Pumpkin Packs a Punch for Senior Brain Health
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.