Baked Zucchini Fritters (Gluten Free) LG, VG

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Be sure and give these a try! Baked, not fried, gluten free, low glycemic, vegetarian and delicious. The coconut flour increases the protein and fiber content without adding gluten.  And since coconut flour acts like a sponge, it also helps to hold in the butter to increase flavors. The texture of these fritters are similar a quiche with a little bit of crunch on the surface.

Begin with draining your shredded zucchini. (That’s 1/3 cup of liquid in that bowl.)

Zucchini Fritters 1

Combine remaining ingredients.

Zucchini Fritter 2Scoop onto cookie sheet.

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Pat down a little bit.

Zucchini Fritters 6Bake and enjoy!

Zucchini Fritters 8These reheat well in a frying pan with a little oil or butter. I haven’t tried them as a burger substitute, but they might be good.

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Baked Zucchini Fritters

By Linda Hazen Published: August 13, 2013

  • Yield: 6 fritters (6 Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20-25 mins
  • Ready In: 40 mins

These fritters are filling enough to be a main course. Better yet, they are gluten free, low glycemic, a good source of vegetarian protein and baked rather than fried.



  1. Place shredded zucchini in a bowl and sprinkle with salt*. Stir; place in colander over bowl. Let sit about 10 minutes and then stir a bit more until liquid no longer drips. Discard liquid.
  2. Place zucchini in a medium bowl along with remaining ingredients and stir until combined. If mixture still has liquid, add 1 more teaspoon of coconut flour.
  3. Place a piece of parchment on a cookie sheet. Using a small measuring scoop (1/3 cup works well) scoop up mixture and place onto cookie sheet making 6 fritters. Gently pat each fritter to a thickness of about 3/8-1/2-inch.
  4. Bake at 375ºF for 20-25 minutes or until brown and cooked through. Serve immediately.

*The only ingredients we don’t count at Six Ingredients or Less are sprinkled salt and pepper, and cooking spray or whatever oil you use to coat your pan.

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3 Responses to “Baked Zucchini Fritters (Gluten Free) LG, VG”

  1. Cindy

    HI Linda, : )
    Do you think these would still be yummy without the cheese? Allergies. Would I need to substitute something for the cheese since it’s 3/4c ?

    • Linda Hazen

      Hi Cindy! Yes, I think they would be fine without the cheese, but you would need something for additional flavor. Definitely some salt or seasoned salt to make up for flavor. Chopped onion would be good too. Many vegetarians use nutritional yeast as a cheese substitute because it has a nutty flavor (plus it has many nutritional benefits). If you found that the fritters need a bit more binding a small amount of flax meal might be nice. When substituting, I wouldn’t use 3/4 cup, but rather 1-2 tablespoons depending on what you add. Are there other things you happen to use for a cheese substitute?

      • Cindy

        Thank you for the substitution ideas Linda, there’s a lot of zucchini hanging around my house these days. I am excited to try this recipe.
        I usually just forgo the cheese, too bad because I love it!


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