Gluten Free Pea Fritters (vegan and nut free)

Which came first… the recipe or the blog?

I feel a little giggly and silly writing a pea fritters recipe for my blog that is called Pea Fritters! 3 whole years ago, I had a sudden light bulb moment over dinner. “I’m going to start a blog!” I declared! I had only ever read one other blog and had absolutely no idea how to even set up a blog. But after dinner, I looked up wordpress, and registered an account. But this little blog of mine needed a name…. I looked at my computer screen and the 10 different tabs I had open. One of them was for a recipe for pea fritters. “That’s it! Pea Fritters!” And so my blog was born! I never did make that recipe though and the 3 years passed and I happened to have some leftover chickpea flour from a camping trip. I decided to make pea fritters for the very first time! They were a winner! I finally had a recipe to match my blog!

Deliciously golden Gluten Free Pea Fritters. Free from the top 8 allergens and so simple to make! Perfect for an afternoon snack for the kids.

Pea Fritters early days

When I first started Pea Fritters, our daughter was about 8 months old and just starting to eat solid foods more regularly. We did baby led weaning and I wanted to share our journey of feeding our daughter this way. My food photography was soooooooo baaaaaaaad and I had no idea about the crazy huge world of blogging. But I would happily jump on the computer after she had gone to bed and share what we had eaten.

A year or so passed and I had a moment to think while my daughter napped in my arms. I was still blogging. I still really enjoyed blogging. For someone who has thousands of big ideas and projects but rarely finishes them, the fact I was still going showed something. I really valued this and enjoyed having this creative outlet. While I was sitting there with my sleeping toddler, I was reading something online and realised people actually took their blogs seriously and even made a living from them! Say what??!! This lit something inside me. A curiosity and a drive to see what I could make of this little blog of mine.

I discovered Pinterest and later on Instagram. I made a Facebook page and even moved my blog off of the free wordpress site and actually paid money to have my very own website! It felt so crazy and so daring to actually spend money on this thing that I had been joyfully sharing for some time.

Deliciously golden Gluten Free Pea Fritters. Free from the top 8 allergens and so simple to make! Perfect for an afternoon snack for the kids.


2 babies, 2 make overs and 2 logos later, here we are. Pea Fritters. We’ve had giveaways, we’ve had high tea and now we even have a shop. No longer just about baby led weaning. More about allergy friendly food. More about food for the whole family. More about looking after ourselves as mothers. Better food photography (but still so so much to learn!). More consistent. But the love and the enthusiasm is still the same. Pea Fritters is my well behaved, quite, sleeping third baby.

A HUGE thank you!

I am gobsmacked that anyone other than my parents read this blog and I want to extend a HUGE heart felt THANK YOU! Thank you for reading my posts. Thank you for making my recipes (and especially a big thank you when you write and tell me they are delicious!). Thank you for sharing this journey of motherhood with me. Thank you for sharing the love.

Will you join me in celebrating by making some delicious Pea Fritters?

Thank you again,

Ruth xxx


Deliciously golden Gluten Free Pea Fritters. Free from the top 8 allergens and so simple to make! Perfect for an afternoon snack for the kids.


Gluten Free Pea Fritters (vegan and nut free)
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These fresh Gluten Free Pea Fritters are also vegan and nut free. Perfect for an afternoon snack for the kids or even a delicious breakfast.
Recipe type: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Serves: 15
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup chickpea (besan) flour
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • ½ tsp stock powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ⅛ tsp turmeric
  • olive oil for frying
  • coconut yoghurt for dipping
  1. Mix flour, peas, milk and spices together in a bowl.
  2. Heat 5mm of oil in a non stick pan (I love my cast iron fry pan to cook these).
  3. Using a dinner spoon, place one spoon of mixture per fritter into the oil. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side or until golden brown.
  5. Turn and cook on the other side until golden.
  6. Remove and allow to cool on some paper towel.
  7. Serve with coconut yoghurt for dipping.



Deliciously fresh and golden Gluten Free Pea Fritters. Perfect as an afternoon snack for the kids!


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  1. Jan Wild

    April 1, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Yum, they sound delicious. I love anything with besan flour. I’m pinning it!

    1. Ruth

      April 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks so much Jan! Besan flour is so versatile! I use it to make delicious vanilla cupcakes 😀

  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

    April 1, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Yum! Those pea fritters look SO good! I loved the back story and how your blog got it’s name. The thing I find about blogging is that there is alway something new to learn!

    1. Ruth

      April 4, 2017 at 11:17 pm

      The learning never ends with blogging!!!
      Thanks so much Sammie xx hope your mum is doing ok. Thinking of you both.

  3. Vanessa

    April 2, 2017 at 10:26 am

    They look super simple! I love a quick snack food like this.

    1. Ruth

      April 4, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks so much Vanessa! As a mumma, I love simple 🙂 and it’s nice to offer something other than fruit at 3pm!

  4. Dalal

    April 4, 2017 at 1:05 am

    It looks yummy and indulgent, I will try to bake them to avoid the extra oil. Yummy!

    1. Ruth

      April 4, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Oh baking! I hadn’t thought of doing that, love to hear how they go! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi Dalal 🙂

  5. Audrie

    April 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I MUST make these as soon as possible! Yum to the nth degree! 🙂

    1. Ruth

      April 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Oh thank you so much Audrie! I’d love to hear if you make them 🙂

  6. Kristin

    April 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    My 3 year old will love these! And I have all the ingredients at home – bonus! We will try them for lunch!

    1. Ruth

      April 18, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Hi Kristin! I hope you enjoy them 🙂 very easy to sub the peas for other frozen vegetables such as frozen corn or chopped fresh capsicum and grated carrot. I just read your post about minimalism, very inspiring!

  7. 2Nourish

    May 8, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    The GF Pea Fritters are on my list. They look easy enough and full of nutrition. Thanks for your great recipe. If you don’t feel like cooking everything, try my seeded crackers. They complement a meal or top with a sweet or savoury favourite.

    1. Ruth

      May 8, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Your seeded crackers sound delicious! Sadly we are sesame free due to allergies 🙁

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