While I was enjoying my pumpkin and feta fritters , thoughts of making a pumpkin pie with grated pumpkin were dancing through my head. I realized that all of the fritters that I had made recently were savoury fritters; Why not try a sweet fritter? Why not a sweet pumpkin pie like fritter? I immediatly set about writing up a recipe. I added a bit of sugar so that the fritters themselves would be on the sweeter side, followed by some cinnamon and spices and how could you go wrong with some raisins and nuts? The sweet pumpkin fritters turned out so well! In fact I have already made them two times. The first time I topped them with honey (Just look at the honey dripping down that stack of fritters!) and the second time I made a spiced citrus honey syrup based on the syrup that I used on the baklava french toast that I made a while ago and they were even better! They are just perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.
Sweet Pumpkin Fritters
- 2 cups pumpkin (grated)
- 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped)
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon mace
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons oil
- Mix the pumpkin, walnuts, raisins, sugar, spices, flour and egg in a bowl.
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Spoon the pumpkin mixture into the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.
Spiced Citrus Honey Syrup
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon rind
- 1 teaspoon orange rind
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or a cinnamon stick)
- Simmer everything until it takes on a syrupy consistency and then let cool.
Lidysan y Marcos - Los Mol says
Guauu, fantastic. Kiss
I guess I have two new fritters to try.
This looks delicious!
Happy Blessed New Year to you and yours!
Well, the fritters sound amazing, but I'm really drawn to that Honey syrup… I might have to try that on something!
You really have developed a gift over the past couple of years, it looks like both for cooking and photography. Thanks for sharing your creativity and abilities with the rest of us, Kevin. These fritters look beautiful.
Treehouse Chef says
Wow! Your are the fritter king. I just need to find out where to buy real pumpkin. And that honey sauce seams delicious.
Oh my, honey citrus syrup frozen in mid drizzle. Lovely.
Another pumpkin recipe that I love!! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!
I have never thought of this! This is really creative. They look really mouth watering!
You never fail to amaze me with your ingenuity. These look amazing.
These fritters look wonderful! I can't get enough pumpkin, so I will definitely be making these.
wonderful… very nice !
happy new year
Cinders Kitchen says
Kevin, I love how you always seem to use seasonal veggies in all of your recipes. That is how I like to cook too. I am always looking for more recipes that use pumpkin, squash etc. as I grow lots of these in my garden.
Absolutely genius! I'd definitely serve this for dessert–with the added bonus–how guilty can you feel about having vegetable for dessert?
Delicious … this pic is gonna drive me nuts with longing!
Jamaican Girl says
Kevin this looks soooooo good..gonna try it soon.
Happy New Year to you and your family Kevin. May this year bring lots of happiness.
p.s your pumpkin fritter sounds yum!
What a great idea – I've never heard sweet pumpkin fritters before – very original! Do you think topping with maple syrup would work as well?
cedar chest says
This is nice snack for an afternoon here in our place. Eating with my family who are still vacationing with us! I love it!
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penny pinching provisions says
These sound great! I love pumpkin… and especially pumpkin pie.
these are so fun, and look so tasty!
Zesty Cook says
Kevin – these look amazing! I cannot wait to try these
Yum, I wish I had these right NOW!
Nice click! Looks so delicious!
Oh, how wonderful! South Africans are huge fans of cinnamonny pumpkin fritters too, but the citru-flavoured syrup to cut through the sweetness is just inspired!
This looks to die for. UGH!
I should be working…instead I am going crazy over the pictures of your fritters…I keep linking from one recipe to another. I really love your photography and your dishes look amazing. Thank you for sharing.
We have something very similar in South Africa that we call "pampoenkoekies" (lit: pumpkin cookies), but they aren't cookies, they're fritters, like these. They don't contain any raisins or nuts though and is served sprinkled with cinnamon sugar (just like we serve our pancakes). We eat them like that as a vegetable sidedish (crazy right?), but it would be great as dessert too.
Marisa: I like the sound of enjoying sweet pumpkin fritters as a side! I will have to make the pampoenkoekies soon!
Hmm, these look great! Might try adding bacon, subtracting the walnuts, and topping with maple syrup rather than honey…
Amen, Lucinda— right there with you on the bacon! 🙂