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Carrot + Apple Fritters

An easy-to-make fritter from the Whole Smiths. Paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo
Servings: 4 -6
Author: the Whole Smiths


  • 2 carrots grated
  • 1/2 apple peeled and grated
  • 3/4 C. gluten-free flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C. apple sauce
  • 1/4 C. pecorino romano grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 C. coconut oil


  • Lay several paper towels out onto a large cutting board
  • Spread about 1/4 of grated carrots and apples over top and cover with additional paper towels
  • Press gently to remove extra moisture and add to bowl
  • Continue to do the same with remainder or carrots and apples
  • Add flour, egg, apple sauce, pecornio, garlic, salt and pepper to carrots and apples
  • Using hands, combine well
  • Heat a large dutch oven or frying pan to medium heat and add oil
  • Once oil is hot form a small 2 inch patty of fritter mix into the palm of your hand
  • Press to form a flat pancake and add to oil
  • Cook each side for approximately 3 minutes until golden brown and cooked through
  • Remove and place on paper towels to cool
  • Continue to do this for the remaining fritter mix