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Pumpkin Batter

  • 200 g pumpkin, or butternut squash
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder, (not soda)
  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar, (add only half a tsp if making a savoury side dish)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 25 g oil, for frying
  • 4 tbsp cinnamon sugar, if using for dessert

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Recipe's preparation

    Cooking the pumpkin
  1. The pumpkin must be as dry as possible once cooked so I place it in the rice basket and put in 1/2 L of water to steam the pumpkin for about 20 minutes(this depends on the size and type of pumpkin being used). Once the pumpkin is soft all the way through then it is ready.

    Once cooked remove pumpkin and pat dry with a kitchen paper. 

    Discard water and pu the pumpkin back into the TM bowl.

  2. Making the batter
  3. Add all the dry ingredients.

    10sec/ speed 4

    add eggs.

    45sec/speed 4.

    The batter should almost hold its shape. If to stiff add a small amount of milk. 

    If it is too runny then add a little more flour.

    Add oil to frying pan on medium high heat.

    Scoop a heaped table spoon of batter and drop into frying pan.

    Fry until firm andgolden on the underside(this is important otherwise it will run everywhere)

    The flip over and fry until golden brown.

    To test if they are cooked press firmly and you should see that they springback into shape.

    Eat as a side dish or as a dessert with cinnamon sugar.




Once you have fried them, place them on paper towl to absorb in excess oil.

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    TM 31

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  • 31. July 2022 - 22:54

    I am South-African and this is hands down the best recipe I have ever tasted, besides my mom's. Pumpkin Fritters have always been a hit growing up and now thanks to you sharing this recipe it is a favourite in our house too, my husband went crazy over these. Thanks a million they were fantastic! I absolutely recommend this to anyone. Easy and delicious!

  • 30. October 2017 - 00:37

    Made these the other night as a Halloween treat on a cooking experience. Everybody loved them did put whipped cream with them. Made sure I kept some to have day after. Got to be tried.

  • 14. October 2017 - 14:07

    These are really nice and easy to make. I used gf flour and they turned out great

  • 13. August 2017 - 13:56

    Love this, didn't use maple syrup but will try it next time.

  • 22. November 2016 - 20:02

    Something different, kind of like a pumpkin pancake so went well with maple syrup. Yum!

  • 11. October 2014 - 22:13

    Delicious. A drizzle of lemon juice over the top is the icing on the cake!

  • 2. September 2014 - 12:40

    Delicious! We topped with a little maple syrup.


  • 21. August 2014 - 13:23


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