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Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli



  Hello & Happy Monday!




I don’t know about you, but there was a time when I rarely ate corn. Perhaps it stemmed from it being one of the the largest gmo crops next to soy, or the that it’s composition is mostly carbs with little nutritional value. For whatever reason, I just never ate it. Fast forward to the last 10 years, I discovered Cuban Corn and the rest was history lol. If you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend it.


What I love about corn, is that it brings a sweet flavor profile that’s perfect for savory. Combine that hint of sweet with a lil heat, and you have an amazing combination. I love jalapeño cornbread, jalapeño corn chowder, and of course, these Jalapeño Corn Fritters! I had made a similar recipe back in 2018, but I wanted to revisit this concept, put a modern spin on it and pair it with a staple sauce.. and the new vegan Fire Roasted Corn + Jalapeno Fritters with Chipotle Aioli were born!


Let’s talk fritters! If you’re not familiar with fritters, simply put, it’s just a bunch of ingredients that typically are held together with egg serving as the binder that can cater to any season. You can fill them with whatever you like from veggies to quinoa and they are just so quick and easy! That being said, if you have a bunch of random produce on it’s way out, a fritter may be a good solution!


What’s great about this recipe? Everything! It’s quick, easy, affordable, veggie packed, flavor packed, can easily be made in bulk, great for entertaining, packs heat, a hint of sweet, pairs perfectly with the sauce, you can use this effortless sauce for countless other dishes (I do), the fire roasted corn adds a hint of a smokey flavor, and they are just so good!



If you’re all about fire roasted corn or fritters, you have to try these new vegan Fire Roasted Corn + Jalapeño Fritters with Chipotle Aioli!







Why this recipe is great:



Minimal ingredients
Sweet with a hint of heat 
Great for entertaining
No egg needed
Perfect for any season!
Can easily be made in bulk

























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Vegan Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

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  • Author: Gabrielle
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8 1x


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  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup fine cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup non dairy milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen yellow corn kernels, defrosted
  • 1 cup frozen fire roasted corn kernels, defrosted
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed, minced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


Chipotle Aioli: 




  1. Make the batter: In a large bowl, mix together the flour, corn meal, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. Toss in the corn, chopped jalapeño and scallions. Toss and coat. Add the non dairy milk and stir until combined. The batter will be thick, this is ok!
  3. Cook the fritters: Heat 1/3 cup vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Form patties with the batter. You can make them whatever size or thickness you’d like. The flatter you get them, the faster they’ll cook. Cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Place on paper towels to absorb any residual oil and season with salt.
  4. Chipotle Aioli: In a small bowl combine the vegan mayo and adobo sauce. Whisk until smooth.
  5. To serve, garnish with the chipotle aioli, chopped cilantro, and a slice of lime.



You can use all fire roasted corn, but the color of the fritters may be a lil darker

You can also mix all the dry ingredients together, add in the almond milk, then fold in the jalapeños, corn, and scallions. You’ll have to press the into the batter as it’s very thick, but still works!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins






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  1. Hello
    These look delicious but in New Zealand we do not have frozen fire roasted corn kernels. Could you suggest how I can get this flavour with adding to corn kernels?

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