Grain-Free Salmon Nuggets

Want to get more essential fatty acids into your kids' meal to help give them proper brain development? Try making these delicious, grain-free salmon nuggets. Tell them it's "chicken" nuggets and they'll eat every last one!

I am totally crazy about making food for my kids that helps them live healthier lives. I am especially obsessed with getting them to eat a lot of essential fatty acids to help give them proper brain development! However, they are not big fans of sitting down to eat a piece of fish. The fish sticks that you buy in the store are filled with garbage! No way!!!

So, I came up with my own recipe and used the omega-3 powerhouse, wild-caught salmon. I even told a white lie and told my kids they were chicken nuggets. They eat every single one on their plates, every time! Definite Mommy win! You can’t go wrong serving your little ones grain-free salmon nuggets!

Grain Free Salmon Nuggets

Grain-Free Salmon Nuggets

Want to get more essential fatty acids into your kids' meal to help give them proper brain development? Try making these delicious, grain-free salmon nuggets. Tell them it's "chicken" nuggets and they'll eat every last one!



    1. Heat 1/2 cup coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    2. In a food processor, combine coconut and 1/2 cup almond flour.
    3. Process until it resembles panko bread crumbs, for a nice fine “breading.”
    4. In a large bowl combine the additional 1 1/4 cup almond flour, salmon, salt & pepper,  eggs, onion & garlic powder, and cayenne.
    5. Stir until well combined.
    6. Form into balls using about 1.5 Tbsp of the mixture.
    7. Roll them in the breading.

    8. Place them in the skillet and fry until golden on one side, flip and fry the other side.
    9. Drain on a paper towel covered place.
    10. Repeat until all of the salmon is cooked, adding coconut oil to the pan as needed.
      Grain Free Salmon Nuggets
    11. Enjoy with homemade tartar sauce. These can also be frozen.


If you really want to spice this recipe up, you can include some smoked salmon too. I found some really great smoked salmon online HERE.

P.S. If you want to find the best gluten-free items online (best prices around, believe me I have checked!) with free shipping, I highly recommend Thrive Market, they even have a special Gluten Free section. CLICK HERE to check them out!

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11 Replies to “Grain-Free Salmon Nuggets”

  1. I started making these and then realized my can of salmon was only 6 oz, so I added chicken to make up for it. 6 eggs made mine way too wet, I had to add more almond flour and some banana flour to thicken it up. But, long story short, they turned out delicious! Thank you! I’ll be better prepared next time!

    1. Oh no, I hate it when that happens. You were quite creative in your substitutions though, glad they turned out. I have so many recipes that were created that way, from whatever was in my cabinet 🙂

  2. I made these last night and we loved them! My husband doesn’t love fish and really doesn’t like the flavor of coconut but he loved these…hooray! He is eating a few for lunch with strata mayo right now. The spices and crunchy coating made them soooo good! Its crazy how despite the fact that they were fried in pure virgin coconut oil and coated in dried coconut they don’t taste coconutty.

  3. Wow! surprisingly good! although I had to fight the urge to season the, ahem, “chicken” with dill weed.
    Or maybe use some of your Baconnaise to dip. I did find the 6 eggs to much and would start with 4 next time or add another can of “chicken”. I think this could be a excellent quick nutritious company dish. 🙂 Thank you for another tasty recipe.

  4. I really want to try this recipe but want to use some of the salmon that my husband caught. Would you recommend me just cooking it and then flaking it up to make the recipe?

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