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Yuca coconut patties

The combination of yuca and coconut results in a tropical treat – perfect for vegans or those who enjoy gluten-free options
Recipe and photo provided by CanolaInfo.org
White plate filled with coconut yuca patties
20 patties / 1 hour 45 min 

Prep 15 min / Cook 1 hour 25 min

The combination of yuca and coconut results in a tropical treat – perfect for vegans or those who enjoy gluten-free options. Canola oil keeps the patties from sticking to the pan and helps combine the ingredients without adding any extra saturated fat.

Ingredients
  • 1 lb (500 g) yuca (cassava root) 
  • canola oil cooking spray 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) canola oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) coconut sugar or brown sugar
Directions
  1. Slice yuca into three equal-length sections. Peel each section. Cut each section in half lengthwise and chop into 1 1/2-inch (3.5-cm) pieces.
  2. In medium saucepan, place yuca and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook 20 minutes or until yuca is tender throughout. Drain and let cool about 20 minutes or until cool.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Spray large baking sheet with canola oil cooking spray. Set aside.
  4. Once yuca is cooled, remove thick fiber strands. In bowl, combine yuca with remaining ingredients, folding them in with your hands until texture is dough-like.
  5. On prepared baking sheet, divide yuca into 2 tbsp (25 mL) balls and flatten with your hand into patties. Spray top of them with canola oil cooking spray. 
  6. Bake patties in oven about 45 minutes, flipping every 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. 
Nutritional info per serving (1 patty) 
  • Calories: 70
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fibre: 1 g
  • Sugars: 2 g
  • Added Sugars: 2 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Potassium: 58 mg