Sometimes breakfast just calls for savory. Hearty and savory. And delicious. Delicious is important too. And nothing else fits the bill quite like these Whole30 Pork & Sage Breakfast Patties.

Ever since doing my first round of Whole30 way back when (okay, it was only a year ago), I’ve lost my love of sweetness for the first meal of the day. Don’t get me wrong, there will always be a special place in my heart for pancakes and waffles (paleo for me these days), but there is just something so…so…so fulfilling about kicking off your day with a serious dose of savory protein. And these, my friends, are indeed a serious dose of delicious protein through and through.

I was at the farmers market one Saturday, doing my normal weekly load up. I stopped at one of favorite little sustainable family farms to load up on pastured goods for the week. A whole chicken. Some chicken feet. You know, the norm. As I scanned the board of available cuts of meat, my eyes fell on ground pork. 

“Mmmm I haven’t had a really good breakfast sausage in ages.” I said to my husband. Forever it seemed. I’m not sure why, other than I hadn’t been inspired to make one yet! For some reason, breakfast patties were something I always seemed to get while enjoy breakfast in a restaurant. But, um, that’s beyond silly! Breakfast patties are as easy to make as an every day hamburger and a totally amazing way to kick your day off. As the craving for breakfast patties hit, I was also then struck with inspiration for our Sunday morning breakfast.

I grabbed a pound of ground pork and then hunted down another farmer selling a sage plant (yeah, I bought the whole dang plant…because why not? Sage forever is not a terrible thing).  And then I headed for home, with some Sleepy Sunday Sage Breakfast Patties on my mind.

Makes 8 patties


  • 1 pound pasture-raised ground pork
  • 4-5 large fresh sage leaves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon cooking fat for cooking  (coconut oil, avocado oil, ghee, or butter)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except for the cooking fat.
  2. Using clean hands, mix throughly until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  3. Form mixture into 8 patties.
  4. In a large skillet, heat cooking fat over medium heat. Once fat is hot, add the patties.
  5. Cook patties for about 5-6 minutes per side.
  6. Enjoy warm or let cool completely and store in fridge for up to 5 days.

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