Pumpkin Fritters

Moving away from the traditional potato fritters, here is a lower-GI version using pumpkin. These are so light and fluffy that you'll almost mistake them for your breakfast pancakes!


500g pumpkin, steamed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons spelt flour
¼ teaspoon sea salt
cracked pepper to taste.
2 tablespoons coconut oil


Steam your pumpkin until it is soft enough to mash. Pat the pumpkin dry once it is finished steaming and then transfer into a bowl to mash.

Add your eggs, baking powder, flour, salt and pepper and mix so that it is well combined.

Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a pan on medium heat and then add 1.5-2 tablespoons of the mixture for each fritter. Allow it to cook for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and then carefully turn them over and cook for a further 3 minutes.

Once cooked, remove the fritters onto a plate with paper towel to allow some of the oil to be soaked and then serve.

Makes 10 fritters


Keren is the founder of Vital Assurance, and hopes to bring to you her passion for healthy eating and living.