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Survivor/During Treatment, Fall |160 calories per serving|20 minute recipe

Farro Pumpkin Fritters

This content was last updated on August 14, 2020

Enjoy the flavor and texture of these delicious pumpkin fritters. They are rich in vitamin A and fiber, both of which support a healthy immune system. Farro offers a type of fiber to help regulate bowl movements, which is helpful for those with constipation. These fritters can also help if you are experiencing taste changes due to the flavor enhancing spices used in this recipe.


  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 3/4 cup cooked farro
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
Makes 4 servings (2 fritters each ). Per serving: 160 calories, 2 g total fat (.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 31 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein, 6 g dietary fiber, 340 mg sodium, 4 g sugar.


  1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except oil.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet at medium-high heat.
  3. Scoop ¼ cup portions into skillet, pressing down gently to form flat round shape; cook 4-5 minutes until edges start to brown and rise from pan. Flip and cook another 4-5 minutes or until browned on both sides.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • You may need additional flour when combining ingredients. Aim for brownie batter consistency.
  • For those experiencing weight loss and need a calorie boost you can make a dip using equal parts mayonnaise, plain Greek yogurt and blue cheese crumbles.

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