Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Fries {Dairy-Free}

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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Fries are a super easy way to make a special treat. Sweet and crisp apples lightly fried and covered in cinnamon and sugar.

 cinnamon apple fries in a basket with whipped cream and caramel dipping sauce with red apples in the background

Lego Land Apple Fries

My family has been to Lego Land in Florida several times. We are very blessed that they have homeschool days that gives homeschool families an awesome discount on tickets. My kids love legos and Lego Land is one of their favorite places to visit.

One of my favorite things about Lego Land is their apple fries. It’s their only dedicated gluten-free food vendor at the park. My whole family loves their apple fries, so I knew that I wanted to copy their recipe.

 cinnamon apple fries in a basket with whipped cream and caramel dipping sauce with red apples in the background

My family eats a lot of apples and we always have them in the kitchen. So when I want to make my kids a special treat, I break out my vegetable chopper and make gluten-free apple fries. Any type of apples makes great apple fries. Lego Land makes them with granny smith apples, but I usually buy gala apples.

Honestly, I don’t know who loves them more my kids or my husband.

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5 from 6 votes

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Fries

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Fries
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Fries are a super easy way to make a special treat. Sweet and crisp apples lightly fried and covered in cinnamon and sugar.


  • 4 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups vegetable oil, I like peanut oil for frying
  • whip cream/ caramel sauce


  • Peel and slice apples. I use a vegetable chopper.
  • In a large bowl toss the apples with lemon juice.
  • Heat oil in a large pan over high. 
  • Add cornstarch and salt to a large plastic storage bag.
  • Add apple slices to the bag, seal bag, and turnover/ shake to coat apple slices.
  • Fry apple slices until golden brown. This only takes a few minutes, so make sure you watch your apples. 
  • Remove the fried apples from the pan and place on a paper towel lined plate before adding to the cinnamon and sugar mixture. 
  • In a large bowl combine cinnamon and sugar.
  • Toss apples in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Serve with whipped cream/caramel sauce for dipping. (Or both!)
  • Enjoy!


Pro Tip: I use a vegetable chopper and make cutting the apples easier.
I like peanut oil the best for frying, but any vegetable oil will work. 
I serve with whipped cream and caramel dipping sauce. 
Mama says, "Always check your labels!"


Serving: 1servingCalories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 104gSodium: 295mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 4gSugar: 68gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 9.8mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Audrey Roberts

I'm Audrey Roberts, a busy mama of four and I love sharing the recipes that I make for my family. I make gluten-free family-friendly recipes that are simple and delicious that you can too! I use easy to find ingredients that won't break your budget. You will also find dairy-free options and Paleo recipes. I am also the author of The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook, which is an Amazon Best Selling Cookbook in the US and Internationally. Living gluten-free since 2010. I hope by me sharing my journey it may help you with yours.

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  1. Made them the last couple of thanksgivings. Except for my poor frying abilities in the beginning (not a cook here), they were amazing. Requested every year!

  2. WOWOWOW! Absolutely delicious! I used less sugar and it was just perfect for me: )
    I used Sonic apples, which were delicious. Next time, I’ll try another kind.

  3. I ordered your first cookbook last night and am loving the recipes ideas I have come across. Thank you, will let you know if I try this one ( hopefully soon)


  4. Oh my goodness, OhMy GOODNESS!!! So easy, so yum, so quick, SO GOOD! I made these and was going to invite a front over to taste test with me, but I had to cancel….I ate them ALL MYSELF!!!Love these so much, a real taste explosion. As a relatively new vegan, these are a fabulous treat.

  5. These literally took less than 30 minutes to prep, fry & eat! They are absolutely delicious! I have Celiac & am always looking for an occasional dessert & this was a perfect choice. I followed the recipe exactly as it was written. Thank you!

  6. I made these today and they were DELICIOUS! This is my new go-to Gluten-Free sweet to make. I used half the cornstarch and the other half was Gluten-Free flour, plus I used less oil. Also, they were still yummy to eat a few hours later. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  7. I used arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch and erythritol instead of sugar. I’m not sure what it would have looked like coming out of the oil had I used cornstarch, but the arrowroot powder seemed to gather a bit on them. It didn’t hurt the flavor or consistency at all. Crunchy and sweet!!

    1. Hi Mary! For dairy-free caramel sauce you will have to make your own. I have not seen a store-bought dairy-free caramel sauce.

    1. Hi Debbie! I have not tried these in an apple fryer, so I have not bought one yet. I am still on the fence about buying one too. A friend of mine says the Ninja Foodie is the best. I am hoping that it will go on sale during the holidays.

  8. I want to try these, but my daughter cannot have any starch. Wondering what to replace the cornstarch with. She also cannot have the tapioca or potato that you suggested earlier.

    1. Hi Kristin! Can she have arrowroot powder? Maybe you could try rice flour. If you try it will you please let me know how they turn out?

    1. Hi Cortney! I have only eaten them served immediately. I do not think these would do well being reheated. Thanks!

  9. Can you substitute something for the corn starch? My daughter is gluten and dairy free but also allergic to corn.

    1. Hi Kathy! You could try arrowroot, tapioca or potato starch. If you try it please let me know who it works out.