Pumpkin fritters from South Africa

Serve pumpkin fritters from South Africa as a side dish, as they are, or as dessert, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, caramel sauce on the side.


2 egg (beaten)
5 T flour (level)
2 t sugar
1 T sauce (caramel)
  cooking oil (for frying)


Mix eggs, flour, cooked pumpkin and sugar to make a batter.

Heat oil in a pan. Drop spoonfuls of batter into the pan, without crowding the pan.

Cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes, flip and cook on the other side, about 1-2 minutes.

Total time
25 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


Pumpkin can be baked, our favorite method, or boiled, cut into chunks, and drained. Once cooked, mash with a fork or process with a blender. Mashed pumpkin should be thick, not too moist and runny.


Try this recipe substituting pumpkin with butternut squash or sweet potato.

To make cinnamon sugar, mix 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon with 6 tablespoons sugar. Store leftover cinnamon sugar in an airtight container.


These are similar to pumpkin pancakes.

South African cuisine

Foods with cinnamon for all seasons

easy, vegetables
side dish, dessert, warm
South Africa food recipes
Food in Africa