Easy Glazed Peach Fritters (video)

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An easy and delicious summertime dessert! You’ll love these easy glazed peach fritters dotted with tons of peaches in a buttermilk batter with just a touch of cinnamon! This easy peach donut recipe comes together in no time! Glaze the hot donuts in a simple sugar glaze, then enjoy right away for a peachy summer treat!

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Ingredients for Making Peach Fritters

Here are the main ingredients you’ll need to make these easy peach fritters. Find the full list of ingredients in the printable recipe card below.

  • Peaches – both fresh and canned peaches will work great for this recipe. If using canned peaches, drain off the syrup and use it for the glaze! Nectarines will also work well.
  • Buttermilk – for making the fluffiest fritter batter!
  • Eggs – have these at room temperature for best results.
  • Cinnamon – I love having just a touch of this warming spice! It pairs so well with the peaches.
  • All-Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder – this easy donut recipe doesn’t use yeast.
  • Canola Oil – for deep frying the fritters. This oil is relatively inexpensive and doesn’t have a strong flavor, making it perfect for frying.
  • Confectioner’s Sugar – for making the simple sugar glaze.

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Preparing the Peaches

You can enjoy these peach fritters with fresh peaches in the summer, or with canned peaches if you don’t fresh ones. Drain the canned peaches first!

  1. There’s no need to peel the peaches. Simply cut the flesh of the peaches away from the pit, then finely dice the fruit. Place the fruit into a separate bowl and set aside.

Making the Fritter Batter

Once you have the peaches diced, make the simple fritter batter.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, and sugar. Whisk the batter for a minute or two until the eggs are well beaten.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Stir those together, then add to the wet ingredients.
  3. Whisk the dry and wet ingredients together until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Add the diced peaches and use a spatula to fold them into the batter. Make sure the peaches are evenly distributed throughout.
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Simple Sugar Glaze

While your frying oil is preheating, you can make the easy and simple sugar glaze.

Place the powdered sugar into a medium-sized mixing bowl, then begin adding the milk. Whisk and add more milk as needed, creating a glaze that’s not too thin or too thick.

How to Make Glazed Peach Fritters

Here’s how to make these easy peach donuts!

  1. Fill a large pot or deep sauté pan with approximately 1 ½ inches of canola oil; I typically use about 5 cups. Heat the oil over medium heat until it reaches 300°F.
  2. Drop small spoonful’s (about 1 ½ tablespoons) of batter into the hot oil, spacing the batter apart. Make 7 to 8 fritters at a time and don’t overcrowd the pan.
  3. Fry for 4 to 6 minutes, flipping the donuts often, until they’re a rich, golden-brown color all over. Remove the fried fritters onto a wire rack arranged over sheets of paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  4. While the peach fritters are still hot, drop them one at a time into the sugar glaze. Rotate around until they’re well coated, then return to the wire rack to set.
  5. Enjoy these fritters right away, or within the first day.
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a woman standing in a kitchen holding a donut

More Recipes!

Enjoyed this easy summertime dessert? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to love!

  • The Best Beignets – these are my favorite! Fluffy fried beignets coated in cinnamon sugar, served with salted caramel sauce!
  • Easy Apple Fritters – enjoy this version of spiced apple fritters with a cinnamon sugar glaze.
  • Easy Peach Galette – you’ll love this rustic-style peach pie, made with a butter crust, served with vanilla ice cream.

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Easy Glazed Peach Fritters (video)

15 minutes prep + 15 minutes cook
22 fritters
Super easy recipe for glazed peach fritters – perfect for summer! With fresh peaches, cinnamon, and a simple glaze!

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups diced peaches, about 3 medium; fresh or canned
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 cups canola oil, for deep-frying

For Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  • There’s no need to peel the peaches. Simply cut the flesh of the peaches away from the pit, then finely dice the fruit. Place the fruit into a separate bowl and set aside.

Preparing the Batter:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, and sugar. Whisk the batter for a minute or two until the eggs are well beaten.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Stir those together, then add to the wet ingredients.
  • Whisk the dry and wet ingredients together until a smooth batter forms.
  • Add the diced peaches and use a spatula to fold them into the batter. Make sure the peaches are evenly distributed throughout.

Making the Glaze:

  • Next, make the glaze. Place the powdered sugar into a medium-sized mixing bowl, then begin adding the milk. Whisk and add more milk as needed, creating a glaze that’s not too thin or too thick.

Making the Fritters:

  • Fill a large pot or deep sauté pan with approximately 1 ½ inches of canola oil; I typically use about 5 cups. Heat the oil over medium heat until it reaches 300°F.
  • Drop small spoonful’s (about 1 ½ tablespoons) of batter into the hot oil, spacing the batter apart. Make 7 to 8 fritters at a time and don’t overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry for 4 to 6 minutes, flipping the donuts often, until they’re a rich, golden-brown color all over. Remove the fried fritters onto a wire rack arranged over sheets of paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  • While the peach fritters are still hot, drop them one at a time into the sugar glaze. Rotate around until they’re well coated, then return to the wire rack to set.
  • Enjoy these fritters right away, or within the first day.

Nutrition

Serving: 1fritter | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg