Black Bean Breakfast Sausage Patties: These sausage patties are also nut-free per a request from a reader. I love the
texture from the cooked grain and you get a sausagelike color from the black beans.
1/3 cup (67 g) millet
1/3 cup (69 g) amaranth
1/3 cup (58 g) quinoa, rinsed well
2 1/2 cups (570 ml) water
1 teaspoon Savory Golden Bouillon (page 19)
1 1/2 cups (258 g) cooked black beans or 1 can (15 ounces, or 425 g), rinsed and drained
1/2 cup (48 g) rolled oats (*make sure they are marked gluten-free)
1/4 to 1/2 cup (60 to 120 ml) water
2 tablespoons (14 g) ground flaxseed mixed with 1/4 cup (60 ml) warm water
1 teaspoon sage
1 1/2 teaspoons marjoram
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon ground rosemary
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste (try it with smoked salt)
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4). Oil 2 cookie sheets **or line
with parchment paper.
Combine the millet, amaranth, quinoa, water, and bouillon in a saucepan and
bring to a boil. Decrease the heat to low, cover, and cook until the grains are
completely cooked, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, add the beans, oats, and water to a food processor and purée.
Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the flaxseed mixture.
Add the cooked grains to the bean mixture along with all the herbs and spices.
Mix thoroughly, taste, and then add salt and pepper to taste.
Using a small cookie scoop that holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons (22.5 g), put the
mixture on the cookie sheet and then use your hand to flatten the patties. (If the
mixture sticks to your hand try keeping your hands damp with water.)
Cook for 25 minutes and then gently flip the patties and cook for 10 to 15
These freeze well, so don’t worry that this recipe makes quite a few.
YIELD: 42 small patties
PER TWO-PATTY SERVING: 58.6 calories; 0.7 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 2.4 g protein; 8.4 g
carbohydrate; 1.6 g dietary fiber; 0 mg cholesterol.
TOTAL PREP TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL COOKING TIME: 20 minutes to cook grains and 35 minutes to bake patties