Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

Pumpkin Fritters With Cinnamon Sugar

Recipe: SA-Style Pumpkin Fritters with Cinnamon Sugar

Pumpkin fritters are a nostalgic treat for many South Africans. Sprinkle these soft pancake-like goodies with cinnamon and sugar.

Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

Pumpkin Fritters With Cinnamon Sugar

Although there are quite a few variations, this recipe resembles a thick pancake with pureed pumpkin.

Enjoy as a treat after a meal or with your afternoon cup of tea.

Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Recipe by Robyn Brittow Course: Dessert, TreatsCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
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This easy pumpkin fritter recipe is traditional South African classic.


  • 1 cup 1 cake flour

  • 2 teaspoons 2 baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 3 teaspoons 3 sugar

  • 1 cup 1 cooked mashed pumpkin

  • 3 teaspoons 3 melted butter

  • 100 ml 100 milk

  • 1 egg

  • 5 ml 5 vanilla essence

  • oil for frying

  • cinnamon sugar for serving


  • In a bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and stir in the sugar.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the egg and add milk, melted butter and vanilla essence.
  • Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour, alternating with the pumpkin, and stir with a wooden spoon until you have a thick and smooth batter.
  • Allow the mixture to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Spoon the batter into a frying pan with oil, over medium-low heat.
  • Once the mixture forms bubbles on top you will know it is time to turn the fritter and cook the other side.
  • Cook until golden. To serve, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.


  • You can make a variety of fritters, sweet or savoury, depending on what fruit or vegetables you have on hand.
  • Add mashed bananas for banana fritters or omit the sugar and add grated baby marrows for savoury baby marrow fritters.

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