Recently I had a real craving for a smoky, savory breakfast sausage patty. Honestly, I’m not sure where it came from since I never really loved sausage when I did eat meat but there I was. Obviously, this plant-based version is a different texture-wise than what one might call “real sausage” but I absolutely love the dense, chewy texture. I love the flavors – smoky, salty, a little sweet.
And I love how simple these are to make. I wanted these to be super quick to whip together and beyond that I wanted these to be cheap to make so I didn’t want to use any nuts or fancy ingredients. Using a mix of oats and garbanzo bean flour, that’s just what I got.
I think I’ve made these 4 or 5 times now, mostly tinkering with the ingredients to get it to my liking. But I’m not tired of them yet. Although these are called breakfast sausage patties, I have mostly been enjoying them at lunch or dinner. I love them alongside a tofu scramble with a lot of greens and veggies mixed in and a side of ketchup. But I’ve mostly been enjoying these broken up over a big salad with roasted potatoes and tahini dressing.
These little patties also make a filling afternoon snack. I’ll pack up one or two of these with me during the day so I can have a whole food, plant-based option that is easy to pack up, high in fiber and protein, and delicious.
No matter how you decide to eat them, I hope you enjoy them. Please let me know what you think!
Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties
Makes 7-8 patties
1 cup dry rolled oats
5 TB chickpea flour
4 TB ground flaxseed
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp cumin
1.5 tsp smoked paprika
1 TB Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp fennel
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt
2 TB Bragg’s liquid aminos, soy sauce, or other soy sauce substitute
1/4 tsp liquid smoke
3/4 cup water or vegetable broth
1-2 tsp honey or maple syrup (optional)
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
- Mix all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
- Add wet ingredients and mix together. Add a tablespoon or two of water if it seems a bit dry.
- Let sit in the fridge for about 10 minutes so everything will set together.
- Preheat non-stick skillet on medium heat (or use a bit of coconut or other high heat oil).
- Form mix into patties and cook for about 3-5 minutes and then flip and cook until both sides are cooked through and browned.