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What better way to celebrate Texas than with these sweet and spicy corn fritters from internet sensation and home-cook Laura Vitale? This recipe brings the heat with fresh chopped jalapenos and is balanced out with the sweetness of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener and sweet corn. It’s the perfect appetizer for a Texas-sized party!

Sweet & Spicy Corn Fritters Recipe

Serving Size: 1 Fritter

Makes: 30 Fritters


  • 1 cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 3 tablespoons SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 15-ounce can of corn, drained (or 1 ¾ cup fresh or frozen corn, cooked)
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 385°F and spray two 12-cup muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. Over medium heat, sauté white onion, garlic, and jalapeno in olive oil for about 10 minutes, or until onion and jalapeno soften.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, cumin, chili powder, sea salt, black pepper, cayenne, and SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated. Add sautéed mixture and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine egg, lime juice, corn, green chilies, and cilantro. Add to the bowl with the mixed ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Spoon two tablespoons of mixture into prepared muffin tin. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of each tin. Bake for 25 minutes. Garnish with a small slice of avocado (if desired).

NUTRITION FACTS* Per Serving (1 Fritter): Calories: 60, Calories from Fat: 25, Total Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: .5g, Cholesterol: less than 5mg, Sodium: 65mg, Total Carbs: 9g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 3g, Protein: 2g

*Optional ingredients are not included in the nutrition facts for this recipe.

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