Hello everyone! Spoiler ALERT! These Paleo Spicy Tuna Cakes is one of my most favorite recipes EVER!
Back in the day, I was looking through Nom Nom Paleo and came across this recipe. I am a fan of tuna and a fan of little muffins and so I figured I would give this recipe a try. At first the recipe seemed a bit long so I wanted to make sure I had plenty of time, just in case. The recipe says that it makes 12 muffins but I did not get to 12, as you will see later on in the post.
The recipe calls for:
- 3 tablespoons of melted ghee
- 10 oz of albacore tuna, drained
- 3 each scallions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of fresh minced cilantro
- 1 1/3 cup of mashed sweet potato (you have to make 1 large one or two smaller potatoes)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flake
- Kosher salt
- black pepper
- lemon juice
This isn’t the exact Nom Nom Paleo recipe. I left out the Jalapeños (1 tablespoon minced) and wedge lemons for later… I didn’t have any…but you could have them handy if you like.
Mix together all of the items in a large mixing bowl except for the ghee. That you use to grease up the muffin pan. Don’t mix too super crazy, you don’t want to obliterate the tuna but you want to get the sweet potato mixed in well.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the pan with the ghee. Then spoon in the tuna batter. Pat down with the back of a spoon.
This only made 9 cups. I also tried a couple with liners to see if it would make a difference. The cupcake liners would be fine to use in a pinch if you don’t have any fat to grease up the pan. Place in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes. I took a toothpick to check the centers to make sure they were done. They looked so yummy!
I plated with some steamed asparagus but you could use any veggie or nothing at all. I tended to pop these later in the microwave and just eat as a snack. For a full breakfast, you would probably want to have an additional side. They come out pretty small but, like I said they are quick to heat up and eat in a pinch.
Overall, this was a fantastic recipe just the way I made it. I am sure the jalapeños would have added a great extra kick. The bummer is that it only did make 9 and not 12. I would have loved the extra 3!
Freeze them, fridge them, eat them on the go…this is a really great recipe for anytime. Let me know in the comments what you think!
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