AIP Recipe

Apple Rosemary Breakfast Sausage (AIP, Whole 30, Paleo)

Autoimmune Paleo Friendly Breakfast sausages on greens
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Have you been looking for autoimmune paleo breakfast ideas?

Then then this autoimmune paleo breakfast sausage recipe is for you. If you’re wondering what to eat for breakfast on AIP, you’re definitely not alone. I was so freaked out about not having cereal for breakfast when I first got started on AIP that I avoided breakfast most days. “Wait, you want me to eat a burger… FOR BREAKFAST?” It was a transition for me, but what I’ve found is that I actually feel better eating more protein at breakfast. One of my favorite ways to do it is by making a giant batch of these crispy AIP rosemary + apple chicken sausages. They freeze really well, taste delicious reheated, and pair perfectly with greens (I love breakfast greens!) or this Autoimmune Paleo Hash!

Autoimmune Paleo Friendly Breakfast sausages on greens

What makes a good breakfast sausage recipe?

  1. Meat you always want to start with a protein base and can use turkey, chicken, beef, or pork. I personally prefer poultry or pork but if you need some extra iron, go for red meat. Bonus points if you put some ground organ meat in there (nature’s multi-vitamin!)
  2. Herbs should be added for extra AIP seasoning and flavor. I love adding in thyme, rosemary, or small amounts of ginger and turmeric, but choose whatever feels best for you. Some herbs have medicinal properties so see what feels aligned with you that day!
  3. Salt traditional sausages have a ton of salt in them. While you don’t need to overdo it, adding some salt can help your sausage taste like the ones you loved before going AIP.

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Apple Rosemary AIP Breakfast Sausage

  • 2 lbs ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary (minced)
  • 1/3 cup shredded apple
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl

  2. Using your hands, mix the ingredients together thoroughly, then form into approximately 8 patties

  3. Add oil of choice to a cast iron skillet on medium high heat

  4. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the patties and cook 4-5 minutes a side or until they're at an internal temperature of 165 degrees

Stores in the refrigerator for 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Tastes delicious on a bed of arugula with apple slices and extra virgin olive oil drizzled on top! 


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  1. Michelle says:

    What type of apple do you recommend?

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