This homemade maple breakfast sausage recipe is quick and easy to make. It also contains a lot more nutritious and clean ingredients, as opposed to store-bought breakfast sausages that can contain many preservatives and fillers and are a lot more processed.
These maple breakfast sausages are oven baked, but can also be fried if preferred. Below I provide options for ingredient substitutions, as well as directions on making it lower carb/keto, lower calorie, lower oxalate, lower FODMAP and candida diet friendly/sugar-free.
Recipe substitutions or variations
Ground pork substitutions: instead of using ground pork, you can also use ground turkey, ground chicken or ground beef.
Garlic powder substitutions: instead of using dried garlic powder, you can swap it out for 1 to 2 cloves of fresh garlic.
Onion powder substitutions: instead of using dried garlic powder, you can swap it out for ⅛ of a cup of fresh diced onions.
Ground cloves substitutions: instead of using ground cloves, you can also use ground nutmeg as they are very similar in flavour.
Maple syrup substitutions: instead of using maple syrup, you could also use maple flavoured stevia, or agave syrup. Or feel free to leave out the maple syrup altogether.
Make this recipe lower carb: Omit the maple syrup and replace with maple flavoured Stevia or any other sugar-free alternative.
Make this recipe lower calorie/fat: Swap out the ground pork for ground chicken or ground turkey.
Make this recipe lower oxalate: Instead of using dried onion and garlic powder, swap it out for fresh garlic (1 to 2 cloves) and fresh diced onion (roughly ⅛ of a cup diced). Swap out the ground cloves for ground nutmeg or omit altogether.
Make this recipe low FODMAP: Omit the garlic and onion powder.
Make this recipe candida diet friendly/sugar-free: Omit the maple syrup and replace with maple flavoured Stevia or any other sugar-free alternative.
How do you make maple sausage from scratch?
Check the recipe card for detailed ingredients and instructions, but basically all you have to do to make these maple breakfast sausages is mix all the ingredients together, form them into 7 patties and bake them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet at 400 F for 25 minutes.
What is the best way to cook breakfast sausages?
Many sausage recipes will call for frying them, but for this recipe you will bake them. The reason I chose this method is that it is the most simple and easy one. Whether you fry them or bake them, they are delicious either way. So it really just depends how much work you want to put in.
How many calories are in maple sausage?
These maple breakfast sausage patties are 417 cal each.
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Maple breakfast sausage recipe (oven baked)
- Large mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- 2 pounds ground pork
- ½ tablespoons dry sage
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon marjoram
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat your oven to 400°F
- In a large mixing bowl, add your raw ground pork.
- Measure out and add all the remaining ingredients into the mixing bowl.
- With clean hands, mix up the ground pork and seasonings until everything is mixed together thoroughly.
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Form the ground pork mixture into 7 sausage patties (very similar as you would a burger patty) and place on the lined baking sheet, spaced apart.
- Bake your sausage patties at 400°F for 25 minutes or until cooked through.
- Serve and enjoy.
Tara Klippert is a Registered Health and Nutrition Counselor and holds a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching. Tara helps people clear up cystic acne, balance hormones and blood sugar + improve anxiety and gut health NATURALLY with food.