Healthy Apple and Sage Vegan Sausage Recipe

Welcome to my vegan kitchen, where I love to experiment with various flavors and ingredients! Today, I’m excited to share with you my apple and sage vegan sausage recipe.

If you’re a plant-based eater or curious about incorporating more meatless meals into your diet, this recipe will become a staple on your menu. Unlike store-bought vegan sausages that can be loaded with processed ingredients and fillers, these apple sage vegan sausages are made from wholesome ingredients that will leave your taste buds satisfied and your body nourished.

Whether you’re looking for a savory breakfast option, a filling lunch or dinner protein source or an ingredient to use in other dishes like sausage pasta or stuffing, these seitan sausages will exceed your expectations.

So let’s get started on creating some rich complementary smokehouse flavors with whole foods in the comfort of our own kitchen!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple & Sage Vegan Sausage
Apple & Sage Vegan Sausage

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast sausage that’s 100% vegan, then you’re in luck! This apple sage vegan sausage recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the sweet and savory flavors of classic breakfast sausages while still sticking to a plant-based diet.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s loaded with high-quality ingredients, like tart apples, fragrant sage, and rich complementary smokehouse flavors. The combination of sweet and savory flavors creates a delicious taste explosion in your mouth that’s hard to resist. Plus, the addition of liquid smoke, fennel seed, and crushed red pepper flakes adds an extra layer of complexity to the dish, transforming it into a gourmet meal.

Not only is this recipe incredibly tasty, but it’s also versatile. You can use these vegan apple sage sausages in many different ways: as a side dish for breakfast, mixed with stuffing or pasta dishes for dinner, or even sliced up on top of pizza. The possibilities are endless!

Moreover, this recipe is very easy to make. The vital wheat gluten serves as the base for the sausages to give them a meaty texture. Additionally, old fashioned oats and ground flax seeds help bring moisture to this mix. All you need to do is mix the ingredients together and shape them into patties or links!

Overall, there are countless reasons why you’ll love this Apple & Sage Vegan Sausage Recipe – from its outstanding ingredients list and flavorful taste profile to its versatility in usage – this recipe will undoubtedly become your go-to for all your plant-based comfort food cravings!

Ingredient List

 Sweet and savory vegan sausage made with apples and sage
Sweet and savory vegan sausage made with apples and sage

Vital wheat gluten, old-fashioned oats, and nutritional yeast flakes form the base of this vegan sausage recipe. Other key ingredients include dried apples, fennel seed, and crushed red pepper flakes for added texture, flavor, and spice. Garlic powder, rubbed sage, lemon pepper, salt, sugar, and ground cloves add depth of flavor to this field roast smoked apple sage-inspired sausage recipe. Lastly, get that smoky edge with a few drops of liquid smoke.

Here’s the complete list of ingredients:

  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/2 cup roughly diced dried apples
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seed
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon rubbed sage
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • a few drops liquid smoke
  • 2 cups water

All of these ingredients can be found at your local grocery store or health food store. Additionally, most of these are pantry staples in vegan kitchens.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect for breakfast or brunch with your favorite plant-based fixings
Perfect for breakfast or brunch with your favorite plant-based fixings

Step 1: Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of brown rice flour, ½ cup of nutritional yeast flakes, ¼ cup of ground flax seeds, 3 tablespoons of dried apples, 1 tablespoon of rubbed sage, 1 tablespoon of fennel seed, 2 teaspoons of salt, 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper, ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes and ⅛ teaspoon of ground cloves. Mix well to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.

Tip: Use a measuring cup to measure the ingredients accurately.

Step 2: Make the Wet Mixture

Next, get a smaller mixing bowl and add in 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of liquid smoke. Whisk the mixture vigorously for one minute or until well combined.

Step 3: Combine the Dry and Wet Mixtures

Pour this wet mixture over the dry ingredient mixture and stir together with a spatula until it forms a cohesive dough.

Tip: You can use your hands to knead the dough but make sure that you don’t overdo it.

Step 4: Kneading the Dough

Sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and place the dough on this surface. Knead roughly for about 30 seconds, until you form a log shape.

Tip: If the dough is too dry, add more water till it forms into workable dough.

Step 5: Cook the Sausages

Now cut your sausage dough into small pieces or patties depending on how you prefer them. Get a skillet and heat it over medium-high heat. Add some olive oil to cover just enough for frying. When it’s hot, add in your sausages and cook for about five minutes per side or until golden brown.

Your vegan apple sage sausages are ready to be served!

Enjoy your meal!

Substitutions and Variations

 These sausages are hearty and filling, making them ideal for vegetarians and vegans alike
These sausages are hearty and filling, making them ideal for vegetarians and vegans alike

Hey there, I’m excited to share some of my favorite substitutions and variations to this Apple & Sage Vegan Sausage Recipe!

For those who are interested in a gluten-free version of this recipe, you can substitute the vital wheat gluten with brown rice flour or almond flour. Although, keep in mind that the texture may not be as chewy and may fall apart more easily.

If you’re looking for a different type of apple to use, feel free to try Granny Smith or Pink Lady apples for a contrasting sweet and tart flavor! Dried apples also work as a great alternative and add a chewy texture to the sausage.

For those who want to spice up their sausage, I recommend adding a little bit of cayenne pepper or chili powder for some extra heat. Alternatively, you could opt for herbs such as thyme or rosemary instead of sage or add paprika for a slightly smoky flavor.

Moreover, for an even richer savory flavor, you could replace some of the water with vegetable broth or add a tablespoon of liquid smoke to give it that deliciously smoky taste. Of course, these variations are completely optional and entirely up to your personal preference!

As for serving suggestions, these vegan sausages pair well with roasted vegetables like potatoes or brussels sprouts, but also make a perfect breakfast when added to tofu scramble or avocado toast! Don’t be afraid to get creative with it and enjoy!

Serving and Pairing

 While they may not be meat, you'll be fooled by the savory taste and chewy texture
While they may not be meat, you’ll be fooled by the savory taste and chewy texture

Mmm, y’all ready to taste the scrumptious vegan apple sage sausages? Now that we’ve cooked up a batch of these juicy and flavorful delights, let’s talk about how best to serve and savor them.

First things first – this vegan sausage recipe is a versatile one! It makes an excellent breakfast dish, and a hearty addition to soups, salads, sandwiches, or pasta. Whether you want to enjoy it in a breakfast sandwich with fresh greens and avocado, toss it with some spaghetti and roasted veggies, or crumble it over a bed of mixed greens, there are plenty of ways to enjoy these apple sage sausages.

Personally, I adore serving these sausages alongside some fluffy vegan pancakes and caramelized cinnamon apples – the perfect sweet-savory combo for brunch! Another classic pairing is serving these sausages with dairy-free scrambled eggs (made with tofu or chickpea flour), roasted potatoes, and sliced avocado. Yum!

If you’re feeling extra creative in the kitchen, try adding sliced sausages to your favorite stir-fry dish or even use them as a stuffing ingredient in roasted vegetables like bell peppers or squash. The possibilities are endless!

For drinks, I recommend serving these yummy sausages alongside a sweet sparkling apple cider or herbal tea like chamomile. The subtle sweetness from the apples in the sausages will complement these beverages beautifully.

So go ahead and get creative with your cooking! These vegan apple sage sausages deserve to be enjoyed in all their glory. Bon appetit!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This recipe is easy to make and can be made in under an hour
This recipe is easy to make and can be made in under an hour

As a busy assistant to a vegan chef, I understand how important it is to make meal prep as efficient as possible. Luckily, this Apple & Sage Vegan Sausage Recipe can be made ahead of time and stored for later use.

To make ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions until it’s time to cook the sausages. Form the sausages and then tightly wrap them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store them in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze them for up to three months.

When it’s mealtime, you have several options for reheating these tasty sausages. You can pan-fry them with a little bit of oil over medium heat until they are heated through and crispy on the outside. Alternatively, you can bake them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.

For storage, store your cooked sausages in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days or freeze them for longer storage. These sausages are perfect for sausage stuffing, sausage pasta, seitan sausage, and even breakfast sausage!

As always, when reheating food that has been stored in the fridge or freezer, it’s important to ensure that it reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent any harmful bacteria growth.

By making these vegan sausages ahead of time and storing them properly, you’ll set yourself up for easy meals throughout the week. Enjoy these delicious sausages any time of day and feel good knowing that they’re plant-based and packed with flavorful ingredients like smoked apple sage and vital wheat gluten.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Impress your friends or family with this delicious alternative to pork sausage
Impress your friends or family with this delicious alternative to pork sausage

As someone who has made this vegan sausage recipe countless times, I have learned a few tips and tricks to ensure that the results are always perfect. Here are some of my best tips to help you create the perfect apple and sage vegan sausage:

1. Don’t Overmix the Dough

It’s important not to overmix the dough when combining the dry and wet ingredients. Mixing too much can activate the gluten in the flour and result in a tougher texture. Mix the dough until everything is just combined, and then stop.

2. Use Cold Water

When adding water to the dough, make sure it’s cold water. The cold water helps to keep the gluten from becoming too active as you mix it with the other ingredients.

3. Let the Dough Rest

After mixing all of your ingredients together, let it rest for at least 10 minutes before forming into patties or logs. This allows everything to fully hydrate and become more cohesive, so they hold together better when cooking.

4. Cook Slowly on Low Heat

When cooking your vegan sausages, cook them slowly on low heat to prevent them from burning or becoming too dry. Cook them until they are golden brown, and heated through.

5. Store Properly

Store any leftover vegan sausages in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. They are great for meal prep or quick breakfasts throughout the week.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating delicious and flavorful apple and sage vegan sausages every time!


As we all know, recipe articles can sometimes leave readers scratching their heads with a few questions or concerns. Well, fear not! I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding this delectable apple and sage vegan sausage recipe just for you. So, let’s dive in and clear up any doubts you may have!

What are the ingredients in apple sage sausage?

For this recipe, we will need a handful of ingredients. These include filtered water, vital wheat gluten, expeller-pressed safflower oil, unsulfured dried apples, Yukon gold potatoes, yeast extract (made from yeast and salt), onion powder, barley malt extract, garlic, a blend of spices, sea salt, yeast, rubbed sage, and natural smoke flavor.

What is vegan sausage meat made of?

Vegan sausages are made using plant-based ingredients such as oils like canola, coconut, and sunflower, as well as pea or soy protein, spices and other additions. The exact nutritional content can differ from brand to brand based on their individual recipe.

Is Apple sausage Vegan?

Indulge in the delicious smoky and herbaceous nuances of the Field Roast Smoked Apple & Sage Plant-Based Sausages. These vegan sausages are fully cooked, packed with 23 grams of protein per serving and present a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors.

What is the ingredient in Field Roast sausage?

For this recipe, we’ll need filtered water, vital wheat gluten, expeller pressed safflower oil, unsulfured dried apples, Yukon Gold potatoes, yeast extract, onion powder, barley malt, garlic, spices, sea salt, yeast, rubbed sage, and natural liquid smoke flavor.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this apple and sage vegan sausage recipe is the perfect choice for anyone who loves the sweet and savory combination of apples and herbs, as well as those who appreciate plant-based alternatives to meat products. With simple ingredients like ground flax seeds, vital wheat gluten, and old fashioned oats, you can whip up these delicious sausages in your own kitchen in no time.

Whether you’re making a hearty breakfast sausage skillet or adding some depth to your vegan sausage stuffing, the apple and sage vegan sausage recipe is sure to impress. Plus, with the option to make ahead and store for later, it’s also a convenient dish for meal prepping or hosting holiday gatherings.

So why not give this recipe a try? The rich complementary smokehouse flavors of the smoked apple and sage plant-based sausage are sure to become a new favorite for vegans and non-vegans alike. And with countless variations and substitutions available, the possibilities are endless. Trust me – even your carnivorous friends will be asking for this recipe after trying it.

Apple & Sage Vegan Sausage

Apple & Sage Vegan Sausage Recipe

A vegan sausage link inspired by Field Roast's Apple & Sage vegan sausage. A hint of clove was added to give them a unique flavor. Putting here for safekeeping. From My Vegan cookbook.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cuisine Vegan cuisine
Servings 25 links
Calories 129.4 kcal


  • 1 cup dried apple (Measured Loosely)
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/4 cup almond meal or 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, Cooked
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons liquid from apples
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned Chinese white rice vinegar


  • Place apples and water in a medium saucepan on medium heat and cook for about 15 minutes. After they have cooked reserve left over liquid from cooking the apples. Spread the apples out and allow them to cool.
  • In a food processor pulse the oats a few times to break them up. Pour into a medium sized mixing bowl with the wheat gluten, nutritional yeast flakes, almond flour, brown rice, flaxseed, sugar, sage, garlic powder, lemon pepper, thyme, clove, pepper flakes, fennel and salt.
  • Put apples in the food processor and add the 2 tablespoons of the reserved apple water, liquid smoke and vinegar. If there was no water left from cooking the apples, just add water. Puree for 2 minutes. To this add the dry ingredients from the mixing bowl and process until it mixes together and forms a ball in the processor. Take out of processor and place back into the mixing bowl.
  • Preheat oven 300 degrees.
  • To make the sausages, measure out 1 tablespoon for each sausage link. A tip, rubbing some oil inside the tablespoon helps the sausage dough from sticking to the spoon. First roll the dough into a ball, then between your hands to get the shape started. Then place it on a piece of wax paper and roll into a 3 1/2 inch link.
  • Place them on a greased cookie sheet, spray the tops with a little oil, cover with aluminum foil loosely and place into the oven for 15 minutes. Turn them over, cover again and cook them another 15 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before eating.
  • These can be frozen and reheated in the microwave.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 98gCalories: 129.4kcalCarbohydrates: 23.4gProtein: 4.4gFat: 2.9gSaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 160.6mgFiber: 3.8gSugar: 7.2g
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