Delicious Gluten-Free Zucchini Fritters Recipe

If you’re looking for an easy and healthy snack or side dish, look no further than these gluten-free zucchini fritters. Made with fresh zucchini, eggs, almond flour, and parmesan cheese, these fritters are not only delicious but also packed with nutritious ingredients. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know the importance of using clean and healthy ingredients that won’t compromise your health goals.

These fritters are the perfect way to sneak some veggies into your diet without sacrificing taste. The combination of the savory zucchini and parmesan cheese creates a bold and hearty flavor that will leave you wanting more. And if you’re worried about cooking time, don’t be! These fritters are incredibly easy to make and only require a handful of ingredients that can be found in any grocery store.

Whether you’re gluten-free or simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional fried foods, these zucchini fritters are sure to impress. So grab your cooking pan and let’s get started on this mouthwatering recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters
Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters

Are you searching for a new and exciting dish to add to your recipe book? Look no further than these gluten-free zucchini fritters! Packed with flavor and nutrients, these fritters are the perfect addition to any meal.

First and foremost, they’re gluten-free, which means you can enjoy them without worrying about any negative health effects. Plus, they’re made with only the best ingredients, like almond flour, sea salt, garlic powder, coconut oil, and shredded zucchini.

But what makes these fritters truly special is their versatility. They can be served as a savory side dish or even as a main course. And if you’re looking for some variation, there are plenty of substitutions and variations that can be made – from chickpea flour to feta cheese to vegan alternatives.

Not only are these fritters delicious – they’re also healthy. Zucchini is a great source of vitamins C and B6, making it an excellent option for those looking to boost their nutrient intake. Plus, the use of almond flour (rather than traditional wheat flour) ensures that these fritters are low in carbohydrates and high in protein.

In short, there’s so much to love about this recipe. With its emphasis on healthy gluten-free ingredients and its ability to adapt to different tastes and preferences, it’s the perfect dish for anyone seeking a fresh and flavorful addition to their cookbook.

Ingredient List

 Crispy golden fritters that will make your taste buds dance with joy
Crispy golden fritters that will make your taste buds dance with joy

Here’s everything you need to whip up these scrumptious Gluten-Free Zucchini Fritters:

Main Ingredients:

  • 2 large zucchinis, shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 1 shallot, grated
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups almond flour

Optional Ingredient Substitutes for Gluten-free Flour:

You can also use the following flour options if you want to replace almond flour with another type of gluten-free flour:

  • Chickpea flour
  • Oat flour
  • Rice flour
  • Coconut flour

Note: To make sure your fritters don’t turn out soggy or fall apart, it is important NOT to use regular wheat all-purpose flours. Stick to using gluten-free ingredients only.

Other Substitutions and Variations:

These delicious fritters are adaptable and you can switch out some of the ingredients that best suit your taste preferences. Here are a few options you might want to try:

  • Instead of Parmesan cheese, try feta cheese or grated cheddar.
  • For vegan zucchini corn fritters you can use vegan egg substitutes such as aquafaba.
  • Use low-fat ricotta in place of Parmesan cheese.
  • You can choose to add different herbs such as oregano or thyme for more savory zucchini fritters.

Now that we’ve covered the ingredients, let’s move on to the recipe!

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect gluten-free appetizer to impress your guests
The perfect gluten-free appetizer to impress your guests

Let’s start cooking! These gluten-free zucchini fritters are easy to make and require just a few simple steps. Here’s how you make them:

Ingredient Preparation

  1. First, shred two medium or three large zucchinis using a box grater or food processor. Then, place the shredded zucchini in a colander over a bowl and sprinkle with 1 tsp of salt. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to drain the excess water. Afterward, use a clean kitchen towel to squeeze out any remaining water from the zucchini.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the 2 cups of shredded zucchini, 2 eggs, ⅓ cup of grated Parmesan cheese, ½ cup of almond flour, 1 tsp of garlic powder, and 1 tsp of sea salt.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat up a non-stick pan over medium-high heat and melt down 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

  2. To make sure the fritters hold together well and don’t fall apart during cooking,use your hands to form about ¼ cup of batter into small patties before placing them in the pan.

  3. Cook each side for about 3-4 minutes or until they become golden brown in color, then flip gently using a spatula.

  4. Remove the fritters from the pan onto a plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oil and let cool before serving.

  5. Repeat this process until all the batter is used up.

Air Fryer Instructions

If you prefer or don’t have a stove-top burner available you can opt for using an air fryer instead of frying these fritters up in a pan:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.

  2. Grease your air fryer basket with non-stick spray.

  3. Using the same measurements and mixing process as in the stove-top instructions above, use a scoop or tablespoon to form balls that you drop into the air fryer.

  4. Cook for about 14 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time, until they become golden brown and crispy.

NOTE: If you have any leftover batter, store it in an airtight container in your fridge for up to two days for future use.

Substitutions and Variations

 Say hello to your new favorite summer snack: zucchini fritters
Say hello to your new favorite summer snack: zucchini fritters

Looking to shake up this zucchini fritters recipe with some substitutions or variations? Let’s explore a few ideas that will give your dish an added flair!

– Gluten-Free Flour: If you want to change up the type of gluten-free flour you use, you can substitute almond flour for chickpea flour or oat flour. The ratio should be 1:1.

– Vegan Option: For a vegan twist on this recipe, simply leave out the parmesan cheese and eggs. Instead, opt for vegan ingredients such as vegan cheese or grated carrots.

– Air Fryer Alternative: Want to cut down on oil use in your cooking? Try making these fritters in an air fryer instead. Coat the basket with coconut oil or another oil of your choice and arrange the fritters in a single layer. Cook them at 400°F for about 15 minutes or until crispy.

– Feta Fritters: Add some Mediterranean flavor by substituting parmesan cheese for feta cheese. Combine it with other ingredients such as dill and lemon juice to give your fritters that extra tangy taste.

– Potato Fritters: Want a hearty addition to your meal? Use shredded potatoes instead of zucchini. You’ll get that perfect crisp crust with the soft chewy interior that will be sure to impress!

With these tips and variations, you can create countless unique zucchini fritter recipes that are tailored to your liking! The best part? You can experiment without needing to worry about going off track from those healthy gluten-free ingredients!

Serving and Pairing

 These fritters are a quirky and delicious way to sneak in some veggies
These fritters are a quirky and delicious way to sneak in some veggies

Serving these gluten-free zucchini fritters is very straightforward. You can serve them as an appetizer, snack, or as a side dish to your main course. The savory taste and crispy texture of these fritters will make them a favorite among everyone.

Pair them with a fresh salad, baked sweet potato fries, or roasted vegetables to complete the meal. You can also enjoy them with some greek yogurt or tzatziki sauce for added flavor and creaminess.

For a vegetarian protein boost, you can serve them with a chickpea salad or top them with black beans and avocado.

If you prefer a vegan option, serve them with some vegan sour cream or aioli with a side of sliced vegetables or grilled tofu.

These versatile zucchini fritters are perfect for any occasion – from a simple afternoon snack to a crowd-pleasing party dish. They’re healthy, delicious and bound to satisfy everyone’s cravings.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Eat the rainbow with these colorful zucchini fritters
Eat the rainbow with these colorful zucchini fritters

Now that you’ve successfully made your gluten-free zucchini fritters, it’s important to know how to store them in order to get the most out of your recipe. Since these fritters contain eggs, it’s best to store them in the refrigerator. Keep your fritters stored in an air-tight container or wrapped in plastic wrap for up to five days.

If you’re short on time and looking to make these ahead of time, try preparing the batter up to a day ahead of time and store it in the fridge. This will allow you to quickly whip up some tasty zucchini fritters whenever you’re ready without having to start from scratch.

If you want that crispy texture we all love from freshly cooked fritters but don’t want the hassle of cooking them at the moment, try reheating your refrigerated or frozen zucchini fritters in a frying pan with a small amount of coconut oil in medium heat until both sides are golden brown and crispy.

Alternatively, you can reheat your crowd-loving savory zucchini fritters while preserving its crispy exterior by baking them in the oven. Simply preheat your oven to 375°F and place the fritters onto a lightly oiled baking tray. Allow them to cook for 10-15 minutes or until the inside is heated through and the outer layer is crispy once again.

And if you have leftovers, try mixing and matching flavors by combining your zucchini fritters with creative dips, salads, dressings or even crumbled over soups as toppings blowing yourself away with unexpected flavor combinations every time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Who said gluten-free had to be boring? These fritters are anything but
Who said gluten-free had to be boring? These fritters are anything but

Making gluten free zucchini fritters is fairly easy after you have mastered the recipe. However, there are a few pitfalls to avoid to make sure that they come out crispy, healthy and delectable every time. Here are some helpful tips to ensure perfect results.

Firstly, one of the most common reasons for fritters falling apart is the excess moisture content in the grated zucchini. Grated zucchini tend to release a lot of water when salted, which could cause your fritters to become soggy and fall apart. So what can we do? A good tip is to squeeze out as much water from the zucchini as possible before incorporating it into the batter. You can do this by placing the grated zucchini in a strainer, sprinkling with salt, letting them stand for 10 minutes, and then squeezing with a kitchen towel or cheesecloth.

Secondly, when making gluten-free fritters, using the right type of gluten-free flour is crucial. Chickpea flour, almond flour, gluten-free all-purpose flour or oat flour are great options to try out. These flours help hold your fritters together while keeping them light and crispy.

Thirdly, make sure you have enough eggs in your mixture since eggs act as a binder and help hold everything together. Using either two whole eggs or one egg plus one egg white will work well in this recipe.

Another essential factor is cooking time and temperature. Overcooking zucchini fritters could lead to dryness while undercooking can make them appear soggy inside. I suggest using medium-low heat when frying because high heat tends to burn the outside while leaving the insides uncooked.

Lastly, choose your oil wisely when frying your fritters. Using coconut oil adds an amazing flavor and aroma while providing numerous health benefits too! It has higher tolerant towards high heat making it perfect for frying.

With these simple tips, you can achieve perfect results every time you make gluten free zucchini fritters. So, go ahead and enjoy these delicious fritters with family and friends!


Before we wrap up this recipe article, let’s dive into some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about these delicious gluten-free zucchini fritters. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced chef, this section can help address some of your concerns and clear up any confusion so that you can prepare these fritters like a pro!

What can I use instead of flour in fritters?

Looking for a versatile and healthy option to add to your cooking? Look no further than chickpea flour! This nutrient-packed ingredient is great for making a variety of dishes, from fritters and veggie burgers to pancakes and waffles, or for thickening soups, curries, and sauces. Not only is chickpea flour lower in carbs and calories than regular flour, but it’s also packed with protein and fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied. So, ditch the regular flour and give chickpea flour a try!

Why do my zucchini fritters fall apart?

Have you ever encountered the problem of your zucchini fritters falling apart? Chances are that it could have been due to the batter being too moist or the fritters sticking to the skillet. In order to ensure that the fritters hold together, it is essential to dry the zucchini properly before preparing the batter. This allows for the binding agents to do their job effectively and hold the fritters together.

How do you keep fritters from falling apart?

When making fritters, it’s important to prevent them from sticking to the cooking pan and falling apart. To do this, ensure that you use an adequate amount of oil and avoid flipping them too soon or too often. Alternatively, you can use a non-stick cooking pan. Additionally, ensure that you don’t cook fritters at too high a temperature. Start by preheating the cooking pan and then set the heat to medium to medium-low.

Why are my fritters soggy in the middle?

When it comes to fritters, achieving the perfectly crispy exterior can be a challenge. Oftentimes, the main culprits for fritters becoming soggy are an excess of batter, particularly basic flour and egg batter like used in pancakes, and the ingredient being fried releasing too much moisture during cooking.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, these gluten-free zucchini fritters are the perfect addition to any meal. With their savory flavor and crispy exterior, they’re sure to become a family favorite. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also healthy and easy to make. By using gluten-free ingredients and almond flour, these fritters are a great option for those with dietary restrictions.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I strongly recommend that you give this recipe a try. Impress your family and friends with these easy-to-make, scrumptious zucchini fritters. And don’t forget to experiment with different variations and substitutions to suit your taste buds!

Whether you choose to serve them as an appetizer, a side dish or even as the main course, these fritters are sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. So go ahead and whip up your own batch of these fantastic zucchini fritters today – your taste buds will thank you!

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Appetizer/Side dish
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 4 fritters
Calories 140.4 kcal


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 eggs
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (for frying)


  • Grate zucchini and parmesan into a bowl.
  • add eggs, green onions, almond flour and season with salt.
  • Heat oil in skillet over medium heat waiting for pan to get hot.
  • Spoon mixture into pan and fry until golden brown, approx 2-3 min per side.
  • Serve with applesauce and/or sour cream.

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Serving: 143gCalories: 140.4kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 6.9gFat: 11.3gSaturated Fat: 7.8gCholesterol: 98.5mgSodium: 140.1mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 2.8g
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