Plantain and apple fritters + The Paleo Approach Cookbook

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plantain apple fritters

This is probably one of the few recipes that I have ever let my guys start eating before I took the photos.  That was mistake as I had to go back to the store to buy all the ingredients so I could make them because they seriously ATE THEM ALL.

Yes, I had to giggle when I saw that this recipe said 8 servings.  Yeah, not in the Bejelly household.  I ate  one the guys polished off the rest.

Now that I’ve shared how incredible this recipe is, I also have to share how blown away I was by the Sarah Ballantyne’s new book, The Paleo Approach Cookbook.  If you are following a Paleo Autoimmune diet, you need this cookbook. Just buy it now.  It is filled s so many incredible recipes that I never would have thought you could eat on the diet.  If recipes like Lobster bisque, Bacon-apple chicken burgers with Maple Cranberry Sauce, Pork Pad Thai and Maple Shortbread Cookies don’t tempt you, I don’t know what will.

Every single recipe has tips, tricks and a the complete nutritional facts.    Seriously. There are 2.09 mg of Vitamin E in the Maple Shortbread Cookies.

plantain apple fritters


Sarah didn’t just stop at amazing recipes, there  is also some great information about what to eat, how to budget and a discussion on the gray areas.     I can’t say enough how anyone would benefit from the cookbook so buy it today!

One lucky person has a change to win a copy of this incredible paleo cookbook.   Enter below via the rafflecopter.

plantain apple fritters

Plantain and Apple Fritters

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Sarah Ballantyne @ The Paleo Mom


  • 2 ripe plantains peeled
  • 1 small apple peeled, cored and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon power
  • 2 tablespoons to 4 coconut oil


  1. Mash the plantains in a bowl with a fork or a wire potato masher (the fritters taste better if you leave some lumps and don't overmash). Add the grated apple and cinnamon and mix to combine.
  2. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Drop heaping spoonfuls of the plantain batter into the pan and flatten with the back of a spoon. The fritters should be 2 to 3 inced in diameter, at about the same size as your spatula; otherwise they can be tricky to flip. Depending on the size of the your skillet, you may have to cook the fritters in batches.
  3. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom. Add a little extra coconut oil if the fitters absorb it all. If they are browning too fast, turn down the heat.
  4. Carefully flip the fritters and cook for 7 to 8 minutes on the other side. Again, add a little extra coconut oil if the fritters absorb it all. Enjoy!

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  1. Alysha September 4, 2014 at 8:16 am

    These look wonderful!

  2. Megan September 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I love plantains, these look awesome! Will be getting some to try this as soon as I get back from vacation.

  3. Claire September 4, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I love both your blogs and I know I’d love this cookbook!

  4. Joanne September 4, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I am making these soon…sound yummy

  5. Kristy E. September 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Love your blog and love plantains!

  6. jules r September 4, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I loved The Paleo Approach, and can’t wait to see the recipes so that I can eat in a compliant fashion without getting bored!

  7. Emily September 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve been trying to decide whether to buy this one or wait until my library (hopefully) has it 🙂

  8. Kayla September 5, 2014 at 6:46 am

    These look delicious! I would love a copy of the book.

  9. Karen September 10, 2014 at 11:45 am

    These sound really good & easy. I’ve just got to wait for plantains to ripen!!

  10. Stehanie September 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I’m headed out now to get some plantains and can’t wait to make these fritters. Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook too!

  11. Marcene September 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Would love this cookbook everything sounds delicious and very eye appealing too. I’m new to Paleo so this would for sure be an awesome start! Thx so much❤️

  12. Rosi February 4, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Are the plantains raw when you first start?

  13. Anna March 9, 2015 at 2:39 am


    I can’t get plantains where I live, can I use green bananas instead? Thank you.

    1. Kelly Bejelly March 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Hrmm. I would probably use a green tipped banana so it wouldn’t turn to mush.

  14. Jan June 14, 2015 at 9:40 am

    These look awesome! I have 2 plantains how do I know when they are ripe enough?

    1. Kelly Bejelly June 14, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      They should be pretty spotted brown and smell sweet. They will be very easy to peel.


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