keto broccoli fritters

Delectable keto broccoli fritters: a guilt-free indulgence

Keto Broccoli Fritters

Keto broccoli fritters are a low-carb, high-protein snack or meal option that fits perfectly into the ketogenic diet. Broccoli is a nutrient-rich, low-carbohydrate vegetable that provides fiber, while the eggs and cheese provide excellent protein. Using almond flour or bread instead of flour makes the fritters lower carb. This mixture is shaped into small patties or fritters and then fried in a keto-friendly fat like butter, olive oil or avocado oil. The result is a delicious, satisfying, and totally keto-approved vegetable fritter that can be eaten as a snack, or served for breakfast with eggs. Keto Broccoli Fritters are a great way to increase your vegetable intake, as long as you stay in ketosis.


What we need for keto broccoli fritters:-

  • 1 cup broccoli (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup rich cheese
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds (ground)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil for frying


For Keto broccoli fritters

  1. Boil broccoli in water on low flame for 3-4 minutes so that it becomes slightly soft. Then take it out, cool it and squeeze it well to remove excess water.
  2. Break the eggs into a medium sized bowl and beat them. Add rich cheese, flax seed powder, baking powder, salt and black pepper. Beat well with a fork to make a uniform mixture.
  3. Now add squeezed broccoli to this mixture and mix gently.
  4. Make about eight to ten equal sized fritters from this mixture. Give them a round or triangular shape with your hands.
  5. Pour the oil in a pan. Heat on medium flame.
  6. Drop the fritters into the hot oil one by one.
  7. Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  8. Once fried, take out the keto broccoli fritters on a plate and serve hot with green chutney.


Nutrition in Keto broccoli fritters(per fritter, makes 8 fritters):

  •  Calories: 87
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 141mg
  • Total Carbs: 3g
  •  Fiber: 1g
  •  Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 5g

Benefits of Keto Diet:

  •  Promotes fat loss and preserves muscle mass
  •  Reduces inflammation and improves metabolic health
  •  May help manage type 2 diabetes and other conditions

Benefits of Broccoli:

  • Broccoli is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and fiber. It is also rich in many essential minerals and antioxidants.
  • A chemical substance called sulforaphane is found in broccoli which has anti-cancer properties. It helps protect the DNA in cells from damage.
  • Folate and fiber present in broccoli are helpful in reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • Due to broccoli having low calories and more fiber, it helps in controlling weight.
  • The fiber present in broccoli helps in reducing insulin resistance and controlling sugar levels.
  •  Zinc and Vitamin C are found in broccoli which are helpful in maintaining vision.
  • Fiber-rich broccoli helps in keeping the digestive system healthy.
  • Gallic acid and indole-3-carbinol present in broccoli are helpful in removing toxic substances from the body.

FAQs related to Keto broccoli fritters:

Q: Can I use frozen broccoli?

A: Yes, you can use frozen broccoli florets. Just make sure to thaw and drain them well before processing.

Q: What can I use instead of almond flour?

A: You can substitute ground flaxseed, coconut flour, or pork rind crumbs in place of the almond flour.

Q: Can I bake these instead of frying?

A: Yes, you can bake the fritters at 400°F for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Q: Can other spices be added to these fritters?

A: Yes absolutely, to make these fritters even more delicious you can add garlic spices, ginger-garlic paste etc.

Q: How do they fare in terms of calories and macronutrients?

A: One serving (about 3-4 fritters) has about 150-200 calories, 4-6 grams of carbs, 12-16 grams of protein, and 12-15 grams of fat. These are suitable for a low carb and high fat and protein keto diet.

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Written by :-Amisha

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