This homemade 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 preservatives and fillers and are a lot more processed.
These 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 them lower carb/keto, lower calorie, lower oxalate, lower FODMAP and candida diet friendly/sugar-free.
Ground pork substitutions: Instead of using ground pork, you can also use ground turkey, ground chicken or ground beef. Be careful though, if you use lean meat, make sure to use additional fat like olive oil or bacon to prevent your sausages from being too dry.
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 onion powder, you can swap it out for ⅛ of a cup of yellow onion.
Ground cloves substitutions: Instead of using ground cloves, you can also use ground nutmeg as they are very similar in flavor.
Spice substitutions: Instead of onion, garlic, and clove you can use whatever dried or fresh herbs that you have. Red pepper flakes, chili powder, black pepper, fennel seed, or Italian seasoning are all great options. Just make sure that the flavor will work with maple syrup, or switch out the sweetener for one that does. Using the things you already have in your pantry is a great way to avoid an extra trip to the grocery store.
Pure maple syrup substitutions: Instead of using real maple syrup, you could also use maple flavored stevia, or agave syrup (if you change the spices above). Or feel free to leave out the maple syrup altogether.
Make this recipe low carb: Omit the maple syrup and replace with maple flavored Stevia or any other sugar-free alternative.
Make this recipe lower calorie/fat: Swap out the ground pork for ground chicken or ground turkey. Any lean ground protein will work.
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.
Make this recipe low histamine: Make sure your meat isn’t aged and is purchased frozen from local farmers.
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.
What can I eat these with?
You can eat them by themselves as a quick breakfast or they’re great on a breakfast sandwich using a gluten free english muffin, dairy free cheese, and a nice over-easy egg. A little mustard, or hot sauce is never a bad thing either. A fresh breakfast sausage will make your weekend a little better regardless of how you enjoy it!
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Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage Patties Recipe
- Preheat your oven to 400°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, add your raw ground pork.
- 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. 7 patties is a large batch so if you're not going to eat all of them freeze the extra patties in an airtight container. Keep the patties from freezing together by separating them with wax paper. The frozen patties will keep for a few months.
- Bake your sausage patties at 400°F for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Alternatively, you can cook them using a frying pan on medium heat.
- Serve and enjoy.
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