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Vegan Butternut Squash Fritters





If you know me, you know I’m enamored with all things fritters. There is something that I’m just drawn to whether it be the name or the fact that you can have endless options with them. My favorite dishes are those that serve as a blank canvas, fritters are one of them and they are just SO EASY!!



Butternut squash has a natural sweetness and pairs perfectly with all things sage and cinnamon. It’s sadly one of those veggies that’s never around once winter is complete, and you just never see recipes. I personally love working with it as you can simply roast it, make a soup, make a sauce, and the list goes on. The hardest thing about this recipe, is simply grated the butternut squash! lol


Typically many of us opt for already peeled and chopped butternut squash. However, if you’re going to make a fritter, you have to break out the peeler and grater and work them arms lol. 




What’s fab about this dish, is just everything! It’s quick, easy, fun, festive, affordable, vegan, packs veggies, packs flavor, you can top with whatever you like, it’s perf for fall, perf for entertaining and can easily be made in bulk!!


If you love all things fritters or butternut squash, you have to give this recipe for vegan Butternut Squash Fritters a try!




Why this recipe is great: 


Perf for entertaining
Packs veggies and flavor 
Can easily be made in bulk 








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Vegan Butternut Squash Fritters

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  • Author: Eat Drink Shrink
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-10 fritters depending on size 1x


  • 3 1/2 tbsp vegan Follow Your Heart egg powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 medium size shallot, minced 
  • 1 tbsp sage, minced 
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced 
  • 5 cups grated butternut squash 
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • oil for frying


  1. In a small bowl combine the egg powder and almond milk. Whisk to remove clumps and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet add the shallots, sage, garlic, butter, and olive oil. Cook until fragrant, 3-5 minutes. 
  3. In a large bowl add the shallot mixture with the remaining ingredients. Add in the combined vegan egg mixture and combine with hands until you’re able to form patties. 
  4. In a large nonstick pan, add ¼ cup oil and heat over medium heat.
  5. When the oil is hot, add the cakes and cook them for about 2-4 minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy. *I like to add a little additional Panko to patties right before frying for even more texture! Once cooked, set on top of paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  6. Serve them immediately or place patties on sheet pan in a 300 degree oven to keep hot until you serve.
  7. Top with vegan yogurt and sage. You can make crispy sage, by simply frying the leaves for a few seconds. I chose fresh for aesthetics!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1









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  1. Can I substitute with a flax egg if I don’t have the Follow Your Heart brand?

    1. Gabrielle says:

      You can always try! With fritters I love to use a vegan egg replacer as I find it has more binding capabilities.

  2. I did. I also baked them instead of frying.
    Overall, underwhelming mush! I’ll take latkes any day:) Maybe I’ll stop experimenting w experiments. Thanks for the effort anyways. I’m sure Gabrielle has better recipes, just have to try another one.

    1. Gabrielle says:

      All my fritter recipes are fried that way you get texture on them, but you can bake them if that’s your preference. I would try frying next time, it just yields a better result!

    2. MJ Henderson says:

      You can’t bake a fritter and expect it to be a “fritter” by definition. You lose all the texture and crispness that way, which in my opinion is half the goodness of fritters.

      1. Gabrielle says:

        You typically pan fry a fritter, which is what I did with these. However, if you’re looking to reduce the oil content you could bake in the oven.

  3. These were delicious!!! I haven’t made them vegan, I added an egg and smaller amount of butternut. But with all the spices and the sage, it was absolutely beautiful! The kids liked them and gave a 5/5 stars! It’s a keeper! Thanx

    1. Gabrielle says:

      Love that! Kid approved is the golden seal! Thanks for sharing!

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