These are so fast and easy to make, it’s perfect for a last-minute snack or side dish. It hardly takes any ingredients – just the broccoli, the vegan cheese, the egg binder (you can use flaxseed or chia seed mixed with warm water), your favorite spices and some flour. I used chickpea flour to keep the fritters gluten-free. We ate these as a side dish with some pasta with artichoke hearts for dinner.

Broccoli and Cheddar Fritters [Vegan]

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Calories

69

Serves

8

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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon egg replacer, mixed
  • 1 bunch broccoli with stalks
  • 1/2 cup vegan cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
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Preparation

  1. In a mug, mix your egg replacer and set aside. (For example, if using a flax seeds, mix 1 tablespoon ground flax with 3 tablespoons water. You'll only need a tsp of the final mixture).
  2. Steam the broccoli for a few minutes until fork-tender. Chop both the florets and the stalks into small pieces; you want the fritters to be chunky.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli pieces, egg replacer, and vegan cheese. Add the herbs and spices and mix well. Add up to 1/2 cup flour until the mixture feels like it will hold together.
  4. Heat about an inch of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Scoop up about 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture and put it in the pan. Don’t crowd the pan; only cook about 4 fritters at a time. Flatten the tops of the fritters gently with the back of a spoon or the spatula. Cook for 2-3 minutes until browned. Carefully flip and cook on the other side, about 1-2 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve hot.
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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 555 | Total Carbs: 76 g | Total Fat: 17 g | Total Protein: 29 g | Total Sodium: 1853 g | Total Sugar: 15 g Per Serving: Calories: 69 | Carbs: 10 g | Fat: 2 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 232 mg | Sugar: 2 g Calculation not including oil used for frying. Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.