Kidney-Friendly Apple Fritter Donuts

It’s National Donut Day, and we can’t wait to celebrate with a scrumptious, kidney-friendly donut. Not only is this apple fritter donut recipe easy to prepare, you probably have most – if not all – of the ingredients already stocked in your kitchen! These apple fritter donuts are CKD non-dialysis, diabetic, dialysis, low protein and vegetarian diet compliant. Now, let’s get cooking!

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Kidney-Friendly Apple Fritter Donut Recipe

Apple Fritter Donut Ingredients

Serving Size: 1 Fritter

  • 4 large, tart cooking apples
  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 6 tablespoons sugar (divided use)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ⅓ cup 1% low-fat milk
  • ⅓ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • ¾ cup cooking oil for frying
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

How to Prepare Apple Fritter Donuts

  • Peel and core tart apples
  • Cut each apple into 5 rings (1/2″ thick each)
  • Combine flour, baking powder and 2 TBSP sugar; sift into a large mixing bowl
  • In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk, almond milk and 1 tsp oil
  • Add the egg and milk mixture to the dry ingredients; stir until just blended
  • In a deep skillet (at least 2″ deep), add 1″ cooking oil; heat to 375°F 
  • One at a time, dip apple slices into fritter batter. Carefully add each one to the skillet (remember, hot oil), and fry until golden brown (about 60-90 seconds)
  • Drain on paper towels
  • Apple Fritter Donut Topping: Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle on top
  • Serve apple fritter donuts hot

Apple Fritter Donut Nutrition Facts

(per serving)

Calories 145
Carbohydrates 15 g
Protein 1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
Total Fat 9 g
Sodium 33 mg
Potassium 67 mg
Phosphorus 26 mg

We hope you tried our recipe for kidney-friendly apple fritter donuts! We love sharing our kidney-healthy recipes with you – and not just on National Donut Day! So, if you’re craving a favorite food, but it’s not on your diet, please let us know. We’ll look into it and try to add it to our list of upcoming recipe blogs. For more kidney-healthy recipes, visit our blog.

Source: Apple Fritter Rings by Davita Kidney Care

Shree Mulay, MD

About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients. Learn more

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