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5 Ingredient Cheddar and Broccoli Fritters

This Cheddar and Broccoli Fritters recipe has quickly become one of our go-to snack and easy dinner recipes. They come together so quickly, use only 5 ingredients and fill up little bellies fast. Enjoy them as is, with some tomato ketchup or sour cream. Low carb and easy to prep.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Anytime
Keyword: broccoli fritters
Servings: 9 cakes
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies

Equipment

  • saucepan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup riced broccoli (or broccoli chopped very finely)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 eggs (for vegan alternative: see notes)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil of choice (I use avocado, but olive oil or coconut oil work well too)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix the riced broccoli and cheese with the egg until coated.
  • Using a sieve, slowly add in the flour and the baking powder to the broccoli mixture, and gently combine.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat some cooking oil of choice (I used avocado oil) in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add a tablespoon to 1/4 cup of the mixture at a time (depending on how big you want the fritters).
  • Cook for about 3 minutes on one side, or until it's lightly browned, flip, and cook another 3 minutes, or until it's lightly browned. Remove and repeat for all the other broccoli fritters.
  • Serve immediately or allow to cool and then store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

These are best served right away, when they are hot. However, I have popped leftovers into the fridge for a day or two, and they have been just fine as little snacks.
To make this recipe suitable for vegans, replace the egg with a chia egg. Mix 1 tbsp of chia seeds with 3 tbsp water, stir and allow to sit for about 5 minutes. Once jelly-like then use it in place of an egg.
Batter too dry? If your eggs are on the smaller side you might end up with a batter that is a little dry. Just add some milk a tbsp at a time to loosen the batter up and it should cook up just fine.

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 0.4mg