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Since we are just weeks away from parties full of food, I thought it best to provide you with recipes I will be cooking up this holiday season.
You don’t have to indulge ALL THE TIME, rather control some calories with these amazing appetizers.
I make sure I bring food with me to parties that will allow me to mix and mingle while saving the calories and splurging on the vino instead 😉
This recipe is inspired by Alive Magazine. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Here are a few pictures of the process.

I mashed the chickpeas by hand with a fork. Easy peasy!


Squash & Chickpea Fritters
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Serves: 20 fritters
  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash (you can use any squash)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-14oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ¼ cup chickpea flour
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cut squash in half and scoop out flesh/seeds. Place on baking sheet upside down; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 30- 40 minutes until fork easily pierces flesh.
  4. Allow to cool then stop out fleet and mash.
  5. Mash chickpeas with fork in medium-size bowl until crumbly, not pureed.
  6. Add mashed squash, lemon juice, flour and spices and mix well.
  7. Heat 1½ Tbsp of coconut oil in large skillet on medium-high heat (add rest of coconut oil when needed)
  8. Scoop 1½ Tbsp of mixture, forming 10 fritters. Cook 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
  9. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm in oven while cooking rest of fritters.
  10. Serve with tzatziki if desired.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 51 Fat: 2 Carbohydrates: 7 Fiber: 1 Protein: 2

Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • Donna says:

    Place the baking sheet upside down? And what is “stop out fleet “

  • Jeanie McDonald says:

    I think she means the squash is placed upside down on the baking sheet. And the other part is supposed to say “scoop out flesh”. Btw she’s also mashing the chickpeas with a fork not folk. I think her auto correct has over corrected?

  • Rebecca says:

    Suggestions on other types of flour to use for this? I have SSSSOOOO many different flours, and don’t use enough of them to warrant getting different kinds every time. I’ve easily wasted $150. Weavles should be taking over and carrying away our new (to us) house, any time now. Ha! My “Autocorrect” also over-corrects. What a pain! Takes me too long to write stuff these days if I want it to be “correct” — esp. On an iPAD. sEe?

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