Black Bean Fritters

If you are somewhat uneasy about eating vegetables, it might be difficult to find recipes that taste good and are healthy.

This recipe is nutritious and filling as well as delicious.

It’s easy to whip up any kind of fresh fritters within minutes after having a taste of this delicious dish!

How To Make Black Bean Fritters

Step 1

Assemble your ingredients!

In a food blender with a high-power processor, mix onions, and black beans, along with bell peppers.

Step 2

Mix the ingredients together to create an emulsified texture.

Transfer the mix to an empty bowl. Add the remaining ingredients.

Mix until well-combined and smooth.

Step 3

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Prepare a baking sheet by covering it using parchment.

Take 1/3 of the mix and spread it out on baking sheets. Make a fritter shape using the spoon’s back.

The fritters are baked for 20-25 mins with a gentle flip halfway through.

Step 4

Serve fritters with avocado mashed or salsa. Enjoy!

Black Bean Fritters

  • Yield: 6
  • Time to prepare: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes

The black bean fritters are an incredibly hearty, healthy, and nutritious dish that is best served with fresh Guacamole.


  • 15 oz. can of black beans washed and draining
  • 3 tablespoons of rolled Oats
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 cup of chopped bell peppers mixed (red, yellow, green)
  • 3 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt, pepper, and as desired
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon powdered paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  1. In a powerful food blender or processor, mix onion, black beans as well as bell peppers.
  2. Mix the ingredients for the texture of a chunky.
  3. Transfer the mix to the bowl. Add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix until well-combined and smooth.
  5. The oven should be heated to 375°F. Cover a baking sheet using parchment.
  6. Make a scoop of 1/3 of a cup of the mix and spread it out on the baking sheet. Form into a fritter using the help of your spoon.
  7. Bake fritters for between 20 and 25 minutes and gently flip them halfway through.
  8. Serve fritters with avocado mashed or salsa.

Black Beans Explained

Black beans are available in various shapes and sizes. They feature a satin black exterior and a white inner. Black beans are consumed across different cultures. They are bursting with delicious flavor and nutritional value.

black beans are soft smooth and mild. They don’t have a strong taste and that’s the reason they make a wonderful and nutritious ingredient to many meals. They generally absorb flavor from the herbs and spices that are included in a dish.

What Can You Substitute Black Beans With?

In the event of replacing beans with this recipe, you need to think about texture first. Black beans are very soft and almost smooth texture.

I would suggest that if you do decide to substitute for black beans, you should go to pinto beans, or the great northern bean since they’re very similar to each other in terms of texture.

Fritter Texture

Fritters are known for being fragile and difficult to handle without breaking. For some structure Try cooking the legumes in a skillet before cooking to dry them slightly.

The inclusion of oats in the recipe is an excellent way to add grains that will absorb moisture and help stabilize the fritter.

Make sure you mix the fritters until they are to the point of being fairly cohesive. They can be slightly chunky based on your preferences however, they shouldn’t be too big.

Baked Vs Fried

This recipe utilizes an oven in order to bake fritters. Personally, I like this method since I can cook more fritters in one go.

If you do decide to fry them in a pan, make sure that every fritter’s side gets enough time to cook in order to create a beautiful golden brown crust. It will also provide a delicious toasty flavor.

Can I Add Any Other Ingredients?

Absolutely! They are delicious because you can substitute different ingredients according to the flavor you would like to incorporate into the dish.

I sometimes like to add a few cooked walnuts to add a rich, taste of nutty. I also substitute the onion for scallions to give an extra fresh sharper, more pronounced flavor. A few fresh herbs such as cilantro, parsley, or dill can be an excellent idea.

If you’d like to spice things up, you can include one teaspoon of curry powder or spice mix such as Za’atar.

As for dishes, I prefer to serve my fritters made of black beans with salsa, guacamole or Greek yogurt, and some pesto.

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