Do you ever find yourself eating pancakes at 10pm, cuddled on the couch watching Netflix, all the while being on your computer and listening to music?
Call me a multitasker. Or maybe I have ADD? Hell, it’s 1am and I’m just getting started on this post.
Plus I have almost 20 tabs open on Chrome.
But the point of this isn’t to tell you about how of a night owl I am or debate about my inability to focus. It’s about how much I love breakfast. How easy it is to throw together an omelet, veggies, and a side of toast or sweet potatoes. Or how sometimes after a workout all I really want is protein pancakes with bits of dark chocolate and warm peanut butter smothered on top.
Isn’t it difficult to eat a good breakfast some days? Usually I’m so rushed that all I have time for is an apple and a giant spoonful of nut butter. I’m obviously addicted.
But turkey breakfast patties? Pretty magical is what they are.
I’ve made these little patties time and time again. They are my breakfast AND lunch staple. On days when I don’t have time, I grab a few patties from the freezer and bring them to work and zap them in the microwave. They’re a great low-carb breakfast, snack, or even on top of a salad or paired with veggies for lunch.
My favorite way to enjoy them is with an egg white omelet and a huge sweet potato topped with peanut butter. Yes, I realize I’m talking about peanut butter again. It’s a problem.
These homemade sausages are SO much better then the ones at the store with weird additives and ingredients you can’t pronounce. Another bonus is that they’re super lean and great for when you are trying to eat clean.
They’re sweetened with a tiny bit of maple syrup and real juicy apple chunks. Plus there is also a little cinnamon and nutmeg to keep them full of wonderful spices.
Well, it’s time to get your breakfast on. Enjoy!
Healthy breakfast recipes to serve with these maple sausage breakfast patties:
Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes with Wild Blueberry Maple Syrup
Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate Chips
Fluffy Whole Wheat Healthy Pumpkin Waffles
Chai-Spiced Healthy Apple Oatmeal Muffins
Dark Chocolate, Almond & Sea Salt Banana Baked Oatmeal
Lean Turkey Apple & Maple Sausage Breakfast Patties
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 Honeycrisp or Braeburn apple, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 pound extra lean ground turkey
- 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 cup gluten free oat flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- freshly ground black black pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onions and and garlic and cook until garlic becomes fragrant, about 3 minutes.
Add in diced apples and cook a few minutes more or until apples soften. Remove from heat, transfer to a large bowl, and stir in cinnamon and nutmeg.
Add in ground turkey, maple syrup, egg whites, oat flour, and salt and pepper; mix well. Divide into 16 patties and place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink. Serve with extra maple syrup.
Yum, these sound delicious! My mom used to buy chicken apple sausages from the store, which I loved, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy these homemade turkey apple sausages! Love the new blog layout, too 🙂
Mmmmmmmm……looks great! Do you know you have a maddening Home Depot ad on your page that won't go away? Requires constant closure!
This look tasty. I will have to give them a try. And you put PB on your sweet potato?? Like just a blob of it on there? I am intrigued…
Could you make this with regular flour (all-purpose or whole wheat)?
Bread crumbs would be best!
I just made these with buckwheat flour and they turned out perfect too!
These look so juicy and good!
This looks amazing!
I want one of these sausages! They look fantastic. I prefer turkey over pork anyway. I'm just like you! Always and forever will be a night owl. And yes, I have about twenty tabs open as well…
Can you mix them up and then freeze them? I don’t have a microwave and I want something I can just grab and thaw in the fridge the night before I make them.
Amanda, Did you ever try this? I don’t like to use my microwave
Making these Christmas morning! Monique, do you think you could use regular oat flour? vs gluten free oats? its just what I have. Do they bake the same? If not, I can get gluten free. THank you!
I am a little late to the party, but you can make your own oat flour but putting the desired amount of oatmeal in the blender (I prefer the Ninja) and let it rip. This does not work for steel cut oats.
I used regular flour and worked just fine
When you divide the mixture into 16 patties how many ounces will each patty be?
I need to know the ounce for either pre cooked or cooked for the st size -1 patty.
I think between 1 and 2 ounces, based on making 16 patties from 1 lb of meat (and then adding in apple!)
Think it would be as good with ground chicken instead?
These weren’t bad but need a little more spice in my opinion… I think next time I will probably double the spice and add in some red pepper flakes. Also I subbed oat flour with bobs 1:1 baking flour and worked just fine. Love your recipes thank you for all that you do!
These are perfect for adjusting to your spice preference 🙂 Glad you’re loving the recipes here!
My husband and I love these!! I usually double the batch and freeze some. Thanks again for another healthy and delicious recipe 🙂
So happy to hear that! Great idea to freeze them for later 🙂
Can I substitute regular flour? Would I use the same amount? These sound yummy?
Sure that’s fine, or breadcrumbs would work!
I feel like these aren’t getting as much attention as they deserve! I have to admit I struggled a bit because mine came out kinda mushy when I reheated them in the microwave. The next day I tried pan frying them and drizzled maple syrup on them, and they were delish!! Perfect with a fried egg. I Love your maple blueberry sausage patties, and I know those don’t have egg whites or oat flour in the mix. I wonder would these come out with a similar consistency to that recipe if I eliminated those two ingredients?
Haha an oldie recipe but a goodie! Yes, I’d definitely recommend reheating in a pan like you did the second time so that they crisp back up. I think you could leave out the oat flour and egg whites here, and they should come out similarly to the blueberry ones! Haven’t tried it but let me know if you do 🙂