I whipped these up one morning several weeks ago without even planning them. Typically that’s how some of my best meals are created – look at what I have and let it inspire me. At least this is how breakfast goes because breakfast is almost never part of meal prep these days. I like to get creative with it. Three days a week I do overnight oats to go when I have to be in to work early. But the other days I can take my time with breakfast so coming up with random new ideas is what motivates me to get out of bed in the morning.
This is a really great fall recipe, which is the season we are in so clearly it’s a great time to post it. I do want to incorporate this more into my regular breakfast rotation, however I’m getting in the habit of not eating as much meat and I would need more protein to sub in for the sausage.
I believe taking the sausage out wold leave this meal lacking in protien. Of course there is some from the pecan butter and with the addition of some chopped pecans there would be more (I added the pecans in the recipe). But it’s still not quite enough for breakfast. I might actually try making the syrup with some protein powder in there too – of course then it would require some almond milk to thin it out, but it would work and taste so good!
The pecan butter syrup is just a simple mixture of pecan butter and date syrup (the “caramel” part). Both are homemade but both are really easy and only require a good blender. The pecan butter requires a little patience too but it is well worth the 10 minutes it takes to process.
Sausage and Apple Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
A sweet and savory combination that's great for a fall morning. Maple apple sausage compliments the caramelized cinnamon apples and pecans. And sweet potato makes everything better!
- 1 link maple apple chicken sausage may be cooked in advance
- 1 medium sweet potato, baked bake in advance
- 1 apple small-medium, chopped
- 2 tbsp pecans
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Cook sausage and bake sweet potatoes in the oven. (400 degrees for 45-60 minutes)
Heat coconut oil in a medium saucepan. Add the apple slices and pecans. stir to coat in the oil, sprinkle the cinnamon and stir to incorpoarte. Cook for 5-10 minutes, depending on the desired softness of the apples
Slice a baked sweet potato in half. Slice your sausage link and stuff the potato with sausage and some of the apple/pecan mixture (up to you how much! varies by potato size as well)
If everything was cooked ahead, or you're using the leftovers, simply assemble your potato and microwave for a few minutes.