Crispy Kale and Pumpkin Croquettes
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Crispy Kale and Pumpkin Croquettes

Submitted by: Regina Galbick

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 Hour

Servings: 4

Yum!!!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder, organic
  • 1 tsp. turmeric, ground, organic
  • 4 c. pumpkin, fresh, organic
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, raw, extra-virgin, organic
  • 1/2 c. kale, any variety, fresh, organic
  • 1 c. almond flour, organic
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds, organic
  • 1 tbs. sesame seeds, organic
  • sea salt, unrefined, & fresh ground pepper, organic to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Dice pumpkin flesh, arrange in a baking dish, and bake for 45-60 minutes, until tender.

Allow pumpkin to cool before transferring to a food processor. Blend until smooth.

Mix in almond meal, chia seeds, and sesame seeds. Add cumin, turmeric, sea salt, and pepper.

Heat coconut oil in a large pan, and cook kale (torn into bite-sized pieces) until crispy, about 5 minutes.

Cradle a tablespoon sized amount of pumpkin mix in your palm, then press in a few pieces of kale. Use a little bit more of the mixture to cover the kale. Repeat until done, making 8 total croquettes, and place the croquettes in a baking dish. Bake croquettes for 15 minutes, until firm.

Serve with green salad. Enjoy!