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Chickpea Pumpkin Fritters on a plate with a side salad.

Chickpea Pumpkin Fritters

Chickpea pumpkin fritters are a delicious and healthy fall recipe. They're made easily with canned pumpkin and chickpeas, a little kale, toasted sesame seeds, garlic, and some smoked paprika. Then the pumpkin patties are coated in panko and cooked in a pan until nice and crispy.


  • 1 14 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup minced kale
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¼ cups panko, gluten-free, if needed
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Lemon Mayo

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Start by making the mayonnaise. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
    ¼ cup mayonnaise, Zest from 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Add the chickpeas, kale, pumpkin puree, sesame seeds, almond flour, salt, paprika, garlic, and egg to your food processor and blend on high until mostly smooth.
    1 14 ounce can chickpeas, 1 cup minced kale, ½ cup canned pumpkin puree, ⅓ cup toasted sesame seeds, 2 tablespoons almond flour, 2 teaspoons sea salt, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 2 large garlic cloves, 1 large egg
  • Place the panko into a shallow bowl. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop the fritters and place them (one at a time) into the panko. Coat them well on all sides and form them into the shape of patties. They will be quite soft.
    1 ¼ cups panko
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin fritters and pan fry until golden, about 3-4 minutes per side, working in batches if needed. Lower the heat if the fritters are browning too quickly.
    ¼ cup olive oil
  • Serve the crispy pumpkin fritters with the lemon mayo for dipping.
Serving: 1 = 1 fritter, Calories: 223kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 854mg, Potassium: 213mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 3390IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 122mg, Iron: 3mg