How are you, my friends?
Did you eat breakfast today? I was one of those people who NEVER ate breakfast. A huge cup of coffee (or two) was always enough for me in the morning. Did you know that coffee is actually an appetite suppressant? Aside from drinking huge amounts (about 24 to 30 ounces) of coffee, no wonder why I never felt hungry in the morning! But once I met my husband, who firmly believes that breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day, I trained myself to eat breakfast even if it is a couple spoonfuls of oatmeal.
I started to eat some oatmeal, a small bowl of cereal, smoothies, or yogurt with fruit and granola (which is one of my favorite breakfasts), but they are all very light. Once in a blue moon, I do get super hungry in the morning, and I end up eating a whole lot of junk because the breakfast I bring to work to eat is never enough. Here is a great tip about eating healthy. NEVER put yourself in a situation that you cannot make healthy choices! Vending machines at work will not carry fresh pieces of fruit or a wholesome breakfast burrito and most likely will have questionable “fake” pastry that has a shelf life of a decade or candy bars that are practically made out of only sugar.
A tiny little cup of yogurt with pineapple and granola hasn’t been satisfying my hunger lately in the morning, so I decided to make myself a breakfast sandwich. I’ve seen tons of pins on Pinterest about people making breakfast sandwiches and freezing them, popping them in the microwave in the morning, and having them to go. I’ve always wanted to make them, and it was perfect opportunity! I have an awesome turkey sausage patty recipe and I knew it would be heavenly on an English muffin.
Making turkey sausage patties at home is super easy. It has lots of spices, but that’s how you give blend ground turkey a banging flavor! Once you throw all the spices in the ground turkey, you mix and divide it into 8 balls. How I like to do them is flatten the meat mixture in the bowl, draw a line in the middle of the mixture, divide the mixture into a half and another half and voila! You can create 8 equal sizes of patties!
I LOVE spicy food, and my breakfast is no exception. I made my patties a little spicy by adding red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper, but please know that you can omit them. I know not everyone likes spicy stuff, especially in the morning. Once you cook up these delicious sausage patties, here is how I assembled them:
- 6 English muffins
- 6 eggs, cooked the way you’d like (I fried mine using a ring mold so that it looks pretty)
- 6 slices of American singles cheese
- 6 turkey sausage patties (see the recipe below)
- On an English muffin, lay the cooked egg, sausage patty, and top with cheese.
- Wrap the sandwich with wax paper and place it in a zip-lock bag.
- Place the bag either in the fridge or freezer.
- Pop the sandwich in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds to a minute before eating.
I made six sandwiches (three for Hubby and the other three for myself), and I knew it wouldn’t even last a week, so I placed those in the fridge instead of the freezer. I heated one of those yummies in the microwave this morning for 30 seconds, and I was in heaven.
Whether you want to have a quick wholesome breakfast sandwich on the go or have your toast, eggs, hash browns, and sausage, my breakfast turkey sausage can amp up your most important meal of the day!
- 1.2 pounds ground turkey
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients, except vegetable oil, and form into 8 patties.
- On a medium heat, heat 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil on a medium sized non-stick skillet.
- Cook 3 patties for 3 minutes and flip the patties. Cook for an additional 3 minutes.
- Once you finish the first batch (first three patties), clean the pan by wiping it with a paper towel and add another teaspoon of vegetable oil to cook the second batch. This is so the maple syrup in the patty does not burn and form a black crust that we do NOT want.