For BREKKIE: Sweet Potato Fritters

sweet potato fritters


On weekends, I LOVE to break the breakfast-mould – you know, from the usual healthy oats, cereal or whatever the poison may be. Last Sunday, I decided to concoct something new. Something that would go wonderfully with the works: bacon, egg, avocado and CHEESE! That’s the ultimate, right?! It all translated into my delicious sweet potato fritters!


Psssst…if you’re a fan of sweet potato – I’m pretty positive your love these two recipes:

Smashed Sweet Potato with Mexican Bean Ragu:

Sweet Potato Flatbreads:


P.S. Gluten free!

The only ingredients are: sweet potato, egg (to bind instead of flour), and some flavour!

When I made them, I grated the sweet potato and combined it with the rest of the ingredients. However, you can also choose to cook the sweet potato a bit after grating. Maybe pop the grated sweet potato into the microwave for a minute or so. Try it if you like, but I recommend not overcooking the sweet potato because that will get rid of the texture and make the mixture very watery.

The nutritional information: In the recipe section I have included an “extras” section as the nutritional info provided is for the sweet potato fritters alone.

A very simple breakfast option, guys. Please give it a try.


sweet potato fritters


Sweet Potato Fritters Recipe


I wanted to make them without adding any flour – so I made the mixture as flavourful as possible with delicious binding agents too: like cheese and pesto! Yum!

The mixture doesn’t hold together easily so just handle carefully and you’ll have stellar results ?

Okay, so above and beyond the sweet potato fritters calories (136), here are some added extras:

  1. Egg – 71 calories per egg
  2. Bacon – around 60 calories per rasher
  3. Avocado – around 58 calories per quarter



sweet potato fritters


sweet potato fritters


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For BREKKIE: Sweet Potato Fritters
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 3
  • Serving size: 1 fritter
  • Calories: 136
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.7g
  • Sugar: 4.2g
  • Sodium: 330.8mg
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Protein: 6.6g
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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A delicious and gluten-free breakfast or brunch option for your choice of toppings.
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, grated (around 270g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto (from Woolworths)
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 30g cheese, grated (preferably reduced-fat mozzarella)
  • salt to taste
  • coconut oil for frying
  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix.
  2. Divide the mixture into 3 balls.
  3. Flatten each ball into a "patty".
  4. Fry on a non-stick pan on medium heat in 1 tbsp coconut oil until brown (around 3 minutes a side).
  5. Remove from the pan and add desired toppings like bacon, eggs, avocado, etc.
Optional: cook the grated sweet potato in the microwave for 1 minute before adding the other ingredients.


sweet potato fritters


sweet potato fritters

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  1. I can personally confirm this tastes amazing, because i have been graced with the privilege of being able to eat this. Everything on this blog is amazing and this article isn’t any different. Thank you for the Lovely read, looking forward to the next one. <3

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