Gluten Free Fish Sticks Recipe

The classic fish sticks recipe is a common favorite.  However, the deep fried and processed flour dipped version does not provide much nutritional value.  Still, it’s a big hit with picky eaters, so a healthier version is a great alternative.  This easy gluten free fish sticks recipe is completely grain free and fits easily into many special diets.


GAPS Fish Sticks Recipe

The GAPS Diet is meant to heal the gut, strengthen and balance the immune system and restore a healthy balance of bacteria in the digestive tract.  These GAPS fish sticks are good for anyone that’s not following the GAPS protocol as well because they are made with easy to digest ingredients.  Simple gluten free ingredients like cassava and xantham gum can cause bloat that makes you feel and look like your belly is ready to pop.  

Easy Gluten Free Fish and Chips


 Grain Free Fish Sticks Recipe

Wild caught seafood is a great source of protein.  Also, it’s an easy way to get essential heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.  It’s important to know what kind of fish you are eating, and where it is coming from.  If you’d like to see more about why farmed fish is not good for the environment, your health, and the people working in fish farms see more on our page about sustainable seafood for an overview of wild caught fish and farmed fish.  There are tons of sustainable seafood options available in grocery stores. 

Homemade Fish Sticks

Grain Free Fish Sticks - GAPS
Serves 6
Gluten free fish sticks recipe made with coconut flour. These grain free fish sticks are GAPS, Paleo, Keto & SCD friendly.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1 lb fish (used alaskan cod from trader joe's)
  2. 3/4 cup coconut flour
  3. 2 tablespoons seasoning salt or blend of: garlic powder, salt, black pepper, onion, basil, turmeric & cayenne
  4. fat of choice for frying; such as avocado oil, lard, coconut oil, etc.
  5. avocado oil, tallow, or choice of fat for frying
  1. Slice the fish into strips or nuggets.
  2. Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a shallow dish or plate combine almond flour and seasonings.
  4. Dredge the fish pieces in the egg, then pass over the coconut flour mix coating the fish sticks.
  5. Heat the oil.
  6. Add the fish sticks to the skillet and fry flipping once when browned (about 5 mins). Be sure to not crowd the fish pieces.
  7. Remove from skillet and serve with choice of sides.
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Low FODMAP Recipes

A low FODMAP diet can be highly beneficial for digestive health issues.  FODMAPS are fermentable and poorly absorbed carbohydrates that cause bloating, gas, cramps, diarrhea and constipation.  This recipe classifies as low fodmap friendly.  Although, coconut flour is considered a high FODMAP food at 3 tablespoons per serving.  However, this recipe does not include 3 tablespoons per serving.  Unless you have serious IBS, you should actually benefit from the fiber content.  

Paleo Fish Sticks Recipe

Another recipe for easy paleo fish sticks is our easy fried fish recipe (with only egg).  Check it out if you don’t have almond flour on hand. 

Keto Fish Sticks