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healthy zucchini cakes on plate with microgreens

Healthy Zucchini Fritters (Gluten Free, Paleo)

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  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 fritters 1x


These healthy zucchini fritters are gluten free and paleo friendly.  They are perfect for breakfast or eaten as a side dish to any meal!


  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, lightly packed (115g)*
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour (75g)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil (for cooking)


  1. Combine zucchini, onion, garlic, basil and eggs in a medium-sized mixing bowl.  Whisk until well combined.
  2. Mix in cassava flour, salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat a frying pan on medium heat and add avocado oil.
  4. Once the pan is hot, shape the fritters and cook them on the frying pan.  To do this: use a large cookie scoop (2 tablespoons in size) to scoop the batter and then shape it into a small pancake using your hands.  Place the fritter on the frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  5. Cool slightly and serve.


*115 grams with water removed