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Dipping a vegan pumpkin chickpea fritter into hummus

Easy Pumpkin Chickpea Fritters (Vegan + Gluten-free)

  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 10 small fritters


These easy and flavor-packed pumpkin chickpea fritters are gluten-free, super simple to make and require just 15 minutes.


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 kale leaf (with stem)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • Avocado oil, for cooking (or oil of choice)
  • 23 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Hummus, to serve * (see notes)


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the chickpea flour and spices until well-combined. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor add in celery and kale and process until finely chopped.
  3. Add the kale mixture along with the remaining ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until a thick batter forms.
  4. In a medium-sized pan on medium heat, add in a splash of avocado oil. Using a tablespoon sized spoon or cookie scooper, scoop the batter onto the pan and spread into 1/2 inch thick circles.
  5. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. These will cook quick so keep an eye out!
  6. Place cooked fritters on a paper towel-lined plate to cool.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and serve with hummus. Enjoy!


  • We watered down our hummus a bit to make it more of a loose dip/sauce as we prefer that texture with these fritters.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers & Sides
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: vegan, chickpea, fritters, fall, recipe, pumpkin, gluten-free