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Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties {Grain-Free, High Protein}

Say good morning to vegan breakfast sausage patties! They are delicious, satisfying, high in protein and also grain-free (thanks to the addition of coconut flour).  A bit of baking soda helps to keep the patties light and tender.

vegan breakfast sausage patties on a white plate with a silver fork alongside

A Filling High-Protein Breakfast Option: Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties

Hello everyone! I hope your summer is in full swing and you are enjoying the great outdoors in one way or another. It has been beautiful, albeit boiling hot and humid, here in the Piney Woods region of Texas, but it’s ideal weather for dips in the pool and lazy evenings spent sipping cold drinks on our screened porch.

It’s also my preferred weather for running. I happen to be one of those strange beasts who actually enjoys running when it is warm, which is a good thing considering my 18-week training program got under way this week! I am registered to run the Marine Corps Marathon in the DC area this fall and I am beyond excited, especially since two of my Nacogdoches running buddies will be there, too.

If you are wondering how any of this relates to breakfast sausage, it is this: me very hungry.

Yes, as soon as I upped my running, I knew I needed more fuel in my day. I already eat first & second breakfasts (I am, apparently, a hobbit), as the morning is my hungriest time of day, but I am amping things up further with these filling, delicious, & nutritious vegan breakfast sausage patties:

three vegan breakfast sausage patties on a white plate, topped with a sprinkle of herbs

These patties can be mixed up in minutes, baked in a few more, and enjoyed as part of a sit-down breakfast, nestled into a biscuit for breakfast to go, or eaten plain for an instant snack (I even eat them cold).

Healthy Highlights of Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties

I love a savory breakfast option with a slew of healthy benefits, and these sausage patties deliver! They are:

  • Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
  • High protein (about 8 grams for 2 patties)
  • Grain-free
  • Gluten-free
  • High-fiber

How to Make Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties

You likely have the ingredients on hand, so how about stirring up a batch right now? No time like the present! They re-warm nicely in the a.m.

Rinse and drain a can of pinto beans and mash them with a fork. I prefer to mash the beans by hand; using the food processor here can (too) easily result in a hummus-like puree, which you definitely do not want. Finely mash the beans; you will still have some bits of texture.

mashed pinto beans in a glass bowl with a silver fork inside

On my first run through, I tried using some chickpea flour and water in addition to the beans and spices. They were tasty, but I found the texture too dense. And dry (so…thirsty…) How could I give these a more tender texture?

The answer is coconut flour.
coconut flour in a sage green dish
I used coconut flour in the grain-free beet burgers I made a few months ago; I loved the tender texture it produced. It works perfectly here, too, allowing for the addition of a relatively generous amount of liquid to the patties (result: moist patties!). Further, the coconut flour plus liquid equals fluffiness, balancing out the meaty density of the mashed beans.  Whoohoo!

Further tweaks included nondairy milk in place of water, a splash of oil, and a hint of sweetness (maple syrup).  Mix everything together and shape into 8 medium patties, each just under 1/2-inch thick.

uncooked vegan sausage patties in an antique pie pan, atop parchment paper

Bake for about 16 minutes, flipping halfway through, and you’ve got some savory, spicy, breakfast goodness to power you through all that your morning requires.

Enjoy, and happy eating everybody!

Yield: 8 medium patties

Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties {Grain-Free, High Protein}

Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties {Grain-Free, High Protein}

Say good morning to vegan breakfast sausage patties! They are delicious, satisfying, high in protein and also grain-free (thanks to the addition of coconut flour).  A bit of baking soda helps to keep the patties light and tender.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup nondairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or oil of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning (don't worry, it's just dried herbs--no poultry!)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; lightly spray or grease the paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, finely mash the beans (mashed, but not a puree). Add the milk, oil, coconut flour, nutritional yeast, maple syrup, poultry seasoning, smoked paprika, garlic powder, baking soda, salt and pepper. Let mixture stand for 2 to 3 minutes (allowing the coconut flour to absorb some of the liquid).
  3. Shape the bean mixture into 8 equal patties, each slightly less between 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick. Arrange patties on baking sheet.
  4. Bake the patties in the preheated oven for 8 minutes. Open oven and flip over patties with a spatula. Bake for 8 minutes longer. Eat while warm!

Notes

Storage: Store th cooled patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freezer for up to 6 months.
Oil: If you do not eat oil, replace it with an equal amount of nondaiiry milk or water.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

2 patties

Amount Per Serving Calories 126Total Fat 1.4gSaturated Fat 0.1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 346mgCarbohydrates 24.8gFiber 8.6gSugar 3.6gProtein 7.8g

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Verdell

Thursday 29th of July 2021

I followed the recipe to a T but still had crumbly bean cookies. Flavor was good though. Will try some tweaking next time.

Susan

Sunday 11th of July 2021

Can I use chickpea flour in place of coconut flour?

Camilla

Monday 12th of July 2021

I think that should work, Susan. You will probably need about twice the amount of chickpea flour (compared to coconut flour)

Brittany

Sunday 14th of March 2021

Ahh, so I think I know what I did- I undercooked them. I also didn't flip them halfway through. I cooked them for about 12 minutes instead of 16 minutes.

Camilla

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

:)

Brittany

Sunday 14th of March 2021

I have made these a couple of times and while I enjoy the flavor, I can't get them to hold together as patties. They are pretty crumbly. I am wondering where I might have gone wrong in following the instructions. Thank you!

Kim

Sunday 21st of February 2021

Have you tried pan frying them?

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