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Spanish Pumpkin Buñuelos

Spanish Pumpkin Buñuelos

Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 fritters
Calories 299 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 lbs butternut pumpkin 1/2 kilogram
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 100 grams
  • 1 tsp baking powder 5 grams
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 100 grams
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 1.5 grams
  • 2 cage-free organic eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon zest 3 grams
  • 1 cup sunflower oil 240 ml


  1. Cut the pumpkin in half, remove the seeds and peel the pumpkin, cut into small 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) pieces

  2. Add the pumpkin pieces into a baking tray lined with parchment paper, making sure they´re all in a single layer, add into a preheated oven, bake + broil option 210 C - 410 F

  3. After 25 minutes remove from the oven, you can always pierce the pumpkin pieces with a toothpick to make sure they´re fully cooked through, let them sit for a couple of minutes, then add into a tall plastic cylinder and using a handheld mixer, blend together until you form a puree, set aside

  4. Add 3/4 cup all-purpose flour into a large bowl, along with 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar and 1/4 tsp sea salt, mix the dry ingredients together, then make a well, add in 2 eggs and whisk the eggs, then mix everything together, add the pumpkin puree and mix together, then add in 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon zest and mix until you end up with a thick and creamy batter

  5. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1 cup sunflower oil

  6. After heating the oil for 8 minutes, start adding spoonfuls of the batter into the oil, making sure they´re all in a single layer and spaced out (cook in batches), cook for 60 to 90 seconds per side, or until golden fried and fully cooked through, transfer into a dish with paper towels

  7. Add 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar into a shallow bowl and coat the fritters in the sugar, serve warm or at room temperature, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Pumpkin Buñuelos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 4869IU97%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.