This is what you could call a golden oldie. I love the bright yellow hue that the pancake mixture has when you mix all the ingredients together. And the smell of the warm pumpkin spices could have you licking from the bowl. Again I was left with the issue of what to do with the abandoned piece of pumpkin I had left over from the first dish I made. And soon realised that I hadn’t made anything sweet with any of the gourds I had bought. I wasn’t in the mood for a cake, I wanted something really quick but could still fit into the dessert category. And then I remembered pumpkin fritters, made effectively the same way that banana fritters are made and served with a hearty savoury main meal or on its own with a dusting of cinnamon sugar. The key to this recipe is the roasting on the pumpkin. It really doesn’t take any more than 30 minutes and in the meantime you can get all the other ingredients ready so that all you have to do once the pumpkin has cooked and cooled down is mix and fry. One way to avoid the heavy use of sugar in the dish, is to substitute the sugar with half a ripe banana, that way you get the sweet and creaminess of the banana as well as its health benefits.
Caribbean Pumpkin Fritters
cinnamon sugar for dusting (cinnamon and icing sugar)