Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe- Gluten Free, Egg Free, GAPS and Paleo Legal

 photo IMG_2126Medium_zps8499f986.jpgI'll be honest- the concept of breakfast sausage was foreign to me- it wasn't something I'd grown up with. I'd never eaten meat for breakfast until maybe last year on a camping trip. It just isn't how I was raised. And I thought sausage meant hot dog....
But a couple of years ago I learned about breakfast sausages, and that they sell them in stores, that they look like hamburgers, but they're often sweet, and served for breakfast.
Now that I'm trying to lose weight, I'm trying to cut back on my carbs (not cut them out entirely, just scale back somewhat), and to do that means I'm eating more animal proteins, and trying to eat a bigger breakfast to jump start my metabolism. Because of this, I've been more open to the idea of eating meat for breakfast, so when I found ground chicken on sale at a great price, I stocked up and decided to make breakfast sausage for myself with some of the ground chicken. It came out delicious.
I highly recommend you try it. If you're not a "meat for breakfast" type person, feel free to serve this for lunch or supper.
They freeze well, either raw or cooked, so even though this makes a large batch, you don't have to eat it all at once.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe- Gluten Free, Egg Free, GAPS and Paleo Legal

2 lbs ground chicken
1 red apple
1 green apple
2 teaspoons thyme
3 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons oil

1. Grate your apples and mix them with the ground chicken.

2 Add everything else.

3. Form into patties/burgers (around 16-18 decently sized sausages), and either flash freeze until frozen solid, and then bag them (for ease of storage), defrosting as many as needed whenever you need them.

4. Alternatively, cook immediately in a skillet/frying pan with a little oil at a medium heat until browned on one side, then flip and cook on the other side until browned.

5. Serve with whatever tickles your fancy. Traditionally these are often eaten with eggs, or with maple syrup, or with biscuits, or pancakes- but who needs to be traditional?


Ever eaten breakfast sausage before? Do you buy yours or make yours from scratch, and if so, what's in yours? Are you a meat for breakfast person, or not at all? What is your favorite way to serve breakfast sausage? Does this look like a recipe you'd try?

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  1. i got excited that maybe this would be vegetarian, b/c i'm with you on being unused to meat for breakfast. and i've had commercial soy-based breakfast sausage and don't like the seasoning at all. really i'm just pining for commercially-available vegetarian sausage because the soy hot dogs here are both expensive and not very tasty. oh well. maybe i should putter with soy protein bits and make my own. anyhow, enjoy.

    1. Sorry! I don't know if you're gluten free or not, but I saw a bunch of homemade breakfast sausage recipes made with seitan when i looked.

  2. I'm pretty surprised that you weren't familiar with breakfast sausage after growing up in the US. It's not uncommon.

    1. Guess it just wasn't something my parents bought, hence my lack of familiarity.

  3. I am going to try this Thanks much for your post and this site, LOVE IT!

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