Pumpkin Packs a Punch for Senior Brain Health

Pumpkin Fritter Recipe

Nothing screams fall like the rollout of pumpkin everything! These pumpkin fritters from the chefs at Asbury senior living communities start with a delicious pumpkin dough that is deep fried until golden brown then topped with melt-in-your mouth powdered sugar. They are the perfect treat to enjoy seasonal pumpkin flavors for breakfast, brunch, or a simple dessert.

And you’re getting all the benefits of pumpkin, a superfood that is loaded with fiber, packed with vitamin C and rich in beta-carotene and antioxidants that boost your immunity and help with brain health. Enjoy!


  • 2            cups all-purpose flour
  • 2            teaspoons double-acting baking powder
  • ½          teaspoon salt
  • 1            teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2            large eggs
  • 2            tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2            teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾          cup buttermilk
  • ¾          cup canned pumpkin
  • 1             cup oil


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 oil in a skillet until sizzling. 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 powdered sugar while still warm. Makes about 18 fritters.

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