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Quinoa Fritters

These Kid-Friendly Quinoa Fritters are made in my house at least once a week.  It is a recipe I play with often.  If I’m feeling a bit indulgent, I will often increase the cheese and flour to one cup and use five eggs instead of three. On the other hand, sometimes I skip the eggs and cheese altogether and use flax seed egg replacer. Play around with this and see what works for your family. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword quinoa fritters
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 193kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • cup gluten free flour blend if you aren't gluten free, use white whole wheat flour
  • cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 3 eggs
  • Coconut Oil for cooking


  • In a large bowl combine cooled quinoa with flour, cheese, onion, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  • Lightly beat eggs in a small bowl and add to quinoa mixture.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Form quinoa into balls or ovals and carefully add to hot oil. Cook for 3–5 minutes per side, or until a golden crust has formed. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve with ketchup or desired dipping sauce.


Serve with ketchup or desired dipping sauce.

Tips for Making Quinoa Fritters

  • When making quinoa fritters, one thing to keep in mind is that if they are sticking to the pan, the reason is typically that you are trying to flip them before they have cooked enough.   Make sure you are seeing browning edges on the underside before trying to flip them.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.9mg