Skip the nasty additives and make this Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage for a healthy and delicious prepped breakfast all week long!
Listen, maybe to some of you, making your own breakfast sausage patties seems like crazy talk. I am actually aware that you can buy them in many different forms at the grocery store. But, if you can mix up burgers or meatballs, you can totally make your own sausage without any preservatives or nasty additives. These Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage patties are sweet, savory, and great for the weekend or meal-prep for the week!
Do you have a favorite meal of the day? For me, it’s definitely breakfast. All week, I look forward to the weekend so that the three of us can sit down and have a delicious breakfast together. After we decide whether to fix coffee before or after we eat, that is. I need to know if we’re the only people that do this. I mean, obviously the sooner the better when it comes to my coffee, but I also want to be able to enjoy it and not use it as a beverage to wash down my eggs, you know? So, after breakfast comes coffee for me. These sausage patties + soft scrambled eggs + pancakes = the perfect weekend breakfast in my opinion.
Looking for something a little sweeter for breakfast? Try my Apple Cinnamon Oat Breakfast Cookies!
- 1 pound ground pork*
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp allspice
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¾ tsp salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1oz bag of freeze-dried apples, crushed**
- 1 tsp coconut oil or olive oil (for cooking)
- Place all ingredients besides the dried apples and oil in a large bowl and use your hands to mix until well combined. Add in crushed apples and gently incorporate them into the meat. To crush the apples, you can pulse in a food processor or crush them in the bag with a rolling pin. You want a mixture of fine powder and bigger pieces. Form into 8 even-sized patties, about ⅓ inch thick.
- Add 1 tsp of oil to a nonstick skillet and place over medium heat. Add sausage patties and cook for about 5 minutes then flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until fully cooked. Serve immediately.
** You can pulse the dried apples in a food processor or crush them in the bag with a rolling pin. You want a mixture of fine powder and bigger pieces.