Savory Beet Fritters (Vegan & Gluten-Free) for Virtual Vegan Potluck 2013

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These delicious appetizers can actually be eaten for breakfast, snack, or lunch. Don’t let the appearance fool you, these are not actually beet pancakes and I don’t really recommend eating them as such unless you make them thinner than the ones shown. Keep reading to learn why.

Savory Beet Patties (gluten free and vegan)

I am so excited for another Virtual Vegan Potluck! I love participating in this lovely vegan event and I always look forward to it. The first time I participated I created the delicious Strawberry Banana Bread. For my last VVP, I created an amazing gluten free Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Puddings (drools). Today, I am sharing something even more cool and this time not sweet – Savory Beet Patties which are not only vegan but also gluten free. These are not beet pancakes even though they appear as such!

So I thought they would come out as pancakes actually. That’s the reason why the photo styling looks like they are pancakes. I truly thought these would be pancake material. I know that’s not really “appetizer” material necessarily but there is no breakfast category in VVP so yeah.

Savory Beet Patties (gluten free and vegan)

I made these patties with the full intention of them coming out as pancakes. Took the pictures. I was pleased! (besides for one “pancake” burning.. lol oops. Make sure you don’t fry them for too long or they will turn black! haha)

Savory Beet Patties (gluten free and vegan)

Then I took a bite… and another. I tried it the way it was shown on the photos. And what did I realize? These are too dense and filling and thick to be considered pancakes. Absolutely not. So definitely do NOT try eating them three in a row like you would with a pancake.

Savory Beet Patties (gluten free and vegan)

The way I actually ended up eating them (and it was PERFECT) was like bread slices. I eat my sandwiches open-faced ALWAYS and I basically treated one of the beet patties as a bread slice. It worked wonderfully! So really the name shouldn’t even be Beet Patties, it should be Savory Beet Bread Slices? That just sounds weird though so let’s stay with “patties.” But now you know what to expect so yeah.

Flavor wise these were great! There wasn’t any prominent flavor popping out and they were relatively neutral but that could have been because I put quite a lot of nutritional yeast sauce on top and that might have masked the real flavor. Overall, it was a great recipe and I have full intention of making them again but in a larger batch and simply using it as gluten free vegan sandwich bread! WOOT!

Here’s the recipe for these Savory Beet Patties.


Mmm… I’m full. I actually literally made this recipe just a few hours before posting. I ended up topping two of the beet sandwich slices with some guacamole, mixed greens, and yellow pepper. It was delish! Gotta love simple vegan recipes!

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Questions for you:

  • What would YOU name this recipe?
  • Have you ever made a recipe thinking it will be something but came out to be something totally different? Good or bad. Let me know about it, I’m curious!

Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

 Shared on Slightly Indulgent, Two Cup Tuesday

Last Updated on March 29, 2019

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  1. Yummm. I was hoping someone would make some kind of beet fritters or pancakes, and these look great. I can’t get over the color! Great photos, too. 🙂

  2. Those look so awesome! I need a bite , or two, right now!! Great job Kammie ♥

  3. These look awesome! I Love everything in pancake form 🙂

  4. Love these beet fritters and hooray for another recipe thats both vegan AND gluten free! xx

  5. Wow! Those just pop off of the screen! So glad you were able to score some beets – – and I admire you for being cool enough to make a recipe at the last minute!

    PS thanks for your help!

  6. Wow, they look so good and so colourful. Thank you for the recipe.

  7. Well the pictures look great, and they sound delicious. I have just recently started making patties, and now I´m hooked 🙂

  8. Whatever you call them, they’re beautiful and look absolutely delicious!

  9. Lovely and GF too!
    Hmm how’ bout “sensual savory and vibrant Beet bread”?

  10. What a great colour, these look really delicious. I have bookmarked them to try!

  11. Look at that color! Wow. These look delightful Kammie, thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy VVP!

  12. those fritters look great! and a good idea to use them for sandwiches:)

  13. How pretty! And how amazingly tempting. These look delicious.

  14. Yesterday, I enjoyed lunch with friends at a non-vegan restaurant where I ate a salad and one of them ate a salad plus sweet potato fritters. I was so sad that I couldn’t have any…but your recipe makes me feel much better!

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  16. These look beautiful., they are almost like Indian beetroot “tikkis”.. am sure they taste great with bread.

  17. Wonderful recipe Kammie! I know exactly what you mean- you style a food on the expectation that it came out exactly how you pictured it would. It’s always a bit of a pain when it doesn’t! Even worse when it’s not worth posting and you put all that effort in! Clearly in your case though this was a happy mistake 🙂

  18. No matter what you’d like to call them, they look great! Love the vibrancy the beets add.

  19. I can’t believe that color!!! This looks totally like my kind of food. I am always making fast things that I can use as a base. I am thinking of trying hummus and lettuce on these. What do you think?

  20. Beets ARE awesome and these patties look incredible! Nice work!

  21. Love beets! These patties sounds amazing!

  22. Got to love beets! These patties/slices look absolutely delicious. 🙂

  23. Congratulations for such a great original idea! Beet fritters! We make many fried patties here in Greece (with zucchini, tomatos, garbanzo beans etc), but never seen one with beets! Thank you so much for sharing this Kammie!

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