Earlier this week I made breakfast for dinner because I was out of ideas and limited on ingredients, we've all been there. I had breakfast sausage in the freezer and apples that were starting to turn. I made up the sausage patties and then tossed in the roughly cubed apples, drizzled them with some maple syrup and dashed them with cinnamon. My kids had been begging for waffles a few days prior so I thought I would make them for dinner and have more for breakfasts during the week. I love waffles and pancakes for weekday breakfasts because I'm not a morning person and prefer to pop something in the toaster for my kids in the morning.
Little did I know that after dinner this meal would be requested for Father's Day breakfast. I thought I would please my kids with this dinner, but I ended up pleasing the biggest kid in the house- The Dad. I should have known, a few carbs, a bit of meat, and topped with something sweet is what all guys like.
1 lb. Breakfast Sausage
2 Apples, cubed
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
A pinch of salt
One batch of my Pumpkin Waffles. If you don't have cassava flour on hand, try this recipe from Monica Bravo's great blog, Bravo for Paleo - find her recipe here.
Take the ground breakfast sausage and form patties roughly 3" in diameter and 1" thick. Preheat pan over medium heat (I prefer cast iron for this) and place your patties after it's hot, they will take roughly 5 minutes each side. While the patties are cooking, wash and dry your apples. Cut around the core and cube the apples into 1" pieces. Cutting the apples too small will make them mush while sauteing. Once the you have flipped and cooked the patties all the way through remove them from the pan and add the apples, leave the sausage grease in the pan (that's flavor!). While the apples are in the pan add cinnamon, maple syrup and salt; saute for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. The apples should be warm and caramelized, but still crunchy.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
(not including waffle prep + cook time)