Yummy Pumpkin Fritters - TSLCPumpkin is one of my favorite things and in the fall of the year I can’t get enough of it.  These pumpkin fritters sprinkled with confectionery sugar are a treat your whole family will enjoy. They never last long at my house.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup 100% pumpkin (Not the pumpkin pie mix)
1 cup oil (I use Canola)
In a large bowl whisk together flour, spices, baking powder, salt and brown sugar.  Add eggs, butter, vanilla, buttermilk and pumpkin. Mix well with a spoon.  Heat your oil in a skillet till sizzling. I use an ice cream scoop to dip batter into oil.  Fry to golden brown on one side, then turn and cook the other side.  Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.  Sprinkle with confectionery sugar while still warm.  Makes about 1 1/2 dozen fritters depending on size you make them.  Enjoy!
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  1. Jessica Armstrong says:

    Where can I get the Apple fritter recipe

  2. I’m eager to make the pumpkin fritt
    ers but I need to know if I can freeze them & if yes do they loose the taste/flavor. Thanks so much.

  3. These look delicious; however, my son has a severe milk allergy. Do you think I can substitute soy milk for the buttermilk?

  4. I tried the Pineapple Fritters and they were sooo good !!! My daughter and I both loved them . I think I ate most of them though. HAHA . They were so easy to make. I can’t wait to try the other recipes out !!!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Shelia! Happy you all enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for letting me know.Have a great weekend.

  5. Dawn O'Leary says:

    could I use canned pumpkin?

  6. I just made these. They seemed to get almost burnt on the outside and still not done on the inside of the fritter. I followed the receipt, but they didn’t come out like I wanted, am I doing something wrong. They have a good flavor by the way. Please help!!

  7. Yummy,Pumpkin and apple soeof my of my favorite things . I can’t wait for fall recipes every year . Thank you for your great “Southern lady cooks”

  8. I LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Linda Raser says:

    I love anything pumpkin and apple. I will definitely make these and the apple fritters recipe you posted earlier. I love anything southern flared as everything is always sooo good. Love your recipes, Thanks for another great one. Keep em’ coming! The holidays are almost here!

  10. Okay, so I’m originally from North Carolina, but I live now in Jerusalem, Israel. These Pumpkin Fritters will be perfect for celebrating Hanukkah this year. The “rule” is that whatever you serve must be cooked in oil, and we usually make “sofgani’ot” (donuts) and “latkes” (potato pancakes), but there is no rule that says I can’t make Pumpkin Fritters! So, I’ll do it and try to let you know how they turn out and what people say as we light the Hanukkiah and munch on Pumpkin Fritters…

  11. Okay, so I’m originally from North Carolina, but I live now in Jerusalem, Israel. These will be PERFECT for celebrating Hanukkah! The idea is to make things that are cooked in oil. Usually, we make donuts and potato pancakes, but there’s no rule that says I can’t make pumpkin fritters. I’ll try to remember to let you know how they turn out and what people say!

  12. Just made these tonight and they were AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  13. Jim Voorhies says:

    These sound really good and am gonna try them. Maybe add JELL-O Pumpkin Spice pie filling as a filler after cooling?? Also drizzle white icing instead or with confectioners for real decadence!

  14. I love pumpkin! Thank you for a new way to enjoy it 🙂 I never thought about fritters!

  15. Sounds good, and I’m glad the other comment mentioned apple fritters. I’m in apple overload at the moment.

  16. looks so good. will try this one! thanks for sharing!

  17. These look good. I’m not a big pumpkin fan…do you think mashed sweet potato will work instead?

  18. Do you think we could add a filling to these?

  19. Oh yummmmmmm these will be great for the Holidays!

  20. Do love your recipes and anything frittered. I plan to make these soon
    and the apple fritter recipe you recently posted. Thanks and we
    will enjoy.

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