Recipe: Paleo Pumpkin and Kale Croquettes

Today I decided to try a recipe from

Per usual I modified it a little 😛


  • 4 cups roast pumpkin mashed
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or preferred oil
  • Garlic 3-4 cloves (optional)
  • 1/2 cup kale, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds. Note: Next time I think I’ll try pine nuts.
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200c.
  2. Remove seeds from butternut pumpkin and place entire pumpkin into the oven for approx. 30min. Use spoon to scrape flesh out. Note: You do not need to remove the skin. This makes the scraping MUCH easier.
  3. Use fork if necessary to remove large lumps. Generally if you scrape the flesh out this is not required.
  4. Add and mix in all the spices and almond meal.
  5. In a pan, crush in garlic and stir fry the kale till soft. Under cook a little.
  6. Using a spoon, mix the pumpkin mix in your palm and add Kale. Then cover the kale with more pumpkin and roll into a ball.
  7. Place balls into a tray
  8. Bake for approx. 15min or till golden.

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