Paleo Bacon Zucchini Carrot Breakfast Fritters

Wake up your taste buds with these easy, veggie-packed paleo fritters and get your morning off to an awesome start…

Got a few extra minutes to whip up something special for breakfast?

Try these no-fuss fritters! They’re packed with flavor – and a really healthy serving of fresh veggies.

And did I mention they have bacon in them – and they’re fried in bacon fat? Bet you’re sold now!

These hot little numbers really are crazy good. And once you get the veggies grated and chopped and the bacon fried, these take just minutes to whip up and fry.

When you cook the bacon, be sure and save the bacon fat…you’ll need it to fry these up. If that seems like a bit too much bacon fat for breakfast, then feel free to fry these in healthy coconut oil instead.

I’d recommend using a non-stick skillet. And watch your pan’s temperature – a medium to medium-high setting should work fine, but you may need to adjust the temperature to prevent burning. And don’t crowd your pan with all of them all at once…make sure your leave enough room for your spatula to get in there and flip them.

This is a super-easy paleo breakfast recipe…and the fritters have such a hearty, slightly spicy flavor thanks to the bacon and seasonings.

And who says they’re just for breakfast? These paleo fritters would make a great side dish to spice up just about any meal!

It’s the perfect time of year to make these too…the early summer’s produce is usually at its best in the grocery stores about now. If you’re lucky enough to have a backyard garden, you probably have zucchini coming out your ears.

Try these! Enjoy a breakfast that’s healthy, easy, and delicious – that’s the best way to start your day!

easy paleo and gluten-free recipe for breakfast fritters

Paleo Bacon Zucchini Carrot Breakfast Fritters Recipe

by Trina
Simple paleo and gluten-free recipe for veggie and bacon fritters – something different to enjoy for breakfast!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5 fritters


  • 1 medium zucchini grated
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 3-4 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt (Note: you may want to reduce the salt if you're cooking fritters in bacon fat)
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Fry bacon in a skillet over medium heat and crumble. (Set aside 2-3 tbs of the bacon fat to cook the fritters – or coconut oil can be used instead)
  • Grate the zucchini and carrot and chop the green onions. (Gently blot the zucchini with a paper towel to remove excess moisture)
  • In a medium-size bowl, whisk the egg, then add in the zucchini, carrots, green onions and stir
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients (coconut flour, salt and paprika)
  • Now pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl. Stir, then combine mixture with hands
  • Next sprinkle in the crumbled bacon and combine
  • Heat the 2-3 tablespoons of reserved bacon fat (or coconut oil) in a non-stick skillet over medium heat
  • Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup for each fritter, scoop up the batter and form into about 5 individual patties
  • Carefully place 2-3 patties in the skillet at a time with heated oil
  • Fry each patty 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
Keyword fritter, fritters, breakfast, zucchini, bacon, carrot, gluten-free

Join the Conversation

  1. Hi just wondering how these ingredients would go into a quiche dish in oven ?

    1. Hi Jenny…I’ve never tried this one as a quiche. If you’re looking for something similar, you might take a look at this frittata recipe and sub out the ham it calls for with bacon instead.

  2. I made these and mine came out really dry, also had a hard time not burning them. Any ideas or tips? Thanks so much!

    1. Turn your heat down and add an egg if you need to. It sounds like its heat more than anything else though.

  3. Hi Trina :) Thanks so much for your contributions. I’m not a fan of carrots texture so always looking for creative ways to get their goodness in us. Busy (non chefy) mom of 4 here needs to know if these freeze well and if there’s any tricks to doing so successfully?

    1. Hi Felicia! I will yell you these are awesome! I love them, but I don’t like any fritter once frozen. It gets too mushy for me. :(

  4. I made these but mine kind of fell apart…any suggestions? They were delicious and I would make them again.

    1. Hi Joyce, make sure they are in a firm patty before you cook them. I find its easiest with 1/4 cup of the mixture. If they get to big they can be harder to cook. also egg size varies, maybe add a little extra next time? I love the recipe! So yummy and healthy.

  5. I made these for breakfast yesterday. They’re absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Colby! I’m so glad you liked them! They were kind of a surprise for me. I didn’t expect them to taste so good! thanks for trying it out!

  6. Can’t wait to try this.

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