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a stack of vegan zucchini fritters topped with a dollop of vegan sour cream

Vegan Zucchini Fritters (Gluten-Free)

These easy, healthy Gluten-Free Vegan Zucchini Fritters are made with chickpea flour for added nutrition and depth. Packed with the perfect blend of spices, these delightful vegan fritters are beyond DELICIOUS, too!
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Course: Appetizers, Entrées, Sides
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 14 fritters
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 2 large 3 medium or 4 small zucchini, grated (about 4 cups)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt or pink salt
  • 1 cup chickpea garbanzo bean flour
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds or ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Grate zucchini into a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Using your hands, squeeze the zucchini and gently pour the excess liquid out of the bowl. Repeat until very little liquid remanins and the zucchini is starting to feel a bit dry.
  • Add remaining ingredients to bowl.
  • Stir vigorously until all is well combined.
  • Optionally, check the saltiness level and (being a vegan batter) salt to taste as needed.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat, lightly grease with olive oil.
  • Using wet hands or an ice cream scoop take about golf ball sized portions of batter and place in the pan. Flatten slightly with a spatula. (I can usually cook 4-5 at a time.)
  • Cook until all is turning golden, usually about 3-5 minutes. Flip, and cook until golden. Set aside.
  • Repeat with all remaining batter.
  • Enjoy!


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Serving: 2fritters | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 614mg | Fiber: 1g
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