Zucchini fritters are a delicious and fun way to get more vegetables into your diet. I grew up eating all kinds of different vegetable fritters and now I’m raising my kids up enjoying them too. My kids love their vegetable “pancakes” and I’m happy they love eating them!
One of the things I love about zucchini is its mild flavor. I use them frequently as a pasta replacement. Just one cup of zucchini is just 36, contains copper, manganese, vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorous, B vitamins, and much more. Using zucchini is a great way to keep your calories low while punching up the nutrition you consume from real foods.
Traditionally, American Fritters are made with an egg, buttermilk, and wheat flour mixture. Well, mine are dairy free (if you use avocado oil), use gluten free oat flour, and can sub 2 flax eggs for chicken eggs. For this recipe you’ll use; 2 6-7 inch long zucchini, 1/3 cup oat flour, 1 scallion, 1 eggs (or two flax eggs), and a tsp of garlic salt.
First, you will use a cheese grater to shred your zucchini. Place on a couple paper towels or a cheese cloth and squeeze out the moisture. Place in a medium sized bowl. Mix in oat flour and garlic salt. Gel flax eggs or scrambled chicken egg, and add to the zucchini mixture. Using a fork mix well. Preheat your skillet on medium heat. Add butter or avocado oil, and coat pan evenly. Make flat patties the size of your palm and add to hot pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes each side, until lightly brown. Place on a plate until you’ve cooked all the patties. Serve warm.
- 2 zucchini
- 1 scallion
- 1/3 cup oat flour
- 1 eggs or 2 flax eggs
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- butter for cooking or avocado oil
- Using a cheese grater, shred your zucchini. Use a cheese cloth (or papertowels) to squeeze and remove excess water from the zucchini. Place in a medium sized bowl.
- Finely slice the scallion and add to zucchini.
- Prescramble egg and add to zucchini along with your oat flour and garlic salt. Mix well.
- Heat pan on medium. Once pan is hot, add cooking fat of choice and coat the pan.
- Using your hands, make thin palm size patties and place in hot pan. Flatten with your spatula.
- Cook each side for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook another 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
34 thoughts on “Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters”
I will 100% be making these in the near future using flax eggs! Love it!
I’m going to need to try these! I’m just now starting to cook GF meals. Thanks for sharing
I too am going to try these, as It sounds goods, had something similar made with cabage by some friends visiting from Japan. My grandson is ciliac and these sound tasty.
YUM, YUM, YUMMMMM! I’m already gluten-free (for the most part – I should be better), but I’ve just started a more strict paleo diet – replacing the bread and carbs in general is great, so these are right on the mark for me! Bookmarking!
Can I satisfactorily substitute other GF flours for the oat flour? Only I’m one of the 30-40% of celiac who can’t tolerate oats, either…
I mean, I know I can, obviously no-one is forcing me to use oat flour, but have you tested it with other flours successfully?
You could do 2 tbsp coconut flour as well. 🙂
Many thanks 🙂
2 tbsp instead of 1/3 cup? Is this the best for low carb cooking for a breakfast with no carbs?
You can try it. I used the least amount I could while they continued to stick together but you never know!
Mmmmm this recipe looks so delicious I want to try this and i will share with my friends!!
These look so good! I make a similar fritter with corn, but never tried it with just zucchini. I’ll have to try your recipe.
Wow these look amazing. I’ve never had anything like this.
So brilliant to use oat flour! I’ve never heard of zucchini fritters before…but these look so delicious 🙂 I’ll be planting extra zucchini in my garden this summer. Cheers, Mary Jane
Perfect! was looking for a simple recipe like this 🙂 I have a MILION Zucchinis! lol
Right?! I want to have plenty of ways to use up zucchini and these are delicious!
These look delicious – in fact I think I’m making them tonight. I cant eat any flour as all starch is out for me, but im sure it would work if I removed it entirely. Thanks for the inspiration
This looks like a great recipe! It’s can be tough to find gulten free oes.
Yes it can be. You can also use 2-3 tbsp of coconut flour.
These babies look awesome! I could see them pairing very well with eggs and chicken sausage!
I love these, they look delicious.
I love the sound of these! Definitely going to save for later… thanks!
Another great and healthy recipe. I will try this at home and it’s quick and easy too.
I love zucchini but I always make it the same boring way. Thanks for the inspiration! Looks yummy
wow great tip! Will have to try it out soon! 😀
These look great! I can’t wait to try this recipe.
Please let me know what you think!
I’m going to give this recipe to a friend of mine who is having issues with food allergies. She would love it!
I am always into healthy life style and this recipe makes it on my list. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe.
These sound absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try them 🙂
Never tried making one before but now with your recipe, i think I can already do it.
Thanks so much for sharing this. I’ve been looking for some easy gluten-free recipes; as my PCP suggested that I try a gluten-free diet.
You know, I’ve made zucchini many ways even the flowers, but never as a fritter. This is a healthy option that I will save to try 🙂 Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I will be making these as well. I’m vegetarian, and we have a dairy-intolerant nephew living with us currently, so I love that you included the optional modifications for this recipe. And I love fritters!
Sound delicious. Thinking to try these out this weekend at home.