Gluten Free Zucchini Patties Recipe – Perfect for Kids!


I could have started this post by telling you all about how delicious these zucchini patties are. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, full of flavor, easy to mix up and cook, and totally gluten free (my husband’s words? “You could have fooled me!”)

Or, I can show you this picture, which is worth a thousand words.


Gluten Free Zucchini Patties

Ingredients (serves 2 adults and a preschooler)

2 zucchinis, grated fine, preferably with a food processor
1/2 red pepper, diced very small
1/2 cup almond flour
1 T coconut flour
1/2 cup Parmiggiano Reggiano (from raw milk!), or finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice – mozzarella works well here. Raw cheddar is fab, too.
2 eggs (pastured!), beaten
1/8 t each of garlic powder and onion powder (not salt)
Lots of pastured ghee for cooking


In a nut milk bag or cheesecloth, squeeze the shredded zucchini until most of the juice is gone. Seriously, squeeze that bag!

Dump the zucchini into a bowl, add the peppers, flours, and toss everything well. Add the cheeses, toss again, and add the eggs. Set aside.

In a large pan, melt a tablespoon of ghee. When hot, drop quarter cups of batter into the pan, and cover. Cook for about 3 minutes. Uncover, flip the patties if brown, and cook uncovered another 3 minutes or so.

You’ll have to keep an eye on the first batch, as your stove may cook things faster than mine. Once you know how long to cook them, making these will be a snap! Add more ghee with each batch, and don’t flip until browned so they stay in one piece.

Keep the patties in a warm oven while you cook the rest of the batter. Serve with unpasteurized sauerkraut and a green salad. Franklin loves these with no-GMO, no-Canola, no-crap, delicious mayonnaise.

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About Joanna Steven is an Amazon best-selling author, an attachment parenting mom to 2 boys, and a lover of food. Her mission is to inspire mothers and make their life easier so they feel nurtured, nourished, and better able to raise children in a peaceful way. She regularly updates her blog with delicious, wholesome recipes, and lifestyle tips for moms seeking to live motherhood to the fullest.

2 comments on “Gluten Free Zucchini Patties Recipe – Perfect for Kids!

  1. I was excited for this post but we avoid dairy and eggs when possible – I am disappointed that many of your recipes contain these ingredients since I found you via raw/vegan searches. Can you modify this one?

    • Hi Lori! I’ve never modified it, personally, so I’d be reluctant to give you options which may not work. I understand you avoid eggs and dairy, but I just want to say here… If you’re doing it for ethical reasons, there are ways to do it ethically. The eggs come from my backyard hens, who roam all day and are very happy — not everyone can have backyard hens, but Vital Farms sells in many stores and their hens get a huge amount of space each, and great food. As for the dairy, it’s more difficult, but also possible. I know how resource intensive making milk is, I’ve breastfed my first for 3 years, and I’m breastfeeding my 2nd now as well as a preemie in NICU (my friend’s baby). But if you can find dairy from farms that give the babies their fill, and take the extra for sale, I think it’s a good compromise for everyone. I guess I’m lucky to live on the West coast!

      I’m saying all this because you said you avoid these items “when possible” so maybe you do eat them sometimes? They are very nutritious and wonderful for growing bodies. We’re pretty much vegetarian, and my son derives lots of nutrition from them. They’re also nourishing for me, since I’ve been pregnant or breastfeeding non-stop since 2010. 🙂

      I recommend reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and the section on Animal Happiness vs Animal Cruelty. It forever changed my perspective on things!

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