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Vegan Amaranth Green Onion Fritters (GF)

Quick and easy vegan amaranth green onion fritters! Made with 4 ingredients (plus water, salt & pepper), they are a great gluten-free snack.

The amaranth recipes keep coming, so I hope that you are ready for an especially easy, delicious option: Green Onion Amaranth Fritters.

These are so simple to prepare and taste like an expensive tapas, but they are definitely last-minute weeknight fare.

I started with a basic amaranth porridge; I’ve mentioned in the past few posts that you can make amaranth ahead of time and keep it on hand for a wide variety of recipes. The cooked grains more closely resemble porridge than the individual grains you get from cooking quinoa and other similar grains, but that added moisture and stickiness can be worked to great advantage in recipes–such as this–because eggs and other binders are usually unnecessary.

In the case of these fritters, I only needed the following add-ins to make a stellar snack:

*almond meal (or flour)
*green onions
*baking soda
*salt
*a bit of oil or cooking spray for frying

This is the result:

Oh. My. Goodness. These are positively addictive! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and loaded with nutty, mild onion flavor. You can make and eat them for lunch or dinner, or make a batch for snacks (store them for several days, and enjoy cold or reheat).

These golden lovelies pack a wallop of great nutrition, including a generous amount of protein, fiber, and healthy fat from the almond meal. This is exactly the food I am craving as I get ready for my July marathon.

As (I hope) you can imagine, the possibilities for tinkering with different flavors and add-ins abounds. Happy eating everyone!

Yield: 20 small fritters

Vegan Amaranth Green Onion Fritters (GF)

Vegan Amaranth Green Onion Fritters (GF)

Quick and easy vegan amaranth green onion fritters! Made with 4 ingredients (plus water, salt & pepper), they are a great gluten-free snack.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked, cooled amaranth (see below)
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the 1 cup of cooked amaranth, almond flour, green onions, salt and baking soda until combined. The batter should be on the thick side. If not, add another tablespoon of almond flour.
  2. Heat a large griddle or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spritz with cooking spray or a bit of oil and scoop heaping tablespoons of the batter onto hot surface.
  3. Cook or 1-2 minutes until bubbles begin to appear on surface and bottoms are browned in spots (when lifted with a spatula). Flip over and cook for 1-2 minutes longer, Transfer to a cooling rack or eat immediately.
  4. Repeat with remaining batter.

Notes

To make the amaranth: In medium saucepan, over medium heat, toast 1/2 cup amaranth, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2.5 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 35 minutes or until very smooth and creamy and most of the liquid is absorbed. Cool. This will yield about 2 cups; use half (1 cup) for the fritters recipe.

Nutrition Information

Yield

5

Serving Size

4 fritters

Amount Per Serving Calories 87Total Fat 3.7gSaturated Fat 0.5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 179mgCarbohydrates 10.9gFiber 2.9gSugar 0.5gProtein 3.3g

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Lucy

Friday 9th of September 2022

Hi, I tried to make these, but they just disintegrated in the pan and went runny. What did I do wrong? Thanks!

Jen

Thursday 14th of October 2021

These were really great, served them to my toddler and he loved the texture. I made them again and added cilantro and corn - also turned out great!

Camilla

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Wonderful, Jen! I love visualizing your little one nibbling these :)

Mira

Thursday 7th of January 2021

WOW. IM SO HAPPY I FOUNDED YOUR SITE. ALL YOUR RECIPES R AMAZING. TOMORROW IM GOIMG TO START BAKE AND COOK. IM SO EXITED. THANK U SO MUCH FOR YUMMY RECIPES. ALL THE BEST IN NY.

Camilla

Thursday 14th of January 2021

Hi Mira! I am glad you found my site, too, welcome! HI back from Texas :)

Nicolien

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Oh my goodness. Made the recipe 3 times in a row because everybody just kept on eating. Also added some nutritional east and some black sesame seed and ground flaxseed to hype up nutritional value. Paired it with honey mustard sauce and sticky garlic soy sauce.

Camilla

Friday 4th of December 2020

Oh wow, you are making me very hungry Nicolien! Sounds heavenly! I need to make these again, soon :) So glad you enjoyed them :)

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