Introduction: Pumpkin Fritters (Pampoen Koekies)
Pumpkin fritters – or Pampoen koekies in Afrikaans – are delicious for breakfast or dessert and it’s so quick and easy to make! Pumpkin fritters are delightful, especially when served warm with crunchy cinnamon sugar. These South African pumpkin fritters are light , fluffy and literally melts in your mouth.
This is the first time I made it and was anxious about how it would taste. To my surprise the pumpkin fritters tasted really good with cinnamon sugar. It just melts in your mouth.
Step 1: Ingredients
2 cups cooked mashed pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg beaten
1 cup Self Raising flour
2 tsps baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 tbles brown sugar
Oil for frying
Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
50g castor sugar
2tsp ground cinnamon
Step 2: Mash
To get mashed pumpkin. Cook the pumpkin and drain it. With the help of a blender mash the pumpkin.
Step 3: Batter
Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract and mix. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to a soft but firm batter.
Step 4: Fry
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and place a spoonful of the mixture into hot oil. Fry spoonfuls of the batter until golden brown and cooked throughout, approximately 2-3 minutes. Fry on one side until golden brown and turn to cook on the other side.
Remove with slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper. Continue until all the fritters are cooked.
Step 5: Serve
Serve warm with plenty of crunchy cinnamon-flavoured sugar. You can also serve with caramel sauce.