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Gluten-Free Carrot Fritters

Gluten-free carrot fritters are a light and colorful appetizer or vegetable side for your table this Spring. Requiring less than 10 ingredients and ready in under 15 minutes, they make a great week-night recipe. Gluten-free with dairy-free and vegan options. 

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 fritters
Calories 71 kcal
Author Megan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups carrots peeled and grated (from 3 large carrots)
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour blend your choice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 egg beaten (see notes for vegan version)
  • 1 tbsp oil I use avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt for serving
  • 1 lemon for serving
  • 2 tbsp green onions sliced, for serving

Instructions

  1. Grate carrots using either a box grater or a food processor. 

  2. Add carrots, green onions, garlic, gluten-free flour, salt, pepper, ground mustard and cumin to a bowl. Stir to combine.

  3. Add the egg or flax egg (see notes) to the bowl. Mix until you have a thick paste-like mixture. Form into 8 equal patties, about 2 inches wide each. Set aside. 

  4. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add tablespoon of avocado oil. Once the pan is hot, add half of the carrot fritters to the pan. 

  5. Cook until the bottom is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip over, and press the fritters down with the back of a spatula. Cook another 3 minutes or so, until golden and crispy. Set aside on a paper towl to drain grease. Repeat with remaining fritters.

  6. Top with greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt for dairy-free or vegan option), a squeeze of lemon juice and sliced green onions. 

Recipe Notes

**To make this recipe vegan, use a flax egg instead of a regular egg. To make, combine one tablespoon of ground flax meal with three tablespoons of water in a bowl and whisk to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes, until the mixture is thick and gel-like. Add it to the recipe when you would add the egg. Serve with coconut yogurt or other non-dairy yogurt instead of greek yogurt. 

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Carrot Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Potassium 146mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 108.4%
Vitamin C 12.2%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.