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Baked Peach Fritters

This Baked Peach Fritters recipe requires a handful of simple ingredients and just 30 minutes from start to warm and ready to eat! With a caramelized, crunchy outside and soft, fluffy inside, these baked peach  fritters are a fun, easy way to brighten your mornings!

Based off of our favorite Baked Apple Fritters, these baked peach fritters are just as irresistible with the same soft, tender inside and a caramelized, crunchy outside.

Swapping out the apples for peaches and adding a hint of cardamom to the cinnamon gave us a batch of sweet, summer fritters that disappeared in a surprisingly short amount of time!

Up close image of a baked peach fritter on a baking sheet with peaches in the background.

How to Make Baked Peach Fritters

Making these Baked Peach Fritters is a lot like making scones. You whisk together your dry ingredients, cut in your butter, add in your combined wet ingredients, and stir it all together until just combined.

Then you fold in the chopped fresh peaches until just combined, scoop the batter onto a prepared baking sheet, and bake. Simple.

Up close view of glazed baked peach fritters on a cookie sheet.

The sweet, crunchy outside is achieved by placing the fritters under the broiler after brushing them with a light layer of glaze.

Another thin layer of glaze is brushed over top after broiling the fritters to give them a nice, sweet coating.

The hardest part about these fritters is waiting for them to cool off enough to not burn your tongue before digging in!

Peach fritter dough scooped out with a ice cream scoop on a baking sheet.

Tips for Making Baked Peach Fritters

  • While I normally am all for using whole wheat flour in recipes, I really recommend that you stick to all-purpose flour or white whole wheat flour. The texture is noticeably different, as well as the flavor. So, if you want to go all whole wheat, just know that it will change things.
  • Do not overmix. It will be tempting to mix the batter until everything is smooth. This batter is a lot like a muffin batter where you need to stir just until combined. The result will be a soft, melt-in-your-mouth fritter.
  • Don’t have cardamom on hand or don’t like the flavor? Leave it out. The flavor will still be great!
  • To get the batter on the baking sheet you can either use a 1/4 cup measuring cup or an ice cream scoop like this one. The measuring cup gives you more nooks and crannies for the glaze to settle into once baked. However, the ice cream scoop is less messy.

Baked peach fritters on baking sheet before broiling glaze.

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Overhead view of baked peach fritters on a baking sheet with a bowl of peaches beside the baking sheet.

Up close view of glazed baked peach fritters on a cookie sheet.

Baked Peach Fritters

Yield: 8 large fritters
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

This Baked Peach Fritters recipe requires a handful of simple ingredients and just 30 minutes from start to warm and ready to eat! With a caramelized, crunchy outside and soft, fluffy inside, these baked peach fritters are a fun, easy way to brighten your mornings!

Ingredients

For the Fritters

  • 1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 Cup milk (the higher the fat content, the richer the flavor)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup chopped fresh peaches

For the Glaze

  • 1 Cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon milk (a higher fat percentage works best)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and stir until just combined. Gently fold in fresh peaches.
  4. Drop by heaping 1/4 cup-full onto prepared baking sheet. (If you want to make small fritters, use a heaping tablespoonful.)
  5. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until bottoms are golden brown and center is set. (If you are making small fritters, start checking for doneness at 8 minutes.) Remove to a wire rack and turn oven to broil.
  6. After turning oven to broil, prepare glaze. Whisk together confectioner's sugar, 2 Tablespoons milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Brush a thin layer of glaze over fritters. Place under broiler. Broil for 2-4 minutes, or until tops start to turn golden and the glaze bubbles.
  7. Carefully remove baking sheet to a wire rack. Stir remaining 1/2 teaspoon of milk into the remaining glaze. Brush rest of glaze over warm fritters.
  8. Allow glaze to harden and serve.
  9. Best enjoyed same day. If there are leftovers, store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 276mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Baked peach fritters on a cookie sheet.

Jennifer Fulk

Thursday 8th of July 2021

Hi! Was wondering if you leave the skin on the peaches or take it off? These look delicious. I have a peach tree so new peach recipes are welcome! :)

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Friday 9th of July 2021

I leave the peach skins on to make the prep easier. Feel free to remove them if you aren't a fan of the skins!

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