Peanut Butter Fritters

peanut butter fritters
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  • 12Servings


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • Whipped cream and raspberry jam, for serving


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees . Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, peanut butter, egg and vanilla. Lightly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients; the batter will be fairly thick.

Pour enough oil into a small, deep saucepan to reach a depth of 1-1/2 inches and heat over medium-high heat until the oil registers 310 degrees on a deep-fry or candy thermometer.

Working in 3 or 4 batches, drop the batter by rounded teaspoons into the hot oil and cook, turning once, until lightly browned, about 1-1/2 minutes per side.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fritters to paper towels to drain. Keep the fritters in the oven as you continue frying. Serve hot with the whipped cream and jam.