White Bean Fritters

Fritters or pancakes are a fantastic finger food for young children to develop the skills they need to feed themselves. They can be made from veggies or in this case, legumes, one of the plant-based proteins that are recommended to eat more often. Serve with a yogurt dip like our Dilly Dip if desired and a side of veggies.


12 child size portions
Preparation Time
15 minutes
Cooking Time
Common Allergens
Equipment List
Large bowl Spatula
Cutting board
Frying pan/griddle
1 can (398 mL)
white or cannellini beans, drained (or 32cups cooked beans)
1 cup
cooked quinoa (or substitute another cooked grain like oats, brown rice)
½ cup
packed spinach, diced
2 tsp
fresh rosemary, minced (or 1 tsp dried)
1 Tbsp
fresh parsley, minced (or 1 tsp dried)
½ tsp
¼ cup
corn flour (or substitute oat, rice, etc) 
1-3 Tbsp
olive oil

1.    In a large bowl, add all ingredients except the oil and mash well to combine. 
2.    Heat frying pan or griddle on medium low heat and add 1 Tbsp oil. Take large spoonfuls of batter and form into patties, placing 4 or 5 in pan so they are not touching. Use the spatula to help form the shape into discs.
3.    Cook on one side until golden, approximately 3-4 minutes, then flip over and cook the same on the other side. Remove to a plate and keep warm while you make the remaining patties. You may need to add the extra 1-2 Tbsps oil for the additional batches. Serve warm with dipping sauce if desired.

Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD

White Bean Fritters
White Bean Fritters