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Far side view of a stack of five vegan broccoli fritters on a white plate with coconut cream

Broccoli Fritters

These Broccoli Fritters are easy to make with simple and healthy ingredients and ready to eat in 20 minutes. Crispy and delicious kid-friendly appetizers that are also gluten-free, Whole30, paleo, low carb and keto-friendly.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizers, broccoli fritters, kid-friendly snakcs, low carb snacks, vegan appetizers, vegan broccoli fritters, vegan snacks, veggie fritters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 fritters
Calories 78 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets , about 1 medium head (if you want o use frozen broccoli, be sure to thaw and squeeze dry first)
  • 2 flax eggs , (to make 1 flax egg mix 1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 2.5 tbsp water. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken - can also sub with chia eggs OR regular eggs, if not vegan
  • 1/2 cup superfine blanched almond flour
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast (sub with parmesan cheese if not dairy free / paleo / Whole30)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2.5 tbsp unsweeteened almond milk , can sub with any milk
  • 2 green onions , finely sliced
  • avocado oil or olive oil

OPTIONAL FOR SERVING:

  • lemon wedges, sour cream or your favorite sauce

Instructions

  1. PREPARE THE BROCCOLI:

    Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and steam or boil broccoli for 5 mins or until soft. Drain and allow to cool for a few minutes.

    Once cool, chop into small pieces with a knife, potato masher or place in a food processor. Place chopped broccoli in a bowl along with the other ingredients along with some black pepper and mix until combined. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  2. MAKE THE BROCCOLI PATTIES:

    Once cool, chop into small pieces or use a food processor. Place broccoli in a bowl along wIth the other ingredients along with some black pepper and mix until combined. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

    **If batter seems too soggy, add a little bit more almond flour. If batter seems too dry, add a little bit more liquid.

AIR FRYER FRITTERS:

  1. Spray air fryer basked with avocado oil spray or line with parchment paper cut to size to avoid sticking.

    Scoop 1.5 tablespoonfuls portions into THE air fryer basket, an inch apart. Press to flatten broccoli cakes and lightly spray with oil.

    Close air fryer and cook at 385F for 11-12 minutes (or until desired crispness), flipping and spraying halfway through.

    Transfer to plate and repeat with remaining batter.

    Serve warm or room temperature with lemon wedges, sour cream or your favorite sauce.

BAKED FRITTERS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

    Drop 1.5 tablespoon sized portions on baking sheet then gently press the batter to flatten. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, flip and bake for another 10 – 12 minutes.

    Remove from oven and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

    Serve warm or room temperature with lemon wedges, sour cream or your favorite sauce.

FRIED FRITTERS:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons avocado oil in a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Drop 1.5 tablespoon sized portions into the pan, then gently press the batter to flatten.

    Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.

    Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining batter.

    Serve warm or room temperature with lemon wedges, sour cream or your favorite sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Fritters
Amount Per Serving (1 fritter)
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.