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Baked elderflowers on white plate. Muffineer in the back and one fresh elderflower bunch beside.

Air Fryer Elderflower Fritters

Elderflower fritters - gebackene Holunderblüten, an Austrian delicacy often served as a dessert, is a must-try! This easy and healthy recipe is prepared quickly and requires only a handful of ingredients! An absolute taste experience. The fried elderflowers are crispy and captivate with their fantastic elderflower aroma!
5 from 91 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Austrian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 139 kcal



  • 16 Fresh elderflower bunches with stem for easier handling. Don't use dried elderflowers for this recipe!
  • 1 Egg
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 100 g Pastry flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • powdered sugar for final dusting before serving


  • First, we prepare a light pancake batter. Take a mixing bowl or the mixing bowl of your food processor, and add the milk, the egg, and a pinch of salt.
    1 Egg, 250 ml Milk, Pinch of Salt
  • Whisk the ingredients together, and then stir in the flour.
    1 Egg, 250 ml Milk, 100 g Pastry flour, Pinch of Salt
  • Before you cover the elderflowers with the dough, shake them out to remove any insects if needed. Please do not wash them, as the rich flavor is in the pollen.
    16 Fresh elderflower bunches
  • Take the first bunch of elderflowers and pull it through the batter so it is well coated with dough. The easiest way is to hold the bunch by the stem.
    16 Fresh elderflower bunches
  • Place the dough-covered bunches on a mold suitable for the air fryer.
  • Place the mold in the air fryer basket, close the oven and bake the elderflower bunches at 175 °C // 347 °F for three minutes.
  • Once the baking time is over, open the air fryer, and take out the baked elderflower using kitchen tweezers.
  • Repeat this process until all the elderflowers are baked.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving!
    powdered sugar

Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend using digital scales for more accurate results. I provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe, but please note that I haven't tested it using this method.

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Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg