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Stack of 5 Vegan Corn Fritters with vegan sour cream on top.
Vegan Corn Fritters (Baked or Fried!
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Crispy on the outside, moist and bursting with juicy summer corn kernels on the inside, these crave-worthy vegan corn fritters are easy to make and absolutely scrumptious!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 fritters
Calories: 98 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 3 cups fresh corn kernels, about 4 ears worth of corn (Note 1)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unflavored and unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup peanut oil, or as needed (for fried fritters only)
  • Jalapeño slices (optional)
  1. If you're planning on baking your fritters, preheat the oven to 400°F and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Stir the corn, flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Pour in the milk and stir, just until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

For Fried Fritters
  1. Generously coat the bottom of a medium nonstick skillet with the oil (about ⅛ inch deep) and place it over medium heat.

  2. Once the oil begins to shimmer, drop the batter into the skillet, using about ⅓ cup for each fritter. Optionally place a jalapeño slice or two on top of each fritter. Cook the fritters in batches, frying as many as you can at a time without crowding the skillet.

  3. Cook the fritters for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, carefully testing each one before flipping to make sure it's ready and will hold together.

  4. Transfer the cooked fritters to a paper towel-lined plate to drain while you cook the remaining ones, adding oil to the skillet as needed between batches.

  5. Serve.

For Baked Fritters
  1. Drop the batter by ⅓ cupfuls on the prepared baking sheets. Optionally place a jalapeño slice or two on top of each fritter.

  2. Bake the fritters until they appear solid, about 12 to 15 minutes. They will only darken slightly since they're being cooked without oil.

  3. Remove the baking sheets from the oven and place them on a cooling rack. Let the fritters cool for a few minutes before removing them from the baking sheets.

  4. Serve.

Recipe Notes
  1. Frozen corn can be substituted when fresh isn't in season. Thaw it before you begin making the recipe.
  2. Nutrition information is approximate for fried fritters. Baked fritters will have about 58 calories, 0.6 grams of fat, and 0.1 grams saturated fat per fritter.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Corn Fritters (Baked or Fried!
Amount Per Serving (1 fritter)
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.1g8%
Saturated Fat 0.8g4%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 12.3g4%
Fiber 1.1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1.9g4%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.