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Baked zucchini fries are the perfect Summer side dish! Best of all, this recipe only requires 6 ingredients and can be put together in less than 30 minutes. Dip in a homemade tzatziki sauce for the ultimate vegan, gluten-free, and keto recipe! 

hand dipping vegan zucchini fry into sauce on marble background

Zucchini fries are one of the first things I learned to make with my mom. Really, it was just shaking cut zucchinis in a plastic bag of bread crumbs, but still. I was helping in the kitchen and I felt like a real chef.

I wanted to re-create this recipe sans egg and gluten, to give one of my childhood favorites a little health boost.

zucchini sticks on marble background

Health Benefits of Zucchini

Zucchini is a Summer vegetable and it is actually packed with health benefits! Don’t let the word “fries” in this recipe fool you otherwise my friends!

  • Aids with digestion
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Increases energy

Of course, some of these nutrients are lost in the cooking process, but they are baked instead of fried so we have that.

We can’t win at everything, right?

hands mixing zucchini in glass mixing bowl

What makes this zucchini fries recipe vegan?

We are not using eggs! Eggs are typically used to help bind the breadcrumbs to the zucchini, but here we are using almond milk instead.

What makes this zucchini fries recipe gluten-free and keto?

All-purpose flour is typically used in zucchini fries to help bind the breadcrumbs, but here we are using chickpea flour instead. It sticks to the zucchini thanks to the almond milk and when baked, it becomes a batter-like texture.

zucchini fries breaded on baking sheet

How to make vegan + gf zucchini fries

  1. Start by cutting the zucchini in sticks and mixing with unsweetened regular almond milk
  2. Place in a large zip-lock bag with chickpea flour and seasonings and shake well
  3. Spread out evenly onto a baking sheet and bake until golden brown; rotating the fries during baking

Note: If you are trying to reduce plastic usage, you can mix the zucchini fries and chickpea flour in a bowl instead!

tray of baked zucchini fries with blue and white napkin

Zucchini fries taste great with various dips and sauces, but I made a Tzatziki sauce that tasted BOMB with this recipe!

How to make Tzatziki sauce:

Mix yogurt (Greek or a vegan brand for a vegan version), garlic, cucumber, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl.

Link to the full recipe is below!

hand holding zucchini fry dipped in tzatziki sauce

Serving Suggestions:

  • These vegan zucchini fries would taste great paired with a vegan burger for a complete, plant-based meal.
  • Pair with a big salad for a healthy meal

plate of baked zucchini fries with blue napkin

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If you liked this recipe, you’d love my 4 ingredient baked avocado fries!

hand dipping vegan zucchini fry into sauce on marble background

Baked Zucchini Fries (Vegan, GF, Keto)

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These baked zucchini fries only require 6 ingredients and can be made in under 30 minutes. This vegan, gluten-free, and keto recipe is the ultimate healthy side dish!
Course Appetizer, Side
Cuisine American
Keyword baked zucchini fries, gluten-free side dish, healthy side dish recipe, keto-side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 114kcal
Author Amanda


  • 2-3 medium zucchinis cut into fries
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch cayenne optional


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cut zucchini into fries and place in a large mixing bowl. Pour almond milk on top and mix well using a rubber spatula.
  • Combine chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, and seasonings into a large zip-lock bag and add zucchini. Seal bag and shake well; until all zucchini fries are evenly coated
  • Distribute evenly onto baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 5-8 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve warm with homemade Tzatziki sauce (recipe below)


Serving: 1serving (without sauce) | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.6g | Protein: 6.2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3.9g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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To make the Tzatziki sauce, I used this recipe. I used Greek yogurt, but feel free to use a vegan Greek yogurt to make this dip 100% vegan!

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