Amazing Pumpkin Fritters

Almost everyone loves pumpkin, which is loaded with health benefits, boosting your vision, lowering blood pressure and helping maintain a healthy heart. Pumpkin Fritters are traditional South African, known as pampoen koekies in Afrikaans and are so easy to make. A delicious way to get in all the goodness that pumpkin has to offer, they can be served with breakfast as well as desert.

Try this amazing recipe………..


2 cups cooked mashed pumpkin

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg beaten

1 cup Self Raising flour

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

1 Tbl brown sugar

Oil for frying

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

50g castor sugar

2tsp ground cinnamon


Drain the cooked pumpkin well.

Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract and mix.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to a soft but firm batter.

Place a spoonful of the mixture into hot oil.

Fry on one side until golden brown and turn to cook on the other side.

Remove with slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper.

In small bowl, combine castor sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle over hot fritters before serving.

Tip: The cooked pumpkin should be drained well as too much moisture can make the batter too runny.

This amazing and easy to make recipe was compiled by Fazila Olla-Logday and can be found at

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