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Vegan Zucchini Fritters

These gluten-free fritters are baked in the oven for an easy vegan side dish! They're packed with carrots and spinach for a healthy vegetable fritter with less oil and calories.
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword baked zucchini fritters, gluten-free zucchini fritters
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 fritters
Calories 84kcal
Author Cindy Gordon | Vegetarian Mamma


  • Food processor
  • Mixing bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet


Zucchini Fritter Ingredients

  • 2 zucchinis medium
  • 1 carrots medium
  • 1 ½ cups chickpea flour or all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed optional
  • 2 teaspoons ground sage
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar optional

Salsa Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • ½ jalapeño pepper
  • ½ red onion small
  • ¼ cup basil
  • 1 lime juiced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C).
  • Use a food processor to blend the carrots and zucchini briefly. Blending time will depend on your food processor and your chop size preference.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the blended zucchini and carrots with all other fritter ingredients. Mix well.
  • Make the fritters by rolling ¼ cup of zucchini mixture into a ball. Flatten ball with your hand on baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
  • Bake for 7 to 10 minutes until desired crispiness. Tops should be golden brown.
  • While the fritters bake, use a food processor to make the salsa. Add all ingredients and blend until your desired smoothness.
  • Place fritters on a place and cover with salsa to serve. Enjoy!



  • To make on the stovetop, use a little neutral oil and cook over medium heat. Gently flip after 5 to 6 minutes. 
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1412IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg