Spiced Carrot “Paleo” Style Fritters

I have been particularly focused on the Paleo diet lately and although I do not fully adhere to the Paleo lifestyle (I still eat dairy and occasionally some gluten free grains) there are certainly many parts of the diet I strongly believe in. I have found from working with clients (and from personal experience) that eating a diet prevalent in grains makes people more hungry, lethargic, FAT and irritable, with gluten being the biggest offender.  Eating a high protein, high fibre diet (i.e. largely lean meats, fish, eggs, vegetables and fruit) help to keep blood sugar levels stable. Keeping your blood sugar level stable will prevent highs and lows throughout the day which will stabilize your appetite and allow you to make better food choices!

These fritters are really simple to make. The coconut imparts a natural ‘sweet’ flavor. These are excellent for breakfast or to satisfy a mid-morning or afternoon sweet craving. You could also add sesame seeds, raisins, chopped dates or nut butter to the batter to give the fritters a richer, sweeter flavor and texture. These store well in the refridgerator for up to 3 days.

Ingredients (Makes approximately 6 small fritters)

  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 2 whole eggs plus one egg white
  • 2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or to taste, I love the taste of cinnamon)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • Coconut oil

Method

Grate carrot into a bowl then add in pumpkin pie spice and shredded coconut.

In a separate bowl, beat the 2 eggs plus one white together with a pinch of sea salt. Add the coconut flour to the beaten eggs by sifting in – coconut flour is quite thick and will clump easily.

Combine the carrot mix into the eggs and mix together well.

Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick fry pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot add a dash of coconut oil and coat the pan.

Spoon the fritter mixture onto the pan into round patties of your desired size.  Allow fritter to cook for a few minutes before turning. Note: You my need to turn the fritters a few times depending on thickness in order to prevent one side burning.

Serve warmed or at room temperature.

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