I think breakfast can be one of the most challenging meals on the Autoimmune Protocol, at least for those of us in the United States. Practically from birth we are taught that breakfast foods consist of eggs, cereal, and baked goods. So what the heck are we supposed to eat after adopting AIP? I’m glad you asked!
I often encourage clients and those new to AIP to start thinking outside of the “breakfast box” and start thinking of breakfast as another meal, like lunch and dinner. You want to build your breakfast based on meal elements, including a protein source, healthy fat, and vegetable carbohydrates. I’ve found that when we start building our meals using this framework it makes meal planning and prepping A LOT easier!
These sausage patties are the perfect breakfast protein source. They have a natural sweetness from the fresh apple that is perfectly balanced with the savory spices. Plus they have minimal ingredients and are really easy to throw together, making them great for a batch cooking session, just double or triple the recipe! I love to serve these alongside my AIP Apple Cinnamon Waffles!
Turkey Apple Breakfast Sausage (AIP/ Paleo)
Total Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 30 patties
2lbs ground turkey
3 tsp salt
2 ½ tsp sage
1 tsp onion powder
Remove the core from each apple and cut in half. Grate the apples either by hand using a box grater or by using the “shred” blade attachment of your food processor. Add the grated apple to a large mixing bowl along with the ground turkey, salt, sage and onion powder. Gently mix the ingredients together using your hands. NOTE: It’s important not to overwork ground meat, otherwise it will get a rubbery, tough texture.
To form the patties, wet your hands with water and roll about 2 – 3 TBS of the sausage mixture into a ball and then press into pattie form. Repeat this process until all of the mixture has been formed into patties.
To fry the patties, heat ½ TBS of coconut oil in a skillet on medium heat. Once hot, carefully place each patty in the skillet and fry for about 5 minutes on each side, until they are golden brown and slightly crispy.