I recently asked followers on Instagram what type of recipes they wanted to see me post more of and consensus was almost unanimous; Breakfast! Breakfast! Breakfast! So here is the first of many breakfast recipes I will be sharing over the coming weeks.

These Pork & Apple Breakfast Sausage need to be a staple in your breakfast arsenal. They are incredibly easy to make and contain a seriously delicious combination of spices.

There are two secret ingredients that I think really take these sausages to the next level, first off is ground cloves which add a wonderful warming spiced flavour. If you can’t find cloves then I think nutmeg would also work, but try and get your hands on ground cloves, they make a big difference in the taste.

The second not so secret ingredient in this recipe is shredded apple which ensures the patties remain super moist once cooked. I wanted to make these sausages Whole30 compliant (so no honey) because I know so many of you are doing a Whole30 this month. I’m so happy with the natural sweetness that the shredded apples add to the patties without making them too sweet, the way many breakfast sausage can often be.

If you aren’t a fan of pork or prefer a leaner cut of meat then ground chicken or turkey would also work as a great substitute. These sausage will last 4 days in the fridge once cooked, so I suggest making a big batch on Sunday, and then grabbing one or two to have for breakfast each morning during the week.

Here are a few more recipes using ground pork:

If you make this recipe let me know in the comment section below, I would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me (@everylastbite_) on Instagram, I love seeing your photos!

Pork & Apple Breakfast Sausage

4.50 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Diets Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal, Whole30
Servings 10 patties


  • 450 grams ground pork
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup shredded apple
  • 1/4 salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • In a bowl combine all of the ingredients and work with your hands to really mix everything together.
  • Form the mixture into 8 to 10 patties
  • Cook the patties for approximately 5 to 6 minutes per side until golden brown on the outside and cooked through in the center.
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