Cinnamon Sage Breakfast Sausage (Paleo)

Okay, here it is! I took a poll on Instagram stories last night (I’m on Instagram @fromthemountainswellness) between the Breakfast Sausage recipe and an Instant Pot Pulled Pork recipe. Seems like you guys really like breakfast foods!!

Which is good, because soooo do I! I really love eggs and some type of other protein in the morning. It’s just what makes me feel good! I love switching it up between pork sausage, chicken sausage, bacon and smoked salmon. Honestly, if it’s protein, I have no problems eating it in the morning and very rarely do I eat “breakfast” foods first thing in the morning anymore. I certainly have paleo to thank for that!

I also like to pair my breakfasts with either a leafy or cruciferous vegetable. My current favorites are sauteed arugula, cabbage or broccoli! If you would have told me a few years ago that I would be eating broccoli for breakfast (and LOVING it!) I would not have believed you. Thankfully, I have gotten pretty adjusted to a really nutrient-dense breakfast and love how it sets me up for the rest of the day!

If I eat enough protein and fat in the morning I am much less hungry throughout the day. I don’t know about you, but I really don’t want to be thinking about my hunger levels constantly throughout the day and drooling over my next meal. I aim for at least 20 grams of protein, if not 30 grams. My body seems to do really well on a higher protein, moderate fat, moderate carbohydrate diet. So, for now, I am totally going with it!

Let’s talk quick about my new eBook coming out!! Paleo for the Outdoor Athlete comes out this coming Thursday 11.8.18 and I am SO excited to get this information out into the world!! Link will be here for those of you wanting to purchase it. Things I cover in the eBook include: what the paleo diet actually is, how to transition and incorporate paleo into your lifestyle and why you should incorporate the paleo diet (especially beneficial for athletes).

For those of you wondering what you should be eating and how much you should be eating, I provide guidelines and food suggestions. I also include information concerning beneficial supplements for athletes along with recipes for pre-workout and post-workout snacks. The end of the eBook has a grocery list that you can take with you to the grocery store as a reference! I really hope you love it!

Without further ado…

Cinnamon Sage Breakfast Sausage

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(PALEO, GLUTEN-FREE)
SERVES 6-8
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES            COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES

Ingredients:

2 lbs. ground pork (could also use ground turkey or chicken if you would like)

1 tbs. ground cinnamon

2 tbs. rubbed dried sage

1½ – 2½ tsp. sea salt (I like these reaaaallly salty so I use 2½ tsp.)

½ tsp. black pepper

¼ tsp. ginger powder

¼ tsp. ground mace (optional)

ghee or coconut oil or butter for the pan

Method:

  1. Preheat a large skillet on medium-low heat. I used my cast iron skillet here.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground pork and all the spices, feel free to get them hands in there and really dig in!
  3. Using a ¼ c. measuring cup to scoop out mixture, form into flattened patties about ½” thick.
  4. Melt your oil or fat of choice in the skillet, should be evenly heated and make sure the whole pan is coated in oil before starting.
  5. Place 3-4 patties in the pan at a time, be sure not to overcrowd and cook 4-5 minutes on each side depending on how done you like them. I opted for crispier and went for 5 minutes.
  6. If patties are not cooking in the middle feel free to use a lid for a few minutes to get them cooked all the way through.
  7. Continue with the rest of the patties until all the rest of the mixture is used.

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