Vegan Sausage & Egg Muffin

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vegan sausage and egg breakfast muffin

Oh baby this is an awesome vegan breakfast sandwich! This Vegan Sausage and Egg Muffin is made with a gluten-free breakfast sausage and a tofu “egg” patty. Get creative and add any toppings you like, I prefer avocado and hot sauce on my breakfast sandwiches!

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The Vegan Sausage in this recipe is easy to make and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. 

How to make vegan sausage: 

  1. Make a sausage flavored broth. For this breakfast sausage, I use seasonings like fennel, maple syrup, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Rehydrate the textured vegetable protein in the broth.
  3. In a food processor, combine the rehydrated soy protein, mashed beans, flax, and oat flour.
  4. Form patties and either bake or cook on the stove-top.
  5. Make epic breakfast sandwich!
vegan sausage and egg sandwich

I hope you love this vegan recipe. Here are a few reasons I think it is so amazing:

  • Meal-prep friendly – prep the sausages and egg patties for a quick and easy breakfast all week!
  • Freezable in an air-tight container
  • Loaded with flavor!
  • High in plant-based protein
  • Easy to make!
The vegan sausage definitely shines in this recipe, but the vegan egg patty takes this breakfast sandwich to a whole new level. The seasoned tofu “egg” adds the spongy texture of egg in this sandwich that makes this vegan recipe resemble a McMuffin. However, this vegan version of the McMuffin is way way healthier and a million times better!
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Vegan Sausage & Egg Muffin

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Vegan Sausage and Egg Muffin is a delicious breakfast sandwich that everyone will love! This vegan sausage is high in protein and gluten-free. The vegan sausage and egg are easy to make and ready in 30 minutes!

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time30 min

Ingredients

For the Sausage

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 2 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I used 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper)
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • 1 cup textured vegetable protein (TVP, see above for info)
  • 1 cup mashed chickpeas (or any bean or lentil)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxmeal

For the Tofu "Egg"

  • 1 block (14oz) Super Extra Firm Tofu (usually the one that comes in a vacuum-sealed package)
  • 2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • Pepper to taste

For the Sandwich

  • English Muffins, toasted
  • Avocado
  • Vegan Cheese
  • Tomato
  • Hot sauce (like Sriracha)

Directions

Prepare the Sausage

1

In a medium-sized bowl, make a broth by combining all the sausage ingredients, except the TVP, chickpeas, oat flour, and flax meal.

2

Add the TVP to the broth and let sit for 5 minutes, until it absorbs the water. You can start the Tofu “Egg” while you wait.

3

Once the TVP rehydrates, transfer to a food processor, being careful not to add excess broth. Add the mashed chickpeas, oat flour, and flax meal. Pulse until well combined, but with some texture remaining.

4

Form the mixture into patties and heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat with a bit of oil. Once the pan is hot, cook the sausage patties 2-4 minutes on each side, until golden. If you prefer to bake the sausages, cook them on a lined baking sheet for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare the Tofu "Egg"

5

Slice the tofu into 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick pieces that will fit on your English muffins. Heat a pan to medium heat with the tofu slices.

6

Mix the remaining Tofu “Egg” ingredients in a bowl. Spoon half the mixture onto the tofu and spread it around to coat. Cook for 3-5 minutes, flip, spread on the remaining seasoning, then cook another 3-5 minutes. 

Assemble your Breakfast Sandwich

7

Toast the English muffins and prepare your toppings. 

8

Layer on the vegan sausage, tofu egg, and desired toppings. Enjoy immediately!

Thank you for trying out this Vegan Sausage and Egg Muffin recipe! I hope you like it! For more vegan recipes, check out my cookbooks and follow me on social media @rootyfruityvegan

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