Do you crave vegan breakfast sausage patties that are golden on the outside and tender in the center? Me, too. 

This recipe is outrageously crunchy, as you’d expect from a delicious golden vegan breakfast sausage patty.

Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties on a plate

For more vegan breakfast recipe ideas, you’ve got to try my crispy baked hash browns and these spicy vegan sausages!

I love to start my morning with a flavorful and delicious Vegan Breakfast Sausage Pattie. This recipe is a family favorite, and you may be surprised at how simple they are to make.
These vegan sausages are crispy on the outside and have a softer chewy texture on the inside. Let me warn you; I have found it practically impossible to just eat one

Plus, one of the best parts of this sausage recipe is that it is naturally gluten-free. So I hope all my gluten-free friends enjoy this gluten-free sausage recipe.

Starting the Day Off Right:

In my mind, starting the day off with vegan breakfast sausage patties sets the day off to a great start.

The beauty of this recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. That way when I get up in the morning, it’s just a matter of heating them. This is a game-changer! It saves me a ton of time and I have something substantial to eat in the morning. A win-win situation for sure!

When I heat them in a pan with a wonderful unique glaze, the sizzling sound and smell make even the sleepiest member of my family wake up and take notice.

I love vegan sausages, but it cannot hold a candle to how much my Dad loves sausages. I would even go as far as to say that he is a vegan sausage connoisseur. So I was thrilled when he gave me the thumbs up on this recipe.

About a year ago, I shared another sausage recipe on my blog. Click Here to watch the video. I was surprised to find it to be the most popular video on my YouTube channel, so I know there must be other vegan sausage connoisseurs out there.

Why you’ll love this vegan breakfast sausage patties 

Here’s why I love these vegan breakfast sausage patties:

  • Health benefits: Vegan breakfast sausage patties are lower in saturated fats and cholesterol compared to traditional meat-based sausage patties. I also love that you know exactly what’s inside them – no hidden nasties.
  • Versatility: Besides a breakfast item, they can be added to sandwiches, wraps, salads, pasta dishes!
  • All the flavor + texture: The key to great breakfast patties is a crunchy exterior paired with a soft, moist center. That, and a delicious savory flavor. These patties deliver on taste and texture.
  • Freezer-friendly: You’ll love whipping these out of the freezer as needed.  

Ingredients and substitution notes 

Here are some of the Ingredients that I get questions about the most.

  • TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein): The texture is an essential thing in a sausage recipe, and TVP adds so much texture and chew to these sausages. Plus, it is a wonderful thing for gluten-free people or anyone who want to cut back on gluten as it is entirely gluten-free.
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes: Nutritional Yeast Flakes is an ingredient that we use quite often. It is a good source of B vitamins and adds a nice cheesy-like flavor to dishes.
  • Better Than Bouillon: Better Than Bouillon rounds out the flavor of these sausages. I add it to many of my recipes to give more of a base flavor and then I build from there.
  • Bragg Liquid Aminos: Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Natural Soy Sauce Alternative. It tastes amazing and has all the essential amino acids. You can also use soy sauce in this recipe, but I have to say I love the flavor that the Bragg Liquid Amino adds to these sausages.

Recipe variations and add-ins

Want to make these your own? Here are a few ways to do that:

  • Spicy chipotle: Add finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to the sausage mixture. You can also include a pinch of smoked paprika for extra flavor. So smoky and so good!
  • Apple sage: Mix in finely diced apples and fresh or dried sage. The apples also add moisture and texture to the patties.
  • Italian herb: Add Italian seasoning blend, minced garlic, and dried oregano to the sausage mixture. You could also add sun-dried tomatoes or chopped olives can also be great additions.
  • Mushroom thyme: Mix in finely chopped mushrooms and fresh thyme leaves in the sausage mixture to add earthy flavors and umami richness. 

Top tips to make the best vegan sausage patties

Here are a couple of ways to get the best out of this recipe:

  • Seasoning is key: Don’t skimp on the seasoning! I like to fry off a tiny piece of the mixture to check the seasoning before rolling the patties. This way, I have time to add seasoning still!
  • Form patties carefully: When forming them, ensure they are evenly shaped and compacted to prevent them from falling apart during cooking. 
  • Batch cooking and freezing: Make a large batch of sausage patties and freeze them individually for quick and convenient breakfasts. Simply thaw and reheat them in the microwave, oven, or skillet whenever you crave a tasty breakfast.

Make ahead of instructions and storage

Want to make them in advance and save time? Here’s how:

Make-ahead instructions

Follow your vegan breakfast sausage patty recipe and prepare the mixture according to the instructions.

Once the mixture is ready, shape the patties into your desired size and thickness. Make sure they are evenly shaped and compacted for even cooking.

Place the shaped patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, ensuring they are not touching each other. Flash freeze the patties in the freezer for about 1-2 hours or until they are firm.

How to store vegan sausage patties

  1. Transfer to storage: Once the patties are frozen solid, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or a resealable plastic bag. Place parchment paper between layers of patties to prevent them from sticking together.
  2. Label and date: Label the container or bag with the contents and the date of preparation for easy identification.
  3. Refrigeration: If you plan to consume the patties within a few days, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can typically last for 3-4 days when refrigerated.
  4. Freezing: For longer-term storage, keep the patties in the freezer. They will stay fresh for up to 3 months when properly stored in the freezer.

How to reheat vegan sausage patties

  • From the refrigerator: To reheat refrigerated patties, warm them in a skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until heated through.
  • From the freezer: If cooking from frozen, you can either thaw the patties overnight in the refrigerator or reheat them directly from frozen. To reheat frozen patties, place them in a skillet over medium heat and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until heated.
  • Microwave option: Alternatively, you can microwave the patties on a microwave-safe plate, covering them with a damp paper towel to prevent drying. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, then flip and microwave for 1-2 minutes or until heated.

By following these make-ahead and storage instructions, you can enjoy delicious vegan breakfast sausage patties anytime.

Vegan and Gluten Free Sausage in a pan

Serving suggestions 

These vegan breakfast sausage patties are perfect as part of a vegan hot breakfast spread. 

Make them on a Sunday morning and pair them with my crispy baked hash browns, these easy vegan spicy sausages (try my regular homemade sausages if you don’t like spicy food), and vegan bacon and tofu scramble.

Beyond breakfast, I like to pop these little patties into wraps and sandwiches. 

They make a yummy salad topper and the perfect little snack with a dip like my vegan ranch dressing recipe! So healthy and so delicious. 

You could even pop them on top of my one-pot cherry and tomato basil pasta to bulk the recipe up.


Just scrolling through this article? Here are some key take aways you might be interested in:

Are vegan sausage breakfast patties healthy?

Vegan sausage breakfast patties are a healthier alternative to traditional meat-based patties as they typically contain less saturated fat and cholesterol. 

Can I freeze vegan sausage breakfast patties?

Yes, vegan sausage breakfast patties can be frozen for later use. After shaping the patties, flash-freeze them on a baking sheet before transferring them to a freezer-safe container or bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Are vegan sausage breakfast patties suitable for meal prep?

Yes, vegan sausage breakfast patties are excellent for meal prep. You can make a batch ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or freeze them for longer-term storage. 

Can I use vegan sausage breakfast patties in other recipes?

Absolutely! Vegan sausage breakfast patties can be used in various recipes, including breakfast sandwiches, wraps, salads, and pasta dishes. 

Watch My Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties Recipe Video

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Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties (GF, nut-free, oil-free options)

  • Author: Chef Ani
  • Yield: 1820 Patties 1x


  • 1 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional, use water if wanting to make this oil-free)
  • 4 large garlic cloves, crushed or minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 2 tablespoons Bragg liquid aminos
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 tablespoon Better-Than-Bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup TVP (Textured vegetable protein)
  • 2 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
  • 4 cups water




In a large saucepan, sauté onion for a few minutes. Add the minced garlic, red pepper flakes, fennel seeds, and sage, cook for an additional minute. Add the water, Bragg liquid aminos, Better-Than Bouillon, molasses, and salt. Bring to a boil.
Remove from heat. Add the TVP, oats, and walnuts. Stir to combine.

Let sit for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Using a 1/3 cup measuring spoon (oiled to release mixture), make patties on a lined or greased baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Flip and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Let cool completely before freezing.
When ready to eat, remove from freezer, brown in the pan for a few minutes to thaw.
If desired, brown in the glaze below. This adds such flavor and color to these sausage patties.


TVP is textured vegetable protein. It is made from soy and is naturally gluten-free. This recipe can easily be made without oil if wanting an oil-free option.
It can also be made without nuts to make it a nut-free option.

Click to see my other Vegan Sausage Recipe

Vegan Breakfast Sausages

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