Spiced Kumara Hash Browns

I don’t know anyone who isn’t a fan of the old deep fried hash brown. Those greasy, golden little numbers were once a favourite of mine – back when I didn’t know much about what high sodium levels and reused batches of canola oil can do to the body…gross.

Your average greasy hash brown…

If you, like me, have been searching for a healthier version, then look no further! I have the perfect recipe, and I can promise it won’t disappoint on taste.

This recipe calls for Kumara, which compared to potatoes has a slower release in energy meaning that it wont cause a huge spike in your sugar levels. Kumara is also a great source of vitamin A and C – powerful antioxidants which are particularly important for the skin and immune system.
The cinnamon in this recipe adds a hint of spice to the sweetness of the Kumara, but for those brave enough, feel free to add cayenne pepper for a bigger kick and a boost in metabolism.

Enjoy as part of a healthy breakfast with eggs or as a side dish with a good source of protein.


  • 1 large kumara, grated
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 – 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1Tbsp coconut oil (or olive oil)

Peel and grate the kumara and place on a paper towel to absorb any excess liquid. (If you prefer, leave the skin on for a boost in fibre!)
Whisk the egg and add the salt, pepper and cinnamon. Add the kumara and mix through to coat.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Add dollops of the kumara mixture to the pan and cook for 3 minutes either side or until cooked through and golden. Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel absorb any excess oil. Serve and enjoy!

Spiced Kumara Hash Browns
Spiced Kumara Hash Browns

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