 8.2g fat | 2g NET carbs | 2.9g protein | 1.4g fiber

Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days OR refrigerate for up to 7 days OR freeze between layers of parchment and wax paper in an airtight container until you want a quick snack! Re-heat in the microwave for 20s.

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5 from 2 votes

Keto Apple Fritter Cookies

Prep Time18 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: keto apple cinnamon cookies, keto apple fritter cookies, keto fall recipe
Servings: 12 keto apple fritter cookies
Calories: 100kcal

Ingredients

Apple Cookies

Cinnamon "Sugar" Topping

  • 1-2 tbsp granular sweetener of choice I used Truvia
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Simple Glaze

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 325*F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together all of your dry ingredients for the cookies except the sweetener.
  • In another larger bowl, beat together the softened butter, cream cheese, sweetener and vanilla extract until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add your egg and beat once more until combined and smooth.
  • Add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until a thick batter forms.
  • Stir in your apple chunks.
  • Grease 2 baking sheets and drop 12 spoonfuls of batter evenly apart onto the sheets.
  • Mix together your cinnamon and sweetener for the topping and sprinkle it oven the cookies.
  • Bake the cookies for ~13min or until the tops have browned. Cool for 5 min on the baking sheet.
  • Place the cookies onto a wire rack or plate to finish cooling.
  • Meanwhile, make your glaze by mixing together the 3 glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies, let it set before serving. Enjoy your Keto Apple Fritter Cookies!

Notes

Tips

  • If you only have one sweetener, you can use that instead of the two called for below. For a sweetener that measures like sugar, simply use 6 tbsp or to taste. For allulose alone, use 10 tbsp. 
  • These cookies will come out super soft but will firm up as they cool. Let them set fully before attempting to glaze them. 
  • Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days OR refrigerate for up to 7 days OR freeze between layers of parchment and wax paper in an airtight container until you want a quick snack! Re-heat in the microwave for 20s.

Ingredient Links

  • Allulose – an amazing sweetener that acts very similar to sugar and provides a delicious soft and chewy texture to our cookies while lightly sweeting them. (70% as sweet as regular sugar)
  • Powdered Monkfruit/Erythritol Sweetener – my favourite keto sweetener. This sweetener is 100% as sweet as sugar and adds a great flavour to recipes. It works well with allulose to provide the additional sweeteness allulose can lack. The powdered form helps it blend seamlessly into keto desserts.
  • Almond flour –  It provides the best flour base for most keto dessert recipes. The flavour and texture is awesome!
  • Xanthan Gum –  Helps our keto batter become more similar to that of white flour by thickening it and providing a gluten-like structure. It helps give that traditional chew of a cookie.
  • Arrowroot Starch – Amazing more "lightening" or giving a fluffiness to cookie recipes similar to cream of tartar. You can also use cornstarch instead of this ingredient. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1apple fritter cookie | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 8.2g | Fiber: 1.4g

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  1. I’m making these right now! 🙂 The write up mentions baking soda, but it isn’t present in the recipe list. How much baking soda do you usually use? Thanks!

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