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


  • 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


  1. Chop red pepper and onion
  2. Saute pepper and onion on medium heat until onion is translucent – about 5 minutes
  3. Peel and shred you sweet potato by hand with a grater or in a food processor. I used 1 large potato that made about 4 cups shredded – enough to make about 6 large fritters.
  4. In a medium-size bowl, add 2 eggs, raw shredded sweet potato, sauteed onions and red pepper
  5. Season with salt and pepper, plus any other seasonings you would like. We added some cayenne for a little extra kick.
  6. Mix everything together with your hands
  7. 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.
  8. Form fritters into patties
  9. Fry fritters until golden on one side, then flip and cook the other side. About 5 minutes per side.
  10. Fry your canadian bacon
  11. Next cook your eggs any way you like them, fried or scrambled – we did sunny side up
  12. Now stack those puppies up! Sweet potato fritter first, the Canadian bacon next, and finally top with your eggs!
  13. Grab a fork and knife, and enjoy!

11 replies
  1. Claire
    Claire says:

    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.

  2. Holly
    Holly says:

    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!

  3. Jac H
    Jac H says:

    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!!!!


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