These strawberry fritters are a play on a fall favorite – the apple fritter. It’s a soft and flavorful inside, with a sweet and crunchy outside, filled with bites of fresh strawberry all throughout. They are simple, sweet, and made with sourdough discard. A perfect spring/summer treat!

❤️ Why You’ll Love Strawberry Fritters

The main reason to love these fritters is because the batter uses sourdough discard and is very versatile. You can use this recipe and substitute it for any seasonal fruit you like and make apple fritters, berry fritters, or even a classic funnel cake. These are a great treat to bring to a spring party because they are sure to impress a crowd!

🍲 Ingredients

Sourdough Discard – unfed, inactive sourdough starter either stored on the counter or straight from the fridge.

Flour – I use Kirkland’s organic, unbleached all-purpose flour for the majority of my recipes, but you can use any all-purpose flour you have on hand. Organic isn’t always necessary, but I would always recommend using unbleached flour.

Milk – I like using whole milk, but any milk will work.

Sugar – brown sugar, or granulated sugar.

Butter – Melted butter.

Strawberries – This is a fun treat to make after strawberry picking! Diced, fresh strawberries work best.

Coconut oil – using coconut oil is the cleanest way to fry food. It doesn’t have the inflammatory agents that canola or vegetable oil have.

👩‍🍳 How to Make Strawberry Fritters

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together until all combined. Fold in the chopped strawberries.
  • In a Dutch oven, or heavy bottom saucepan, melt 2-4 cups of coconut oil to 375 degrees.
  • Spoon a dollop of fritter batter carefully into the hot oil. Fry on one side for 2 minutes, use a slotted spoon to flip it over, and fry for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Transfer the fritters to a paper towel lined plate and let cool slightly.
  • Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk to make a glaze, and drizzle directly over the warm fritters.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • You may need to adjust the heat of your stove when frying the strawberry fritters, the oil will fluctuate in temperature the more fritters you fry.
  • Pat dry your strawberries after dicing them to soak up the extra moisture, this will help the fritters stay light and crispy.
  • If you don’t want to use oil, you CAN air fry these. I have a really popular air fried apple fritter recipe that you can use as a reference!
  • If you would like to add a little more brightness + spring flavor to these fritters, add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the glaze and make it a “strawberry lemon fritter”.

🗒 Variations

I always take full advantage of the strawberry season! I love making desserts and breads with fresh fruit, here are a few of our favorite strawberry recipes, along with my air fried apple fritter recipe you can try!


🗒 Substitutions

This recipe is made up of pretty simple ingredients, so there aren’t many substitutions to make. But you can swap the whole milk out for whatever milk substitutions you care most comfortable with, the butter for extra coconut oil, or the brown sugar for granulated sugar.

  • Whole milk – your milk preference.
  • Melted butter – extra coconut oil.
  • Brown sugar – granulated sugar.


🗒 Best served with

  • Spring dinner party
  • After dinner treats
  • Summer Luncheon
  • Tall glass of lemonade

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store your leftover fritters in a Ziplock bag and store in the fridge for 3-4 days. Since these are best served warm, the most effective way to refresh these is to pop them in the air fryer for a few minutes to warm + crisp them up before serving again.

🤔 Common Questions

Do I have to fry these in oil?

Nope! You can air fry these at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes if you like. I have an air fried apple fritter recipe linked in the description if you would like to use this as reference.

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Strawberry Fritters

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These strawberry fritters are a play on a fall favorite – the apple fritter. It's a soft and flavorful inside, with a sweet and crunchy outside, filled with bites of fresh strawberry all throughout. They are simple, sweet, and made with sourdough discard. A perfect spring/summer treat!
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes

Equipment

  • dough whisk
  • cutting board
  • kitchen knife
  • Shallow pan for frying
  • Slotted spoon

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 tbs melted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup sourdough discard
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cup chopped strawberries
  • 2-4 cups coconut oil for frying

Glaze

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs milk

Instructions

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together until all combined. Fold in the chopped strawberries.
  • In a Dutch oven, or heavy bottom saucepan, melt 2-4 cups of coconut oil to 375 degrees.
  • Spoon a dollop of fritter batter carefully into the hot oil. Fry on one side for 2 minutes, use a slotted spoon to flip it over, and fry for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Transfer the fritters to a paper towel lined plate and let cool slightly.
  • Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk to make a glaze, and drizzle directly over the warm fritters.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 678kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 46g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: discard, Fritter, Sourdough, Sourdough Discard, Strawberry
Servings: 8
Calories: 678kcal

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