#GlutenFree Chickpea Fritters for #SundaySupper

Jun 9, 2013 by

I’ve had to look into so many things with regards to how we eat our food today. With all the various food sensitivities out there, it is so important to pay attention to foods that can cause illness to you or your loved ones. I have had to learn about  Gluten from a friend of mine who is sensitive to wheat products. I was not aware of Celiac Disease/Gluten Sensitivity before my friend shared her situation with me. I was more familiar with common food allergies/sensitivities like dairy, nuts and shellfish. Today’s #SundaySupper theme is all about meals prepared for either health or dietary restrictions. So whether it be Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Nut Free – we will have something to share with you today.

Our host this week is Bea from Not So Cheesy Kitchen. Bea’s blog is dedicated to sharing meals and information about a rare metabolic disorder called Classic Galactosemia. This particular disorder prevents the body from processing sugar galactose properly. Bea has been able to allow her family to thrive by preparing special meals that are free from galactose, with guidance from her metabolic clinic. Bea is a true champion! Having a restricted diet has its many challenges, but Bea manages it well and shares her recipes and experiences with us on her blog. Thank you , Bea! And Thank you for hosting this theme that is so close to your heart.

Today I am sharing with you a Gluten Free Fritter using Chickpeas, Scallions, and tomatoes. I really like fritters. There is something about them that I find so comforting. Perhaps it’s because my grandma used to make saltfish fritters for me, I’m not sure. They are so easy to make and such a practical snack. Everyone should be able to enjoy fritters of some kind. They can be served as a side dish or as a snack.


Chickpea Fritters #GlutenFree

#GlutenFree Chickpea Fritters for #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4


  • 1/2 Cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Quinoa Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 3 Large Scallions
  • 4 Campari Tomatoes
  • 1 2/3 Cups Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 Cups Chopped Spinach
  • Sunflower Oil or Olive Oil for frying


  1. In a medium bowl, sift flours, baking powder and salt. Add milk and eggs, whisk to make a smooth batter.
  2. Fold in the scallions, chickpeas, tomatoes and spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a large skillet, bring oil to medium high heat. Using a ladle, add about 3 tablespoons of the batter and cook in batches for about 3-5 minutes, then flipping until browned on the other side.
  4. Serve warmed on a bed of spinach (optional) with any creamy Gluten Free dip of choice.


I really enjoyed these chickpea fritters. It’s always great to know you can create more than just hummus with a can of chickpeas. Scallions bring a lovely flavour to the fritters and pair nicely with the Tomatoes. Any tomato will do, as long as you remove the seeds first. You only need about a cup of diced tomatoes.


Scallions, Tomatoes, Chickpeas


Chickpea Fritter Batter

#GlutenFree Chickpea Fritter Batter



I used this opportunity to use the Gluten-Free Flour that I had in my pantry. Instead of using a full cup the GF flour for this recipe, I went half and half with Quinoa Flour – another Gluten Free flour.


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Chickpea Fritters #GlutenFree

I also shredded a handful of spinach to give the fritters some added nutrition as well as a beautiful hint of green!

Chickpea Fritters #GlutenFree-10

#Gluten-Free Chickpea Fritters


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#Gluten-Free Chickpea Fritters


I’m very happy to have made a #GlutenFree dish for today’s #SundaySupper. Although I do not have a Gluten sensitivity, I will always try to make a variety of recipes that can assist other readers with special diets. Hope you enjoyed my recipe today. As always, check out the list of Recipes from the #SundaySupper group. Feel free to PIN and share your favourites on Facebook or Twitter!



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  • Dairy & Nut and Sugar Free Blueberry Tangerine Muffins by Vintage Kitchen
  • Dairy, Egg, Gluten, Nut, and Soy Free Homemade Mango Jam Recipe byMasala Herb

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  1. Oh wow these fritters look incredible. So full of flavours. I am going to definitely give these a try.
    Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite recently posted..Gluten Free Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Meatballs over Courgette Noodles #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. Wow Lyn, I might have these for lunch today! Really. I love fritters and anything with chickpeas, and yesterday bought some great scallions…so I´m digging this recipe, and it´s not 9am yet.
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen recently posted..Blueberry Tangerine Muffins – sugar and dairy free #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. Yea for fritters! I love them too. And chickpeas – what a great thing to make fritters with. Nice to see spinach in there too. Yummy!
    Renee recently posted..Farro and Fruit Salad for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. mhm your fritters remind me of a dish here, but I don’t know the name. I came across it while traveling by train and I remember that I was surprised how well chickpea works in fritters. I can’t wait to try your recipe Lyn. Enjoy your sunday. =D

  5. Love, love, love these! On my to do list for my little vegetarian! She will love this dish!
    Andrea {From the Bookshelf} recently posted..Fattoush Salad #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. Yum! This reminds me of pakora but I don’t believe pakoras have whole chickpeas – I love that this does!
    Amanda @ MarocMama recently posted..Gluten Free Ghriba for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. Bea

    Lyn – these look absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to try them – I love Fritters and have yet to make them at home. This is the perfect recipe and it is also dairy free :)

    Thank you so much for your kind words and explanation of Classic Galactosemia. I appreciate it so much! ~ Bea
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  8. Diana @GourmetDrizzles

    LOVE fritters, and this version is fantastic! So much fun also seeing the batter (wow, look at all those yummy ingredients in there!) Look forward to trying these.

  9. I love fritters, and these sound amazing! Think I’ll be whipping some up this week!
    Anne @ Webicurean recently posted..Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. When I first saw the title I thought felafel, this is so much different!
    Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) recently posted..Vegan and Gluten Free Apple Almond Butter Cookies for a “Free” #SundaySupperMy Profile

  11. I love fritters and I would love to try a chickpea one! Great recipe!
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers recently posted..Cantaloupe Strawberry and Coconut Gazpacho #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. Mmm. The fritters look so yummy and good for you! I love when that happens =)
    Thank you, for the recipe and the intro to quinoa flour =)

  13. It’s not easy photographing fritters but you did it so well! I haven’t seen quinoa flour before, though I can definitely get quinoa here. You reckon blending up some quinoa would produce the same result?
    Jayne recently posted..Packed Lunch #11: Celery Fried RiceMy Profile

  14. I ♡ fritters and hope I can find some of that flour here to try it!! Great recipe Lyn … love the variety and support you give to others.
    Nioka recently posted..RefocusMy Profile

  15. These look and sound gorgeous. I use ground chick pea flour, but I love that you used whole chickpeas !! I must make these !! Beautiful pics !
    Sunithi recently posted..Rustic Grain-Free Crunchy Almond Sesame Crackers #SundaySupperMy Profile

  16. Oh I love fritters and chickpeas are one of my favorites. These looks incredible. Great recipe!
    Family Foodie recently posted..Easy Recipes for Busy Families #WeekdaySupperMy Profile

  17. I have a weakness for fritters and fried chickpeas! Love this!
    Susan recently posted..Mustard Glazed Bacon and Kale Stuffed Mushrooms + A Saucy Mama Mustard #Giveaway!My Profile

  18. Liz

    I don’t think I’ve ever met a fritter I didn’t love. Your chick pea version looks marvelous!
    Liz recently posted..Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie plus an Albion Fit #GiveawayMy Profile

  19. Lyn, these are gorgeous photos! Your fritters look amazing, so crispy on the outside. I love fritters too. It’s great making a big batch, keeping them in the fridge and toasting one when I get hungry. I want to start baking gluten free but my pantry is already stuffed to the gills with flours, sugars, and other baking stuff. If I stock up on gluten free flours, I’ll have to keep it in my closet 😉
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked recently posted..Vegan Chocolate Loaf for a Free For All #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. I want to try these fritters with almond milk. Thanks, Lyn!
    Cindys Recipes and Writings recently posted..Chicken Sausage, Peppers and Couscous #WeekdaySupperMy Profile

  21. Your clicks made me hungry :) … So flavorful and easy to make, I can’t wait to try it!
    Muna Kenny recently posted..Baked Aloo Samosa – Low calorieMy Profile

  22. It looks so healthy to eat and the best thing is it’s glutten free :) I like the color of the dip, it looks yummy…
    darasi@ best diet plan recently posted..Anti Fungal Diet – Solutions for Yeast InfectionMy Profile

  23. Tried so many types of fritters but not this pretty one! They look insanely cute and the ingredients are sure-fire health agents :)

    Loved the use of chickpeas.
    I’ll be following your recipes from now on. You got me hooked!
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