Pumpkin Fritters or Pampoen Koekies

Pumpkin fritters or pampoen koekies are perfect on their own as a breakfast or dessert or alongside a roast. And they are so quick and easy to make!

General info

Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 20 mins



  • 500ml pumpkin, cubed, cooked until soft, and purèed
  • 1  egg, whisked
  • 60ml cake wheat flour
  • 5ml baking powder
  • 100g mixed salted nuts
  • 60ml Romano Parmesan, finely grated
  • Pinch salt
  • 60g butter, for frying
  • 2tbsp honey


  1. Combine the pumpkin, egg, cake flour, Parmesan, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl, and mix well.
  2. Heat enough butter in a pan over medium heat, place dollops of the mixture in the pan, and fry for
    5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  3. Toast the nuts in a small pan over a medium heat, add the honey, and toss for 2 minutes, or until completely glazed.
  4. Top the warm pumpkin fritters with the warm nuts just before serving.

Why not try some of these toppings:

Deliciously Ella’s Sweet Potato Brownies

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James Diack’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe

pumpkin pie


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