Goodbye McMuffin, Hello Paleo Stack!

I was craving something a little different for breakfast and started thinking about some of the fast food breakfast sandwiches I used to grab at the drive-thru…

Basically, they were eggs, hash browns, Canadian bacon, and an English muffin. I’ll admit, I loved those sandwiches. But they’re not on the menu in our house anymore.

So I decided I would make my own healthy version, Paleo style. I would even make the egg and sweet potato fritter perfectly round, just like the fast-food joints.

I always wondered how they did that. The answer is egg rings. Little rings you put in your frying pan so you can make a perfect egg, pancake or sweet potato fritter.

Is it worth your time fiddling with an egg ring? Maybe if you have guests you want to impress. I wanted ours to look good for the photos, but I found them kind of a pain to use. Just hand-form your fritters and fry up an egg freestyle, and it will taste 100% the same. Delicious! 

These Paleo Breakfast Stacks are wonderful. You can go all out and make yourself a Paleo breakfast sandwich with a paleo pancake standing in for the muffin. Or, just keep it simple and delicious like we did with just the sweet potato fritter, bacon, and eggs.

I guarantee this one will be awesome, any way you stack it!



Paleo Breakfast Stack Recipe

by Trina
You'll like the way this recipe stacks up for a hearty paleo breakfast. Includes eggs, canadian bacon, and a sweet potato fritter.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped red pepper
  • eggs- 2 for the fritters then 2 per person fried for the stack
  • Canadian Bacon – we used 2 slices per stack
  • 2 Tbs olive oil for the fritters plus whatever fat you would like to fry them in
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dash of cayenne or paprika for extra seasoning – optional


  • Chop red pepper and onion
  • Saute pepper and onion on medium heat until onion is translucent – about 5 minutes
  • Peel and shred you sweet potato by hand with a grater or in a food processor. I used 1 large potato which made about 4 cups shredded – enough to make about 6 large fritters.
  • In a medium-size bowl, add 2 eggs, raw shredded sweet potato, sauteed onions and red pepper
  • Season with salt and pepper, plus any other seasonings you would like. We added some cayenne for a little extra kick.
  • Mix everything together with your hands
  • Heat your stovetop burner to medium. Stovetop temps vary – adjust lower or higher. You just don’t want the heat too high – it will burn the outside of the fritter and it will not be cooked all the way through. Also, make sure you have plenty of oil in the pan.
  • Form fritters into patties
  • Fry fritters until golden on one side, then flip and cook the other side. About 5 minutes per side.
  • Fry your canadian bacon
  • Next cook your eggs any way you like them, fried or scrambled – we did sunny side up
  • Now stack those puppies up! Sweet potato fritter first, the Canadian bacon next, and finally top with your eggs!
  • Grab a fork and knife, and enjoy!
Keyword eggs, fritters, Canadian bacon, paleo

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  1. I tried these the other day. Super easy to make and delicious. I also found I was full fr ages. My biggest downfall is snacking between meals. But it was well past 1 pm when I realized I hadn’t eaten since breakfast. Yummy! Thanks for posting the recipe.

    1. Hi Claire! I’m so glad you like them! Its a wonderful meal at breakfast or anytime of day. :)

  2. Do you think the fritter batter would last long in the fridge? I live alone and wouldn’t be able to eat 6 fritters in a day!

    1. Holly, I would just make them up and freeze a few of them. They thaw just fine, but I do admit they are best fresh. :)

  3. Trina, I’ve had a great morning getting educated.. You have an awesome website..I will be a regular, so keep these great recipes coming!!!!

    1. Aww, you’re such a love. Thank you for the encouragement! Cooking as we speak! :)

  4. Eric Landry says:

    Awesome recipe! Just finished it and this one is a keeper.

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you liked it! :)

    1. Please do! The fritter makes it awesome! :)

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