Grain-Free Crab Cakes


For me, following a gluten-free diet has become a way of life. While it did require giving up some not-so-healthy staples like pasta, bread, and cereal, it certainly didn’t mean I had to deprive myself of foods I love. The great thing about a gluten-free lifestyle is that you can get creative and make a “GF” version of just about any food. Since I love to cook, this has been such a fun experience for me!

Being from the south, crab cakes were always a comfort food treat. However, one of the main ingredients is gluten-laden bread crumbs along with other undesirable ingredients.

So, I set out to make my own gluten and grain-free version, and I must say, they’re pretty amazing! These crab cakes are grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and delicious. Plus, they are incredibly easy to make.

I am confident you and your family will love them!


Serves 2

  • 8 oz lump crab meat
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp potato flour
  • 1 tbsp organic mayonnaise (or homemade mayo)
  • 1 tbsp stone ground mustard
  • 2-3 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except crabmeat and mix together
  3. Add crabmeat to mixture and stir together.
  4. Scoop out spoonfuls of crab mixture into muffin pan.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.


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About Jen Broyles, CHC

Jen Broyles is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and is on a mission to help people regain their health naturally, specifically in the area of digestive wellness. Her personal story is what inspired her to educate and guide others. She dealt with chronic digestive issues for over 10 years, and it was significantly affecting her quality of life. She returned to school to study nutrition, started doing her own research, and trained with functional medicine practitioners. She now helps clients restore their health naturally through diet and lifestyle changes and necessary diagnostic testing to uncover the root cause. She is a firm believer in the role that real food, a balanced lifestyle, and a positive attitude plays on overall health. You can visit her website and blog for FREE digestive wellness tips, recipes, and healthy living advice. Jen offers private health coaching to individuals who are struggling with chronic digestive problems as well as an exclusive online program designed to Heal Your Digestion.