These homemade Peach Fritters are the perfect hand-held summer treat. And would you know, they are very easy to make! It takes about 30-40 minutes to whip up a batch of these fresh beauties.

A pile of peach fritters on a plate.

Summertime is all about the food! I can’t get enough of the icy cold drinks, fruit-loaded summer salads, and the fresh fruit!

I’m putting my fresh peaches to good use by making peach dessert, easy peach cobbler, peach punch and my mom’s fresh peach pie.

And today I’m adding to my peach repertoire with these homemade peach fritters.

What are fritters?

Similar to doughnuts, a fritter is a small(ish) bite sized batter or dough that has been fried.

These peach fritters are made with a cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg spiced batter. Freshly chopped peaches are gently folded into the batter then portioned into hot oil and fried to golden brown perfection!

A plate full of homemade peach fritters on a white background.

Ingredients

This recipe uses basic pantry ingredients, most of which I bet you already have on hand.

  • All-purpose flour
  • Brown sugar – if you don’t have brown sugar you can use granulated sugar instead.
  • Baking powder – this leavening agent helps the batter rise and expand once in the hot oil.
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Peaches – peeled and chopped to about 1/4″ inch.
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Cinnamon Glaze

  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Ground cinnamon

Chopped peaches in a glass measuring cup.

How to make Peach Fritters

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot. Use enough oil that there’s 2-3 inches in the pot. Oil should read 350°F with an instant read thermometer. It’s important that the oil stays around this temperature when frying the fritters, so watch and adjust the stove temperature accordingly.
  2. In a small bowl whisk the wet ingredients: milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a large bowl whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. A bowl with dry ingredients in it: flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Peach fritter batter in a glass bowl.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold the chopped peaches into the batter. Don’t over-mix. A spatula stirring chopped peaches into a doughnut batter.
  6. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup or a large cookie scoop, dollop the batter into the hot oil, cooking 2-3 at a time. Cook the fritters, turning them over so both sides cook, about 2-3 minutes per side for a total of about 5 minutes. Fritters should be a deep golden brown. A cookie scoop full of peach fritter batter.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to scoop the fritters out of the oil. Transfer the fritters to a paper towel lined plate. A plate of deep golden brown fried peach fritters.
  8. Let the fritters cool slightly then dip them in the glaze so that they are coated on all sides. A peach fritter dunked in a cinnamon glaze.
  9. Set the freshly glazed fritters on a cooling rack so the glaze can set. Peach fritters are best when eaten the same day they are made.

Glazed peach fritters on a wire cooling rack.

FAQ and Recipe Tips

How to store: store the homemade fritters in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature or in the fridge.

How long do they last? They will last for 2-3 days if stored properly, but they definitely taste best when eaten the same day they are made!

To change it up: you can mix-in different fruits if you’d like. Want apple fritters? Stir in chopped apples. Perhaps you’d like to try a blackberry or blueberry fritter, stir in the fruit and you’re good to go.

A bite taken out of a peach fritter.

If you make this recipe and love it, I would so appreciate if you come back and leave a comment and rating. Thank you!

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A pile of peach fritters on a plate.
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5 from 1 vote

Peach Fritters

These delicious peach fritters are fried to perfection then dunked in a delicious cinnamon spiced glaze.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 13 fritters

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar - packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs - lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter - melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups peaches - peeled and chopped (about 1/4" inch size or so)
  • 6 cups vegetable oil - for frying (may need more or less depeding on the pot you use to fry the fritters in).

Glaze

  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a large pot. Use enough oil that there’s about 2 ½ inches-3 inches in the pot. Oil should be 350°F with an instant read thermometer.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. 
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the chopped peaches. Don’t overmix. 
  • Using a ¼ cup or a large cookie scoop, dollop the batter into the hot oil, cooking 2-3 at a time. Cook the fritters, turning them over so both sides cook, about 2-3 minutes per side for a total of about 4-5 minutes. Fritters should be a deep golden brown. 
  • Use a slotted spoon to scoop the fritters out of the oil. Transfer the fritters to a paper towel lined plate. 
  • Let the fritters cool slightly, then dip in the glaze so that they are coated on all sides. Set the glazed fritters on a cooling rack. Let the glaze set and then serve. Best if eaten the same day they are made.

Glaze

  • Whisk ingredients in a medium sized bowl until smooth. 

Notes

When frying the fritters be sure to check the temperature of the oil. The oil should stay around 350°F. 
The fritters should be a deep brown color. This will ensure the centers are fully cooked. 
Nutritional information based on 1 peach fritter. 

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal (13%)Carbohydrates: 37g (12%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fat: 11g (17%)Saturated Fat: 8g (40%)Cholesterol: 29mg (10%)Sodium: 116mg (5%)Potassium: 155mg (4%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 25g (28%)Vitamin A: 169IU (3%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Calcium: 55mg (6%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
author: Whitney
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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