Baked Vegan Zucchini Fritters a.k.a. If Zucchini Heaven Exists, This Is It!
If you love zucchini, you will love these fritters. They are crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside, and packed with flavor. They are also vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and easy to make. You only need a few ingredients and a baking sheet. No frying, no mess, no guilt. Just pure zucchini bliss.
These fritters are perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. You can serve them with your favorite dip, sauce, or salad. Or you can enjoy them plain, because they are that good. Trust me, once you try them, you will want to make them again and again.
How to make baked vegan zucchini fritters
To make these fritters, you will need:
Zucchini: You will need about 4 medium zucchini (or 2 large ones), grated and squeezed of excess water.
Chickpea flour: This is the main binder and also adds some protein and fiber to the fritters. You can find it in most health food stores or online.
Nutritional yeast: This adds a cheesy flavor and some extra nutrients to the fritters. You can also find it in health food stores or online.
Garlic: For some extra flavor and aroma.
Salt and pepper: To season the fritters.
Baking powder: To help the fritters rise and become fluffy.
To make the fritters, you simply mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Then you scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and shape it into a patty on a lined baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the mixture until you have about 16 fritters. Bake them in a preheated oven for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden and crisp.
How to serve baked vegan zucchini fritters
These fritters are delicious on their own, but you can also serve them with your favorite dip or sauce. Some of my favorites are:
Vegan sour cream: You can make your own by blending some silken tofu with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, and garlic powder.
Vegan tzatziki: You can make your own by mixing some vegan yogurt with grated cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt, and pepper.
Vegan ranch: You can make your own by blending some vegan mayo with almond milk, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, parsley, salt, and pepper.
Ketchup: A classic and simple option that never fails.
You can also serve these fritters with a fresh salad or some roasted vegetables for a complete meal. Or you can make them into sandwiches or wraps with some lettuce, tomato, onion, and avocado.
How to store and reheat baked vegan zucchini fritters
If you have any leftovers (which I doubt), you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat them, you can either microwave them for a few seconds or bake them in the oven at 180ÂC (350ÂF) for 10 minutes until warm and crisp.