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Spicy Pumpkin Fritters

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


about 3 dozen

Updated: Sep. 09, 2022
My husband is a lifelong veggie hater, but he tried these deep-fried pumpkin bites and fell in love. Serve them with chipotle mayo or ranch dressing. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Spicy Pumpkin Fritters Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Chipotle mayonnaise, optional


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first 6 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk eggs, pumpkin, milk and melted butter until blended. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  2. In a deep cast-iron skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry each side until golden brown, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm. If desired, serve with chipotle mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts

1 fritter: 50 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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