Delicious Gluten-Free Corn Cranberry Fritters Recipe

As a food blogger and nutritionist, I am excited to share with you my latest gluten-free and dairy-free recipe: Corn Cranberry Fritters! This delicious recipe is perfect for those who have gluten or dairy sensitivities, or for those who are simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional fritters.

Using fresh corn kernels, juicy cranberries, and a blend of gluten-free flours, these fritters will leave your taste buds happy and your body feeling good. With just the right amount of sweetness and crunchiness, they are perfect as a side dish or even as a snack on their own.

Plus, they are incredibly easy to make – all you need is a mixing bowl, some basic ingredients, and about 20 minutes of your time. And if you’re vegan, you can easily substitute the eggs with flax eggs or your preferred egg substitute.

So why settle for boring old cornbread when you can enjoy these delicious fritters? Give them a try and see for yourself how amazing they truly are!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Corn Cranberry Fritters
Gluten Free Corn Cranberry Fritters

You’ll absolutely fall in love with this Gluten-Free Corn Cranberry Fritters recipe! These little fritters are full of flavor and perfect for any time of day. Not only are they delicious, but they are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly.

What I love most about this recipe is the combination of corn and cranberries. The sweetness of the cranberries pairs perfectly with the savory corn kernels. The fritters have a slightly crunchy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior that will leave you wanting more.

With just a few simple ingredients like tapioca flour, potato starch, baking powder, xanthan gum, and fresh vegetables like shallot and zucchini, this recipe is easy to make at home. And let’s not forget about the healthy fat provided by olive oil!

The great thing about these fritters is that they can be served in many ways. Try them as a side dish next to some guacamole or hummus. Or make them the main attraction by pairing them with a fresh salad. They can even be enjoyed as a snack on their own.

Whether you’re new to gluten-free cooking or a seasoned pro, you’ll appreciate how easy these fritters are to make. The recipe comes together quickly and requires no fussing around with complicated techniques or exotic ingredients.

So give this Gluten-Free Corn Cranberry Fritters recipe a try today! Your friends and family will love them, and you’ll feel good knowing that you’ve served up something tasty and healthy.

Ingredient List

 Golden and crispy on the outside, sweet and juicy on the inside.
Golden and crispy on the outside, sweet and juicy on the inside.

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need for these delicious gluten-free corn and cranberry fritters.

  • 2 cups of fresh corn kernels
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup of cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup of tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup of potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup of milk (or dairy-free milk)
  • 5 tablespoons of dried cranberries
  • Olive oil for frying

Make sure to have all these ingredients at hand before starting to cook to ensure a seamless experience.

The Recipe How-To

 These fritters are made for fall - the perfect balance of corn and cranberry flavors.
These fritters are made for fall – the perfect balance of corn and cranberry flavors.

Now that we have gathered all the necessary ingredients to make our Gluten-Free Corn Cranberry Fritters, let’s get started with the recipe instructions.

Step 1: Prep your ingredients

First and foremost, we’ll need to prep all of our ingredients. This step includes dicing the shallot, rinsing and draining the corn kernels, and roughly chopping the cranberries. Make sure that all of your ingredients are ready to go before starting the cooking process.

Step 2: Mix together dry ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine tapioca flour, cornmeal, potato starch, xanthan gum, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Whisk well until evenly blended.

Step 3: Add wet ingredients

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together milk and eggs until fully combined. Slowly fold in the previously prepared dry mix until you form a thick batter-like consistency. Next, add in the diced shallot, drained corn kernels, and chopped cranberries. Fold again until everything is evenly incorporated.

Step 4: Form and cook fritters

Heat up some oil over medium heat in a non-stick pan. Once heated, use an ice cream scoop to form the fritters in uniform size batches on the pan. Each fritter should be about two tablespoons worth of mixture. Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes (or until golden brown) before flipping it over.

Step 5: Serve your warm fritters

Once cooked, transfer your fritters onto a paper towel-lined plate to remove any excess oil. Serve warm with guacamole or any dipping sauce of your choice.

Now that you know how easy it is to create these healthy and delicious Corn Cranberry Fritters, it’s time for you to gather up all the ingredients and get cooking!

Substitutions and Variations

 Fritters are the ultimate finger food, and these little bites of heaven are perfect for snacking and sharing.
Fritters are the ultimate finger food, and these little bites of heaven are perfect for snacking and sharing.

This recipe for gluten-free corn cranberry fritters provides a perfect base for a variety of substitutions and variations according to your liking. Here are some ideas to try:

– Vegetarian version: To make these fritters vegetarian, simply swap the eggs with flaxseeds mixed with water or a vegan egg replacement product.

– Dairy-free version: Use non-dairy milk and creamed corn instead of regular milk to make delicious dairy-free fritters.

– Sweetcorn Fritters: Swap the cranberries with fresh sweetcorn kernels to create scrumptious sweetcorn fritters instead.

– Vegetable Fritters: You can add grated carrot or zucchini to the batter to make savory vegetable fritters bursting with flavor.

– Mexican-style fritters: Add 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1 diced jalapeño pepper, and chopped cilantro leaves for a twist on the traditional corn fritter recipe.

– Cheese Fritters: Love cheese? Stir in shredded cheddar cheese for a heavenly cheesy fritter that will be loved by all.

– Gluten-Free Apple Fritters: To make gluten-free apple fritters, replace cranberries with diced apples and add cinnamon powder to the batter.

You can tailor this recipe to your taste buds and preferences as per your own creativity. These variations will give you more options suitable for any occasion you might think of.

Serving and Pairing

 Add a dollop of herbed yogurt on top for a tangy and refreshing twist.
Add a dollop of herbed yogurt on top for a tangy and refreshing twist.

These gluten-free corn cranberry fritters are a versatile dish that can be served in many different ways. They’re perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even as a snack or appetizer.

One delicious way to serve these fritters is with a dollop of guacamole on top, which adds a nice creaminess and flavor to the crunchy texture of the fritters. You can also pair them with salsa or sour cream, depending on your preference.

For a heartier meal, serve these fritters with a side salad or roasted vegetables. They go particularly well with sweet potato fries, which give a nod to their sweet and savory flavors.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try using these fritters as a bun for your burgers. Simply add your favorite burger patty, some cheese or avocado, and enjoy the unique crunch and texture they add to your meal.

For a sweeter take on these fritters, add some powdered sugar on top and serve them as a dessert. They pair well with fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries.

No matter how you choose to serve these gluten-free corn cranberry fritters, they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These gluten-free fritters are a healthy alternative to greasy potato chips or onion rings.
These gluten-free fritters are a healthy alternative to greasy potato chips or onion rings.

Making ahead and storing fritters can make mealtime preparation easier, and they can be reheated quickly for a hot breakfast or snack. These gluten-free corn cranberry fritters are great for meal prep, as they can hold well in the refrigerator for two days.

To make-ahead the fritters, follow the recipe instructions and cook them up until the point of frying. Instead of frying, place the uncooked fritters on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze them solid. Once frozen, transfer them into an airtight container and keep frozen until ready to bake.

When you’re ready to eat them, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake the frozen fritters on a greased baking sheet for 20 to 25 minutes or until they’re crispy on the outside and heated throughout. To reheat cooked fritters, place them in the oven at the same temperature as when first baked to restore their crunchiness.

Once reheated, these tasty treats can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or kept in the refrigerator for up to four days. You could also freeze any leftover fritters for up to three months.

Enjoy these delicious gluten-free corn cranberry fritters whenever you want a quick snack or an easy breakfast on a busy morning.

Tips for Perfect Results

 You won't even miss the dairy in these fritters, they're full of flavor and texture.
You won’t even miss the dairy in these fritters, they’re full of flavor and texture.

When it comes to making gluten-free corn cranberry fritters, there are a few tricks to achieve perfect results. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I have tried and tested this recipe several times, and I want to share my tips with you to make sure your fritters come out perfectly crispy and delicious every time. Here are some tips for perfect results:

Use the Right Flour Mixture

The flour mixture is the backbone of this recipe, so it’s crucial to use the right combination of gluten-free flours. You can use any gluten-free flour mix of your choice, but I recommend using tapioca flour and potato starch in combination with cornmeal for the best texture. Also, using xanthan gum helps bind the ingredients and gives the fritters a chewy texture.

Don’t Overmix the Batter

Once you combine all the ingredients, make sure not to over mix the batter. Overmixing can lead to dense and sticky fritters. Mix until all ingredients are combined, leaving no dry spots or lumps. Some small lumps are okay but try not to overdo it.

Fry at the Right Temperature

Frying at the right temperature is crucial for perfectly crispy fritters without being burnt or under-cooked. Heat your oil at medium-high heat and let it heat for a few minutes before adding the batter. To test if your oil is hot enough, add a small spoonful of batter. The batter should sizzle upon contact with hot oil but not smoke or burn.

Use Fresh Cranberries

Fresh cranberries add tanginess and juicy pops of flavor to these fritters, which makes them an interesting option than regular sweet apple fritters. Make sure to use fresh cranberries rather than dried ones for optimal taste.

Serve Them Hot

Fritters are best served hot as soon as they finish cooking. So try making only as much as you need if you want to enjoy that freshly fried crispiness. If you’re making them ahead of time and reheating, use an oven or air fryer preheated at 350°F for a few minutes rather than microwaving them.

With these tips, you’re now well-equipped to make the best gluten-free corn cranberry fritters every time. I hope this advice helps in your future kitchen endeavors. Happy cooking!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Gluten Free Corn Cranberry Fritters Recipe is a must-try for those in search of a tasty, healthy, and easy-to-make recipe. With ingredients like cornmeal, eggs, cranberries, and milk, these fritters boast an impressive combination of flavors that will leave you craving more.

Not only are they gluten-free and dairy-free, but this recipe is also vegan and can be customized to fit your dietary preferences easily. The substitutions and variations section of this article will surely help you make it your own.

These delicious fritters are perfect for an afternoon snack or as a side dish to any meal. They are easy to make and require minimal effort, making them ideal for busy weeknights.

With the tips for perfect results and FAQ sections included in this article, you’ll have all the information you need to ensure that your fritters come out perfectly every time.

In summary, this Gluten Free Corn Cranberry Fritters Recipe is the ultimate solution for people looking for a quick and nutritious meal that is both tasty and satisfying. So try it out today and enjoy the taste of healthy, gluten-free eating!

Gluten Free Corn Cranberry Fritters

Gluten Free Corn Cranberry Fritters Recipe

Fluffy on the inside crunchy on the outside. Use sweetened dried cranberries if you want something without the "tang". Best with maple syrup or (any sweet you prefer). Serve with sausage and eggs for a nice brunch or casual winter supper. Or tofu scramble for the vegetarian in you.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 22 fritters
Calories 73.9 kcal


  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups corn
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1. Chop shallots.
  • 2. Add all ingredients in a mixing bowl, adding xanthan gum and baking powder last. Don't overstir.
  • 3. Heat oilive oil in a large frypan.
  • 4. Drop by 2 TBSP per fritter and cook until browned on both sides.
  • 5. Serve warm with maple syrup, agave or honey.

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Serving: 664gCalories: 73.9kcalCarbohydrates: 7.7gProtein: 1.4gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 19.7mgSodium: 60.6mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 0.5g
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