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    Savory Zucchini Waffle Fritters (gluten-free)

    Savory Zucchini Waffle Fritters made with simple ingredients for an easy paleo recipe!

    Savory Zucchini Waffle FrittersĀ made with simple ingredients for an easy paleo recipe!

    SAVORY WAFFLE FRITTERS! These are a gift from heaven you guys.

    As a self-proclaimed zucchini enthusiast, I pretty much make new zucchini recipes weekly. Anything from pancakes to truffles to smoothies, and of course the traditional ZOODLE!

    But recently, these waffle fritters have been my go-to. They remind me a fancy latke recipe (hint hint Mom, let’s make these for Hanukkah) and they are so easy to make! Plus I love how they pack in extra veggies and the ingredients are likely ones you have on hand.

    Besides zucchini, I also use Organic Girl Super Spinach in these fritters. I love using this mix from Organic Girl because it combines baby spinach, kale and bok choy all in one. It is super versatile and I like getting nutrients from all three greens at once (winning!). And Organic Girl does the handwork of washing produce for you (3x to be exact) so it saves you plenty of time when it comes to rapping everything! Definitely check out all of their delicious varieties and they are sold in so many retailers!

    These waffles are delicious paired with fried eggs and some hot sauce. You can also use them to make mini waffle sandwiches if you want to get real fancy šŸ˜‰



    Organic Girl Super Spinach



    Coconut aminos

    Garlic Powder

    Coconut flour

    Savory Zucchini Waffle Fritters made with simple ingredients for an easy paleo recipe!

    Savory Zucchini Waffle Fritters made with simple ingredients for an easy paleo recipe!Savory Zucchini Waffle Fritters made with simple ingredients for an easy paleo recipe!

    Savory Zucchini Waffle Fritters (gluten-free)

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 10 mins
    Total Time 15 mins
    Yields 8-10 small waffles


    • 2.5 cups shredded zucchini (grated on the largest hole of a box cheese grater)
    • 1/3 cup sweet onion
    • 1/4 cup Organic Girl Super Spinach, chopped
    • 1 egg, lightly beatened
    • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 cup coconut flour (have not tested other flours!)


    1. Heat waffle iron and cover with non-stick spray/grease well
    2. Combine and toss shredded zucchini, onion and spinach in a large bowl
    3. In another small bowl, whisk the egg, coconut aminos then pour mixture into zucchini mixture, and using your hands, spatula or wooden spoon, work the mixture until fully combined
    4. Add coconut flour on top and fold into the mixture until fully incorporated (if too liquidy add more coconut flour!)
    5. Using an ice cream scooper or spoon, add about ā…“ cup of the mixture onto hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown (For me this was medium heat and the time varies according to machine. Please avoid opening and closing the waffle iron too early or it will fall apart)
    6. Remove waffle once cooked and enjoy! Top with fried egg, add to a breakfast bowl, anything!
    7. *Store in fridge for 5 days or you can also freeze them for up to a month or two.


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    xx, Rach

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  • Reply Carly September 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    These look delicious! So excited to try but I don’t have a waffle maker. Do you think you could toss them on a pan as pancakes or would that not work as well? Thank you!

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    • Reply Rachel September 18, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      i’m not sure if it will work! if you try and it does, let me know!! xx

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  • Reply Leah Ashley September 18, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Oh me oh my!! These look and sound amazing!! I will have to whip up a batch this weekend, have tons of zucchini in the garden…love it!! Thank you for sharing, great site!

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  • Reply Abigail September 21, 2017 at 2:33 am

    I made these last night to have with dinner, they were easy to make and cooked really well. I toasted a couple this morning for my post work out fuel with a runny egg and some smoked salmon, seriously seriously good! Brilliant recipe, thanks!

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  • Reply liana randazzo October 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    ohmygoodness!! just made these and they came out delicious! definitely a weekly meal prep recipe! Thanks for sharing all your awesome recipes!

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  • Reply Savory Paleo Veggie Breakfast Waffles (vegetarian + gf) - rachLmansfield October 17, 2017 at 7:00 am

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  • Reply Ivana October 18, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Want to do this but what is coconut aminos and can J go without it?

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    • Reply Rachel October 18, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      it is like a soy sauce but gf and adds flavor. you can make without!

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