Low Carb Cauliflower Fritters (Pancakes) With Cheese and Almond Flour

8 fritters
30 min

Learn how to make cauliflower pancakes, also known as cauliflower fritters. These low carb cauliflower fritters with cheese make an excellent savory breakfast or snack. They can also replace bread in a sandwich or be served as a side dish for a light lunch or dinner.

I’m always trying to add more vegetables to my diet. These keto cauliflower fritters are a delicious way to eat more veggies and make a low carb substitute for bread or crackers. They are delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner, so they are a versatile recipe to have in your recipe box.

I use cauliflower to make cauliflower pancakes, but you can also use broccoli or a combination of the two. It’s a great way to use up leftover vegetables. I make them for myself as a savory breakfast option or as a healthy low carb snack when I’m entertaining guests.

These vegetable fritters with almond flour make a great addition to a keto diet for a savory meal idea.

These low carb cauliflower fritters are easier to make than other vegetable fritters because cauliflower is low in water. If you use a vegetable with a higher water content, like zucchini, you’d have to dry the squash before making cauliflower fritters with cheese.

Here are some more tips to making perfect low carb cauliflower fritters:

  • Unlike a traditional pancake, you do not want a lot of batter. The cauliflower should not ooze out batter that spreads in the pan. Your low carb cauliflower fritters should be formed and hold their shape.
  • However, you will cook your healthy cauliflower pancakes similar to a regular pancake in that you need to cook it for a longer time on a lower heat. Do not cook on high because the outside will be browned before the inside cooks.
  • Be patient and allow the cauliflower fritters with cheese to cook completely on each side before you flip them.
  • Use only enough oil to cover the bottom of your pan or you risk having oily cauliflower fritters with cheese. Add more oil to the pan as needed.
  • These healthy cauliflower pancakes can be used in place of bread in a sandwich.
  • Replace the cauliflower in your keto cauliflower fritters recipe with broccoli if desired.
  • Cook large cauliflower fritters to make a low carb flat bread for a salad or sandwich.
  • You can substitute the mozzarella cheese in this recipe to make cauliflower cheddar fritters.

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Low Carb Cauliflower Fritters (Pancakes) With Cheese and Almond Flour
Recipe details
  • 8  fritters
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼-⅓ cup almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

Chop the cauliflower into small florets. Steam the cauliflower or boil it until it’s fork tender. You should be able to pierce it with a fork. Be careful not to cook too long or the cauliflower can get too watery.
Drain the cauliflower and let it cool so you can handle it. Then put it in a clean tea towel and squeeze to remove excess water. Set aside.
Beat the eggs in a medium sized bowl. Add smoked paprika, salt and ground pepper and stir well. Add cauliflower to the egg and spice mixture and use a potato masher to mash the cauliflower until it’s in small pieces.
Add ¼ cup almond flour and stir. It should look like a soft dough that holds its shape. Add 1 tablespoon of additional almond flour if needed.
Fold in shredded mozzarella cheese. Stir to combine.
Heat a skillet to medium. Drizzle with olive oil and cook the keto cauliflower fritters with cheese until browned. Flip and cook the other side until browned. Serve immediately.
  • If desired, you can substitute the mozzarella cheese with cheddar cheese for cauliflower cheddar fritters.
Rebecca D. Dillon
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