Whole30 Apple Sage Breakfast Patty

Starting your day with adequate protein is crucial not only during your Whole30, but on any day if you want to maintain proper energy throughout the day. We've all been so trained to think of breakfast as things like cereal, toast and fruity smoothies that changing how we approach a morning meal can be difficult. Our bodies don't need an influx of carbs and sugar, they need protein and healthy fats (some complex carbs from veggies are totally fine too). 

These breakfast patties are perfect for a healthy supply of protein and they are pretty simple to make. They also help combat the "can't-eat-another-egg" feeling that many folks experience during a Whole30 (a.k.a "egg-verdose"). 

In our meal delivery program, we make these patties for a breakfast option and also have a version with pork. You can interchange ground chicken, turkey or pork for this recipes. We just ask that you try your very best to source high quality protein such as from a local farm, pasture-raised or in the very least organic or certified humane. We have found that sourcing poultry of good quality from anywhere other than a local farm is, unfortunately, pretty difficult. We really hope that with more demand, we can help move our food system away from large scale factory farming and make local, high quality meat more accessible to everyone. 

Enjoy this recipe and let us know what you think! 

Apple Sage Breakfast Patties

Yield: about 6-8 servings 


2 lb ground turkey (or chicken or pork)

1 tsp olive oil

3 oz celery, finely diced

8 oz apple, grated

¼ cup applesauce

3 tsp fresh chopped sage

1 tsp dry thyme

1 tsp cinnamon

1 ¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper



Preheat oven to 375. Roast diced celery with oil to soften on a sheet pan, about 8 minutes. Allow to cool, then combine with all remaining ingredients in a large bowl. 

Scoop to form patties and place on an oiled sheet pan (use same sheet pan as for roasting celery, saves on dishes!). Using a 2 oz ice cream scoop is an easy and consistent way to form patties.

Roast for 10 minutes, rotate, roast another 5-10 minutes until no longer pink in center or reaches an internal temperature of 165. Cooking time may vary slightly based on your oven.