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This Baked Garlic Herb Zucchini Fritters recipe is a vegetarian dish that is super tasty and so easy to make. They are the perfect snack and appetizer that’s a healthier alternative to the classic Zucchini Fritters recipe.

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Easy Garlic Herb Zucchini Fritters Recipe

I love how these baked Zucchini fritters turned out! I was a bit worried about them turning out a bit soggy but they turned out crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. They are the perfect kid-friendly snack and pairs well as a side dish with grilled steaks or chicken. Add them to lunch boxes or to your meal prep! Serve these zucchini fritters with your favorite dip. If you are looking for an easy homemade dressing or dip try this yogurt dip or try this Ranch Dressing!

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How to make Healthy Zucchini fritters

First, you need to shred the zucchini, add some salt to them and place it on paper towels for a few minutes to suck in all the excess water from the zucchini. Pat dry and squeeze a bit to retain any moisture from the zucchini.

Then add the fresh herbs, zucchini, garlic powder, salt, shredded cheese, parmesan cheese, eggs, and flour into a bowl. Stir to combine. Take a spoonful, roll into a ball, place on parchment paper, and pat down to make thinner.

Finally, pop in the oven and bake according to the directions below. Serve with your favorite healthy dip!

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Vegan Zucchini Fritters

These zucchini fritters are not vegan because they contain cheese and eggs. You can certainly make a vegan version if you are able to substitute the cheese with vegan cheese. As for the eggs you can replace the one egg with 1 tablespoon of flaxseed or they sell vegan egg replacers and just use one tablespoon. Follow the same directions below.

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What’s a good replacement for zucchini?

The highlight of this baked Zucchini fritters recipe is obviously the zucchini. If you don’t happen to either have them on hand or you don’t like zucchini you can make a few adjustments. First, I would say try its sister, the yellow squash. Another couple of options would be a mix of cauliflower and broccoli. This gives me an idea to make some cauliflower zucchini fritters soon. what do you think?

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4.81 from 21 votes

Baked Garlic Herb Zucchini Fritters

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
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Total: 35 minutes
garlic zucchini fritters
An easy to make zucchini snack recipe made with garlic, cheese, and fresh herbs like chives and dill


  • 2 medium Zucchini, shredded and pat dried (about 2 cups)
  • Cup Oat Flour
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3 Tbsp Chopped Chives
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Dill
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder


  • Preheat the oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and stir until well-combined. Take a spoonful of mixture and roll it into a small ball, pat down to make them thinner and then place it onto the baking sheet.
  • Repeat with the remaining mixture; you should have about 16 balls.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until brown and crispy. Serve with your favorite dip and enjoy!



  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
  • Zucchini has a lot of moisture. It is very important to allow the shredded zucchini to sit on a paper towel or collander to drain.
Serving size:
This recipe makes about 16 bites/fritters. Each serving consists of 4 bites or fritters


Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 15gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 799mgPotassium: 433mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 470IUVitamin C: 18.8mgCalcium: 172mgIron: 2.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
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  1. 4 stars
    An essential step would be to put some salt on the shredded zucchini and then extract the liquid from them, which they tend to leave quite a lot of it. Otherwise, the mixture swallows a lot of oat flour, which, after baking, leaves the middle humid and with a glue texture. I totally dislike the taste.

    1. Hi Irina.
      Sorry to hear that this recipe didn’t work for you. On the notes section, I did mention to make sure to wait for the water to drain from the zucchini. If you don’t like the almond flour maybe try the whole wheat.

  2. 5 stars
    AI great recipe,Rena….I would grated onions half cup,chopped up spinach…a tablespoon of cilantro…pepper…and add half cup of rice flour…a tablespoon of oil…adding the textures will be great…rice flour helps to make it crispy…the same batter can be shallow fried as small pancakes…serve with any of chutney….another choice would be to make the dip with plain yogurt a cup,some chopped cilantro…add a few lemon juice…a pinch of salt and sugar…mix up in the blender….giving the textures too. Indian cuisine makes a similar one with chickpea flour…….and deep fried. I prefer-shallow frying…its healthier..

  3. 5 stars
    I couldn’t wait to try these zuchini fritters and my instincts were right. This is delicious and to say it’s healthy even makes it better. I added some diced onions to mine and substituted cilantro for dill. It was worth the try❤