These apple lentil patties are savory and sweet; a flavorful and healthy swap for sausage. Serve these patties with avocado toast, greens, and tomatoes for a hearty breakfast sandwich. 




1 cup dry lentils

½-1 apple, diced into small pieces

½ cup oat flour*

¼ cup ground flaxseed

2 teaspoons garlic powder

4 teaspoons ground sage

2 teaspoons fennel seeds

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons thyme


*Can be prepared in a blender using oats

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  1. Rinse the lentils. Combine with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  3. Dice the apple and prepare the oat flour, if not done already.
  4. In a bowl, mash the cooked lentils with a fork. Add the oat flour, ground flaxseed, garlic powder, sage, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, and thyme. Stir until well combined. Fold in the apple pieces, start with ½ the apple and add more as desired.
  5. Form the batter into ~12 smaller patties and place them on a pan lined with  parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until desired texture.
  6. Allow to cool and then enjoy!

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