Kid Friendly Broccoli Fritters

Recipe by Kelsey Russell-Murray



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Serves 06

These fritters are crispy and delicious and are an amazing way to sneak extra veggies into kids...and adults! They are also a low-mess finger food option which is always appreciated. This vegetarian recipe would be a perfect side dish for brunch or dinner, as a snack on-the-go or as an appetizer. These fritters are quick and easy to pull together, and you probably have almost all of the ingredients already stocked. Antioxidant and prebiotic-fibre rich broccoli is combined with whole wheat flour, high omega-3 flax eggs, Dijon mustard and cheddar cheese and fried until crispy and delicious!


  1. 1

    Steam the broccoli. Add 2-3 inches of water to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Place a colander with broccoli into the steam bath and steam broccoli for 4-5 minutes, until tender but not mushy. Remove broccoli and chop into small pieces.

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    Prepare the flax eggs by whisking ground flax with water in a small bowl. Allow to sit for 5-minutes to thicken.

  3. 3

    Whisk the flax egg, milk, and mustard together in a large mixing bowl.

  4. 4

    Add the flour, cheese and broccoli and fold into the liquid mixture until well combined. Add additional milk if mixture is too dry. Mixture should be fairly wet.

  5. 5

    Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large fry pan over medium high heat.

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    Scoop ¼ cup portions of the mixture onto the fry pan and flatten with a spatula. Fry on each side for 2-3 minutes. Repeat process until all of the batter has been used, mix makes ~6 fritters.

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    Substitutions: Substitute ¼ - 1/3 cup nutritional yeast for cheddar cheese if dairy-free. Choose milk of your choice – cow’s milk, soy milk or unsweetened almond milk all work well! Use cooking oil of your choice. Substitute all purpose flour if that’s your preference or gluten-free flour to make this recipe celiac-friendly.

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