25 Fabulous Paleo Fritter Recipes
Fritters are one of my favorite easy dinners. Not only are they a great way to use up leftovers, but I think we can all agree that frying makes just about anything taste better. And with my list of 25 Paleo fritter recipes, you’re sure to find the fun in frying again, using everything from cauliflower to sweet potatoes to bacon!
From easy fried cauliflower side dishes to extravagant crab and bacon baked fritters, these recipes will make your frying pan your new best friend. Strapped for time? Many of these recipes can be prepared ahead and frozen, so a quick and easy lunch or dinner is just minutes in the making.
Here are just a few of the 25 Fabulous Paleo Fritter Recipes we’ve included:
- Paleo Chicken Zucchini Fritters
- Creamy Cauliflower Fritters
- Bacon Buffalo Broccoli Bites
- Sweet Potato Fritters with Avocado Salsa
- Crab and Bacon Baked Fritters
- Apple Fritters
- Bolinhos de Chorizo Brazilian Yucca
- Shrimp and Coconut Fritters
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Paleo Zucchini Fritters
– The Castaway Kitchen
Ingredients: zucchini noodle, egg, almond meal, sesame seeds, sliced almond, ghee, salt, mustard powder.
This recipe makes use of your Spiralizer, starting with simple zoodles and turning them into yummy fritters. Using zoodles rather than grated zucchini keeps your fritters all tangled together and less likely to fall apart while you eat.
Ingredients: zucchini, sweet potato, sea salt, eggs, almond meal, fresh parsley, fresh coriander, spring onions, coconut oil.
Combining magical zucchini and sweet potato makes for a very tasty fritter. This would be a great option if you had some leftovers you needed to use up!
– Paleo Hacks
Ingredients: broccoli florets, zucchini, green onion, eggs, fresh basil, almond flour, nutritional yeast, sea salt.
The combination of broccoli and zucchini makes for such a flavorsome fritter. Kids will get the crunchy texture you would get from a potato lakte, but with vitamin and mineral rich vegetables instead!
– My Suburban Kitchen
Ingredients: ground chicken, zucchini, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, egg, coconut oil or ghee, Paleo mayonnaise, mustard, chives.
These chicken and zucchini fritters are on my list of recipes to try, with some real strong flavors in there which can be changed to suit your own tastes. Paleo mayo is super easy to make too, check out our recipe here.
– Paleo Diet and Fitness
Ingredients: salmon fillet, spring onions, red chili, courgette (zucchini), whole egg, egg white, smoked paprika (optional), fresh coriander, coconut oil, sea salt, ground black pepper, lemon.
Courgette is just another name for zucchini and this recipe is yet another way you can customize a zucchini fritter. Adding salmon brings some lovely protein to the mix and the heat of the red chili is something you can choose to keep or kick out!
Paleo Cauliflower and Broccoli Fritters
– The Healthy Foodie
Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie
Ingredients: cauliflower, fresh parsley, green onions, garlic, eggs, almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, baking soda, Himalayan salt, ground white pepper, nutmeg, ghee.
Cauliflower is often used to create creamy textures in recipes and these fritters are no different. When you make things with cauliflower, you have to boil it first and then often strain out any water to avoid a soggy meal, so be prepared for a bit more hands-on action with this recipe.
– Sweet As Honey
Ingredients: cauliflower, eggs, almond meal, fresh cilantro, garlic salt, chili flakes (optional), olive oil.
These fritters can be made in minutes, which is perfect for a busy mum or dad who just wants something quick and simple for dinner. You can even store these in the fridge is you want to meal prep a couple of days ahead.
– Tasty Yummies
Ingredients: cauliflower, pasture-raised eggs, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, garlic powder, chipotle powder (for less heat, use chili powder or smoked paprika), sea salt, ground black pepper, coconut oil or avocado oil.
If you love your food to have a spicy impact, then you’ll love these hot fritters with chipotle powder, chili or paprika (or all three if you wanted to)! Not only are these ultra-tasty, they’re pretty cheap to make too.
– Beauty and the Foodie
Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie
Ingredients: broccoli, bacon, garlic, coconut flour or almond flour, eggs, sea salt, black pepper, avocado oil, Paleo sour cream, extra red hot pepper sauce.
These scrumptious fritters would be the perfect entree at a dinner party or would make a great side to some simple chicken. The extra red hot pepper sauce can be increased or decreased to your own tastes.
Paleo Sweet Potato Fritters
– The Merry Maker Sisters
Ingredients: sweet potato, eggs, paprika, salt, pepper, ghee.
Is there anything sweet potato can’t do? These simple fritters are the perfect base for you to add any flavors you see fit or you could enjoy them plain for a simple breakfast.
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, free-range eggs, coconut oil, cider vinegar, avocado, sea salt, ground black pepper.
If there was ever a breakfast recipe that everyone had to try, this would be it! Mixing 3 wonderful ingredients; sweet potato, poached egg and avocado – this could be a Paleo alternative to the infamous avocado toast fad!
Ingredients: garlic, extra virgin olive oil, sweet potato, ground cumin, coriander seeds, dried chili flakes, almond meal, eggs, tahini, lemon juice, lemon, chorizo, toasted flaked almonds, amaranth leaves, micro radish (to serve).
Adding hints of spice can really change up the flavor of sweet potato and the addition of tahini, cumin and lemon really ramps up the flavor-factor. Chorizo brings in a meaty, salty vibe which is pretty hard to resist.
– Paleo Newbie
Ingredients: bacon, sweet potatoes, scallions, eggs, coconut flour, paprika, salt, pepper.
Fritters make great, easy breakfasts, fact! So why not try out this great recipe which features a favorite of mine – bacon. If you’re still unsure about this tasty meat product, then check out my post all about bacon.
Ingredients: egg, sweet potato, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, coconut oil, avocado, tomato, lemon, basil leaves.
Avocado salsa adds a creaminess to the sweet potato fritter and really complements the sweetness with the conflicting citrus flavor of lemon. This simple recipe is perfect to trial run on friends at your next gathering.
– Fast Paleo
Ingredients: sweet potato, eggs, almond flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, virgin coconut oil, pure maple syrup (optional).
If you want to sweeten the deal of sweet potato fritters even more, try creating this recipe with flavors of pumpkin pie. And if that weren’t enough, drizzle some pure maple syrup over a stack of them.
– Paleo Power Couple
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, bacon, onion, fresh garlic, ground cinnamon, ground coriander, cumin, paprika, eggs, coconut flour, salt, pepper.
If you read the “6 Things You MUST Know About Bacon” (link in above recipe) you’ll be eager to collect recipes where you can utilize the unique smokey and salty flavor of this meat. Here, it has been combined with sweet potato, cinnamon, garlic and other spices to create a very unique flavor.
Other Paleo Fritters
– A Girl Worth Saving
Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving
Ingredients: bacon, ripe plantains, ground cinnamon, sea salt.
Plantain is something that everyone must try in their lives at least once. With similarities to banana, plantain can be utilized in the same ways, in this case, being smashed up to make fritters.
– Cavegirl Cuisine
Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine
Ingredients: eggs, bacon, crabmeat, leeks, apples, coconut flour or cassava flour, Dijon mustard, horseradish, dill, salt, pepper.
Adding crab to a fritter is kind of like making a fishcake, only sans breadcrumbs or batter. Your whole family is sure to love it when you make this recipe for them and they wouldn’t even miss the carb-filled element!
– Savory Lotus
Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus
Ingredients: spaghetti squash, bacon, kale, garlic, eggs, fresh herbs (basil, chives, parsley, dill or cilantro), tapioca flour, salt, fresh pepper, coconut oil or ghee.
Another recipe here which will have you getting the old Spiralizer out again. Turn squash into spaghetti before making these fritters and, like the zucchini, the longer lengths of this veg will make your patties more stable. Kale brings in much needed iron and vitamins to this recipe and bacon brings the smiles around the dinner table.
– Forest and Fauna
Ingredients: apple or huckleberries, almond flour, coconut flour, white chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup or coconut sugar, pastured egg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking soda, lemon juice, sea salt, coconut oil.
If you’re looking for a dessert recipe, you’ve found it! These apple fritters were inspired by the Huckleberry Bear Paw from the Polebridge Mercantile and taste just as yummy when you use huckleberries instead of apple. This could be a great alternative to a breakfast pastry!
– I Breathe I’m Hungry
Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry
Ingredients: yucca/cassava root, egg, coconut flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chorizo, onion, cilantro, olive oil.
These Brazilian fritters are often made with potato, but can also be made using yucca. They may not look like a typical fritter, as they are round and actually contain filling, like a savory chocolate truffle! Put whichever meat or filling in this recipe which strikes your fancy.
– Plantain Pancakes with Maple
Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom
Ingredients: extremely ripe plantains, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground allspice, extra virgin coconut oil, coconut milk, maple syrup, raw walnuts.
Another plantain recipe, this time taking us more into dessert territory. The sweet and warming ingredients of this recipe really do compare to pancakes, only with plantain, you get vitamin A and C as well as a whole bunch of fiber.
– Grazed and Enthused
Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused
Ingredients: uncured bacon, green plantain, chicken breast, granulated garlic, cilantro leaves, sea salt.
Here’s a novel idea – use the fritters to make a club sandwich! Put chicken, bacon and leaves in between 2 plantain fritters for a truly yum-filled meal. Change up the filling to suit your own tastes.
– Seasonal and Savory
Photo Credit: Angela from Seasonal & Savory
Ingredients: Gulf shrimp, unsweetened shredded coconut, egg, green onions, freshly grated ginger (optional), salt, coconut oil.
This recipe sounds absolutely delicious with a great combination of shrimp and coconut. This would make an amazing meal for a summer party – enjoying these fresh flavors al fresco!
– The Nourished Caveman
Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman
Ingredients: sardines, psyllium, eggs, cilantro, salt, coconut flour, coconut oil.
This recipe does what it says on the tin and fills you to the brim with nutrients. The sardines have no carbs and are full of Omega 3 and eggs are vitamin-filled and contain good fats! You could add a multitude of vegetables to make these one of the healthiest meals you’ve ever prepared.