Apple & Cheddar Breakfast Patties
If you’ve ever had the incredible combination of apple and cheddar cheese, then you know exactly where the inspiration for this recipe came from. The sweet apple and savory cheddar cheese is the perfect flavor combination!
I tend to get sick of eggs, so I’ve been looking for more protein options for breakfast that are easy to grab-and-go in the early mornings when I’m on my way out the door.
I usually gravitate towards more savory foods in the morning than sweet, so this breakfast totally satisfies my cravings! I also love that it’s so protein-packed. I try to make sure I get a good serving of protein in for breakfast, because when I eat only carbs (looking at you, bagels) I definitely feel super tired and weird for the whole day!
Ingredients for the Apple & Cheddar Breakfast Patties
I find that red apples work best for this recipe, such as gala, honey crisp or fuji. With the apple, you just want to make sure that you dice it into very small pieces. This way, you get lots of little bits dispersed in your patties, but still get a burst of flavor with each bite. The other key is to make sure you dice your cheddar cheese into the same size as the apples. That way, you really get equal parts of both.
The maple syrup in the recipe gives the patties that perfect amount of sweetness and quintessential breakfast flavor. The slight sweetness is totally balanced out by a pinch of crushed red chili pepper.
Forming the Patties
These apple & cheddar breakfast patties are definitely loaded, so once all of the ingredients are mixed together, carefully form the patties with your hands and place them on a plate or baking sheet while you wait for your skillet to heat up.
Because the patties are just seared on a pan, you don’t need to use an egg or breadcrumbs to bind them together! Don’t worry about the patties seeming loose, cooking them will help them hold their shape and keep all of the ingredients in.
Reheating for Meal Prep
One reason I absolutely love these is because they are so ideal for meal prepping and reheating in the morning.
Simply reheat the patties on a skillet on low for a few minutes per side until warmed through, or pop them in the microwave for a minute or two. They are perfect combined with some scrambled eggs and toast for a complete breakfast that will keep you full for hours!
Apple & Cheddar Turkey Breakfast Patties
- 1 cup diced red apple (about 1 small red apple)
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients besides avocado oil.
- Form the mixture into 8 even-sized patties.
- Heat avocado oil in a large skillet on medium.
- Add the patties to the skillet, ensuring they are not crowded.
- Cook the patties until browned on each side, about 4 minutes.