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Recipe for Zucchini Fritters

This Recipe for Zucchini Fritters is guaranteed to get your family excited about eating more vegetables! Almost like a “dinner pancake”, these fritters are the perfect side dish for any meal of the day!

Enjoy this flavorful, savory Recipe for Zucchini Fritters while knowing you’re packing in a hefty dose of vegetables. Ready for the recipe? Keep reading!

recipe for zucchini fritters

What is a Zucchini Fritter?

Zucchini fritters are basically like savory little dinner pancakes, and are the perfect side dish! Of course you can also eat them for breakfast, brunch or snack. It’s the vegetable version of the potato latkes my mom always made for our family when I was growing up. While offering a unique flavor, they are just as delicious as my favorite latkes!

This Recipe for Zucchini Fritters is the perfect side dish to just about any protein, but I especially love them as a side dish to grilled salmon.

Recipe for Zucchini Fritters

These fritters only require 5 simple ingredients, and are free of many major allergens! Not only are they gluten and dairy-free, they’re also grain-free, and free of any refined-sugar.

Because zucchini is what makes up the bulk of this recipe, keeping the ingredients simple and clean was actually very easy! Like mentioned above, this Recipe for Zucchini Fritters is gluten and grain-free. Here’s how we did it! In order to make your Zucchini Fritters gluten free, you’re going to want to choose cassava flour as your flour. Because cassava flour is gluten-free and grain-free, this versatile flour is also considered paleo!

What is Cassava Flour?

Cassava flour is made from the yucca root, so it is basically a vegetable flour and a good source of vitamin C and fiber too! It is a great ingredient to use as an alternative to conventional whole grain flours such as whole wheat or spelt flour. In many recipes it can be substituted in a 1:1 ratio for whole wheat flour.

Cassava flour is also a great source of vitamin C (1/4 cup has almost 20% of your Daily Value), folate, magnesium, potassium and many additional nutrients. It offers a neutral flavor that is delicious in both savory and sweet recipes!

So whether you are gluten free / grain free or not, you may want to consider adding cassava flour to your clean food pantry staples. Our favorite brand is Otto’s. You can learn more here and buy it here.

You can learn more about the benefits of cassava flour here.

recipe for zucchini fritters

Want to try more recipes that use cassava flour? Try…

The BEST Gluten Free Tortilla Recipe: Not only are these The Best Gluten Free Tortillas, they’re also grain-free too! The ingredients are simple and only a few steps needed!

Gluten Free Brownies: Moist, chewy and SO delicious, these gluten and dairy free brownies are made with cassava flour. They are free of refined sugar.

Cinnamon Bun Recipe: Our nutritious and gluten free Cinnamon Bun Recipe is ooey-gooey, sweet and 100% delicious without refined sugar and dairy ingredients.

Top Em’ Off!

And finally, although not absolutely necessary, a dollop of my dairy free sour cream is the perfect topping for zucchini fritters!

Yes, it may seem like an extra hassle to go to the effort of making homemade sour cream, but unlike conventional sour cream, my version is incredibly nutrient-dense and therefore makes the zucchini fritters much more satiating. Click here to learn more about why we try to avoid dairy.

Once you make this sour cream, I can almost guarantee you’re going to want to put it on everything! In fact, if you add the sour cream (filled with protein-rich nuts), you may not even need to make an extra protein. You could just serve zucchini fritters with “sour cream” for dinner. Now that’s easy!

recipe for zucchini fritters

For those of you with food allergies and food sensitivities, it’s helpful to know this recipe meets the following dietary restrictions:

Grain Free Option (use cassava flour) / Gluten Free  (use cassava flour)/ Vegetarian/ Nut Free / Paleo-Friendly/ Bean Free/ Dairy Free


Recipe for Zucchini Fritters

This Recipe for Zucchini Fritters is like a “dinner pancake”. These fritters are the perfect side dish for any meal of the day! 

recipe for zucchini fritters
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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x



  1.  Begin by washing zucchini, and cutting off ends. Shred using either a hand-grater, or a food processor.
  2. Place shredded zucchini in a cheese cloth, and squeeze out all excess liquid,
  3. Combine shredded zucchini in a large bowl with thyme, eggs, cassava flour, and salt until thoroughly combined.
  4. Heat a thin layer of oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat.
  5. When the oil is hot, drop small pancake-size (about ¼ cup per fritter) dollops of the batter into the pan, taking care not to overcrowd.
  6. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bottom starts to brown. Flip and cook on both sides, then repeat until the batter is gone.
  7. Transfer cooked fritters to a plate lined with paper towels and keep warm by placing in the oven at the lowest temperature. Serve with dollop of dairy-free sour cream, and chopped chives on top. Enjoy!

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© 2024 clean cuisine Recipe by:

Madison Suttles

Madison is passionate about health, fitness, and Jesus. She has lived with autoimmune symptoms nearly her entire life, but was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2016. She shares her experience with Crohn's and living on a modified Specific Carbohydrate Diet as a resource to others on their health journeys.

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Thursday 13th of May 2021

Can we make these in an air fryer?

Madison Suttles

Thursday 13th of May 2021

Hi, Laura!

Great question! I have never tired making these in the air fryer before. The batter is runny before frying and would need a solid surface to rest on, so depending on what type of air fryer you plan on using, I think you would have a good chance of them turning out!

Let me know if you try it out, Madison

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