Easy To Make Eggless Pumpkin Fritters Recipe with Maple Glaze

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The Best Ever Eggless Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

So many pumpkin recipes contain dairy, egg, or nuts. As a mama to four littles with those allergies, it used to be an unscalable mountain filled with lots of disappointment. I’m not trying to be dramatic; food allergies are just no fun. But I’m learning how to work around it and I want to help you do that too, if you’re avoiding these foods as well. 

Fried pumpkin fritters usually contain a whole heap of foods that my kids can’t eat – particularly eggs, nuts and dairy. 

There aren’t that many recipes around for eggless pumpkin recipes, so I created a recipe that was both egg and dairy free. In fact, my eggless pumpkin fritters do not contain dairy, egg, or nuts. So they are great for a whole host of food allergies, and they are vegan, too!

Healthy Pumpkin Fritters

These fritters are a little like biscuits. The pumpkin flavor is subtle, and the sweetness is only hinted.

You will be adding sweetness to these after their frying experience. You can choose from a maple glaze (The maple glaze recipe is below), or you can sprinkle them with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, or you can cover them in powdered sugar. (Learn how to make your own here.) You can also add “butter” and jelly, which is my favorite choice.

What You Need For Making Egg Free Pumpkin Fritters

Here’s the equipment you need to make these fritters

  • Deep fryer – You don’t have to have a huge one. I Love the Presto because it the frying temperature is automatically maintained.
  • Biscuit Cutters – These have worked splendidly for me. I love the variety of sizes. These ones are great because they can be used for heaps of different recipes, like biscuits, crumpets, scones and even sugar cookies!
  • Rolling Pin – I find it easier to roll out my dough with a rolling pin before cutting so that you can get consistently sized fritters.

Ingredients For Eggless Pumpkin Fritters

  • Unbleached Flour + more for flouring –  I always use organic flour, but you can also use sprouted flour or plain flour.
  • Granulated sweetener – evaporated cane juicecoconut crystalsSucanat, pick your fave. You can often find these for much cheaper in the bulk bins at your local health or grocery store.
  • Palm shortening – Palm shortening is a good frying oil. Just make sure to choose sustainably sourced palm oil. It has a high smoke point, a clean taste, and it is healthy for you. Win/win/win. Don’t reject these biscuits because they are fried, not everything fried is bad for you! Using vegetable oils to fry is unhealthy, and especially hydrogenated oils . . . but palm oil and coconut oil are terrific frying oils.
  • Baking Powder –  will increase the volume and lighten the texture of your fritters
  • Cinnamon – For flavor
  • Vanilla Essence – vanilla makes everything better
  • Coconut Oil – Adds moisture to your batter
  • Pureed Pumpin – This recipe uses canned, but you could easily make your own by boiling pumpkin flesh with some vanilla and sugar.
  • Plant-based milk – We used homemade coconut milk, but you could use almond milk or soy milk. If dairy is not an issue for you, feel free to use cow’s milk. (here’s how to make your own coconut milk).

How To Make Eggless Pumpkin Fritters Step by Step

Making these fritters is pretty straight forward. There are no complications. And it’s completely worth it when you bite into one of these delicious crunchy pumpkin fritters with maple glaze.

1. GET PREPARED

Plug in – your deep fryer and allow it to heat up.

Combine – all dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add the coconut oil.

Fried Pumpkin Biscuits recipe - Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free pumpkin goodness.

Work the coconut oil into the mix with a pastry cutter. I use a pastry cutter that I bought on Amazon.

Fried Pumpkin Biscuits recipe - Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free pumpkin goodness.

Now

Now add in your milk. You might have to add more. . . this measurement worked perfectly for me but just see how it goes. Mix your dough well. I can’t imagine mixing biscuit dough without one of these.

You are going for a somewhat moist dough that pulls away from the edges of the bowl.

Fried Pumpkin Biscuits recipe - Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free pumpkin goodness.

Sprinkle your rolling space with several tablespoons flour; spread around to flour surface.

Fried Pumpkin Biscuits recipe - Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free pumpkin goodness.

Sprinkle a tablespoon flour on top of the dough and flip the dough over a few times to make sure it’s floured well enough not to stick to the countertop.

Fried Pumpkin Biscuits recipe - Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free pumpkin goodness.

Roll to 1/2″ thickness. Don’t be afraid to add more flour if you need more.

Fried Pumpkin Biscuits recipe - Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free pumpkin goodness.

Cut the dough with your biscuit cutters. I love cutting regular biscuits as well as donuts and donut holes.

Fried Pumpkin Biscuits recipe - Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free pumpkin goodness.

All your dough is cut, get ready to fry!

Fried Pumpkin Biscuits recipe - Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free pumpkin goodness.

Drop in as many biscuits as you can without crowding. 

Let them fry until they reach a light golden brown. 

The picture turned out lighter than the actual color, but you can see from the final pic the color you’re going for.

Fried Pumpkin Biscuits recipe - Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free pumpkin goodness.

Before you dive in and start eating, use this handy tool to spread maple glaze all over your pumpkin fritters.

If you don’t want to make the maple glaze, you can use straight maple syrup or even just some powdered sugar.

Maple Glaze Recipe

This simple maple glaze pairs perfectly with the simple pumpkin fritters. You can use it on just about any sweet or semi-sweet fritter. 

You could also use this glaze as a dipping sauce. 

Maple Glaze Ingredients

How to Make Maple Glaze

This maple glaze is so simple. You just mix everything together in a bowl until the sugar is melted. You may like to warm it up a little bit in the microwave in 15 second bursts.

Mix well and spread over your fried pumpkin biscuits. This handy tool really helps with the spreading.

You could also:

  • sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar right as soon as they come out of the fryer and are still wet (work quickly!)
  • sprinkle them with plain or powdered sugar
  • toss them in a bag of powdered sugar to coat
  • add dairy-free “butter” and jelly – my favorite
Fried Pumpkin Biscuits recipe - Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free pumpkin goodness.

Why yes, I do eat my pumpkin fritters in this strange manner. You should try it. 🙂

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Eggless Pumpkin Fritters with Maple Glaze


  • Author: It’s A Love/Love Thing
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Description

These homemade eggless pumpkin fritters are a delicious breakfast or brunch treat. They are dairy free and easier than you think to make at home.


Ingredients

Units Scale

Eggless Pumpkin Fritters

  • 4 cups unbleached flour + more for flouring rolling surface
  • 1/4 cup granulated sweetener
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 can pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice

Maple Glaze

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pin of salt

Instructions

Eggless Pumpkin Fritters

  1. Heat up your deep fryer
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add coconut oil.
  3. Work the coconut oil into the mix with a pastry cutter.
  4. Add in your milk. You might have to add more to keep your dough at a thick but workable consistency.
  5. Mix your dough well. You are going for a somewhat moist dough that pulls away from the edges of the bowl.
  6. Sprinkle your rolling space with several tablespoons flour; spread around to flour surface.
  7. Sprinkle a tablespoon flour on top of the dough and flip the dough over a few times to make sure it’s floured well enough not to stick to the countertop.
  8. Roll to 1/2″ thickness. Don’t be afraid to add more flour if you need more.
  9. Cut the dough with your biscuit cutters. 
  10. Drop in as many biscuits as you can into the fryer without crowding. Let them fry until they reach a light golden brown.
  11. Brush with maple glaze
  12. Enjoy

Maple Glaze

  1. Mix well and spread over your fried pumpkin biscuits.

Notes

  • sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar right as soon as they come out of the fryer and are still wet (work quickly!)
  • sprinkle them with plain or powdered sugar
  • toss them in a bag of powdered sugar to coat
  • add dairy-free “butter” and jelly – my favorite
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: eggless pumpkin fritters, egg free pumpkin fritters

What To Serve With Egg Free Pumpkin Fritters

The best thing to serve with these fritters is our simple Maple Glaze. Other things you might like to try is butter or coconut butter, powdered sugar, or honey.

Can I Use Gluten-Free Flour for These Pumpkin Fritters?

I haven’t tested this recipe with gluten-free flour, but I think it would work fine. Give it a go and leave a note in the comments!

How To Hack Pumpkin Fritters

The ways that you could hack this recipe for pumpkin fritters is endless. 

Eggless banana fritters – swap the pumpkin for mashed banana.

Egglass apple fritters – swap the pumpkin for homemade applesauce (just watch the liquid and add extra flour if needed).

If you like your pumpkin fritters to be sweeter, add some maple syrup to the original mix. If it gets too thin, add a little more flour.

To change up the flavor, add a tbsp of grated ginger and half a tsp of nutmeg to the dry ingredients. This will add an amazing Christmas flavor.

Can fritters be made in advance?

Yes, these fritters will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days, but they won’t maintain their delicious crunch. It’s definitely better to eat these pumpkin fritters fresh. 

What can I do with unused pumpkins?

Why not try this egg-free fritter recipe with unused pumpkins? 

Other Eggless recipes to try

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6 thoughts on “Easy To Make Eggless Pumpkin Fritters Recipe with Maple Glaze”

  1. These look delicious! I didn’t realize you were dealing with so many allergies until this post. Your recipes don’t seem to suffer one bit! My most recent recipe is dairy free, egg free, and nut free, so I think it would work for your kids too. Enjoy the rest of fall!

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