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Vegan Breakfast Sausage on a Plate with Ketchup
Lentil & Seitan Sausage Patties
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
These totally vegan seitan sausage patties are made with hearty lentils and flavorful spices. The perfect savory accompaniment to your vegan breakfast!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, lentils, seitan
Servings: 4
Calories: 369 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 1/4 cups vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup cooked brown lentils, drained
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • About 2 tablespoons canola oil, or high heat oil of choice
  1. Begin by setting up a steaming apparatus, such as a wok and bamboo steamer or a pot fitted with a steaming basket (see my tips above). 

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, paprika, pepper, onion powder and thyme. 

  3. Stir the broth, soy sauce, maple syrup and garlic together in a separate bowl or liquid measuring cup.

  4. Add the lentils to the dry mixture, then stir in the broth mixture to form a dough. Mix it up well, using your hands if needed.

  5. Divide the dough in two and roll into two 6" logs. Wrap each log tightly in a sheet of parchment paper or foil and steam for 30 minutes.

  6. Remove the logs from the steamer and give them a few minutes to cool.

  7. Once they're cool enough to handle, remove the parchment paper or foil and slice the logs into about 1/2 inch thick slices (or your preferred thickness). 

  8. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil and place it over medium heat.

  9. When the oil is hot, add the sausage slices and pan-fry for about 4 minutes on each side. Cook in batches if needed. Transfer the cooked sausage patties to a paper towel-lined plate.

  10. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Makes 20-24 patties.

Nutrition Facts
Lentil & Seitan Sausage Patties
Amount Per Serving (6 patties (1/4 of batch))
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.3g14%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Sodium 1109mg46%
Potassium 614mg18%
Carbohydrates 30.4g10%
Fiber 7.8g31%
Sugar 7.4g8%
Protein 43.7g87%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 5.6mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.