Pumpkin Fritters

Sunday, November 6, 2011
There is nothing better with the onset of fall other than making pumpkin recipes, and we have so many wonderful recipes in our collection, but pumpkin fritters are made the most all season!

These little fried pumpkin fritters will grab you just by the aroma of the seasonal spices while frying and it's an immediate addiction to all pumpkin lovers.

Little bundles of moist pumpkin spice fritters rolled in cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar while still warm makes these melt in your mouth a perfect bite.

We just can't get enough of these litte fried gems, they are sure to win a pumpkin lovers heart.

Just in case you are an apple lover, try our Apple Fried Donut Holes also, they are fantastic!

Scroll down to our recipe card for this easily printable recipe for fried pumpkin mini heaven fritters.

Mini Fritter Donuts

If you're a pumpkin fan and love donuts, these little mini-fried fritters are going to be your new favorite recipe.

The kids go crazy waiting for pumpkin season just to get a big plate of these and they are perfect for on-the-go breakfast, lunch box treats and snacking on.

Add some Homemade Apple Cider and you have a home run fall comforting dessert.

If you want to try making your own puree use a sugar pie pumpkin and try our Slow Cooker Pumpkin Puree easy recipe!

More Recipes We Love

Corn Fritter Donuts
Baked Blueberry Crumb Donuts
Baked Pecan Pumpkin Donuts
Baked Vanilla Donuts with White Ganache
Baked Dark Chocolate Donuts


  1. do not overbeat the batter
  2. fold in the puree
  3. use fresh puree not pie filling
  4. make sure the oil is hot before frying
  5. for uniform fritters use a melon ball scoop or ice cream sized scoop
  6. roll in powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar
  7. add cinnamon to the powdered sugar for a snowy fall look and taste or other spices like cloves, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Seasonal spices, pumpkin, apples, and cooler weather always makes me want to make pumpkin fritters or any pumpkin recipes.

The fall and chill in the air is the perfect time to get that oven going and bake some favorite made from scratch muffins and quick breads.

These fritters will be a great collection and if you love muffins make sure you try our Moist Pumpkin Muffin recipe.

Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin Fritters
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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 4 MinTotal time: 9 Min
This is a tiny mini donut called a fritter made with pumpkin puree. These pumpkin fritters are the perfect kickoff for fall and a delicious little fried cake bite rolled in powdered or cinnamon sugar.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ginger and nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • oil for frying around 3 cups of vegetable oil or canola
  • Garnish: cinnamon and sugar mixture or powdered sugar


  1. Heat the oil in a large deep saucepan to be around 2 inches deep on medium-low heat ( it's number 3 on my dial).
  2. In a large bowl first beat the eggs with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, vanilla, and butter.
  3. Add all the rest of the dry ingredients (flour and baking powder) then slowly add the buttermilk then fold in the puree.
  4. Drop into hot oil with either a tablespoon or a melon ball scoop.
  5. Cook on both sides until golden brown around 4 minutes total flipping once ( I take one out and test the middle with a toothpick to ensure the batter is cooked).
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Roll in powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar while warm and again when cooled.

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Mini Apple Donut

Baked Dark Chocolate

Baked Vanilla Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Donuts


  1. Dear Claudia, Is 8:01 am too early for pumpkin fritters? Oh these do look delish! Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday. Your friend, Catherine xoxo

  2. drool drool!!! This looks amazing and just the right fall sweet tooth touch to it. yummy

  3. Mmmm, bite size! These look mighty tasty.

  4. You didn't carve little faces in them! These sound good.

  5. Love seeing those fritters dancing in the oil. Imagining the joy of the first warm bite.

  6. I love all things donut and these little gems look tasty. They would not last very long around here-yum. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

  7. These sound like a great little holiday popper! What fun and I'll bet delicious!

  8. delicious looking fritters lovely way to use pumpkin

  9. How delectable! These might rival my apple fritters as a new favorite!

  10. Nice idea Claudia. Bet they taste as fabulous as they look too!

  11. I love this idea, Claudia! Simple and delicious.

  12. I made these the other day and they were fabulous just loved them!

  13. Oh yum! These little fritters sound so good with the pumpkin and those spices. Such wonderful flavors.

  14. Oh wow - these are the perfect party starters! Great to enjoy with your family and friends.

  15. I just loved these mini fritters and I love pumpkin any time of year! I may have eaten quite a few but I just couldn't stop!!

  16. Absolutely mouth-watering. Thanks for the delicious recipe!


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