Vegan Corn Fritters Recipe

Craving for some crispy yet healthy snacks in the evening? These crispy, crunchy, and easy vegan corn fritters are ridiculously tasty, which makes them perfect for any season at any hour of any day! 

 

Corn fritters are those things that can go well with anything, but when you serve them besides sauce or chutney, they taste even better. If you love crispy food or anything with corn, you will fall in love with these amazing fritters. They are very easy to prepare, and my family, especially kids, go crazy on them. 

 

These corn fritters do not require much oil, so don’t worry about extra calories. Anyone can make these amazing beauties if they follow these instructions.  I’ll share both baking and light frying methods below.

 

Corn fritters baked and fried in white plates

Sweet Corn Kernels Health Benefits

 

Sweet corn is one of the summer’s simplest and purest pleasures which is enjoyed by most of us. It’s a great snack for watching movies or attending activities. This delectable treat has some advantages. On the other hand, sweet corn is enjoyed by all ages, from children to adults, for its inherent sweetness.

 

Maize is another name for sweet corn. It’s a starchy snack that comes in the form of kernels on a cob encased in a husk. Sweet corn is ripe when the top silks become brown, and then it is the greatest moment to enjoy its benefits. Corn is typically yellow. It comes in various colors, including purple, blue, white, red, orange, and black. 

 

Here are some health benefits of sweet corn kernels:

 

Rich in Fiber

 

One of the advantages of sweet corn is its high fiber content. Dietary fiber is good for your general health and your digestive system. It may also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and bowel cancer.

 

In addition, fiber promotes fullness which makes you feel fuller and prevents you from eating too much. This maize advantage is also present when corn is used as part of a weight-loss regimen.

 

Fiber is abundant in sweet corn; for example, a 100g portion of sweet corn provides 2.7g of fiber.

 

Provides Better Heart Health

 

Fiber can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, which can help us prevent heart diseases. It’s also filling, so you will eat less corn, leading to a healthy weight decrease.

 

According to a study, persons who consume a lot of dietary fiber have a decreased risk of heart disease. Furthermore, individuals who ingested more fiber had a decreased risk of dying from heart disease.

 

Sweet corn has high fiber content, a good source of dietary fiber. Sweet corn might help you get more fiber in your diet. As a result, maize consumption may help to maintain your heart health.

 

Good Source of Antioxidant

 

The cells in your body are under a lot of stress. These threats vary from malnutrition to viral infection. Free radicals are another threat to be aware of as they can harm cells. They may potentially cause genetic material harm in large quantities. Free radicals can be produced by physical exertion, cigarette smoke, and air pollution. 

 

Free radicals in excess have been linked to a variety of ailments. Free radical damage can cause heart disease, cognitive decline, cancer, and even eyesight loss. As a result of those outcomes, our bodies must fight excessive radicals. We can also get rid of dangerous free radicals if we have enough antioxidants.

 

Prevents Diverticulitis

 

Diverticular illness is a common health problem. It refers to a group of ailments that might affect your digestive system. Diverticulitis is a kind of diverticular illness that is quite severe. 

 

As a result, it may cause unpleasant symptoms. Its consequences might cause long-term health problems. According to research, eating sweet corn can help prevent diverticulitis. 

 

Improves Eye Health

 

Damage to free radicals might result in blurry vision. It may potentially result in eyesight loss in severe circumstances. The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are found in sweet corn (yellow). Both are antioxidants that can aid in the fight against free radical damage. 

 

These are good for your eyes because they help prevent cataracts by reducing lens damage. According to a study, high blood levels of these carotenoids help to reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.

Ingredients for vegan corn fritters in white bowls

Ingredients for Vegan Corn Fritters

  • Sweet corn kernels: I have used sweet corn kernels for this recipe. You can use fresh, frozen, or canned sweet kernels, whatever you prefer. 
  • All-purpose gluten-free flour or rice flour: As a vegan, I have always preferred gluten-free flour to prepare my dishes. This flour is extremely healthy, and anyone can eat it without any worry. 
  • Nutritional yeast flakes: It is rich in nutrients, helps to hold the fritters together, and gives a crispy texture.  
  • Baking powder: It helps to add volume and lighten the texture of corn fritters. 
  • Cumin: Adds flavors to the corn fritters. 
  • Salt: To enhance the taste of ingredients! 
  • Cayenne pepper: If you are sensitive to spicy, you can always go for fewer spice options like black pepper. 
  • Water: ½ cup water is just what you need!
  • Garlic: It always gives amazing flavor to your dishes!

How To Bake Vegan Corn Fritters?

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line the baking sheet with oiled parchment paper.
  • Combine gluten-free flour, nutritional yeast flakes, baking powder, cumin, salt, and cayenne in a large bowl.
  • Stir in water (to form a thick batter like a pancake batter), spring onion, garlic, and corn.
  • Mix well and drop on prepared baking sheets. Brush or spray with oil. Bake for 30 minutes. Turning halfway!

How To Lightly Fry Vegan Corn Fritters

  • Combine gluten-free flour, nutritional yeast flakes, baking powder, cumin, salt, and cayenne in a large bowl.
  • Stir in water (to form a thick batter like a pancake batter), spring onion, garlic, and corn.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons spoonful of the batter to the skillet. Spread the batter into a round circle and cook for about 3 minutes. Flip the corn fritters and cook for another 3 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • Transfer the corn fritters to a plate that is lined with a paper towel and repeat cooking the remaining batter until the batter is used up. Add extra oil as needed. 

 

Why Do My Corn Fritters Fall Apart?

 

Mostly corn fritters fall apart if it’s stuck to the frying pan or baking sheet. Make sure you use enough oil and don’t flip too much. When you are cooking the fritter, avoid high flame or temperature and always cook at medium to low or medium heat settings.  

 

Why Are My Corn Fritters Soggy?

 

The most common issue for soggy corn fritters is using too much batter and using too much water while cooking. So here are some simple tips and tricks to prepare crispy corn fritters, 

 

  • Use fresh corn as they are drier. But if you don’t have available fresh corns, make sure you drain the frozen and canned ones well. 
  • Use little batter as possible to hold the corn. More batter means less crispy fritters. 

 

How to Store and Freeze Corn Fritters?

 

  • Keep the leftover corn fritter in the refrigerator for at least 3 to 4 days. You can enjoy them cold with some maple syrup on top or reheat them in the microwave or oven. 
  • You can completely freeze the corn fritters. To do that, let them cool completely before packing them in the air-tight container or sealed bag. It is ideal to use wax paper between each of the corn fritters to prevent them from sticking. The corn fritter will stay good for at least 4 to 5 months. 

 

Can I Reheat the Corn Fritters?

 

To reheat the corn fritters, put them in the baking sheet lined with parchment paper and start baking them at 400 °F (200 °C) for 10-15 minutes or until they are completely warm. Keep an eye on them when they are baking as you do not want them to be overcooked. 

 

Moreover, you can reheat them in the air fryer too! Simply put them in the basket and start cooking at 390 °F for 5-8 minutes or until they are crispy enough. 

 

Serving Suggestions

 

You can enjoy the dish as an appetizer, side meal, or even breakfast! They are full of flavors that you can eat as it is or dunk them in the dipping sauce. 

 

I have prepared my favorite cheese sauce and green onion dip for these. You can also have ranch dip, vegan sour cream, salsa, guacamole, hummus dip, gravy, or drizzle some maple syrup on top of them!  

 

Can I Fry Them on Stovetop? 

 

To prepare the corn fritters on the stovetop, get a large non-stick skillet over medium temperature for 2 minutes. When the skillet or nonstick pan is hot, add some oil. Take a large scoop of about 3 tbsp of batter and pour it into the pan. Gently press the batter to spread evenly. Cook the fritters for 2 to 4 minutes or until they are cooked and turn golden brown. 

Tips and Tricks to Prepare Corn Fritters

  • Avoid serving the corn fritters cold as they lose their crispy texture and become soggy. So, you can serve them as starters before serving the main meal or as a snack, whatever you prefer. 
  • Before you fry the corn fritters, make sure you prepare chutney or dipping sauce before. Generally, most of us make this mistake, making our fritters soggy and cold. 
  • When you are making the batter, make sure you use cold water. It will make the fritters crispy as they will not absorb that much oil, keeping them light and crispy.  

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Vegan Corn Fritters Recipe on a white pate

Vegan Corn Fritters Recipe

These delicious Vegan Corn Fritters are a delightful treat. They are baked crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. They are made with organic sweet corn, gluten-free all purpose flour, spring onions, and lots of flavors!
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Corn Fritters Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 74kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cups sweet corn kernels organic, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon garbanzo flour (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup water or more as needed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 spring onions chopped
  • Avocado oil for frying optional

Garnish Ideas

  • avocado chopped
  • cherry tomatoes
  • lime slices
  • eilantro leaves
  • spring onion chopped

Instructions

Method For Baking

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with oiled parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine gluten-free flour, nutritional yeast flakes, garbanzo flour, baking powder, cumin, salt and cayenne.
  • Stir in water (to form a thick batter like a pancake batter), spring onion, garlic, and corn.
  • Mix well and drop on prepared baking sheets. Brush or spray with oil. Bake for 30 minutes. turning halfway!

Method For Pan Frying

  • Combine gluten-free flour, nutritional yeast flakes, baking powder, cumin, salt, and cayenne in a large bowl.
  • Stir in water (to form a thick batter like a pancake batter), spring onion, garlic, and corn.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons spoonful of the batter to the skillet. Spread the batter into a round circle and cook for about 3 minutes. Flip the corn fritters and cook for another 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Transfer the corn fritters to a plate that is lined with a paper towel and repeat cooking the remaining batter until the batter is used up. Add extra oil as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg

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4 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    I tried this recipe as written, but fried the first batch. However, it was just too much corn kernels for my liking (I don’t eat corn much). So the next day I tried again with some variations. I pureed 3/4 of the corn with enough water for it to blend which left a remaining 1/4 of whole kernels for the fritters. I also doubled the seasonings, added chopped cilantro, and baked the second batch as mentioned in the recipe. I loved the second attempt!! I served them with a sauce using plain Greek yogurt (I’m pescatarian not vegan) seasoned with taco seasoning. The only thing I’ll change next time is reduce the cooking time from 30 minutes by just a few minutes. Thanks again, Michelle!

    1. Once I mixed in the pureed corn and other ingredients, I added enough water to the batter to get the correct consistency as suggested in the recipe (thick pancake batter).

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