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South African Pumpkin Fritters

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
20 min
8 min
12 min
This South African classic can go savoury or sweet. Serve as a snack with spicy mango salsa or a dessert with some whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup.*


All-purpose flour

½ cup(s)

Baking powder

2 tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s), or to taste

Ground cinnamon

1 tsp(s)

Canned pumpkin

15 oz

Raw egg(s)

2 large, separated

Olive oil cooking spray

3 spray(s), divided

Olive oil

1 tbsp(s), divided


  1. In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin with egg yolks; mix until well-combined.
  3. In another small bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form.
  4. Alternating in batches, add flour mixture and egg whites to pumpkin mixture, stirring after each addition.
  5. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-low heat. Add a teaspoon oil; heat until oil shimmers. Drop 4 large spoonfuls of batter onto skillet to form four 3-inch fritters; cook until bubbles start to form along sides, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Flip fritters and cook until lightly browned, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes more; remove fritters to a serving plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat process two more times to make twelve fritters total. Yields 1 fritter per serving.


*Could affect Points value.