Who doesn’t love breakfast food. It’s one of those things that can be eaten any time of day making these maple apple turkey breakfast patties such a staple. You can serve them with eggs and baked home fries or bring a couple to add to your lunch. They are also great to nibble on when you need a quick snack and something that actually hits the spot.
I love these because they are the perfect blend of savoury and sweet, which is heaven for my taste buds. I love the way the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup compliments the salt, sage and fennel. I love using different herbs and spices, it really makes the difference.
Some of the store-bought breakfast meat is made with a variety of fillers, preservatives and refined sugar. These are made with whole foods making them lean and clean. As a bonus they are also freezer-friendly. I could not stop eating these, I will definitely have to make a double batch so some can actually make it to the freezer!
1/2 an apple, peeled and cut into tiny 0.5 cm cubes
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1/8 tsp of allspice
1/2 a medium white or yellow onion, diced
1 egg, whisked
2 tbsp of maple syrup
1/2 tbsp of fresh sage, chopped
1/2 tsp of crushed fennel seeds or fennel powder
1/4 tsp of garlic powder
1/8 cup of quick oat flakes
1 tbsp of olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a skillet on medium heat add 1 tbsp of olive oil and then add the onions. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes then add the cubed apple. Cook on medium-low heat for 7 minutes until the apples are cooked but still retaining their form. Next add the garlic and cook for another 1 – 2 minutes. Finish by adding the cinnamon and allspice. Stir to combine and remove from the heat.
In a bowl add the ground turkey and season with sea salt, pepper and the garlic powder.
Crush fennel seeds lightly in a mortar and pestle and add the fennel seeds and sage to the turkey. Add the cooked apple, onions and garlic mixtures along with 2 tbsp of maple syrup, quick oat flakes, and egg (whisked).
Mix with your hand to combine. Form into 2-inch patties about 1 ½ – 2 cm thick depending on preference. Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until no longer pink. Then turn the oven to broil and move them to the top rack and broil for about 1 – 2 minutes until the top is lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and enjoy with a bit of extra maple syrup drizzled over top if you want to indulge.