Quinoa Zucchini Oats Fritters – Gluten Free

I really like to use quinoa in my family recipes, it’s so versatile and with such an unique texture. Quinoa is a seed, not a grain, so naturally gluten free. It’s a nutritious food for babies and kids, a lovely source of proteins.

Today I prepared some quinoa fritters adding zucchini + eggs + oats + parmesan and creating a super tasty combo that the whole family devoured.

The fritters are a lovely baby led feeding idea too, starting from 8 months.

Yes, you can bake them in the oven instead of cooking them in the pan 😉 they will not come out as crispy outside as using the pan, but they will be yummy too! I would suggest baking them in the oven 400F/180C for 20/25 min, flipping them on the other side once half way.

The quinoa fritters are a delicious leftover too: I warmed them up the following day for lunch and they didn’t change texture.

Quinoa Zucchini Oats Fritters – Gluten Free

Quinoa Zucchini Oats Fritters – Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated zucchini (4 zucchini)
  • 1 cup sweetcorn (200gr.)
  • 1 cup water (250ml.)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa (100gr.)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (50gr.)
  • 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (70gr.)

Instructions

  1. Rinse well the quinoa under running water to remove any debris.
  2. Combine water and quinoa in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes or following the cooking directions on the quinoa packaging.
  3. Remove from heat, fluff with fork and let cool down ten minutes
  4. Grate the zucchini finely and squeeze them with your hands to remove the extra water.
  5. In a large bowl add the zucchini, quinoa, egg, garlic, oregano, grated Parmesan cheese and rolled oats.
  6. Mix until thoroughly combined
  7. Place in the fridge to set for 30 min or more.
  8. Heat olive oil in a skillet, add one tablespoon of mix, flatten with a spoon/spatula to give a patti form.
  9. Cook 4 min, flip on the other side and cook for another 4 min until golden and crisp
  10. Serve warm
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