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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

This vegan breakfast sausage is made with hearty lentils, protein-packed seitan, and flavorful spices. The perfect savory accompaniment to your vegan breakfast!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 369 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 ¼ cups vital wheat gluten
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ cup cooked brown lentils, drained
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ 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 ½ 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 (¼ 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.